Errata

Typos and Fixes:

Although a half-dozen of us pore through every word of my books looking for typos and goofs before they go to press, I’ve learned that, as careful as we are, we’re no match for the 20,000 or so eagle-eyed readers who (I hope) read each of my photography guides from cover to cover.  Vendors make changes to their products, firmware is updated, or I discover something new about a particular camera, too. If you’re looking for updates, corrections, and fixes, you’ll find them here.

You may discover that not every typo listed is present in your copy of my book; as soon as we receive an alert, every verified error is corrected for all future printings and editions.  So, with any luck, your copy has already been amended.  If, by chance, you discover a typo that is not listed here, the reason that it is not shown is that nobody has reported it to me yet.  Please do so!  Leave a comment here, and I’ll not only make the fix, but I’ll respond directly to you.

The list below includes all corrections that have already been made to future printings of the books noted.

BocaPhoto: Although I had pleasant dealings with Precision Photo/BocaPhoto for many years as my source for many camera parts, the company has gone out of business and the web site was taken over by scammers for a time.  I’m withdrawing my recommendation for the company that appears in many of my books, and have to report that I don’t know of a secondary source for those parts.

Nikon D7200 Guide:

Pages 4,6:  A CD/DVD is no longer included with the cameras like the D7200.

Page 5: MH-25a. The 25a version does not come with an AC cable, unlike the previous MH-25.

Nikon D750 Guide:

Despite what you may find on Page 196 saying that from “two to ten” multiple exposures can be specified, the Nikon D750 can take choice choice of either two or three exposures during a multiple exposure sequence.

Nikon D800/D800e Guide:

Trap focus now works as described on pages 173-175. Nikon has finally fixed the trap focus bug in the Nikon D800/D800e so it works exactly as described in my book.  You just need to download and install the 1.10 or later firmware version that fixes the cameras’ tendency to ignore focus priority under certain conditions.  I’d expected Nikon to fix this bug by the time the book was originally published, but they claimed it was a “feature” for a long time before eventually correcting it in the D4, D4s, and D800 series cameras.

Nikon D500 Guide:

Page 6: The MC-30 works fine on the Nikon D500.

Page 32 and 56:  “Secure Digital card” should be “memory card” in several cases
Page 59: In the Focus Mode button point, ignore “or manual focus (M.)”

Page 120:  Step 6,  “f/stop” should be “shutter speed”

Page 175:  fourth line  “is labeled Time” should be “is labeled – – (Time)”

Page 237: AF-Micro-Nikkor 60mm f/2.8D bullet: “This older lens is still available from some sources and can be a more economical choice for those looking for a high-quallity macro lens in this focal length range.”

Page 237: AF Micro-Nikkor 200mm f/4D IF-ED bullet: Ignore “, and is manual focus only with the D500”

Page 269: In the 1/250s (Auto FP) bullet ignore “,including the flip-up flash”

Page 434: Under Resize, in the second line of the text  “OK” should be  “multi selector center”

Page 463: Multi selector power aperture bullet, the instruction “press the up button to reduce aperture and the down button to open up.” should be  “press the up/down buttons to change the aperture.”

Page 171: Second line under heading “Working with Short Exposures”  delete the words “built-in or”

Nikon D7100:

I had no idea so many people were using the ML-L3 infrared remote control!  More than a dozen people pointed out that Figure 2.1 showed an incorrect representation of the D7100’s Release Mode dial, and on Pages 23, 25, 68, and Page 9 of the Compact Field Guide, I indicate that you needed to select the non-existent Remote Control setting on the dial.  Here is the correct procedure, which should have been listed on Page 263, immediately before the Multiple Exposure heading:

Remote control

Unlike the previous D7000 model, there is no Remote Control setting on the Release Mode dial. The wired MC-DC2 remote, plug-in WR-1 radio remote, and ML-L3 infrared remote operate when any release mode is set.  To use the ML-L3 IR remote:

  •  To activate the ML-L3, select Remote-control mode (ML-L3) in the Shooting menu and choose Delayed remote (shutter releases two seconds after you press the button on the IR remote); Quick-response mode (the shutter  trips immediately when the button is presseded); Remote mirror-up (press once to flip up the mirror, a second time to release the shutter); or Off to disable the ML-L3.  As long as the D7100 is actively “looking” for the IR signal (choose 1, 5, 10, or 15 minutes using Custom Setting c5), it will ignore the Release Mode setting, and use the remote mode you specify.

