Thom's Been Busy as a Zee

Duplicate of article on zsystemuser.com, with some bythom addenda at the end

Or is that zusy as a bee? 

Just because the site is quiet at times, doesn't mean I haven't been hard at work behind the scenes. 

Today I'm announcing a ton of things (look out Nikon, I'm catching up!):

Yeah, that's a lot of work. Some of it has been languishing "almost complete" on my desk as other things came up. Some of it was intentionally timed (I prefer announcing book and review together). 

So some additional things you need to know:

  • The Configuring and Using the Nikon Zfc book is available in two forms from two different sources. You can order the downloadable electronic version from the zsystemuser.com site, as usual. It comes in ePub form. You can order a black-and-white version of the book as a printed paperback from Amazon. No, there's no deal I can provide you for a bundle combination, you have to order them separately. Having previously literally moved tons of paper product in and out of the office, I'm not going to repeat that at my advanced age. The printed book is print-on-demand, and is mailed to you directly from the printer, if that's the version you want. Again, note that the color illustrations in the electronic version will end up monochrome in the printed version (to save cost and keep the price to you down). This, of course, brings up the question of whether the Complete Guides will be available this way. The answer is no, they are far too big to fit into a single bound book, and I don't have time to split them into what would be essentially three volumes (in order to not stress the paper binding). Moreover, a three-volume printed set would be costly to customers.
  • Configuring and Using is not the same as Complete Guide. I've taken Nikon's approach here for my Zfc book, and made a more casual and feature-limited book for their more casual and feature-limited camera. This is an experiment, but I think one appropriate to the likely audience for the camera. Before you ask, I don't currently have the intention of making such a casual book for the upcoming Z9 ;~). 

What's currently still in the queue?

  • Reviews of the 20mm f/1.8, 50mm f/1.2 S and 58mm f/0.85 NOCT 
  • Review of the Viltrox 56mm f/1.4 
  • Updates of Z6/Z7 and Z6 II/Z7 II books
  • Updates of the D5, D500, and D850 books
  • Review of the Nikon D6
  • Complete Guide for the Nikon D6
  • Review of the Sony 20mm f/1.8G
  • Review of the Sony 200-600mm f/5-6.3G
  • Much, much more

Yes, I'm going to be quite busy for awhile...

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