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David Busch’s Nikon® D700 Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Chapter 6. Getting the Right Exposure

When you bought your Nikon D700, you probably considered your days of worrying about getting the correct exposure were over. To paraphrase an old Kodak tagline dating back to the 19th Century—the goal is, “you press the button, and the camera does the rest.” For the most part, that’s a realistic objective. The D700 is one of the smartest cameras available when it comes to calculating the right exposure for most situations. You can generally press the mode button and spin the main command dial to switch to programmed (P), aperture-priority (A), or shutter-priority (S) and shoot away.

So, why do my camera guides include an entire chapter on exposure? As you learn to use your D700 creatively, you’re going to find ...

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