hi new here. jst about to purchase a full Nikon D800e system. i'm trying to figure out the best way to learn it thoroughly.
i'm an experienced analog photographer and am wanting to do more video production. i work as a contemporary artist.
should i buy a Lynda.com DVD for this camera or should i buy a good book. unfortunately with Lynda.com, one you join, you can't download the video tutorials and they only offer so much on DVD at 100$ a pop. maybe the DVD and a book. if a book, which one would you recommend?
I'm not sure we're allowed to link to specific books but Thom Hogan does decent material.
... And no time to use them.
If you have specific problems, ask on the forum.
Oh, what is a "full system"? Lenses, etc.
The Nikon product manuals have become as good as it gets. Really. You do not need any extra materials to learn.
And then there's DSLR video the OP mentioned, which is something entirely different again. Completely different workflow, editing process, dealing with various codecs, audio, color grading, lighting, ergonomics, etc.
None of those topics are adequately covered in the Nikon manual or in camera-centric books. The best way to start is to have someone show you the basics, then maybe supplement with that lynda.com subscription.
Also wants to know what book to buy....
If I am wrong, however, any D800 book will probably help if fiddling with the camera & manual for a few hours won´t help. It´s not rocket science, which is kind of sad. If it was, less people would get into photography, and people would pay more for photos. Which would be really good.