Paperback: 496 pages
Publisher: NikoniansPress/Rocky Nook; 1st edition
Date: August 15, 2011
Mastering the Nikon D7000 is a 496 page book covering every dial, switch, button, and menu item on or in the Nikon D7000 camera. It is written in an easy to understand manner, which allows the user to master their chosen camera without feeling overwhelmed in the process.
Each configuration option for the camera is discussed in complete detail, with why, how, and when to use the feature—far surpassing the user's manual. All settings are fully discussed with lots of color graphics and recommendations on how the author sets his own D7000.
Mastering the Nikon D7000 is written from the viewpoint of an experienced photographer discovering, using, and enjoying one of Nikon's most mature and powerful enthusiast cameras—and then explaining what he finds.
About the Author
Darrell Young has been an avid Nikon photographer since the early 1980s when he acquired his first Nikon, an FM. Since that time he has owned and used virtually every Nikon body, both film and digital. When a new Nikon is released, Darrell is first in line to get the new camera body. He has one of the worst cases of Nikon Acquisition Syndrome (N.A.S.) ever diagnosed—and it leads him to not only take pictures, but also write books and articles.
Darrell has been an author for Nikonians.org since 2000 and is often seen in the Nikonians.org forum and other forums around the Internet. As a technical writer Darrell's specialty is explaining complex things in everyday language. Before he writes about a camera he first fully reads the user's manual, testing each setting and noting any improvements or differences from previous Nikon cameras. He then takes the camera out into the real world, shooting nature scenics, portraits, events, and action to discover how the camera performs for each style of photography. Next, he tests the camera with various lenses, flash units, and Nikon accessories. Only then does he start writing the book about the camera. His books are based on real-world experience and knowledge.
Note to Darrell's Blog Readers
The book is available at the following links with discounted pricing:
Print edition: http://amzn.to/ie8gfV
Kindle edition: http://amzn.to/nmwCcQ
ePub, Mobi, and PDF versions: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781933952802/
Mastering the Nikon D7000 is in stock at Amazon.com, as of 08-14-2011. All eBook editions are already available at the links above (Kindle, ePub, Mobi, and PDF).
What Readers are Saying
"'Digital Darrell' Young has done it again. This author excels at taking complex subjects, and explaining them in a manner that makes them very easy to understand. In explaining the countless and complex features of this camera, I find the information to be short, sweet, and to the point.
I have been using my D7000 for 8 months preceeding the publication of this book, yet on every page I am finding important facts that I was not at all aware of prior to reading this book. The insight of the day so far? -- The minimum ISO setting on a Nikon D7000. Sure, Auto ISO lets you set a max ISO, but it wasn't until reading this book that I was aware of a minimum ISO as well! Brilliant material in this book for sure."
Cherokee Ham says:
"Darrell has stepped up to the challenge of writing a master reference on what is probably the most complex (and feature rich) camera that Nikon has produced to date. His analysis of all the options and settings of the D7000 is comprehensive, understandable, and very welcome.
I ordered the Kindle version and have read it cover to cover. It works great on both the portable Kindle and the PC Kindle. My initial reading was on the PC, where color in the menus, illustrations and photos is displayed. I plan to keep the monochrome version on my Kindle (along with the D7000 manual PDF) for handy reference when out shooting.
Darrell supplements this comprehensive reference with online information for digital SLR beginners. He does not include the basics of digital photography and digital SLRs in Mastering the D7000, because that would be another complete book. Highly recommended. in this book for sure."
B. Minor says:
"You will not be disappointed with Darrell Young's thorough coverage of the Nikon D7000. Not only does he give advice based on his excellent working knowledge of the camera's features, but also he provides his recommendations about them--how HE uses each feature.
As an extensive Nikon shooter with a collection of Nikon cameras and lenses to drool over, Darrell is the perfect expert to consult.
Also, the book is lengthy, and having the ebook version handy while learning the ins and outs of this new camera and/or going deeper into unexplored features is easier than carrying around the book. That said...I am still looking forward to owning the hard copy too! Ok, so I'm a fan...but with merit. I used Darrell's "Mastering the D90" until it was dog-eared (and still refer to it when using that camera body).
Whether you are an experienced of new photographer, this book is a must-have for the Nikon D7000."
Nikon Lady says:
"Darrell Young has done it again. Delivered a book, Mastering the D7000, with a WOW factor. I've owned my D7000 for nine or ten months, and have been using it with only rudimentary understanding of this complex, wonderful camera.
I've never been much for camera manuals. I try to find how to do something and I am referred to multiple pages, which end up just confusing me.
Mastering the D7000 explains the functions of the D7000 in language even I can understand. This book is like a blessing delivered to me. Buy it, and it will bless you."
And finally, Darrell says:
"I want to personally thank each of you that purchases Mastering the Nikon D7000. I have spent a great deal of time--along with the NikoniansPress/Rocky Nook publishing team--to give you a quality reading experience that will help you master your chosen Nikon. Inside each book is a link to my personal website and email contact address. I encourage you to contact me when you have deep questions that you would like to investigate. Often, I have had the same question and may have an answer already prepared. If not, and your question is one that others may have, I am quite willing to research and find an reliable answer. Maybe your question will contribute to the next book I write? I hope you enjoy your new camera and the book that will help you master it. Let's keep learning together!"
Keep on capturing time...