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David Busch's Compact Field Guide for the Nikon D5100 Spiral-bound – August 2, 2011

ISBN-13: 978-1435460874 ISBN-10: 1435460871 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Spiral-bound: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR; 1 edition (August 2, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1435460871
  • ISBN-13: 978-1435460874
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #470,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review

Quick Setup Guide. Nikon D5100 Roadmap. Playback and Shooting Menu Settings. Custom Settings, Setup, and Retouch Menus and My Menu. Using the Flash. Live View and Shooting Movies. Shooting Tips.

About the Author

With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling digital camera guide author, and the originator of popular digital photography series like David Busch's Pro Secrets and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides. He has written more than a dozen hugely successful guidebooks Nikon and Nikon digital SLR models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital Photography, Second Edition, and Digital Pro Secrets. As a roving photojournalist for more than twenty years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He's operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photos and articles have appeared in Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He's also reviewed dozens of digital cameras for CNet and Computer Shopper, and his advice has been featured in National Public Radio's All Tech Considered. When About.com named its top five books on Beginning Digital Photography, debuting at the #1 and #2 slots were Busch's Digital Photography All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography. During the past year, he's had as many as five of his books listed in the Top 20 of Amazon.com's Digital Photography Bestseller list--simultaneously! Busch's 120-plus other books published since 1983 include bestsellers like David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Digital Lenses. Visit his website at http://www.dslrguides.com.

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With nearly 1.5 million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling author of camera-specific guidebooks, and the originator of popular series like David Busch's Pro Secrets, David Busch's Compact Field Guides, David Busch's Guides to Digital SLR Photography, and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides.

Most of his hugely successful books for Nikon, Canon, Sony, Pentax, Olympus, and Panasonic digital cameras are the top-selling guidebooks for their respective camera models. His advice has been featured on NPR's "All Tech Considered."

Busch's dozens of other books devoted to digital photography include David Busch's Digital Infrared Pro Secrets and Mastering Digital SLR Photography. As a roving photojournalist for more than 20 years, he has illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. Busch has operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photographs and articles have been published in magazines as diverse as PhotoGraphic, Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He's also reviewed digital cameras for CNet Networks and Computer Shopper.

As a writer, photographer, and contributing editor for ten magazines, he has more than 130 books and 2500 articles to his credit. A PR consultant for Eastman Kodak Company's photography divisions for nearly 20 years, Busch has published photography articles under his by-line in Popular Photography & Imaging, PhotoGraphic, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer and other photo magazines. His photos have appeared on the covers of magazines, and in both print and television advertising.

The graduate of Kent State University operated his own photo studio and was a principal in CCS/PR, Inc., one of the largest public relations firms based in San Diego, working on press conferences, press kits, media tours, and sponsored photo trade magazine articles. In addition to Kodak, CCS photography clients included Hewlett-Packard. He sold his interest in CCS in 1992 to become a full-time author, photographer, and reporter.

Since then, Busch has become one of the leading photojournalist/authors in the United States. He has had as many as five books appear simultaneously in the Amazon.com Top 25 Digital Photography Books, and when Michael Carr of About.com named the top five digital photography books for beginners, the #1 and #2 choices were his Digital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography. Several of his digital imaging books have sold in excess of 50,000 copies.

Busch was a featured guest speaking on digital photography on Toronto's Breakfast Television show in 2005, was the keynote speaker at the Dayton Computerfest, and has been a call-in guest for 22 different radio shows nationally and in major markets, including WTOP-AM (Washington), KYW-AM (Philadelphia), USA Network (Daybreak USA), WPHM-AM (Detroit), KMJE-FM (Sacramento), CJAD-AM (Montreal), WBIX-AM (Boston), ABC Radio Network (Jonathan & Mary Show).

His work has been translated into Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Bulgarian, German, Italian, French, and other languages. his web site is http://www.dbusch.com.

Customer Reviews

This book is perfect to carry with you as a quick reference for your camera.
CatmClyde
Just as important, the guide is great for looking up something without having to read tons of text just to get to the main point of interest.
JP02236
It is organized better & with more detail than the manual that comes with the camera.
Donald Barrow

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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By James Hood on August 17, 2011
Format: Spiral-bound
This book contains exactly the information I need when out shooting. I can quickly look up the author's advice on settings for particular shooting situations. He lists the most common subjects, such as outdoor sports, indoor sports, all purpose, stage performances, long exposures, HDR, portraits, landscapes, etc. in a chapter full of tables that show every single recommended setting for those situations. There are many other tables I found useful, and when you're away from home, the two chapters of descriptions of why you should select every menu option, and when to use it, is invaluable. When you don't need a lesson on photography, but just want a field guide to supply on the spot advice, this compact book is what you need.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Mike on November 4, 2011
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This is the absolute necessity for your camera bag if you are shooting a D5100. The right information, easily reached, and lays flat when trying out experiments with the camera that has to many features for the casual photographer ! While I also have the complete Guide companion, that I've yet to finish, this is perfect when I need to research the one feature I could use in the instance when I don't remember the camera setting or switch. Well worth the price.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By davesnothere on January 24, 2012
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Great manual. It's what Nikon should have included with the camera. Clear,concise, and thorough description of the functions and settings for the D5100. Provides a better explanation of many functions than Nikon did with the product manual.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Scott D. Welch on December 28, 2011
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I am not real big on instruction manuals. That said, this is a field guide, not a manual, and I have found it to be very practical and very useful. Bush hands out his advice on many photographic situations. I particularly like the descriptive chapters pertaining to the available menu options (which are ample on the D5100), when to use them, etc. The guide provides sound advice for just about everything. His Shooting Tips chapter I found very informative and helpful in terms of capturing quality images in many shooting environments. I am not sure I will purchase his full book on the camera as I do not think I have run into anything yet that is not covered or explained to my satisfaction, and is so easy to refer to and actually use. If you want to have a highly useful, packed full of advice, guide that you can take with you anywhere, this is the one.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Christopher on March 1, 2012
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Great compact field guide that is full of useful information. Not as thorough as the larger book, but perfect for adding it to your camera bag for quick reference on navigating your DSLR. The spiral binding was a nice idea, allowing the user to lay it flat, leaving both hands free to manipulate the camera. All in all, this field guide is well written and well worth the investment.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By S. Zipper on June 22, 2012
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this is easier to understand than Nikon's instructions, a very handy reference to keep in your camera bag ... and the way it is bound is really good when you need it in the field.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By M. K. Brown on February 19, 2013
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Designed for field use. This guide contains the notes you would normally make yourself on shooting in all environments. Very handy, especially for the entry level photographer trying to learn the Nikon 5100.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Aerographer74 on September 24, 2012
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This is a must have for every Nikon D5100 owner. Not only is this guide the perfect size to put in your camera bag, but also is concise and to the point! No wasted verbiage, just the information that you would need to take advantage of the many controls and adjustments that the D5100 has.David Busch's Compact Field Guide for the Nikon D5100
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