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e-book user's guide
Take control of your Nikon Df and the images you create!
Price: $14.99 - Now Available!
Df Experience - The Still
Photographer's Guide to Operation and Image Creation is an e book user's guide that
goes beyond the manual to help
you learn and master the features, settings, and controls of this sophisticated,
powerful, retro-styled full-frame camera. Most importantly, it explains
not only how but also when and why to use the
and advanced features,
settings, and controls in your
Written in the clear, concise,
and comprehensive manner of all Full
Stop guides, Nikon D
Written in the clear, concise, and comprehensive manner of all Full Stop guides, Nikon Df Experience will help you learn to use your Df quickly and competently, to consistently create the types of images you want to capture. As one reader has said about Doug's previous Nikon guide:
"I have been using Nikon dSLR cameras for many years. In all this
time I have never come across a publication which complements the rather soulless and complex user manual
so well...your excellent work is all I need to exploit the potential of
this amazing camera."
For dSLR users from Enthusiast to Experienced:
Intermediate and Enthusiast Photographers:
To get you
started, it includes explanations and recommended settings for all Menu options and
Settings of the Df. It covers basic dSLR camera functions and exposure concepts for those
For Experienced Photographers to get up and running with the Df:
For experienced photographers coming to the Df from the D300, D800, D90, D7100, D5200, etc., this guide explains the new and advanced features in order to quickly get you up and running and taking advantage of these capabilities. This includes the unique retro-styled control dials and how to customize them to work in a traditional manner, or to coordinate them with modern dSLR controls. It also explains the sophisticated 39 Point Autofocus System and its various Autofocus Modes and AF Area Modes, working in Live View mode, and the versatile Nikon/ Nikkor legacy lens compatibility with Non-AI and AI lenses. Plus it explains the the in-camera HDR and Multiple Exposure features, guides you through all the Playback, Shooting, and Setup Menus, and explains how to take full advantage of the Custom Settings of the Df in order to help you best set up the camera and its controls for your specific shooting needs.
You can preview Nikon Df Experience at the following link. The preview shows the complete Table of Contents and excerpts from the Introduction, Menu Settings section, Custom Settings section, and Autofocus chapter:
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Nikon Df Experience not only covers the various settings, functions and retro + modern controls of the Nikon Df, but it also explains when and why to use them for your photography. Sections include:
This 305 page digital guide to the Nikon Df is an illustrated e-book that goes beyond the Df manual to explain how, when, and why to use the features, settings, and controls of the unique Df, to help you get out there shooting in the real world.
Nikon Df Experience
PDF format for reading on your computer or printing on your printer using the latest version of Adobe Reader. Or transferring and reading on some e-readers and most tablet devices. PDF is the most versatile format. Instructions for transferring a PDF to an iPad or e-reader device are on the FAQ page. (Please note that the PDF security settings may prevent transfer to a Kindle or Playbook. Please contact me for a MOBI or EPUB version if you encounter this issue with your PDF on your e-reader device/ tablet.)
EPUB format for reading on a Nook, Sony Reader, other e-reader device, or on the iPad using iBooks. Or on an Android tablet (Galaxy, Xoom, Playbook, etc.) using an ePub reader app such as the free OverDrive Media Console. Or viewing on your computer with free Adobe Digital Editions software. (EPUB not able to be printed on your printer.) If you are unable to transfer or read the EPUB on your Kindle, please contact me for a MOBI format version of the book.
MOBI format for Kindle - please contact me.
What Readers are Saying about
Doug's previous guides, including
A well written, professional helpful guide - Brilliant, just what I was looking for! A manual that was exciting, clear to follow, had examples and was used by a professional who gave just the right amount of technical
info with explanations of why you use those settings, when to use those settings and so on, all properly explained. The book is a revelation, a joy to follow, well thought through and well written. Nikon should be employing Doug to write every one of their cameras manuals.
All You Need - This book, together with the manual that came
with your camera, is all you need to start discovering the full potential of the
Itís the first guide I've read which has taken me through all the settings in an understandable
way. I now feel that I have control over the camera.
Really practical and tremendously
helpful. Readers of this e-book can expect to benefit from a more rewarding
photographic experience using this superb camera, and be better able to
exploit its potential to match their personal objectives and photographic
style. Highly recommended.
manual is a
clearly written, concise and useful explanation of the rationale for the
seemingly infinite and often confusing settings options for the camera.
