- If you have mobile devices, I strongly suggest that you download first to a computer and use your usual method (typically a drag-and-drop operation of some type) to load the PDF file onto the device. The number one support problem I've had so far has been interrupted downloads directly to the mobile device, which is usually out of my control (e.g. a carrier issue) but will eat one of your download attempts.
- While the files can be put onto smart phones, I personally believe that they are not the device you want to read the book on: their screens are too small for elaborately formatted PDF.
Known errata in version 1.00:
- Empty page after File Numbering Sequence
- Setting Language heading has a bad page break
- Empty page after SHOOTING Menu Reset
- Empty page before DOF tables
- Empty page before Slot Empty Release
- p. 33 "mislead" should be "misled"
- p. 41 "73 photosite positions" should be "73 positions"
- p. 196 "the has only one" should be "the Nikon 1 has only one"
- p. 197 second bullet "underexposed" should be "overexposed"
- p. 307 "highlight the white balance option" should just be "highlight the option"
- p. 354 "Pictures can be taken but won't be permanently stored" should be "Shutter sound will be made when electronic shutter is used" (don't ask!)
- p. 379 errant character just above screen shot
- p. 396 "mirror flip and" should be "shutter"
- p. 420 "mirror box" should be "sensor"
- p. 471 Step 4 is mislabeled Step 1
Known errata in version 1.01:
- none yet reported
If you find other errors, please let me know so that I can add them to this list and fix them in subsequent updates.
Frequently Asked Questions
What devices do you support?
I support Acrobat Reader on Macintosh OS-X and Windows, plus the Kindle Fire, Kindle Keyboard, Nook Color, and the iPad using the Goodreader app (see Goodreader questions further down). It's impossible for a one-man operation to support every possible eReading variation in the world. The target device size is an 5.5" x 8.5" page. With the desktop systems you can generally scale the PDF to any size you need. With the phones, tablets, and eReaders you generally can't, which is one reason why I target the size at smaller than a standard page: I've picked something that should be very readable on most 7" and 10" screens.
Will the PDF work on my Android Tablet (or other device not specified on my supported list)?
Probably. But there are so many devices with so many different permutations of PDF readers now, I can't test on them all. I use standard Acrobat Reader 6.x+ settings in creating the PDF, basically the lowest common denominator standard for PDF that's been around for almost a decade. The most likely problem I've found with eReaders is memory management: some have very poor PDF memory management, which results in poor page turn performance at a minimum. The Nook Color has slow page turn performance (the Nook Tablet seems to have fixed this). If you experience problems, you should ask your tablet provider why they don't support a plain vanilla, long-established standard PDF file.
Can I use the book on more than one device I own?
Yes. I have no problems with you putting a copy on both your computer and Kindle/iPad. I understand that there may be times that you want to read it on one device or another. I also understand that you might want Time Machine or other backup software to archive a copy for you just in case something happens to your system. Please, however, don't share the book file with others: that would be a violation of Copyright and absolutely affect your karma at a minimum.
How do I get the book to Goodreader on an iPad?
The basic way to use Goodreader is:
1. Download the file to your computer.
2. Sync your iPad with your computer via iTunes.
3. Once Step 2 finishes backing up your files but before disconnecting the iPad, select your iPad device and open the Apps tab for it in iTunes.
4. In the File Sharing area towards the bottom of the page, select the Goodreader app.
5. In the Goodreader Documents box that appears to the right of the File Sharing app list, click Add.
6. Navigate to where you saved the file in Step 1, select the file, and click OK.
Why do you recommend Goodreader on the iPad?
Because it has better memory management than the built-in iPad PDF reading facility, plus it allows commenting and other capabilities. The reading experience will be better, in other words.
Is the book cross-referenced?
Absolutely, and extensively. All Web site references are hot-linked. All page numbers are hot-linked (e.g. table of contents, "see page xx", index, etc.).
I've run out of downloads, what can I do?
Send me an email with the transaction ID number (not the invoice number) with a statement of why you ran out of downloads, and I'll respond, usually with a reset download code.