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Nikon D600 For Dummies

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A full-color beginner guide to the basics of the Nikon D600

The Nikon D600 is a professional-level full-frame sensor that is sure to attract an audience of DSLR newcomers and pros. This friendly-and-thorough full-color guide shows you how to get a firm grasp on this powerful camera and helps you to ultimately get better photos.

  • Helps you shoot in Auto mode and manage playback options, and walks you through basic troubleshooting

  • Teaches you to take creative control by adjusting manual settings to get better results from exposure, lighting, focus, and color, then apply those settings to a photo session

  • Offers invaluable advice on video mode along with the new autofocus features

  • Details sending images to a computer for organizing, editing, and sharing

  • Nikon D600 For Dummies takes aim at a fun-but-understandable way to help you better understand this amazing camera.

    Table of Contents

    1. Cover Page
    2. Title Page
    3. Copyright
    4. About the Author
    5. Author's Acknowledgments
    6. Publisher Acknowledgments
    7. Contents at a Glance
    8. Table of Contents
    9. Introduction
      1. A Quick Look at What's Ahead
      2. Icons and Other Stuff to Note
      3. eCheat Sheet
      4. Practice, Be Patient, and Have Fun!
    10. Part I: Fast Track to Super Snaps
      1. 1: Getting the Lay of the Land
        1. Looking at Lenses
        2. Adjusting the Viewfinder Focus
        3. Ordering from Camera Menus
        4. Decoding the Displays
        5. Working with Memory Cards
        6. Formatting cards
        7. Exploring External Camera Controls
        8. Asking Your Camera for Help
        9. Reviewing Basic Setup Options
      2. 2: Choosing Basic Picture Settings
        1. Setting the Image Area (FX or DX Mode)
        2. Choosing an Exposure Mode
        3. Choosing the Shutter-Release Mode
        4. Choosing the Right Quality Settings
        5. Raw (NEF): The purist's choice
      3. 3: Taking Great Pictures, Automatically
        1. Setting Up for Automatic Success
        2. As Easy as It Gets: Auto and Auto Flash Off
        3. Taking Advantage of Scene Modes
      4. 4: Exploring Live View Photography and Movie Making
        1. Reviewing the Basics
        2. Exploring Live View Focusing
        3. Shooting Still Pictures in Live View Mode
        4. Shooting Digital Movies
        5. Screening Your Movies
        6. Trimming Movies
        7. Saving a Movie Frame as a Still Image
    11. Part II: Working with Picture Files
      1. 5: Playback Mode: Viewing, Erasing, and Protecting Photos
        1. Customizing Basic Playback Options
        2. Viewing Images in Playback Mode
        3. Viewing Picture Data
        4. RGB Histogram mode
        5. Deleting Photos
        6. Hiding Photos during Playback
        7. Protecting Photos
        8. Creating a Slide Show
        9. Viewing Your Photos on a Television
      2. 6: Downloading, Printing, and Sharing Your Photos
        1. Choosing the Right Photo Software
        2. Sending Pictures to the Computer
        3. Processing Raw (NEF) Files
        4. Planning for Perfect Prints
        5. Preparing Pictures for E-Mail and Online Sharing
        6. Copying Files from One Memory Card to Another
    12. Part III: Taking Creative Control
      1. 7: Getting Creative with Exposure and Lighting
        1. Introducing the Exposure Trio: Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
        2. Exploring the Advanced Exposure Modes
        3. Reading (And Adjusting) the Meter
        4. Setting Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO
        5. Choosing an Exposure Metering Mode
        6. Sorting through Your Camera's Exposure-Correction Tools
        7. Working with Flash
        8. Bracketing Exposures
      2. 8: Manipulating Focus and Color
        1. Mastering the Autofocusing System
        2. Focusing Manually
        3. Manipulating Depth of Field
        4. Controlling Color
        5. Choosing a Color Space: sRGB Versus Adobe RGB
        6. Taking a Quick Look at Picture Controls
      3. 9: Putting It All Together
        1. Recapping Basic Picture Settings
        2. Shooting Still Portraits
        3. Capturing Action
        4. Capturing Scenic Vistas
        5. Capturing Dynamic Close-Ups
    13. Part IV: The Part of Tens
      1. 10: Ten More Ways to Customize Your Camera
        1. Creating Custom Exposure Modes (u1 and u2)
        2. Creating Your Own Menu
        3. Adding Image Comments
        4. Embedding a Copyright Notice
        5. Choosing Your Own File and Folder Names
        6. Changing the Purpose of the OK Button
        7. Changing the Behavior of the Command Dials
        8. Customizing the Fn, Depth-of-Field Preview, and AE-L/AF-L Buttons
        9. Modifying the Role of the Shutter Button
      2. 11: Ten Features to Explore on a Rainy Day
        1. Applying the Retouch Menu Filters
        2. Removing Red-Eye
        3. Solving Exposure and Color Problems
        4. Straightening Tilting Horizon Lines
        5. Correcting Perspective
        6. Removing (Or Creating) Lens Distortion
        7. Cropping Your Photo
        8. Playing with Special Effects
        9. Exploring Time-Lapse Photography
        10. Two Roads to a Multi-Image Exposure
    14. Index