Thom Hogan's
Complete Guide to the Nikon D50

This eBook is the definitive D50 instruction guide.

This eBook helps you master the use of the Nikon D50 digital SLR, with a full description of the camera features and 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 D50 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 D50 manages to not only fully describe every feature of the D50 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 D50 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, Closest 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 D50 explains these terms and accompanying techniques in the same simple, no-nonsense language that made his Nikon Field Guide a best seller.
  • 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 D50 (note that depth of field on a digital body like the D50 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:

"Thanks for putting together a book that details the camera in commonsense language." --M. Fuentes

"It truly exceeds my expectations.  So often, books are dumbed down to the point of just restating the manual.  But, I really learned a lot from yours; the level is perfect for me.  This is my first DSLR - I am moving up from a Canon AE-1 and a Nikon 5700." -- C. Hunnicutt

620 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 for your own personal use.

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


Other Useful D50 Links on this Site

My review of the D50
Errata Page for the Complete Guide to the D50.




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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 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 transfer. I have not tested it with other devices. Whether you'll find a PDA suitable for reading and accessing the text or not is questionable, 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.

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