Other corrections:

  • Page 9 – The Nikon D7100’s Quick Start Guide is included in the D7100 User’s Manual, and not as a separate booklet.
  • Page 106 – Three Effects modes, originally described in Chapter 2, are unnecessarily duplicated here.
  • Page 262 — The lowest ISO setting available for the D7100 is ISO 100.  Lo 1 (ISO 50 equivalent) is not available.

Here’s the correct Figure 2.1.  The Nikon D7100 Release Mode Dial looks like the one on your camera, and in this picture, and not like the figure in the book.  But you knew that from looking at your camera.

d7100dial

 

Although a half-dozen of us pore through every word of my books looking for typos and goofs before they go to press, I’ve learned that, as careful as we are, we’re no match for the 20,000 or so eagle-eyed readers who (I hope) read each of my photography guides from cover to cover.  Vendors make changes to their products, firmware is updated, or I discover something new about a particular camera, too. If you’re looking for updates, corrections, and fixes, you’ll find them here.

You may discover that not every typo listed is present in your copy of my book; as soon as we receive an alert, every verified error is corrected for all future printings and editions.  So, with any luck, your copy has already been amended.  If, by chance, you discover a typo that is not listed here, the reason that it is not shown is that nobody has reported it to me yet.  Please do so!  Leave a comment here, and I’ll not only make the fix, but I’ll respond directly to you.

The list below includes all corrections that have already been made to future printings of the books noted.

Global: In most of my recent camera guides I passed along Photographic Solutions’ (then) recommendation to use Eclipse 2 cleaning solution instead of the original Eclipse 1 product to clean sensors.  The company has since discontinued Eclipse 2 and recommended going back to the original solution, which they now say does the best job.  Lacking a chemical laboratory to run tests, I’m changing my directions to match their latest recommendation.

David Busch’s Nikon D7000 Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Page 13: GP 1 bullet.  “D90″ should be “D7000″!

Page 115 (bottom) to 116 (top:)  Sentence from “Just press the mode button and rotate the main command dial” should be “Just rotate the mode dial to M”

Page 125:  Step 5 should be “Set the D7000 to A (Aperture-priority).”   Thanks to the 3,000 readers who spotted this transposition!

Page 158: Manual focus:  “When sharp focus is achieved, the red focus zone box will turn green…”  Nope, it doesn’t: it stays red.  However, the image on the LCD will look a lot sharper!

Page 201, Table 7.1 Shooting Menu Recommendations #1
For the Option of ‘Set Picture Control’ in the ‘Portrait’ group change “Sharp -2″  To “Sharp 2″

Page 216: Step 2, change “Playback button” to “QUAL button”

Page 352:  Figure 11.5 caption Change “18-70mm” to “18-200mm”

Page 314, first paragraph.  Where it says “nor Picture Controls, multiple exposure settings…” should be”nor multiple exposure settings…”

David Busch’s Compact Field Guide for the Nikon D7100

Page 24: The main dial and sub-command dial are typically used to set the shutter speed and aperture, respectively.

Page 39:  The camera’s 1.3X (2X) crop mode uses a sensor area of approximately 18 x 12mm.

Page 41: Callout 14 points to Flash Mode, and Callout 15 points to Lens Focal Length in Figure 2.12.

Page 43: Although Scene modes on the Mode dial are mentioned, the Effects position on the Mode dial is not listed.  However, none of these are true exposure modes.

Page 46: For Figure 2.18, Callouts for the memory card slots are reversed.

Page 86-87: Under ISO Sensitivity Settings, the minimum ISO available is ISO 100, not Lo 1.  Under Max/Min sensitivity settings, the minimum is ISO 100, and the maximum ranges from ISO 200 to ISO 6400, plus Hi settings.

David Busch’s Nikon D3s/D3x Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Global: There are a few places in the book in which I recommend covering the optical viewfinder eyepiece,  a carry-over from earlier cameras that do not have the D3-series eyepiece shutter.  You can still cover the eyepiece if you want, but flipping the eyepiece shutter is usually faster, and a lot more convenient.  In addition, the position, labeling, and function of the INFO button is described incorrectly in several places.]

David Busch’s Nikon D700 Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Page 47, under Memory Card Door.  “Compact Flash memory cards” should be  singular: “Compact Flash memory card.”

Page 53, Trash/Format #1. Ignore the  sentence “Choose which memory card you want to erase…..”

Page 60, Step #4. Ignore this step. It does nothing!

Page 307, First full paragraph.  The chart groups lists Portraits twice, and doesn’t include Bracketing.

