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The Nikon D80 Dbook: Your Interactive Guide to DSLR Photography [Hardcover]

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Item description for The Nikon D80 Dbook: Your Interactive Guide to DSLR Photography by Rainer Dorau...

Rocky Nook Dbooks are the ideal companion for anyone who wants to get the most from their Nikon D80. With more than 580 digital pages in Acrobat format, you will discover the fundamentals on all aspects of the digital image creation process: digital photography basics, taking pictures, image optimization, lenses, accessories, and much more.

Rocky Nook Dbooks go well beyond the Nikon camera manuals and are well-organized, beautifully illustrated introductions to digital photography with the Nikon system.

The Dbooks offer clickable examples and digital images that explain before-and-after situations and clearly illustrate the individual stages of the processes involved. Navigation is easy with the built-in hyperlinks or the detailed index and Acrobat search functions. Rocky Nook Dbooks make reading just as exciting and interactive as digital photography itself. High-resolution RGB images help to illustrate subtle differences and effects which would hardly be visible on a printed book page.

Rocky Nook Dbooks also include a handy booklet for use on the road, which is filled with practical overviews of your camera and menu options.

The Rocky Nook Dbook series is a must for all serious amateur, semi-professional, or professional photographers who want to get the most out of their Nikon equipment, and who strive to produce impressive, polished, digital images.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   580
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.6" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.4"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 29, 2007
Publisher   Rocky Nook
ISBN  1933952156  
ISBN13  9781933952154  

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Great content, great format  Jun 6, 2008
As a novice DSLR user who was brand new to the D80, I found "The Nikon D80 Dbook: Your Interactive Guide to DSLR Photography" to be indispensable in learning how to get the most out of my new camera. The book quickly helped me to move beyond the "AUTO" mode to maximize the capability of the equipment using clean, clear direction and examples made even easier to grasp by the 500+ pages of electronic pages on the included DVD, which I felt to be the true advantage of this help text. If you, like me, are a visual learner, this is the book format for you. Having had difficulty grasping abstract concepts and visual examples in other static written text, the "Dbook" was a refreshing change. Dynamic examples, demo's and comparative shots made understanding the potential of the camera (and me as well) much clearer. Finally, the 50 page text was a great reference guide that now resides in my camera backpack for use in the field.

Overall: cool content in an extremely well designed format. Highly recommended.

Good Content On CD (CD!!)  Feb 29, 2008
'The Nikon D80 Dbook: Your Interactive Guide to DSLR Photography' is more like a book that comes with a disc. Yes there is a hardcover 50 page book that has bright, nice pictures, but the content of how to use your camera and what it can do for you is all found on the enclosed CD with the book. Does this type of 'book' work for everyone? Probably not. It's a very niche way to teach and learn. If you are the type that likes thumbing through a book and book only to learn how to use things, this will NOT be for you. If you are the interactive type of person that wants to sit in front of the computer and flip through pictures and learn in an interactive way, the content on the CD is thorough and usable.

Recommended for those that don't care about how the information is presented and want to learn how to use their Nikon in a good way. Also recommended for those that prefer to learn on the computer. Not for those the want to do it "old school" and sit with a huge reference manual on their lap.

Computer based books are not for me  Feb 17, 2008
The material in the book was Ok and about equal to the othe Nikon D80 books already on the market. What I did not like was the computer based format and inability to take it into the field and having to "read" it at my computer. Not my lifestyle, I guess. The book does come with a camera function field guide which I rate as average.
I am old fashoned and like to flip through a book to find answers and mark it up with notes, etc. Also I found that my reading was slowed because of the slow computer paging function. Also the book was formatted for a computer screen which I believe resulted in the 600 plus "pages". A real book with proper typesetting and composition would have been about 250 to 275 pages.
In hindsight I would not have bought the book.
Best Yet  Feb 7, 2008
This computer based manual is superior to all the other D80 books to date in that it is interactive and allows one to see how different settings can yield differing results. If it were on paper, it would be over 600 pages and still would not be interactive.
Not what I was wating  Jan 21, 2008
Isn't a fun way to learn more of the D80. For just text, I rather prefer a printed version of a book.

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