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Nikon D800 & D800E Digital Field Guide by J. Dennis Thomas

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Chapter 1: Exploring the Nikon D800

This first chapter covers the key components of the D800. These are the knobs, dials, buttons, switches, and more. High-level cameras aimed at more advanced photographers always have more controls on the external part of the camera. This makes shooting for professional and advanced photographers easier because there’s no need to navigate through the menu system to access most of the features that are important to photographers.

The D800 will feel a little familiar to a previous D700 user, but the D800 has had some changes in button layout. More controls have been added to accommodate the newer and more varied features, as well as to make accessing some of the previous features that were available only in the menu system easier. Even if you’re familiar with the layout of previous Nikon cameras, you’ll want to give this section a read to discover the new buttons and features that have been added to the Nikon D800.

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Knowing your camera inside and out helps you to capture better images more quickly.

D800 and D800E

This has been a widely discussed topic since the D800 and D800E was first announced, so therefore I want to cover this topic right from the beginning. What is the difference between the D800 and the D800E? For all practical purposes both cameras are exactly the same in function and feature except for one key difference: The D800 has ...

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