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David Busch’s Nikon D7200 Guide to Digital SLR Photography

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David Busch's Nikon D7200 Guide to Digital Photography is your all-in-one comprehensive resource and reference for the Nikon D7200 camera. This advanced Nikon model adds Wi-Fi and Near Field Communications (NFC) to link the camera to your iOS or Android device, and an upgraded autofocus sensor with 51 AF points and lightning fast tracking. The D7200 captures 24-megapixel still images and 1080p 60 fps high-definition movies with stereo sound, too. With this book in hand, you can fine-tune your camera skills as you explore the world of digital photography, develop your creativity, and take great photographs with your D7200.
Filled with detailed how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch's Nikon D7200 Guide to Digital Photography covers all the camera's features in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lens selection, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy visual guide to the D7200, with close-up photos and descriptions of the camera's essential features and controls. Learn when to use each option and, more importantly, when not to use them, by following the author’s recommended settings for every menu entry. With best-selling photographer and mentor David Busch as your guide, you'll quickly have full creative mastery of your camera’s capabilities, whether you're shooting on the job, taking shots as an advanced enthusiast, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge and confidence, while bringing your vision to light with the Nikon D7200 today.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Author
  7. Contents
  8. Preface
  9. Introduction
  10. Part I Getting Started with Your Nikon D7200
    1. Chapter 1 Nikon D7200: Thinking Outside the Box
      1. First Things First
      2. Initial Setup
        1. Mastering the Multi Selector and Command Dials
        2. Setting the Clock
        3. Battery Included
        4. Final Steps
    2. Chapter 2 Nikon D7200 Quick Start
      1. Choosing a Release Mode
      2. Selecting an Exposure Mode
        1. Choosing a Scene Mode
        2. Choosing an Advanced Mode
      3. Choosing a Metering Mode
      4. Choosing a Focus Mode
      5. Choosing the Focus Area Mode
      6. Other Settings
        1. Adjusting White Balance and ISO
        2. Using the Self-Timer
      7. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      8. Using the Built-in Flash
