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Announcement: The Nikon Creative Lighting System, 3rd Edition


Posted February 24th, 2015 by


Great news. I’m now able to officially announce the release of the 3rd edition of our best-selling book, The Nikon Creative Lighting System, 3rd Edition: Using the SB-500, SB-600, SB-700, SB-800, SB-900, SB-910, and R1C1 Flashes.
There are lots of updates in this 3rd edition. Here are just a few:
- New chapter for the SB-500 flash
- Updated content
- Instructions for new Nikon camera bodies such as the D750, D4s, D810, D610, D7100, D5300, D3300, and more.
- Updated photographs, figures, and tables
- New how-to examples
The 3rd edition is slated to ship May 30th, 2015 and

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