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p.1 #1 · Why are people buying camera guide ?


Just out of curiousness why are people buying camera guide ? I didn't even bother to read the manual

Doesn't matter how advance are camera bodies it is still. ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture and AF since most of us really need accurate focus in the dark.



Feb 21, 2012 at 04:09 PM
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p.1 #2 · Why are people buying camera guide ?


Well..... sounds like you use just a few percent of the features, so really you don't need one. Be happy.

The rest you can get from the manual, but it a reference, not a tutorial. Some people like things written differently.






Feb 21, 2012 at 04:12 PM
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p.1 #3 · Why are people buying camera guide ?


I think its like watching porn before your date starts. If I had a d4 on order then yes, I would probably order it.


Feb 21, 2012 at 05:05 PM
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p.1 #4 · Why are people buying camera guide ?


I wouldn't dismiss camera guides. I bought a guide to using the D3s because I wanted to learn several different ways in operating the camera and because I wanted to know the limitations so I can work with it.

People visit the forums to ask advice about camera settings which, IMHO, a lot of answers can be found in the manual and guides.



Feb 21, 2012 at 05:11 PM
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p.1 #5 · Why are people buying camera guide ?


Manuals may well be written by engineers...guides typically by photographers.
One's usually an easier read, but there are important nuggets to be found in each camp.




Feb 21, 2012 at 05:14 PM
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p.1 #6 · Why are people buying camera guide ?


I agree that most bodies can be "figured out". However, I guarantee that you don't know what all of the custom features do or how to set them up. I can do what I need to do in Photoshop, but there is 70% of the program that goes untouched. I can setup the BIOS in most motherboards, but there is always some little quirk that needs reference. Etc, etc, etc.


Feb 21, 2012 at 05:21 PM
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p.1 #7 · Why are people buying camera guide ?


thanks for all the feedback maybe I should consider it this time


Feb 21, 2012 at 05:49 PM
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p.1 #8 · Why are people buying camera guide ?


tdong wrote:
I didn't even bother to read the manual


That is known as a mistake.

tdong wrote:
Doesn't matter how advance are camera bodies it is still. ISO, Shutter Speed and Aperture and AF since most of us really need accurate focus in the dark.


That viewpoint is so extremely limited that you lose out bigtime. Sorry.

Expand your photographic horizons and your mind. Please.



Feb 21, 2012 at 05:55 PM
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p.1 #9 · Why are people buying camera guide ?


The Nikon manuals I have seen (D40 and D7000) are not very good. You will not find a good discussion of how to set the focus mode, for example.

> Manuals may well be written by engineers...

I'm quite sure these manuals are not. However I'm not going to suggest that they would be any better if written by engineers, just different.



Feb 21, 2012 at 07:16 PM
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p.1 #10 · Why are people buying camera guide ?


Monito wrote:
That is known as a mistake.

That viewpoint is so extremely limited that you lose out bigtime. Sorry.

Expand your photographic horizons and your mind. Please.


may be you miss my point.

I use nikon since d70 and now D3. I know all the functions there is to know after so many year already. all the info i need are in the LCD menu. I assure you I don't need to read the manual for the D800 I just order.

Yes I do need to expand my photographic horizons and mind by travelling more and take more pictures other than that no need to spend days in reading all the functions I already know from previous camera




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p.1 #11 · Why are people buying camera guide ?


trenchmonkey wrote:
Manuals may well be written by engineers...guides typically by photographers.
One's usually an easier read, but there are important nuggets to be found in each camp.



+1



Feb 21, 2012 at 08:12 PM
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p.1 #12 · Why are people buying camera guide ?


tdong wrote:
I know all the functions there is to know after so many year already. all the info i need are in the LCD menu. I assure you I don't need to read the manual for the D800 I just order.



Well, there you go. You cannot add to a cup that is already full.......

Scott



Feb 21, 2012 at 08:14 PM
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tdong wrote:
I use nikon since d70 and now D3. I know all the functions there is to know after so many year already. all the info i need are in the LCD menu. I assure you I don't need to read the manual for the D800 I just order.

Yes I do need to expand my photographic horizons and mind by travelling more and take more pictures other than that no need to spend days in reading all the functions I already know from previous camera



Well since newer models often have functions that were not available on previous versions, I don't know what the H you are talking about.



Feb 21, 2012 at 08:36 PM
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p.1 #14 · Why are people buying camera guide ?


jeeze I was reply to the poster above. Ok let rephrase everything. why buying a guide let say for D4 or D800 when you know all the functions of your old camera. So for the new one you just need to check out the new functions I assume you can read menu and check them out ?. I think about 80% of the book will talk about old functions like af lock normal long etc again.

Imagemaster wrote:
Well since newer models often have functions that were not available on previous versions, I don't know what the H you are talking about.



Edited on Feb 21, 2012 at 08:53 PM · View previous versions



Feb 21, 2012 at 08:51 PM
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p.1 #15 · Why are people buying camera guide ?


The Nikon manual tells you what the control is, not how to use it.

3rd party guides tell you usually how to use the control.
They can also go over some usage quirks that the new model has over its predecessor.

If you don't need it you don't need it.

However you do hope these people who are writing these guides have had a production model for months before they wrote the manual.



Feb 21, 2012 at 08:53 PM
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p.1 #16 · Why are people buying camera guide ?


I'm not sure, each time I get a new camera I just run down all the menu items and set them, after that I'm good. Still, sometimes there are probably things to be gained. Eg some tips on the D800 posted here I probably wouldn't otherwise find when mine arrives:

"When you press the Info button twice, on the bottom of the screen you get several settings (you can personalize them) that you can change so you don't have to dig in the menu.

Also, you can enable and disable the Auto Iso function without going in the menu. Just press the Iso button and rotate the front dial and you can put the Auto-iso on or off."



Feb 21, 2012 at 08:54 PM
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p.1 #17 · Why are people buying camera guide ?


I like your answer

mrgetalife wrote:
The Nikon manual tells you what the control is, not how to use it.

3rd party guides tell you usually how to use the control.
They can also go over some usage quirks that the new model has over its predecessor.

If you don't need it you don't need it.

However you do hope these people who are writing these guides have had a production model for months before they wrote the manual.




Feb 21, 2012 at 08:59 PM
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p.1 #18 · Why are people buying camera guide ?


tdong wrote:
may be you miss my point.

I use nikon since d70 and now D3. I know all the functions there is to know after so many year already. all the info i need are in the LCD menu. I assure you I don't need to read the manual for the D800 I just order.

Yes I do need to expand my photographic horizons and mind by travelling more and take more pictures other than that no need to spend days in reading all the functions I already know from previous camera



Perhaps reading the manual could help your english as well as increase your knowledge about a camera...



Feb 21, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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p.1 #19 · Why are people buying camera guide ?


I particularly like Thom Hogans manuals. I have had a chance to look at his Nikon D300 manual it is very informative and elaborate. You might be surprised to see how much more you can learn from these books.


Feb 21, 2012 at 11:18 PM
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p.1 #20 · Why are people buying camera guide ?


FortyOneSixty wrote:
Perhaps reading the manual could help your english as well as increase your knowledge about a camera...


You shouldn't be picking on someone's English because their "english (sic)" is not up to your standards.

Scott



Feb 21, 2012 at 11:30 PM
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