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Nikon Owner Issue 21
The Book Page
Cicero wrote 'A room without books is like a body without a soul'. Welcome to the Nikon Owner Book Page. Here we present a selection of new titles which may make the perfect addition to your book-shelves.
Holding On: A Story of Love and Survival by Jo Gambi
In 2005 Rob and Jo Gambi became the first married couple to achieve the ultimate adventurer's ambition when they climbed the 'Seven Summits' (the highest mountains on all seven continents) and skied to both the North and South Poles together. Jo is also the first female, and Rob the first Australian, to have achieved this. This was no small feat in itself. Yet even more remarkably, Rob was concurrently in remission from his second bout of cancer.
In 2005 Jo entered the Guinness World Records for the fastest female ascent of the 'Seven Summits' and still holds this record; Jo was also the second British woman to climb Everest's more difficult and daunting North Ridge. This is a chronicle of their amazing and utterly inspirational journey together made in spite of insurmountable setbacks including facing death high in the Himalayas. Their story is not just an enthralling account of mountaineering and polar achievements; it is a powerful and emotional story of love and survival against the odds. Rob and Jo's story has received broad national and international media coverage and Jo's book has been recently featured on GMTV LK Today and as feature articles in The Daily Telegraph, The Observer and The Express. Jo is a very keen photographer and Nikon user, and we featured her remarkable images and article Against All Odds in Issue XIV of Nikon Owner magazine.
Magic Lantern Guide: Nikon D200 by Simon Stafford
The Nikon D200 is the long-awaited successor to the venerable D100. It shares many of the features and functions with Nikon's current 'flagship' digital SLR, the D2Xs, and provides professional and advanced enthusiast photographers with a photographic tool that combines a high specification and robust build quality.
Incorporating a newly developed 10.2 mega-pixel Nikon DX-format CCD sensor, eleven point auto-focusing system, 3D Colour Matrix metering II, and full compatibility with the Nikon Speedlight Creative Lighting System, the D200 sets a new standard in its class.
This book, which includes a free Quick Reference card, explains how to use the camera to its maximum potential. Consisting of 320 pages packed with information, it contains plenty of hints and tips that you will not find in the manual, together with numerous pictures taken by the author using the camera. Distinguished photographer Simon Stafford, technical editor to Nikon Owner magazine and author of the Nikon Compendium, has also written books on the Nikon D70/70s, D50, and Nikon Speedlight system as part of the Magic Lantern Guide book series.
Magic Lantern Guide: Nikon AF Speedlight System by Simon Stafford
Nikon produces probably the most sophisticated portable flash system currently available. The core components, the SB-800, SB-600, and SB-R200 Speedlights are fully compatible with Nikon's Creative Lighting System, which offers features such as i-TTL flash exposure control, Advanced Wireless Lighting system, automatic FP High-speed flash synchronization, and Flash Value lock.
Regardless of whether you use a Nikon film or digital camera this book shows you how to master not only the contemporary flash equipment and its operating modes but also covers, in detail, the use of other recent Nikon Speedlights. Providing in-depth advice and information on flash modes, flash terminology, and the varied features and functions of flash equipment not available in the manufacturer's manuals, this book helps to explain every facet of the modern Nikon Speedlight system. Comprising 288 pages, the book also encompasses a course on the basics of using flash, and describes a variety of specialized flash techniques, making it an essential reference for any photographer who uses flash.