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Learn to master your Nikon Z6 II / Z7 II and take full advantage of all its capabilities!

Mastering the Nikon Z6 II / Z7 II by Darrell Young provides a wealth of experience-based information and insights for owners of the new Z6 II or Z7 II camera. Darrell is determined to help the user navigate past the confusion that often comes with complex and powerful professional camera equipment.

This book explores the features and capabilities of the cameras in a way that far surpasses the user’s manual. It guides readers through the cameras’ features with step-by-step setting adjustments; color illustrations; and detailed how, when, and why explanations for each option. Every button, dial, switch, and menu configuration setting is explored in a user-friendly manner, with suggestions for setup according to various shooting styles.

Darrell’s friendly and informative writing style allows readers to easily follow directions, while feeling as if a friend dropped in to share his knowledge. The information in this book goes beyond the camera itself and also covers basic photography technique.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. About the Author
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Foreword
  8. Camera Body Reference
  9. Chapter 1: Introduction and Initial Camera Setup
    1. Basic Specifications
    2. Use This Book with Camera in Hand
    3. What Is the Purpose of This Book?
    4. Things to Know When Reading This Book
    5. Accessing the Camera Menus
    6. Touch-Sensitive Monitor
    7. Five Steps for First-Time Camera Configuration
    8. Using the Camera’s Help System
    9. Camera Functions for Initial Configuration
    10. Camera Settings Recommendations
    11. Downloadable Resources Website
    12. Author’s Conclusion
  10. Chapter 2: Camera Control Screens
    1. Mirrorless Is Different, Yet the Same
    2. Technical TFT-LCD Monitor Information
    3. Technical EVF Information
    4. The i Menu: A Shortcut to Critical Camera Functions
    5. Two i Menu Modes
    6. Using the i Menu
    7. Changing i Menu Settings on a Secondary Screen
    8. Playback Quick Menus
    9. Flash Control Screen and Menu
    10. Photo Mode
    11. Movie Mode
    12. Control Panel
    13. Touch Screen
    14. Author’s Conclusion
  11. Chapter 3: Metering, Exposure Modes, and Histogram
    1. Section 1: Metering
    2. Matrix Metering
    3. Center-Weighted Metering
    4. Spot Metering
    5. Highlight-Weighted Metering
    6. Section 2: Exposure Modes
    7. Programmed Auto (P) Mode
    8. Shutter-Priority Auto (S) Mode
    9. Aperture-Priority Auto (A) Mode
    10. Manual (M) Mode
    11. Auto Exposure (AUTO) Mode
    12. U1, U2, and U3 User Settings
    13. Section 3: Histogram
    14. Understanding the Histogram
    15. Highlights (Blink) Mode
    16. Author’s Conclusion
  12. Chapter 4: Focus, AF-Area, and Release Modes
    1. Autofocus Types
    2. Custom Settings for Autofocus
    3. Three Important Mode Groups
    4. Accessing the Individual Mode Groups
    5. Release Mode Access
    6. Focus Modes
    7. AF-Area Modes
    8. Release Modes
    9. Author’s Conclusion
  13. Chapter 5: White Balance
    1. How Does White Balance Work?
    2. Color Temperature
    3. When Does White Balance Matter?
    4. Methods for Adjusting White Balance
    5. White Balance on the i Menu
    6. WB on the Photo and Movie Shooting Menus
    7. Using an Assigned Camera Button for White Balance
    8. Auto White Balance Considerations