      9. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
      10. Changing Default Settings
        1. Resetting the Nikon D7200
        2. Recommended Default Changes
      11. Shooting Tips
        1. Photo Shooting Menu Recommendations
      12. Custom Setting Menu Recommendations
    3. Chapter 3 Nikon D7200 Roadmap
      1. Nikon D7200: Full Frontal
      2. The Nikon D7200’s Business End
      3. Playing Back Images
        1. Zooming the Nikon D7200 Playback Display
        2. Viewing Thumbnails
        3. Working with Calendar View
      4. Working with the Shooting Information/Photo Data Displays
        1. Using the Shooting Information Display
        2. Using the Photo Data Displays
      5. Going Topside
      6. Lens Components
      7. Looking Inside the Viewfinder
      8. Underneath Your Nikon D7200
        1. Using the MB-D15 Multi-Power Battery Pack/Vertical Grip
  11. Part II Mastering Your Tools
    1. Chapter 4 Nailing the Right Exposure
      1. Getting a Handle on Exposure
        1. Equivalent Exposure
      2. How the D7200 Calculates Exposure
        1. Correctly Exposed
        2. Overexposed
        3. Underexposed
        4. Metering Mid-Tones
      3. Choosing a Metering Method
        1. Matrix Metering
        2. Center-Weighted Metering
        3. Spot Metering
      4. Choosing an Exposure Method
        1. Aperture-Priority
        2. Shutter-Priority
        3. Program Mode
        4. Manual Exposure
      5. Choosing a Scene Mode
      6. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
        1. Dealing with Noise
      7. Bracketing
        1. White Balance Bracketing
        2. ADL Bracketing
      8. Working with HDR
        1. Auto HDR
        2. Bracketing and Merge to HDR
      9. Fixing Exposures with Histograms
        1. Tonal Range
        2. Histogram Basics
        3. Understanding Histograms
      10. Fine-Tuning Exposure
    2. Chapter 5 Mastering the Mysteries of Autofocus
      1. How Focus Works
        1. Phase Detection
        2. Contrast Detection
        3. Adding Circles of Confusion
        4. Using Autofocus with the Nikon D7200
        5. Autofocus Simplifies Our Lives . . . Doesn’t It?
        6. Bringing the Multi-CAM 3500DX II AF System into Focus
        7. Autofocus Point Selection Overview
        8. Choosing Autofocus Area Mode
        9. Store Points by Orientation
      2. Autofocus Mode and Priority
        1. Autofocus Mode
      3. Autofocus Activation . . . and More
      4. Back Button Focus
        1. Activating Back Button Focus
      5. Focusing in Live View
        1. Focus Mode
        2. Focus Area
      6. Fine-Tuning the Focus of Your Lenses
        1. Lens Tune-up
    3. Chapter 6 Advanced Techniques
      1. Continuous Shooting
      2. A Tiny Slice of Time
        1. Working with Short Exposures
      3. Long Exposures
        1. Three Ways to Take Long Exposures
        2. Working with Long Exposures
      4. Delayed Exposures
        1. Self-Timer
        2. Time-Lapse/Interval Photography
        3. Multiple Exposures
      5. Geotagging with the Nikon GP-1a
    4. Chapter 7 Working with Lenses
      1. Sensor Sensibilities
        1. Crop or Not?
      2. Your First Lens
        1. Buy Now, Expand Later
        2. Your Best Do-Everything Option?
      3. What Lenses Can You Use?
      4. Ingredients of Nikon’s Alphanumeric Soup
      5. What Lenses Can Do for You
        1. Zoom or Prime?
      6. Categories of Lenses
      7. Using Wide-Angle and Wide-Zoom Lenses
        1. Avoiding Potential Wide-Angle Problems
      8. Using Telephoto and Tele-Zoom Lenses
        1. Avoiding Telephoto Lens Problems
        2. Telephotos and Bokeh
      9. Add-ons and Special Features
        1. Lens Hoods
        2. Telephoto Converters
        3. Vibration Reduction
      10. Nikon’s Lens Roundup
        1. The Magic Three
        2. Wide Angles
        3. Telephoto Lenses
        4. Macro Lenses
  12. Part III Working with Light
    1. Chapter 8 Making Light Work for You
      1. Continuous Illumination versus Electronic Flash
      2. Continuous Lighting Basics
        1. Living with Color Temperature
        2. Daylight
        3. Incandescent/Tungsten Light
        4. Fluorescent Light/Other Light Sources
    2. Chapter 9 Electronic Flash with the Nikon D7200
      1. Electronic Flash Basics
        1. Fire When Ready!
        2. The Moment of Exposure
        3. Determining Exposure
        4. Guide Numbers
        5. Choosing a Flash Sync Mode
        6. Ghost Images
      2. High-Speed (FP) Sync
      3. Using the Nikon D7200’s Built-in Flash
        1. Using Flash Exposure Compensation
        2. Specifying Flash Shutter Speed
        3. Built-in Flash Control
        4. Previewing Your Flash Effect
        5. Activating Bracketing
      4. Working with Nikon Flash External Units
        1. Nikon SB-300
        2. Nikon SB-400
        3. Nikon SB-500
        4. Nikon SB-700
        5. Nikon SB-R200
        6. Nikon SB-910
        7. Using Zoom Heads
        8. Flash Modes
        9. Repeating Flash
    3. Chapter 10 Wireless and Multiple Flash
      1. Elements of Wireless Flash
        1. Master Flash
        2. Remote Flashes
        3. Channels
        4. Groups
        5. Lighting Ratios
      2. Setting Your Master Flash
        1. Setting Commander Mode for the D7200’s Built-in Flash
        2. Setting Commander Modes for the SB-910 or SB-900
        3. Setting Commander Modes for the SB-700
        4. Setting Commander Modes for the SB-500
        5. Setting Remote Modes
  13. Part IV Configuring Your Nikon D7200
    1. Chapter 11 Playback, Photo Shooting, and Movie Shooting Menus
      1. Anatomy of the Nikon D7200’s Menus
      2. Playback Menu Options
        1. Delete
        2. Playback Folder
        3. Hide Image
        4. Playback Display Options
        5. Copy Image(s)
        6. Image Review
        7. After Delete
        8. Rotate Tall
        9. Slide Show
        10. DPOF Print Order
        11. Direct Printing
      3. Photo Shooting Menu Options
        1. Reset Photo Shooting Menu
        2. Storage Folder
        3. File Naming
        4. Role Played by Card in Slot 2
        5. Image Quality
        6. Image Size
        7. Image Area
        8. JPEG Compression
        9. NEF (RAW) Recording
        10. White Balance
        11. Set Picture Control
        12. Manage Picture Control
        13. Color Space
        14. Active D-Lighting
        15. HDR (High Dynamic Range)
        16. Vignette Control
        17. Auto Distortion Control
        18. Long Exposure NR
        19. High ISO NR
        20. ISO Sensitivity Settings
        21. Remote Control Mode (ML-L3)
        22. Multiple Exposure
        23. Interval Timer Shooting
      4. Movie Shooting Menu Options
        1. Reset Movie Shooting Menu
        2. File Naming
        3. Destination
        4. Frame Size/Frame Rate
        5. Movie Quality
        6. Microphone Sensitivity
        7. Frequency Response
        8. Wind Noise Reduction
        9. Image Area
        10. White Balance
        11. Set Picture Control
        12. Manage Picture Control
        13. High ISO NR
        14. Movie ISO Sensitivity Settings
        15. Time-Lapse Photography
    2. Chapter 12 The Custom Settings Menu
      1. Custom Settings Menu Layout
      2. Reset Custom Settings
      3. a. Autofocus
        1. a1 AF-C Priority Selection
        2. a2 AF-S Priority Selection
        3. a3 Focus Tracking with Lock-on
        4. a4 AF Activation
        5. a5 Focus Point Illumination
        6. a6 Focus Point Wrap-Around
        7. a7 Number of Focus Points
        8. a8 Store Points by Orientation
        9. a9 Built-in AF-Assist Illuminator
      4. b. Metering/Exposure
        1. b1 ISO Sensitivity Step Value
        2. b2 EV Steps for Exposure Cntrl.
