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Old 04-06-2008, 02:24 PM
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Question Nikon D80 - a missing manual?

I've been using a Nikon D80 since that model first hit the market, and haven't really delved into its less obvious capabilities. I find the manual very cryptic and elliptical.

Can anyone recommend a book on the D80 that goes beyond the obvious features (modes, how to load a memory chip, etc.) and into more advanced topics?

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Will
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Old 04-06-2008, 04:35 PM
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Re: Nikon D80 - a missing manual?

I have this book...."Nikon D80 Digital Field Guide" by David D.Busch. You can get it at most large book stores like Barns&Noble or Books A million.
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:40 AM
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Re: Nikon D80 - a missing manual?

Thanks. I'll take a look.

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Re: Nikon D80 - a missing manual?

Another option is here

Thom has a set of very good "how to" books.

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I've been using a Nikon D80 since that model first hit the market, and haven't really delved into its less obvious capabilities. I find the manual very cryptic and elliptical.

Can anyone recommend a book on the D80 that goes beyond the obvious features (modes, how to load a memory chip, etc.) and into more advanced topics?

Thanks,

Will

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Old 04-07-2008, 09:49 AM
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Re: Nikon D80 - a missing manual?

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I have this book...."Nikon D80 Digital Field Guide" by David D.Busch. You can get it at most large book stores like Barns&Noble or Books A million.
There seems to be a raging debate in Amazon reviews whether this book is all about the D80 or has nothing about the D80. nayrtar, what's your view?

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Old 04-07-2008, 12:31 PM
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Re: Nikon D80 - a missing manual?

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Another option is here

Tom has a set of very good "how to" books.
Another vote for Thom's e-books. In depth, practical info/advice. Got one for D70; just ordered one for D300

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I made the mistake of getting "a field guide for D70" via online purchase w/o inspecting at bookstore first. It was of limited value to me: low on tech content, contained basic "how to take photos" instruction. If you decide to go this route, look into prices for used editions. Don't pay what Amazon or Barnes/Noble are asking.
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Re: Nikon D80 - a missing manual?

Thanks. I'm convinced. I like the idea of a quick-reference section you can print out and take into the field.

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Old 04-28-2008, 06:11 PM
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Re: Nikon D80 - a missing manual?

I got Thom's ebook on the D80. It's all that I wanted (and a lot more, I must say).

Thanks for the advice.
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