Used in conjunction with the Nikon manual I feel more confident in understanding how to at last proceed in getting
This is the most helpful manual I've ever
used. There is no comparison to the book Nikon includes with the camera, this
book outshines it completely. No serious Nikon D600 camera user should be without this. I find myself referring back to
this book quite often and find it very easy to find what I need and even easier to understand.
Nikon should sponsor this book, and everyone who owns a D600 should have this
Better Than the Manual
- Douglas Klostermann has done a great job of not only producing a very accessible guide but he also offers very useful
and sensible suggestions for getting the best results from the camera. Reading the guide was
like one photographer talking to another. Thanks Doug.
I would recommend this to
anyone who wants to get a quick start to using the camera. Manuals
are nice, but this eBook highlights the important information and gives a
quick, easy to understand explanation of most all of the functions and
It's clear, concise and gets to the heart of the camera's multiple and often confusing options. Very highly recommended - for experienced user and beginner alike. As previous reviewers have remarked, the official manual is very good on what to do, but not so clear on
- Mr. Klostermann has done an amazing job with this book. He's outlined every detail, option, feature, and use of this
camera possible, and actually surpasses the expectations of use of the camera. I moved from an old SLR to a modern full
frame digital SLR, and found it to be more than I expected. This book really helped me come more to grips on what I was
doing wrong. Not to mention the fact that this book, at the price you pay, is a steal. If you have a Nikon D600, I
HIGHLY recommend you buy this book!!!
Valuable Resource and Time Saver
- If you're contemplating purchasing this book I would recommend doing so without hesitation. Not only are the
explanations behind the individual settings enlightening but the general theory on auto-focus and its associated uses
is among some of the easiest to understand that I've come across. Definitely a good investment.
As a result of his thoroughness, my confidence in being able to use a new piece of equipment soared. Additionally, the
time required to figure out the differences between my previous camera and my new purchase was reduced sharply.
Really focuses on the
WHY - I found the Nikon manual good
for understanding how to set things up but not much on the why - this book
really focuses on the WHY. The guide
helped me understand why to use specific settings for specific needs.
The Custom Settings sections helps to make firm decisions on how to apply
settings by understanding the usage of each in addition to knowing how to set
More than a
Guide - I am a passionate photographer and cinematographer. Not only did I find Doug Klostermann's guide to the Nikon D600 well
written and informative, but I really enjoyed the manner in which he shared his image-making philosophy. This is much
more than a camera guide and I really appreciate the links to other authors found throughout the text as well as the
chapter on suggested photography accessories.
Very Easy to Read but Detailed Guide - I have just bought this camera, and whilst
I have been using digital SLRs for years i realize that I am not really getting the full potential out of all those buttons. Now I understand and use them.
Guide to Nikon D600 - So interesting and easy to understand. This book is a must for people like me, serious amateurs.
Great Source of Information!
- I have been a Nikon user for decades and was of the view that I was very knowledgeable about these products. Still,
once I started working with the D600 I concluded that there was a good deal that was still to be learned. This book
provided me with the information required, and has proven to be a very valuable resource: well set out, a comprehensive
Table of Contents, and well written. The personal preferences and setting recommendations are most helpful. Job well
A Well Thought-Out, Excellent Value
- The author's stated premise for this guide is to enable the user to take control of his/her camera, and he does a fine
job of that. The setup, shooting and other menus contained in the D600 offer a wide variety of options that are listed
in the Nikon owner's manual, but without the context that is contained in the guide. Importantly, the English syntax is
also so good that the reader seldom encounters head-scratcher entries, whereas the Nikon manual often leaves you
wondering what they're trying to explain. This is a solid value.
Doug Klostermann is a travel, culture, and humanitarian photographer, as well as the author and publisher of Full Stop e-book camera guides. He has photographed for numerous organizations in Latin America and the United States, been recognized by the United Nations Development Programme for his humanitarian photography, and been published in magazines and books including Conde Nast Traveler, Sherman's Travel, South American Explorer, and Viva Travel Guides. Doug is a member of the National Press Photographers Association. View his images at www.dojoklo.com. Learn more about photography equipment and techniques on his blog Picturing Change at http://blog.dojoklo.com/.
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