Mastering the Nikon D90
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Final Release Date: September 2009
Pages: 232

The Nikon D90 is the long-awaited upgrade to the popular D80 digital SLR. The D90 sits between the D60 and D300 in Nikon's DSLR lineup, though many of its features come from its more expensive sibling.

In this book, Darrell Young provides a wealth of information and professional insights for owners of this powerful new camera. Each chapter explores the features and capabilities of the D90 in detail, surpassing basic user manuals by providing step-by-step menu setting adjustments coupled with illustrations and logical explanations for each option. Darrell Young's writing style allows the reader to follow directions in a friendly and informative manner, as if a friend dropped in to share his experienced knowledge without "talking down" to you, explaining the how and the why.

Darrell gives special emphasis to the amazing HD movie capabilities of the D90, which create new possibilities for the creative photographer.

Mastering the Nikon D90 is the fourth volume in the highly successful series of Nikonians Press camera books.

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Way beyond point and shoot.

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  • Accurate
  • Concise
  • Easy to understand
  • Helpful examples
  • Tips and recommendations
  • Well-written


  • Index is skimpy

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  • First DSLR owner
  • Intermediate
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Comments about oreilly Mastering the Nikon D90:

Mastering the Nikon D90 by Darrell Young is for certain the best book from the O'Reilly list I have ever read or reviewed. Soon after buying the D90 I carefully read this book from cover to cover. This quote from the book is so true: "If you use only all of the automatic features you will have a very expensive point and shoot camera."

Nearly every feature is covered with great detail. The author highlights his many tips, how he uses features, and recommendations and a summary at the end of each section. His summary at the end ot the Custom Setting Menu section is typical. He points out that if you configured all of the custom settings, your camera is now customized to your preferences. This was one massive chapter with 41 detailed settings.

The index is skimpy in the user manual as well as the D90 book. I find nothing in the D90 book about the camera's Help button. But the book covers extensively the use of Video, Human Recognition in the Auto Area Autofocus, and Face Rcognition technology. This is a must have book for any new owner of the D90 camera.

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