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  1. Hi, just want to let you know how happy I am with 70D guide. This covers so much more than the manual and makes much more sense. I’ve created a few tiny operating guides in my time and know just how much work and research has gone into this massive and concise work.
    As far as I’m concerned the ebook is an absolute bargain for the price and will without a doubt will enrich my user experience.
    Thanks
    Daven

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind feedback! Please feel free to share your review on Amazon – thanks!

      Let me know if you have any questions about the camera or guide. (PS I am going to move this comment over to the 70D page eventually)

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    2. Doug,

      I purchased your new Nikon Df Experience. Without a doubt, the best Nikon Manual I have ever invested in. I down loaded the e-book to my Amazon Kindle DX and then loaded it onto my 17″ MacbookPro, iMac 27″ and my Samsung GS4.

      Your style is a joy to read, incorporating your Df Experience, the Nikon Owners Manual and Df camera together in a way only a well informed Master Photographer could. Your hands on approach works very well for me. I can tell you really had a great experience yourself using the DF! ;-) I own the F, FTN, FE, FE2,—- F6, D700, D800 and now 2 DF’s (1 Black & 1 Silver) These 2 have become my favorite over all my previous Nikons over 50 years. They are a pure joy to shoot… I have posted my 5 Star reports on Amazon.com, The Nikonian’s and passing the word to other local Nikon and other Photog groups here in Southern California.

      Wish you much success in Photography (Outstanding Work by the way) and also with the E-Book Experience Manuals >>>———>

      Thank You Doug, “Job Well Done Photog!”

      V/R The PhotogDog
      Kent M. Whitney

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    3. I use Nikon d5100 and I’m unable to get satisfactory brightness even in the daylight. Whenever I click pictures, the brightness is not uniform in all pics. Which setting should I change so that all the pics have a good brightness?

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      1. Hello, There could be any number of reasons why your image exposures are off. It depends on which Shooting Mode you are using, the current exposure settings that you or the camera is selecting (aperture, shutter speed, ISO), the Exposure Compensation Settings (which may have been adjusted to a setting other than 0), which Metering Mode is in use, and even where the active autofocus point is located. Have a look at my guide Nikon D5100 Experience to learn about all these settings and variables:
        http://www.fullstopbooks.com/nikon-d5100-experience/

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      2. Purchased you manual Nikon D5500 Experience e-book. and was very happy with the way it was put together. Being new to Slr Photography it guided me through the camera settings easily. Thanks for a lot for a great e-book.

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      3. Hi, I find your book very informative, I have it in my hand as I read and am impressed with the straight forward logic as it takes me through all the stuff I thought I already knew but I am amazed at the depth and reasoning of the camera body, the way it explains what I need to know to create an image. I have to confess to digressing somewhat when I followed a link to Brian Petersen and his very informative photography book on understanding exposure.
        My Canon 5D my 111 is a total joy to own. And your ebook is a fantastic insight
        To allow me to get from my kit what I want and a whole lot more.
        Many thanks.

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        1. Hello, thank you for your kind feedback! Please let me know if you have any questions about the camera or guide, and please feel free to review the book on Amazon – thanks!

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        2. Doug,

          I purchased a copy of your Canon 70D Experience book. Excellent!

          Too bad the Canon manual isn’t as well explained, or as easy to read. You’ve certainly gone beyond the terse instructions in their manual, and have provided some very practical tips. So, thanks for that.

          Specifically, I was looking for more information regarding ‘Custom’ settings, or ‘My Menu’ configurations. I think what I was expecting from Canon, was something more like configurations/settings for ‘My camera’. For example, if I were doing (say) studio portrait work, for an individual, or group, or table-top small light box photography, it means that I need to spend some time setting up both the lights, camera, and distance calculations before beginning the work. It ‘would be great'(tm) that once I thought through the whole setup process and finally got the various camera menus and settings, including flash settings, that I could simply save this particular camera configuration as ‘My camera – studio 1’, for example. Another ‘standard’ configuration for outdoor flash photography, example sports team shots, wedding (although not for me), etc.

          Perhaps I have not yet discovered how to do this, or this feature does not exist, but it would save a whole bunch of fumbling through menus, which is what I’m doing at the moment. For example, I have ‘Flash Control’ saved as one of My Menus, but I still have to push a few more buttons to get down to the Output Power settings. Perhaps I’m just dense?

          If you have any insight into how I can easily get from wake-up defaults, to ‘My camera – Studio’ with just one or two button presses, that work be perfect.

          Best regards,

          Norm

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          1. Thank you for the kind feedback! Feel free to write a review of the guide on Amazon, where I offer the Kindle version – thanks!

            For the custom camera settings, have a look at the Custom Shooting Mode (C Mode) menu item of the Setup 4 Menu, which will allow you to assign your selected Menu and Custom Function Settings to the “C” Mode on the top Mode Dial. My guide explains this in Section 3.5, Setup 4 Menu. Unfortunately, you will only be able to assign one group of settings, as there is only one C Mode location on the dial. Other Canon models offer 2 or 3 C modes, which are more useful for multiple shooting set-ups.

            As far as the Flash Exposure Compensation or output level, you can quickly access that using the Q Button and Quick Control Screen.

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            1. Thanks for the quick reply, Doug.

              I was afraid that might be the case, but hoped there might be a work around. I guess I’ll have to determine which might be the most complicated configuration, and save that one as my ‘Custom’.

              Certainly, given the amount of software this camera possesses, it would not have taken much effort to provide, say, 6 Custom possible configurations. Perhaps in a future firmware release, Canon might respond to customer’s (my) comments. But that could be just wishful thinking on my part.

              Or, since I’m quite familiar with Manual mode, that might be the best course of action for me.

              I appreciate the work you put into these books!

              Thanks again,

              Norm

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