Thom Hogan's
Complete Guide to the Nikon D100

Currently in its 3rd Edition!
This eBook is the definitive D100 instruction guide.

This eBook helps you master the use of the Nikon D100 digital SLR, with a full description of the camera features and lots of useful tips and background information. This is the work that should have been the manual!

Now in its third edition, this eBook is a must-read for any D100 user. This eBook is $29.95 plus shipping and handling and can only be purchased from this site.

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  • Nikon metering and autofocus modes explained in plain English! Wonder what the matrix metering pattern looks like and how it works? Can't figure out Dynamic autofocus, Release Priority, Focus Priority, Closest Focus Priority, and a host of other terms used to describe features of the focusing system? Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon D100 explains these terms and accompanying techniques in the same simple, no-nonsense language that made his Nikon Field Guide a best seller.
  • A complete instruction manual and an introduction to relevant digital issues in one source! Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon D100 manages to not only fully describe every feature of the D100 in clear, easy-to-understand language, but gives you rich, technical background for many of the critical issues that confront digital camera users.
  • Includes useful Photoshop Actions and Depth of Field spreadsheet! On the disc is Thom's Excel spreadsheet, which allows you to calculate depth of field and hyperfocal distance for any Nikon lens used with the D100 (note that depth of field on a digital body like the D100 is not the same as it is for 35mm film). But that's not all! You'll also get Excel workbooks for macro and flash (know how to calculate the GN of multiple flashes or the effective GN when bouncing? You will if buy this book!).
  • Third edition adds substantive new material. I've added information about new flash units (SB-600 and SB-800) and have completely rewritten the software section to make it reflect the latest products. Beyond that, I take a D100 NEF image and run it through Capture, showing you how the various tools can be used to improve it. There's over a 100 new pages of information in this edition, and that's not including the minor bits and pieces that I've reworked or rewritten.

If you want to get the most out of your D100 in the shortest amount of time, read this eBook!

What others say about previous editions of this eBook:

"Serious owners of the Nikon D100 will want to buy [this book]. Well organized, engagingly written, and extensively illustrated..." --Digital Camera magazine

"I recently purchased and received Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon D100 eBook. I was a little skeptical before reading it as I imagined it would just be a rehash of what was in the manual. Boy was I wrong. There's a ton of great info in this thing (and some nifty supplemental tools too). He's included a lot of the 'how come it works this way' kind of info I really needed to understand as I move from 35mm to a DSLR. If any of you are on the fence about ordering it I'd suggest going for it. Two thumbs...way up." --digichrome, posting on

"I had the book printed and bound. Your work is great. The technical detail is exactly what I was looking for. The book is a very well structured and informative guide. Not like the random details presented in the Nikon user manual where u have to go from one section to the next and back again all the time. I like the way you build the users knowledge as you present each topic." --Greg Phillips, CEO AirRunner Technologies

"I've learned more about digital cameras & the D100 than I thought possible from what should have been the 'owners manual' " --Scott Oglevee

"I quite enjoyed your Complete Guide to the Nikon D100 and find the information much easier to follow than Nikon's documentation." --Len Grenier

"I bought your Complete D100 book and read it front to back in order to prepare for my first photography gig (event photos for a party). And that book (the flash section in particular) along with some practice over the course of the week helped me get much better photos than I would have gotten otherwise. Your recommendations on low-contrast tone for JPEGs, exposure and flash compensation, and avoiding overexposure in general really did the trick. I'm just starting out but I feel like I've gotten a big head start thanks to you. Anyway, thanks again and keep up the good work - it's appreciated!" --Brian Ng

"I received my e-book on the D100 a couple of days ago and have had a hard time putting it down since. I think you have done a really great job with the book. Not only is it a great reference that will help me get the most out of my D100 but it also provides an excellent introduction to "digital workflow", which is key to getting the most out of my images. Your explanations are clear, thorough and go into the kind of depth sorely missing from most consumer/prosumer guides to digital photography. I'd say there is a little something for everyone in this book regardless of level of experience with digital photography. I highly recommend this as an essential resource for those who own (or are thinking of owning) a D100. Thanks for a great book." --Doug DeSimone

"Just started reading your D100 ebook, and I gotta tell you it is fantastic. The material and style is really good, and I also like the way you have formatted prints very very nice" --Paul Beiser

"I must compliment you on the speed of your service, especially since I live the UK. It was extraordinarily fast. I must also say that the quality of the book itself plus the addition of the calculators and the little extras which came on the disk make this exceptional value for money. You book has enabled me to make the final decision to purchase the D100 and not the EOS 10D which was an alternative option." --Iain E J McKerchar

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Other Useful D100 Links on this Site

My review of the D100
D100 and Fujifilm S2 Comparison
Errata Page for the Complete Guide to the D100.




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Table of Contents

    D100 Top LCD
    D100 Color LCD
    D100 Viewfinder
  THE D100'S CCD
    35mm Film or Digital?
    Changing Batteries
    Alternate Power Sources
    Internal Clock Battery
    Battery Life
    Battery Notes
    Image Formats
      File Names and Folders
      The Set Up Menu
      Image Quality
      Viewfinder Adjustment
      Resetting the Camera
     Metering Modes
     Options for Evaluating Exposure
     Exposure Modes
     ISO Sensitivity
     Exposure Bracketing
     Exposure Compensation
     White Balance
     Changing Color
     The Autofocus System
     Manual Focus
     Shutter Releases
     Motor Drive
     Self Timer
     Depth of Field Preview
     D100 Shooting Menus
     Image Review
     Image Review Options
     Television Playback
     General Settings You Make Once
     Things to do Before a Shoot
     Check When You Turn the Camera ON
     Settings You Change Rarely
     Settings You Change Often
     Things to do After Each Shooting Session
     Using Fisheyes
     How to Interpret Histograms
     Dealing with JPEG
     sRGB Versus Adobe RGB
     Custom Curves
     UV and Infrared
     Shooting Under Fluorescent Lighting
     Digital Flash Differences
     Hidden Flash "Gotchas"
     Flash Modes
     Setting Flash Modes
     Repeatable, Controllable Flash
     Flash Exposure Compensation
     Studio Flash
     Internal Flash
       SB-800      Flash Troubleshooting
  Keeping the CCD Clean
  Camera Doesn't Write to Card
  Tough Subjects
  White Balance Settings
  Nikon View
  Nikon Capture
  Photoshop NEF Filter
  Using Cumulus
  Color Profiles and Color Spaces
  Manipulating Levels and Curves
  Other Useful Software
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