I was utterly blown away with The Ultimate Nikon SLR Handbook 2014 “magazine” that I found at Barnes & Noble book store (April 2014). It is published by Zino. The stunning magazine images and graphics coupled with concise explanations, for me, simply works in a most astonishing way. I could not believe that in one page of image and text that some complex photographic concepts could be simplified so nicely. The Nikon SLR cameras are not all that simple to operate because they are full of features that help us tackle aspects of getting better images. And on top of the camera complexity one should understand the science of light, the technology of lenses and camera operation of shutter speed, ISO, and a host of more factors. All this is a bit more daunting for most of us to comprehend so finding a simplified explanation is most appreciated. The more you understand the science behind the various factors that one needs plug into proper camera operation, so as to move away from the AUTO mode, the better but it can be a bit difficult to wrap you mind around the technology to achieve better results. This magazine moves you forward toward using shutter or aperture priority shooting. This magazine really speeds up our minds comprehending the science, the steps to operate your camera for better images, and tips on how to properly frame or compose your images. The price is $29.99 but it is simply worth every penny.
Update: December 7, 2017, This magazine comes out periodically and each edition shows the year and volume number. Because I reviewed only this single issue, I leave it up to you to put value to more recent volumes.