Thom Hogan's
Complete Guide to the Nikon D80

This eBook is the definitive D80 instruction guide.

This eBook helps you master the use of the Nikon D80 digital SLR, with a complete description of all the camera features, plus lots of useful tips and background information. This is the work that should have been the manual!

This eBook is a must-read for any D80 user, with over 600 pages of information about everything about how SLRs work, to how to use the camera and the software that accompanies it. This eBook is supplied on CD-ROM for $29.95 plus shipping and handling, 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.

  • Organized to help you learn. I've reorganized how I present material, with distinct sections for what you need to know before using the camera (background and setup), while using the camera (shooting features), and after using the camera (what to do with your images, including how to use Nikon's software). Want a more concise carry-it-with-you guide? Just print the middle section and have it bound to take with you.
  • A complete instruction manual and an introduction to relevant digital issues in one book. Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon D80 manages to not only fully describe every feature of the D80 in clear, easy-to-understand language, but gives you rich, technical background for many of the critical issues that confront digital camera users. First time DSLR users will get information about how DSLRs work. DSLR veterans will get insights into how to set their D80 for the best results.
  • 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, the new AF-A autofocus mode, and a host of other terms used to describe features of the focusing system? Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon D80 explains these terms and accompanying techniques in the same simple, no-nonsense language that made his Nikon Field Guide a best seller. Includes information on how to use the D80's Commander mode wireless flash option.
  • 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 D80 (note that depth of field on a digital body like the D80 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!).
  • Includes an introduction to Capture NX. Capture NX is Nikon's raw file converter for the D80 (you can get a free trial download from Nikon), but it's idiosyncratic interface tends to keep people from using it. That's a shame, because it's a powerful tool that's actually very easy to use once you learn how.
  • Note: This eBook covers the MB-D80 and other currently available D80 options and accessories.

What others say about the first edition of this eBook:

Best $30 I've spent in a long time. --George Paleo

Having purchased your D70 Guide I figured the D80 version would probably be just a rehash of a lot of the same material. Gotta say that it has a LOT of new stuff and, go figure, I'm learning a lot again. --Bob Lancelot

650+ 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 bookmarks for the complete Table of Contents. You may print a copy of the eBook you purchase for your own personal use.

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


Other Useful D80 Links on this Site

My review of the D80
Errata Page for the Complete Guide to the D80




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