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Mastering the Nikon D5000 1st Edition

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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.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 394 pages
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook; 1 edition (January 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933952520
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933952529
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,171,548 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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although I've owned the D5000 for 8 months, I never realized its full potential until reading this book. I've been going through the book step by step, trying out and setting up all of the many menus in the camera. The author explains each setting in great detail. Illustrations are small but useful. If you're looking for a book of pretty photographic examples, this is not the one you want, but if you're wanting to use your D5000 to the max, this is the best book on the market.
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This book is EXCELLENT for those who are ambitious enough to want to take great pictures with their D5000. Having just crossed into the DSLR realm, I was dumbfounded by all the settings that the camera offers. This book takes you option by option how to set up the camera to take the best pictures for YOUR subjects. It explains fully what each setting is for, but then will tell you that if you are, for example, just shooting pictures of your family around the house and such set this to X. The best line in the book is "set it and forget it" when referring to an obscure setting that most people will never have to change. If you are a novice or intermediate photographer, YOU NEED THIS BOOK. After reading it and learning so much, I would have paid double for it.
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I recommend it very much. I'm an enthusiast photographer for over 25 years, and wanted a complementary reading to the D5000 I was buying. The author is well humored and technically skilled. What I like most is the "I recommend" line at the end of each topic: his experience truly shows helpful. I've been able to explore several new possibilities for the camera that the original manual didn't really explain clearly. The reason I don't give it five stars is that is is a bit expensive.
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Great product , I'm about half way threw it. Lots of helpful hints. I have this book downloaded to my Kindle Fire and review settings easily. I'm taking better photographs since I got this app. Thanks
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This is an excellent book for those purchasing a used Nikon D5000, especially if the book is in the Kindle digital form. Young does a masterful job explaining all of the features of the camera body, both limitations and usefulness. If you take advantage of purchasing used or obsolete camera bodies in order to focus your budget on fast lenses, Young's book will help you immensely. Well worth the money paid!
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When I first got my Nikon D5000 in 2010, I did not know how to use the camera, I had to maintain everything set to Auto. I did't knew anything about photography at that time. Three years later, I went to a photography session where I was introduced to just to the three variables of the camera. I was intrigued, so I searched a book that could help me understand my old camera (old because better cameras exist now ). This by far, is the best book.
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So many tips and tricks! Love that I can now throughly enjoy using my NIkon D5000 the way it was meant to be used. Easy to understand and shows pictures of actions for reference. If you really want to get more out of your Nikon D5000, this is a must have!
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Great reference book for the D5000. Should have gotten it right after buying the camera, as I would have gotten a lot more out of the camera. As an old time film combat photographer just getting into digital photography I am blown away by the capabilities of the digital camera. This book really guides you through the camera in a step-by-step way.
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