Getting the most out of my new D70s

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  1. Dweller

    Dweller Inconspicuous Supporter

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    Today may be the day! I am finally ready to pull the trigger on a new D70s with 18-70 kit lens, extra battery, 1GB 80x memory card and a bag.

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    So my question now is can anyone reccomend a book (or will the manual do a good enough job) for learning all the features of this camera? I am coming from Film and until recently did not pay a lot of attention to the Digital side of things. I wanted to focus on learning the fundamentals with what I had first. But now I am ready to move into the digital side of things so I can shoot more without that constant thought of how much its going to cost to process all the film I am shooting. I can now setup experimental shots where it may take me 100 shots (if ever) to get it right, but thats ok because I am shooting digitially now!

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    Ahem... sorry... so back on topic, can anyone reccomend a good book on using the D70s?
     
  2. Arch

    Arch Damn You! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There's probably a field guide you can buy like you can for the D50, but all the technical side is in your manual...... i wouldn't waste the money.
     
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    While I'm not entirely sure, but there are probably places online that would discuss some of the features if you did a search for it.
     
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    Hey! Congratulations! I just got the same camera...ain't it awesome! I bought mine at Wolf Camera - they had a more detailed manual and a DVD for the D70S. I haven't yet, but will probably end up getting one of them. There's so much to learn with this thing.

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    The included manual with the camera is good enough to start - it will teach you the mechanics but the actual photo talking is up to you.
     
  7. Dweller

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    heh yeah I was not looking for a "how do I take pictures" but more something that may help someone who started on a completely manual film SLR (with the exception of metering) make the transition to digital. things like exposure compensation sound really cool and I am sure the manual will explain it but it would be nice to see examples like "this is the situation where I used exposure compensation and this is the results it gave me".

    I may swing by the library after I get through the manual today and see what they have available.
     

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