Configuring and Using the Nikon Zfc

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Please make sure you're ordering the correct book. Nikon has both a Zf and a Zfc model, and the books for each are different! The above link is for the Zfc (crop sensor) camera.

Price: US$29.99 download only
24MB download file use green button, above; free updates for ebook version, when made. This book is in ePub format. Windows users will need an ePub Reader (many are available for free), while Apple (Mac, iPad, iPhone), Kindle, and most others probably already have an ePub Reader installed. This book is also available as a print-on-demand book from Amazon for US$29.95; 324 black and white only pages.

This book is different than my Complete Guides in that it only tackles the primary problem that most users have with a new camera: how the heck do you get it configured to work the way you want it to work, and how do you then use it?

Thus, you'll find that this isn't a do-all, tell-all, expose-all tome like my other books have been. Nope, this book is a get-out-your-camera and read along to get the Nikon Zfc camera set exactly right for your photography. I tackle this in some clear steps:

  • Fix some defaults
  • Make all your one-time settings
  • Customize the camera controls
  • Settle into your basic shooting options (look, focus, and more)
  • Get hooked up to your mobile device
  • Use your Zfc for various tasks (includes the split personality of traditional dials versus modern dials)
  • Save your settings for later convenient retrieval

Along the way I deal with things like how Nikon's organized the menu system and how to navigate it quickly, how to set up back button focus (and some supporting focus button options. as well as picking your initial preferred AF-Area mode), how to set up the camera to evaluate exposure, and much, much more. Yes, I do discuss when to use higher ISO values and some of the other major settings, but I don't go into the detailed level I do in my Complete Guides.

Because this book takes a far simpler approach than my Complete Guides, I'm able to use the ePub format to publish it as a download, which makes it perfect for any reader device, big or small. It's been optimized for Apple Books (macOS, iOS, and iPadOS), but it works with other e-readers, as well. 

What do readers think of the book?

  • "informative and useful. It's easy to read for the beginner, as well as being geninuely useful even for more experienced Nikon users" —llc

Current version 1.00

  • ePub format (usable on iOS and Android devices, desktop readers). The downloadable product is only available from this Web site. Download revisions are only sent to valid purchasers who acknowledged the License Agreement at purchase. Please don't support or encourage piracy and illegal copying.
  • Printed version (324-page softbound paperback available from Amazon print-on-demand) is only available from Amazon. Please note that while the illustrations in the book are in color in the downloadable version, they are in black and white in the printed version in order to keep the cost reasonable. This mostly applies to the description and illustration of Picture Controls and White Balance. 

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