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Is David Busche's D300 book and Magic Lantern D300 DVD any good?

Discussion in 'Nikon DX DSLR Forum' started by wgilles, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. wgilles


    Apr 25, 2008
    I just got my D300 a couple days, upgraded from a D80 and I'm a little overwhelmed. I was thinking of picking up David Busche's D300 Field Guide and/or the Magic Lantern D300 DVD. Has anyone used these and have any reviews on them?
  2. Can't speak about the D300, but I have both the Field Guide and Magic Lantern DVD for the D80. The Field Guide is an excellent reference guide, and I found that the DVD was very useful during the first few weeks of ownership, when all of the camera features were new to me.
  3. wgilles


    Apr 25, 2008
    Thanks. That Elite Video is a little expensive. I downloaded Tom Hogan's guide and have been reading that and it's very good. I think I might just pick up the DVD to actually "see" stuff. I think Tom's guide will be good reading material.
  4. I enjoyed the Field Guide...long and very in-depth.
  5. lr0868


    May 25, 2008
    henderson, nv
    I love David Busches D300 book, well laid otu and easy to understand.
  6. YOu downloaded what?! isnt that stuff illegal to brag about:eek: 
  7. eng45ine


    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    David's publications are very good, you will never go wrong with his guidance. David's book will show you how to get the most out of your new camera body.
  8. Another recommendation for David's book on the D300. I only wish I would have had it in hand last December when I was sinking under the weight of moving from a pointnshoot to my first DSLR.
  9. tektite


    Jan 23, 2006
    SE NH
    I have David's D300 book and it is well worth the price. Great learning tool.


  10. Me too. It is very comprehensive with illustrations to help you at every (Almost) step.
  11. Ron H

    Ron H

    Jul 5, 2005
    I have David Busch's book, and can give it a very high recommendation. It's full of excellent explanations and tips.
  12. wgilles


    Apr 25, 2008
    I picked up Bush's book today, so far it's pretty good.
  13. Wail


    Aug 14, 2007
    Saudi Arabia
    Seeing that two guides come well recommended ... which of the two are better, if I may ask, Tom Hogan's guide or David Busch's?
  14. I think David is a great writer PERIOD! I have his Field Guides for both my D50 and D200 - they're easier to read and understand than the other one.
  15. I'm very happy with Busches book. May have considered Hogan but I don't feel like reading on my puter. I wanna read in bed, at the kitchen table, on the......

  16. Ya know he gives permission to have it printed! It's about $52 at Kinkos - that's how much it cost me for my D200 ebook and then they'll punch it for a 3-ring binder. Now I can read it, highlight, and if something important needs to be seen in color, I can print it out on my own computer.
  17. wgilles


    Apr 25, 2008
    There is a thread on here about people having problems getting it printed. My local store wanted 86 bucks. I need to go through the chapters and pick out the info I want printed to save some dollars.
  18. david7703


    Mar 27, 2008
    melrose ma
    Dave's book is $20 at amazon, which i think is a great deal. It's easy to read, and has excellent pictures of the menus and screens he's refers to, and has good examples too. I use it as a reference all the time. I highly recommend it.


  19. Well, maybe I was just lucky? I didn't have any problems. They printed out 750+ pages for $52.
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