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David Busch's Compact Field Guide for the Nikon V1/J1 (David Busch's Compact Field Guides) Spiral-bound – March 14, 2012

ISBN-13: 978-1133938392 ISBN-10: 1133938396 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: David Busch's Compact Field Guides
  • Spiral-bound: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR; 1 edition (March 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1133938396
  • ISBN-13: 978-1133938392
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.7 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #582,289 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1. Quick Setup Guide. 2. Map and function of each control. 3. Playback and Shooting Menu Settings. 4. Custom and Setup Menu Settings. 5. Using the Flashs. 6. Shooting Movies. 7. Shooting Tips Tables.

From the Author

Just the essentials for your Nikon V1 or J1
When a command card doesn't provide enough information, and a small camera guide has too much padding, pull this Compact Field Guide for your Nikon V1 or J1 out of your camera bag and get the advice and recommendations you need quickly.

I don't believe you can have too much of a good thing, but readers who have been using my 400-page in-depth guides, individually tailored for each of these cameras, to master their Nikon 1 model have asked me to distill the most essential information into a portable field guide for on-the-go reference.  In the approximately 150 pages of this lay-flat, spiral-bound book, you'll find in-depth descriptions of every control, menu option, and capability of the Nikon V1 and J1.  Each choice is accompanied by my recommendations and a description of when you should or should not use a particular setting.  There are seven no-nonsense chapters:
  1. Quick Setup Guide.  You -- or someone you loan your V1 or J1  -- can set up the key exposure, autofocus, and other settings in minutes with the step-by-step instructions in this chapter.
  2. Streetsmart Nikon V1/J1 Roadmap. Can't recall what a particular button or dial does, or don't remember how to access bracketing or another feature you seldom use?  This chapter has photos of every control and a description of how to use it.
  3. Playback and Shooting Menu Settings. Command cards and cheat sheets provide a menu listing and a recap of the Playback and Shooting options.  This chapter explains how to use them, too.
  4. Setup Menu Settings. You may not access this menu quite as often, which is all the more reason to carry along my instructions on how to use each option.
  5. Using Flash. Reference guide to working with the J1's internal flash, and the V1's external unit.
  6. Shooting D-Movies. I've managed to squeeze in instructions on using the V1 and J1's sensational movie-making capabilities, along with tips on shooting better movies in the field.
  7. Shooting Tips. Pages and pages of tables listing settings recommendations for a variety of situations, such as stage performances, long exposures, landscapes, and portraits.
I know many Nikon V1 and J1 owners are buying both my "big book" for their particular Nikon 1 camera and this Compact Field Guide, so they're equipped with the information they need whether at home or on-the-go. Sit down with me and we can explore this great camera together.  It's an exhilarating ride!

More About the Author

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.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By P. Velander on May 1, 2012
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My camera was smarter than me . . . . until I got this easy to understand guide. David really knows how to put you in touch with every camera feature in a easy to understand format. It is as close to "hands on" help you can get! I took the class offered free with my new camera, and actually got much more from David's guide(s).
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Triple Peel on June 18, 2012
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Excellent and handy guide that fits into camera bag. Useful when used in conjunction with his other book Nikon J1 Digital Movie and Still Photography.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By JAMES WEATHERS on October 18, 2012
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He his outdone himself on presenting an extremely comprehensive work on the V1. I have his larger book on the J1/V1 that is excellent, but this book is just as informative and much easier to take along. My only very minor complaint is the binding; it's cover is a little flimsy, but is serviceable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Hit by a bear on March 8, 2014
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Cameras today are so complex you really do need a comprehensive guide. I've spent hours with this book learning the quirks of my camera. I can't imagine trying to operate such a complex piece of machinery without a good guide book. I have other David Busch field guides, and strongly recommend them.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By chris harris on February 11, 2013
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not much better than guide that came with camera, more geared for v1 than j1, and really too big for a field guide,,waste
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By T. Roberts on February 2, 2014
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A great read and very helpful! I would recommend to anyone trying to learn this camera. Thanks so much for the help!
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