Page 330, Second full paragraph under the heading, 4th line.  5MP DS mode should be 5MP DX mode.

Page 331, Third full paragraph, line 5.  “30 years go” should be “30 years ago”.

Page 402, Third full paragraph, sixth line.  The adjustment should be  -3.0 to +3.0, not  -1.0 to +3.0.  The same correction has been made on the following page.

Page 402, Fourth paragraph, fourth line.  “to produce a particular lighting ratio of effect”  should be “to produce a particular lighting ratio”

David Busch’s Nikon D90 Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Page 7: “AC Adapter EH-5a/Power Connector EP-4” should be “AC adapter EH-5a”

Page 98:  Using Preset Manual White Balance:

The steps got mangled during editing; Steps 2 through 6 should be:

2. Press the WB button and rotate the main command dial to display PRE on the top panel LCD.

3. Release the WB button momentarily.  Then press the button again until the PRE icon in the top panel LCD and viewfinder starts flashing

4. While the indicators are flashing, fill the frame with the neutral reference subject ..

5.  Press the shutter release to measure the white balance.

6. After you’ve taken the photo, if the D90 was able to capture the white balance data, a message Good will flash on the top  panel LCD, and Gd will appear in the viewfinder.  Otherwise, no Gd  will be shown in both locations.  Thereafter, the captured white balance value will appear in the Preset section of the White Balance entry in the Shooting menu (See Figure 3.21.)

Page 110: The number of possible multiple exposures is given as a range from 2-10.  The true range is 2 to 3 shots in the multiple exposure sequence.  I’d expected this to be changed in a firmware upgrade, but it never happened.  We haven’t had the L firmware updates I was so enthusiastic about on Page 320, either.  Nikon giveth, and then they stopeth.

Page 113:  Under Reset, “holding down the D-Lighting button…” should be “holding down the EV (+/-) button (just southwest of the shutter release) and the AF button (the bottom button to the right of the top panel LCD),”

Page 118:  Under b2 Easy exposure compensation: There are two “On” entries.  There should be only one.  The second one should be ignored.

Page 173: Under Choosing a Metering Method: In the second paragraph, the metering mode is selected “by rotating the main command dial while pressing the metering mode located just southwest of the shutter release.”

Page 180:  under Program Mode: In the third paragraph, the second and third sentences should begin, “Rotate the command dial clockwise to reduce the size of the aperture…” and “Rotate the command dial counterclockwise to use a larger aperture…”

Page 186: Step 1: Instead of setting Drive mode to Remote, use the MC-DC2 remote cable or the self timer instead.

Page: 187:   Step 4: “Set the D90 to S (Shutter Priority).”  Should be “Set the D90 to A (Aperture Priority.)”

Page 196: In the first paragraph “EOS” should be “D90”

Page 207: CSM #a4: “Choose Auto if you want the selected focus point” should be “Choose On if you want the selected focus point”

Page 253: At the top of the page are listed cameras that do not have an autofocus motor.  To correct that listing (and add additional models to account for recent product introductions) “such as the Nikon D40/D40x and D90” now should be “such as the Nikon D40/D40x, D60, D5000,  D3000, and D3100.” Two lenses mentioned, the 60mm f/2.8D Micro-Nikkor, and 200mm f/4D IF-ED Micro-Nikkor do indeed autofocus on the D90.

Page 326: Under acrylic shields: The last sentence should be removed.

David Busch’s Nikon D300s Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Page 38: Under Making Settings Under Low Light Sidebar: “Instead press the Info button (it’s to the left of the color LCD, the second button from the top, marked with a “key” icon)…”  should be “Instead press the Info button (it’s to the right of the LCD screen)…”

Page 68:  Under Active D-Lighting: The Chapter reference should be to Chapter 3.

David Busch’s Nikon D5000 Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Page 8: The bullet point Multi-power battery pack MB-D80 should be removed.  Not compatible, as I originally had thought.

David Busch’s Canon EOS Rebel T2i Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Page 29: Third paragraph: “The magnify/enlarge button is located in the upper RIGHT corner of the back of the camera”  and “The reduce image button, located to the LEFT of the magnify/enlarge button, zooms back out.”

David Busch’s Nikon D5100 Guide to Digital SLR Photography

p. 188 refers to “other slot”; the D5100 has only one.

p. 198, top. Storage folders can have 5-character names, which get prefixed with a 3-digit folder number.
p. 205 bottom-pressing OK backs out; only right-arrow brings up the fine-tuning screen.

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