Complete Guide to the Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II

Note: this book covers only the Z6 II and Z7 II models. For earlier, original Z6 and Z7 cameras click here.

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Thom Hogan's Complete Guide to the Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II First Edition helps you understand and master the use of the Nikon Z6 II or Z7 II camera. Both are covered in this 1152-page eBook.

The First Edition currently covers up through firmware 1.60.
A separate version of this book for the original Z6 and Z7 is available here. Please buy the book appropriate for your camera, as they are different!

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. Nikon's also introduced new features, such as Mid-range Sharpening and Diffraction Compensation, a host of new Creative Picture Controls, and many nuances to lots of DSLR-type features. Did you know, for instance, that Highlight-Weighted metering works differently on the Z6 II and Z7 II than it does on the D5/D850? Moreover, in my continued use of these cameras I found certain tips and tricks that are useful for any Z6 II or Z7 II user to know.

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, including why Nikon doesn't want you physically touching the sensor to clean it (that's in a footnote, but it's there). 

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 Z6 II and Z7 II. 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 Z6 II and Z7 II manages to not only fully describe every feature of the Nikon Z6 II and Z7 II running firmware through 1.10 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 Z bodies for the best results. Video users get information on how to use the video functions on the Z6 II and Z7 II, including shooting 10-bit N-Log or ProRes RAW 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 Z6 II and Z7 II explains these terms and accompanying techniques in the same simple, no-nonsense language that made his original Nikon Field Guide a best seller. And yes, the eye detection and the small changes to Wide-area AF that came with Nikon's 2.0 firmware update are dealt with.
  • Video, Focus Stacking, and more are covered in detail. Nikon didn't spend a lot of time in their documentation outlining how everything works. 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 Z6 II and Z7 II cameras actually allow 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, though it is optimized for iPads (we suggest the low-cost Goodreader app on the iPad to get the very best reading and annotating experience, but Apple Books works quite well). Don't have an eReader? No problem, the eBook also works using Adobe Reader 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 Z6 II and Z7 II is a must-own for any Nikon Z6 II or Z7 II user. There simply isn't any other work out there that comes close to touching the detail, usefulness, or completeness of this work. 

What do readers say?

  • "Well written and packed with useful hints" -- gh
  • "You did it again. Your book on the latest Z cameras provides all level photographers information on how and why to obtain the best results from their Nikons." --ef
  • "The Z6 II/Z7 II Guide is great!' --ns
  • "I had low expectations for a camera guide as I had never got one before; I have not yet finished the Z7 II guide but I think it is great." --is
  • "Remarkably helpful and well done." --jz

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