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In this course, photographer and author Ben Long details the features, controls, and options in the Nikon D800 digital SLR. The course begins with an overview of what a digital SLR is and a tour of the camera's basic components. Ben then discusses the camera's basic operation: changing lenses, navigating the menus, shooting in automatic mode, reviewing and managing photos on the camera's LCD screen, and transferring photos to a computer.
Next, the course introduces more advanced exposure options: program mode, exposure compensation, ISO adjustments, and more. After Ben briefly defines each option, he shows how to adjust it using the camera's controls.
Ben also discusses white balance options, advanced metering and autofocus controls, flash, live view, and video shooting. The course ends with a chapter on maintenance, including sensor- and camera-cleaning and care tips.
Out of the box, your camera probably came with this screen protector fitted over its LCD screen. We have taken it off here because it gets in the way. It causes reflections and things that make it difficult for us to shoot the screen. I would really recommend leaving it on. If your screen gets scratched, there's nothing you can do about it. It's not a thing you can easily replace, and that's going to make everything from menu navigation to image review more difficult. So this is a really nice extra thing that Nikon has thrown on here. I really recommend leaving it on.
If you do want to get it off, you need to pry it off from the bottom, and then if you decide later you want to put it back on--maybe you need to take it off to clean it or something like that--fit this in first and then snap the bottom end onto the bottom of the camera.
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