Complete Guide to the Nikon Z50

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Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon Z50 helps you understand and master the use of the Nikon Z50 camera. This DX camera is fully covered in this 969-page eBook.

You may think that you're well versed on Nikon cameras at this point, but in putting together this book I found dozens of small changes and differences that are important for you to know. While the Z50 is a lot like the Z6 and Z7, for instance, there are a number of simplifications, commissions, changed defaults, and even a couple of new functions. Nikon's also recently introduced new features to their cameras, such as Mid-range Sharpening and Diffraction Compensation, a host of new Creative Picture Controls, and many nuances to lots of the previous DSLR-type features. Did you know, for instance, that Highlight-Weighted metering works differently on the Z50 than it does on the D5/D850?

This book covers everything (thus the name). I'll walk you through why the new lens mount is significant, what older lenses you can use with the FTZ Adapter, and how the Z focus system actually is put together and works. Pretty much everything that's known about the Z system is in this book. 

You'll find deep-yet-understandable explanations with more examples and suggestions than in other guides you can buy, 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 Nikon Z cameras, you'll find things in this work that you didn't know about the Z50. That's why it's called a "complete guide." 

  • Organized to help you learn. Strongly organized, 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). I've taken the time to re-organize many sections from my previous books, as Nikon's own organization in the menus and options has changed.
  • A complete instruction manual and an introduction to relevant digital issues in one book. Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Z50 manages to not only fully describe every feature of the Nikon Z50 running firmware 1.x in clear, easy-to-understand language, but also provides you rich, technical background for many of the critical issues that confront digital camera users. First time digital camera users will get information about how digital cameras work. Digital veterans will get insights into how to set their Nikon Z50 for the best results. Video users get information on how to use the video functions on the Z50, including connecting to an external recorder.
  • Z autofocus modes explained in plain English! Nikon loves inventing acronyms and cryptic terms. Can't figure out tracking autofocus, what the autofocus area modes actually do, and how to best configure you camera for focusing? Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon Z50 explains these terms and accompanying techniques in the same simple, no-nonsense language that made his original Nikon Field Guide a best seller. 
  • Video is covered in detail. Nikon didn't spend a lot of time in their documentation outlining how everything works with video. Some of their descriptions are almost as simple as "press this button and turn this dial." Thom's book covers what the camera is actually doing and how that might impact your results. Since the Nikon Z50 actually allows manual control of video, you'll learn how to do that, too.
  • All the ways you can connect to mobile/computers are dealt with. SnapBridge? Yes. Tablet direct connections? Yes. Wi-Fi to your computer? Still yes. 

The PDF eBook file has been checked and runs on Kindle, Nook, and iPad readers (we suggest the low-cost Goodreader app on the iPad to get the very best reading and annotating experience, but iBooks works quite well). Don't have an eReader? No problem, the eBook also works using Adobe Reader and other PDF readers on Windows, Macintosh, and Linux systems. Technically, it works on iPhones and Android phones, too, but the screens on those devices are bit small to read comprehensive text and tables like those in this book. 

The Complete Guide to the Nikon Z50 is a must-own for any Nikon Z50 user. There simply isn't any other work out there that comes close to touching the detail, usefulness, or completeness of this work. Even Nikon's own reference manual is missing things this book describes.

What do readers say?

  • "Just wanted to say that I am blown away by what is in the book!  I have learned more about how digital cameras work and digital photography from the book than I ever thought possible!  And that is on top of how the Z50 actually works.  Unbelievable detail and so easy to understand! An absolute bargain for what it is!" -ta

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