I have been reading this book and using it as a reference to get up to speed with my new Nikon D300.It has been very helpful for this and every time I've had something come up that puzzled me, I've been able to use the excellent index to find where it's covered in the book and then solve the problem.It is not a book for the absolute novice in photography, and he does point this out more than once in the early chapters of the book.

I appreciated the very clear tour of the features and multitude of controls on the camera.Through clearly labeled photographs of many different perspectives on the camera and clear descriptions, I feel that I at least have a general idea of the many options available to me.

The full color example photos are lovely to look at as well as clear in demonstrating the principle Busch is trying to explain.For this reason, I decided to get the paperback version rather than the Kindle version - I wouldn't be able to see the color photos as well on my B&W Kindle screen.

I have been using this book so far as a sort of field guide as well, though really it is too large for "field" use.I am not expert enough to evaluate the quality of information given any further, but I will say that given the complexity of this camera, a person who doesn't know exactly what she's doing apparently can end up running into some challenges, and so far, this guide has gotten me from "Now, why is it doing THAT?" to"Ah, that's better" each time.And isn't that what a guide is for?To get you back on track when you get lost.This book does that and apparently much more as well.