        3. b3 Easy Exposure Compensation
        4. b4 Center-Weighted Area
        5. b5 Fine-Tune Optimal Exposure
      5. c. Timers/AE Lock
        1. c1 Shutter-Release Button AE-L
        2. c2 Standby Timer
        3. c3 Self-Timer
        4. c4 Monitor Off Delay
        5. c5 Remote on Duration (ML-L3)
      6. d. Shooting/Display
        1. d1 Beep
        2. d2 Continuous Low-Speed
        3. d3 Max. Continuous Release
        4. d4 Exposure Delay Mode
        5. d5 Flash Warning
        6. d6 File Number Sequence
        7. d7 Viewfinder Grid Display
        8. d8 Easy ISO
        9. d9 Information Display
        10. d10 LCD Illumination
        11. d11 MB-D15 Battery Type
        12. d12 Battery Order
      7. e. Bracketing/Flash
        1. e1 Flash Sync Speed
        2. e2 Flash Shutter Speed
        3. e3 Flash Cntrl for Built-in Flash
        4. e4 Exposure Compensation for Flash
        5. e5 Modeling Flash
        6. e6 Auto Bracketing Set
        7. e7 Bracketing Order
      8. f. Controls
        1. f1 OK Button
        2. f2 Assign Fn (Function) Button
        3. f3 Assign Preview Button
        4. f4 Assign AE-L/AF-L Button
        5. f5 Customize Command Dials
        6. f6 Release Button to Use Dial
        7. f7 Slot Empty Release Lock
        8. f8 Reverse Indicators
        9. f9 Assign Movie Record Button
        10. f10 Assign MB-D15 AE-L/AF-L Button
        11. f11 Assign Remote (WR) Fn Button
      9. g. Movie
        1. g1 Assign Fn (Function) Button
        2. g2 Assign Preview Button
        3. g3 Assign AE-L/AF-L Button
        4. g4 Assign Shutter Button
    3. Chapter 13 The Setup Menu, Retouch Menu, and My Menu
      1. Setup Menu Options
        1. Format Memory Card
        2. Save User Settings
        3. Reset User Settings
        4. Monitor Brightness
        5. Monitor Color Balance
        6. Clean Image Sensor
        7. Lock Mirror Up for Cleaning
        8. Image Dust Off Ref Photo
        9. Flicker Reduction
        10. Time Zone and Date
        11. Language
        12. Auto Image Rotation
        13. Battery Info
        14. Image Comment
        15. Copyright Information
        16. Save/Load Settings
        17. Virtual Horizon
        18. Non-CPU Lens Data
        19. AF Fine-Tune
        20. HDMI
        21. Location Data
        22. Wi-Fi
        23. NFC
        24. Network
        25. Eye-Fi Upload
        26. Conformity Marking
        27. Firmware Version
      2. Retouch Menu Options
        1. D-Lighting
        2. Red-Eye Correction
        3. Trim
        4. Monochrome
        5. Filter Effects
        6. Image Overlay
        7. NEF (RAW) Processing
        8. Resize
        9. Quick Retouch
        10. Straighten
        11. Distortion Control
        12. Fisheye
        13. Color Outline
        14. Color Sketch
        15. Perspective Control
        16. Miniature Effect
        17. Selective Color
        18. Edit Movie
        19. Side-by-Side Comparison
      3. Using My Menu
  14. Part V Introduction to Movie Making
    1. Chapter 14 Basics of Live View
      1. What You Can Do with Live View
        1. Beginning Live View
        2. Viewing Live View Information
      2. Shooting Stills (and Movies, Too!) in Live View
      3. i Button Options
    2. Chapter 15 Shooting Movies with the D7200
      1. Capturing Video
      2. Using the i Button
      3. Stop That!
      4. Viewing Your Movies
      5. Trimming Your Movies
        1. Saving a Frame
    3. Chapter 16 Advanced Movie-Making Techniques
      1. Tips for Shooting Better Video
        1. Lens Craft
        2. Keep Things Stable and on the Level
        3. Shooting Script
        4. Storyboards
        5. Storytelling in Video
        6. Composition
        7. Lighting for Video
        8. Audio