    9. Author’s Conclusion
  14. Chapter 6: Playback Menu
    1. Delete
    2. Playback Folder
    3. Playback Display Options
    4. Dual-Format Recording PB Slot
    5. Image Review
    6. After Delete
    7. After Burst, Show
    8. Rotate Tall
    9. Copy Image(s)
    10. Slide Show
    11. Rating
    12. Author’s Conclusion
  15. Chapter 7: Photo Shooting Menu
    1. Configuring the Photo Shooting Menu
    2. User Settings U1, U2, and U3
    3. Reset Photo Shooting Menu
    4. Storage Folder
    5. File Naming
    6. Primary Slot Selection
    7. Secondary Slot Function
    8. Choose Image Area
    9. Image Quality
    10. Image Size
    11. NEF (RAW) Recording
    12. ISO Sensitivity Settings
    13. White Balance
    14. Set Picture Control
    15. Manage Picture Control
    16. Color Space
    17. Active D-Lighting
    18. Long Exposure NR
    19. High ISO NR
    20. Vignette Control
    21. Diffraction Compensation
    22. Auto Distortion Control
    23. Flicker Reduction Shooting
    24. Metering
    25. Flash Control
    26. Wireless Speedlight Control
    27. Flash Mode
    28. Flash Compensation
    29. Focus Mode
    30. AF-Area Mode
    31. Vibration Reduction
    32. Auto Bracketing
    33. Multiple Exposure
    34. HDR (High Dynamic Range)
    35. Interval Timer Shooting
    36. Time-Lapse Movie
    37. Focus Shift Shooting
    38. Silent Photography
    39. Author’s Conclusion
  16. Chapter 8: Movie Shooting Menu
    1. Reset Movie Shooting Menu
    2. File Naming
    3. Destination
    4. Choose Image Area
    5. Frame Size/Frame Rate
    6. Movie Quality
    7. Movie File Type
    8. ISO Sensitivity Settings
    9. White Balance
    10. Set Picture Control
    11. Manage Picture Control
    12. Active D-Lighting
    13. High ISO NR
    14. Vignette Control
    15. Diffraction Compensation
    16. Auto Distortion Control
    17. Flicker Reduction
    18. Metering
    19. Focus Mode
    20. AF-Area Mode
    21. Vibration Reduction
    22. Electronic VR
    23. Microphone Sensitivity
    24. Attenuator
    25. Frequency Response
    26. Wind Noise Reduction
    27. Headphone Volume
    28. Timecode
    29. Author’s Conclusion
  17. Chapter 9: Custom Setting Menu
    1. Reset Custom Settings
    2. Section 1: A Autofocus
    3. Custom Settings a1 to a12
    4. Custom Setting a1: AF-C Priority Selection
    5. Custom Setting a2: AF-S Priority Selection
    6. Custom Setting a3: Focus Tracking with Lock-On
    7. Custom Setting a4: Focus Points Used
    8. Custom Setting a5: Store Points by Orientation
    9. Custom Setting a6: AF Activation
    10. Custom Setting a7: Limit AF-Area Mode Selection
    11. Custom Setting a8: Focus Point Wrap-Around
    12. Custom Setting a9: Focus Point Options
    13. Custom Setting a10: Low-Light AF
    14. Custom Setting a11: Built-In AF-Assist Illuminator
    15. Custom Setting a12: Manual Focus Ring in AF Mode
    16. Section 2: B Metering/Exposure
    17. Custom Settings b1 to b4
    18. Custom Setting b1: EV Steps for Exposure Cntrl
    19. Custom Setting b2: Easy Exposure Compensation
    20. Custom Setting b3: Center-Weighted Area
    21. Custom Setting b4: Fine-Tune Optimal Exposure
    22. Section 3: C Timers/AE Lock
    23. Custom Settings c1 to c3
    24. Custom Setting c1: Shutter-Release Button AE-L
    25. Custom Setting c2: Self-Timer
    26. Custom Setting c3: Power Off Delay
    27. Section 4: D Shooting/Display
    28. Custom Settings d1 to d12
    29. Custom Setting d1: CL Mode Shooting Speed
