Thom Hogan's
Complete Guide to the Nikon D70 & D70s

This eBook is the definitive D70 and D70s instruction guide.

Now shipping in the 2nd Edition
This eBook helps you master the use of the Nikon D70 or D70s digital SLR, with a full description of the features of both cameras and lots of useful tips and background information. This is the work that should have been the manual!

In its second edition, this eBook is a must-read for any D70 or D70s user, with over 570 pages of information about how to use the camera and the software that accompanies it. This eBook is $29.95 plus shipping and can only be purchased from this site.

For more information about the eBook and purchaser comments, keep order it, see the top of the right-hand column.

  • Covers the original D70, the updated D70, and the D70s. It doesn't matter which D70 model you've got--it's covered in this eBook.
  • Nikon flash and autofocus modes explained in plain English! Wonder how the new I-TTL flash 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 D70 and D70s 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 book. Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon D70 and D70s manages to not only fully describe every feature of the D70 and D70s 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 D70 and D70s (note that depth of field on a digital body like the D70 series 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!).

What others say about the first edition of this eBook:

"Your insight to understanding how to use the camera to it's fullest
is truly amazing." --George Feigelstock

"All I can say is if you want to learn how to use your D70, put the Nikon manual back in the box and start studying Thom's e-book. There is so much material that I probably have to to read it at least 10 times to absorb it all." --Scotty on dpreview

"I had the D1x and your eBook on it was outstanding. This [D70] eBook is even better." --Ron Hines

"The [D70] eBook is absolutely awesome, and is a MUCH better resource than the small book that came with my D70. It's well worth the extra money." --Steve Albrecht

"I cannot even begin to tell you how great the D100 book is. In fact, I
bought another copy to gift to my friend." --Al Vinjamur

"[The D70 eBook] is an awesome piece of work and an unbelievable value." --Henry Haugland

"I'm less than halfway through the eBook and it's already worth the price and more important, the time." --Chuck Bruce

"I was looking for a book to guide me through the myriad of parameters and functions of the technological wonder.  I could not have been happier with your guide." --Dave Mann

"Very well written and very helpful, not only about the D70 but also about digital photography in general. Your ebook is a great resource, and I am a delighted customer." --Dan Simpson

"[The D70 eBook] is just.....FANTASTIC" --Fredrick Samuelsson

"Your D70 guide is outstanding...It was a big help to me and I learn something new every time I Open it." --Stephen Moluse

"...really useful information explained in very easy words.
If only more books could be written in this way" --Marcus Kehlert

"I am currently a worrying shade of grey as I have been working during the day but have been unable to stop reading your eBook during the night. I like manuals and yours is one of the best I have encountered.  Beautifully clear, meticulously detailed and entirely convincing.  I'm just starting with digital and have read eight different books in the last month,  yours is the one I have been looking for." --Hal Satterthwaite

578 pages, eBook (Macintosh and Windows CD-ROM supplied; uses Acrobat Reader).
All orders: $29.95 plus $6.95 shipping and handling.
Published by byThom Press.

This eBook is mailed to you in CD-ROM form (Priority Mail in the US, airmail outside the US), and is in Adobe Acrobat format (requires free Acrobat Reader 6.x or later). I'd love to provide a downloadable version, but it's not practical at this time. The eBook is cross referenced with full bookmarks for the complete Table of Contents. You may print a copy of the eBook for your own personal use.

This eBook is only available from this Web site and only as an eBook.


Other Useful D70 Links on this Site

My review of the D70
Specifications of the D70
Errata Page for the Complete Guide to the D70.




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What's New?


The second edition now covers the D70s as well as the original D70. The D70 firmware 2.0 is also covered. Additions have been made in several areas, most notably printing using PictBridge and using Picture Project. Known errors were fixed and additional short explanations were added in several areas where people had remarked about wanting more.

Table of Contents for 2nd Ed

A word about tagging for PDAs Previous to using Acrobat 7.0 to create the PDF, I constantly encountered a strange bug that rendered tagging of my eBooks ineffective. However, this new edition is indeed correctly tagged, a requirement for using the file on a Palm or PocketPC device. While I can't do testing of every possibility, I have tested whether or not the file transfers and is readable on my Palm T5. It does. I have not tested it with other devices. Whether you'll find a PDA suitable for reading and accessing the text or not is another question, as I use custom fonts in my eBooks (mostly for icons) that aren't supported by Acrobat Reader for the Palm. Moreover, there's a lot of document formatting that simply doesn't transfer well to small screens. But, you readers asked for it, so I've tried to make it work for you. | Nikon | Gadgets | Writing | imho | Travel | Privacy statement | contact Thom at

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