Mastering the Nikon D800

August 23, 2012 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Books | 4 Comments |
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Mastering the Nikon D800 by Darrell Young is a new title from Rocky Nook. Published in the Nikonians Press series — a joint venture with the Nikonians community —, this book explores the features and capabilities of the Nikon D800 (read review) in detail, surpassing basic user manuals by providing step-by-step menu setting adjustments coupled with illustrations and logical explanations for each option. The 576-page volume is distributed internationally by O’Reilly Media and costs US$39.95.

O’REILLY Press Release

Mastering the Nikon D800—New from Rocky Nook

Santa Barbara, CA — August 21, 2012 — Mastering the Nikon D800 (Rocky Nook, $39.95 USD), by Darrell Young provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights for owners of the new D800 camera. Darrell is determined to help the user navigate past the confusion that often comes with complex and powerful professional camera equipment.

This book explores the features and capabilities of the camera in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual. It guides readers through the camera features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles.

Darrell’s friendly and informative writing style allows readers to easily follow directions, while feeling as if a friend dropped in to share his knowledge. The learning experience for new D800 users goes beyond just the camera itself and covers basic photography technique.

About the Author
Darrell Young (DigitalDarrell) is an information technology engineer by trade. He’s been an avid photographer since 1968 when his mother gave him a Brownie Hawkeye camera.

Darrell has used Nikon cameras and Nikkor lenses since 1980. He has an incurable case of Nikon Acquisition Syndrom (NAS) and delights in working with Nikon’s newest digital cameras.Living near Great Smoky Mountains National Park has given him a real concern for, and interest in, nature photography.

He loves to write, as you can see in the Resources area of the Nikonians.org community. He joined the community in 2000 and his literary contributions led to an invitation to become a Founding Member of the Nikonians Writers Guild.

View Darrell Young’s full profile page.



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#1 Marcio Faustino

I wonder if it is really necessary a book for this camera. Anybody who have experiences with other nikon DSLRs will be confident shooting with D800 in few menutes.

12:24 pm - Thursday, August 23, 2012

#2 Mani Babbar

If the user is keen for this book, they shall refer to NIKON USER MANUAL included with the camera. That pretty much offers the same knowledge as in this book and I find it quite ridiculous to buy a book like this one.

2:50 pm - Thursday, August 23, 2012

#3 School Ball Photographer

I disagree. I am a avid reader of these books and often get invaluable tips the manual often misses out. Especially the problem work arounds. My grip is where is the Nikon D4 Book?

11:29 am - Friday, August 24, 2012

#4 Attila Fovenyessy

This Nikon D800/E book will be out in e-book format?

1:30 pm - Thursday, September 13, 2012