    30. Custom Setting d2: Max. Continuous Release
    31. Custom Setting d3: Sync. Release Mode Options
    32. Custom Setting d4: Exposure Delay Mode
    33. Custom Setting d5: Shutter Type
    34. Custom Setting d6: Extended Shutter Speeds (M)
    35. Custom Setting d7: Limit Selectable Image Area
    36. Custom Setting d8: File Number Sequence
    37. Custom Setting d9: Apply Settings to Live View
    38. Custom Setting d10: Framing Grid Display
    39. Custom Setting d11: Focus Peaking
    40. Custom Setting d12: View All in Continuous Mode
    41. Section 5: E Bracketing/Flash
    42. Custom Settings e1 to e7
    43. Custom Setting e1: Flash Sync Speed
    44. Custom Setting e2: Flash Shutter Speed
    45. Custom Setting e3: Exposure Comp. for Flash
    46. Custom Setting e4: Auto [Flash] ISO Sensitivity Control
    47. Custom Setting e5: Modeling Flash
    48. Custom Setting e6: Auto Bracketing (Mode M)
    49. Custom Setting e7: Bracketing Order
    50. Section 6: F Controls
    51. Custom Settings f1 to f9
    52. Custom Setting f1: Customize i Menu
    53. Custom Setting f2: Custom controls
    54. Custom Setting f3: OK Button
    55. Custom Setting f4: Shutter Spd & Aperture Lock
    56. Custom Setting f5: Customize Command Dials
    57. Custom Setting f6: Release Button to Use Dial
    58. Custom Setting f7: Reverse Indicators
    59. Custom Setting f8: Reverse Rings for Focus
    60. Custom Setting f9: Assign MB-N11 Buttons
    61. Section 7: G Movie
    62. Custom Settings g1 to g7
    63. Custom Setting g1: Customize i Menu
    64. Custom Setting g2: Custom controls
    65. Custom Setting g3: OK Button
    66. Custom Setting g4: AF Speed
    67. Custom Setting g5: AF Tracking Sensitivity
    68. Custom Setting g6: Highlight Display
    69. Custom Setting g7: Assign MB-N11 buttons
    70. Author’s Conclusion
  18. Chapter 10: Setup Menu
    1. Format Memory Card
    2. Save User Settings
    3. Reset User Settings
    4. Language
    5. Time Zone and Date
    6. Monitor Brightness
    7. Monitor Color Balance
    8. Viewfinder Brightness
    9. Viewfinder Color Balance
    10. Control Panel Brightness
    11. Limit Monitor Mode Selection
    12. Information Display
    13. AF Fine-Tuning Options
    14. Non-CPU Lens Data
    15. Save Focus Position
    16. Clean Image Sensor
    17. Image Dust Off Ref Photo
    18. Pixel Mapping
    19. Image Comment
    20. Copyright Information
    21. Beep Options
    22. Touch Controls
    23. HDMI
    24. Location Data
    25. Wireless Remote (WR) Options
    26. Assign Remote (WR) Fn Button
    27. Airplane Mode
    28. Connect to Smart Device
    29. Connect to PC
    30. Wireless Transmitter (WT-7)
    31. Conformity Marking
    32. Battery Info
    33. USB Power Delivery
    34. Energy Saving (Photo Mode)
    35. Slot Empty Release Lock
    36. Save/Load Menu Settings
    37. Reset All Settings
    38. Firmware Version
    39. Author’s Conclusion
  19. Chapter 11: Retouch Menu
    1. Retouched Image File Numbering
    2. Accessing the Retouch Functions–Two Methods
    3. Limitations on Previously Retouched Images
    4. NEF (RAW) Processing
    5. Trim
    6. Resize
    7. D-Lighting
    8. Red-Eye Correction
    9. Straighten
    10. Distortion Control
    11. Perspective Control
    12. Monochrome
    13. Image Overlay
    14. Trim Movie
    15. Side-by-Side Comparison
    16. Author’s Conclusion
  20. Chapter 12: My Menu and Recent Settings
    1. My Menu
    2. Recent Settings
    3. Afterword