Nikon D780 Guide

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Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon D780 helps you understand and master the use of the Nikon D780 DSLR. With 1075 pages of detailed, complete, and useful information, you'll find all your questions about the camera and how to use it answered. 

Available for download at US$39.99


Note: I have a separate book for the D750 model. Please make sure you are on the right page before ordering!

This book (supplied as an eBook PDF file) contains everything you'd want to know about the D780 and how to use it. You'll find deep yet clear explanations with more examples and suggestions than in previous and other guides, all in the no-nonsense and understandable writing style for which Thom Hogan has become famous. No matter how well you think you know the D780, you'll find things in this book that you didn't know about it. For example, did you know that you can create a cropped copy of your image immediately while reviewing it zoomed in on the Rear LCD? That's why it's called a "complete guide."

If you're familiar with my earlier guides, you'll also find that this new book has been completely restructured and in many places has rewritten explanations and material not found in my previous well-regarded books. From time to time, I try to up the game with my Complete Guides, and I believe the D780 work is my best work so far.

What's covered? Autofocus (for both DSLR use and Live View, which differ on this camera), metering, video, card selection and use, lenses, image quality (with complete details of all the new EXPEED6 capabilities), use of your smartphone, your iPad, or computer with the camera via SnapBridge...basically everything there is to know about the D780. 

The PDF file is fully cross-referenced and bookmarked. byThom supports use of the PDF file on Windows computers, Macintosh computers, Apple iPads, plus Nook and Kindle readers. (There's no reason it won't work on smartphones or other tablets, but we don't have the resources to check and support every instance of every PDF reader in existence. Note also that on the smallest Kindles, page margins and Amazon's PDF support can make the type smaller than some people like; try orienting the page horizontally, where Amazon gets the margins right.) 

The Complete Guide to the Nikon D780 is a must-own for any D780 user. There simply isn't any other work out there that comes close to touching the detail, usefulness, or completeness of this work. The work can only be purchased from this site. 

  • Organized to help you learn. This book has been completely restructured from my earlier Complete Guides, making things easier to find, and putting the huge complexity of the modern DSLR in a more approachable order than ever before. The book features 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). Video is covered in a separate section, as well. 
  • A complete instruction manual, plus an introduction to relevant digital issues, both in one book. Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon D780 manages to not only fully describe every feature of the D780 in clear, easy-to-understand language, but gives you a rich, technical background for many of the critical issues that confront users of sophisticated digital cameras, such as the D780. 
  • Nikon flash and autofocus modes explained in plain English! Wonder how i-TTL flash works? Can't figure out Dynamic autofocus, Release Priority, Focus Priority, 3D autofocus mode, and a host of other terms used to describe features of the focusing system? Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon D780 explains these terms and accompanying techniques in the same simple, no-nonsense language that made his Nikon Field Guide a best seller. Moreover, the book clearly shows you the difference between how focus works while looking through the viewfinder as opposed to looking at the Rear LCD in Live View. The book also includes instructions for the two Speedlight models that work best with the camera (SB-500 and SB-5000), wireless flash options (both optical and radio), and all the intricacies of Nikon's flash system.
  • Connecting coverage: The eBook covers the built-in Bluetooth and Wi-Fi wireless transmitters and the use of the Nikon SnapBridge app on mobile devices. It also covers connecting to iPads, computers, and even Nikon's Wireless Transmission Utility. 

What do readers think?

  • "Really nice job on the new d780 guide book; best [guide] so far.” -bb
  • "This book is awesome!" -gb

Current version: 1.00, 1075 pages, available as a downloadable PDF

eReader and iPad users: the PDF files have been tested only on the the Kindle and Kindle Fire, and the iPad (Pro, 3, and Mini), Apple Preview, and using the Adobe Acrobat Reader application. Other devices are not directly supported (though they may be able to use the files). Kindle users should read my PDF FAQ pages, as Amazon's direct PDF support is limited mostly to reading (there are other options for Kindle Fire users). See this page for more information about what you can read my books on.

This product is only available from this Web site and only via download. 

Update policy: small incremental changes, if produced (e.g. 1.0x), are automatically sent free to purchasers. Major edition updates (e.g. x.00) would also be sent free, but with a request for a voluntary US$5 payment to offset my ongoing email and bandwidth costs.

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