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Mastering the Nikon D3000 1st Edition

4.4 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
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ISBN-10: 1933952598
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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: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook; 1 edition (May 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933952598
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933952598
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #790,566 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Raj Bandyopadhyay on June 7, 2010
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I just got a Nikon D3000 about a month ago; this is my first DSLR. I selected Darrell Young's book based on the stellar reviews for his other books.

First of all, I think it's a great book for introduction to DSLRs. The first two-thirds of the book just goes over the camera's functions and buttons in great detail. The info there is a subset of what you can get by downloading and reading the 200+ page Nikon manual. It's definitely organized better and looks prettier. However, as a techie, I'm comfortable reading instruction manuals, so this part of the book didn't do much for me in terms of learning new stuff.

The last third of the book is where it got more exciting for me, with his explanations of exposure, aperture and shutter speed, white balance etc. I guess I need a book which teaches me how to take better pictures which this camera, and not just what the buttons and controls do.

In summary, I think the book itself is well-written and great for beginners and non-techies, but just didn't meet all my needs perfectly.
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I have only read the first two chapters of this book and it is a very well written and an easy to follow instruction book. It is very detailed but not boring. The writer has captured the perfect instructions to go with the illustrations. I highly recommend this book for the D3000 owner.
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Darrell Young's MASTERING THE NIKON D3000 offers a fine guide for any owner of the budget Nikon digital camera. It considers all the buttons, options, and personal recommendations on how and where to use each advanced function, assuming no prior knowledge in digital technology as it explores photo basics.
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This is a good supplement to the manual that comes with the 3000. I found it a bit repetitive--previewing/the concept/reviewing--but I am not a complete beginner.
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This book is definitely worth while. It covers much more than the user manual that comes with the D3000. He explains in detail what and how to perform tasks.
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This is an excellent book for anyone who owns this camera! It's well written and has great illustrations. If you own this camera, this book is a must-have!
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