David Busch's Sony Alpha DSLR-A350/A300/A200 Guide
The Sony Alpha DSLR-A350, A300, and A200 are loaded with the best features of more advanced digital SLR cameras, in easy-to-use models perfect for budding photographers. As the new owner of a Sony Alpha, you are serious about photography and want to take outstanding pictures. You also want to quickly and easily discover how, when, and why to use the most important features of your cuttingedge camera. David Buschs Sony Alpha DSLR-A350/A300/A200 Guide to Digital SLR Photography will show you how, when, and, most importantly, why to use all the cool features and functions of your camera to take eye-popping photographs. Introductory chapters will help you get comfortable with the basics of your camera before you dive right into exploring creative ways to apply the Sony Alphas exposure modes, focus controls, and electronic flash options. With information and tips that apply to all three Alpha models, this book is chock full of hands-on tips for choosing lenses, flash units, and software products to use with your new camera. Beautiful, full-color images illustrate where the essential buttons and dials are, so youll quickly learn how to use your Sony Alpha, and use it well.
Very useful, explains WHY your camera works
By Toby D. - December 20, 2008
I'm an experienced photographer, so I first looked upon this book with some skepticism. I assumed it would just be a glorified owner's manual. It really turned out to be more than that. The author explains each of the camera's features, how they work, WHY they work, and some examples of when you would want to use them. The official Sony owner's manual simply tells you how to turn on or off various controls. However, they don't tell you what a particular control does or why you'd want to use it. For example, I was initially puzzled by what the "D-Ranger Optimizer" did. This book answered that--and many more--questions.
The author also does a great job summarizing and explaining how the camera determines white balance, exposure metering, autofocus, etc. Having learned photography on a film SLR, this book provided an excellent primer on how these concepts translate to my new Sony digital SLR.
The book is well-written, logically structured, and well-indexed... read more
By Gus - December 5, 2008
I just bought a Sony A300 (its my first SLR camera) after taking over 50 shots with automatic settings provide by the factory I ordered this book, it explain all about the camera and digital photography, its perfect for beginners as I am. It explain the steps and the technical terms being used by digital photography using text and pictures printed in high quality paper and resolution. I'll recommend this guide to friends.
Very good practical guide
By Luchnia - January 31, 2009
At first, some topics in this book seemed to be a bit spaced out and somewhat difficult to piece together. The author describes his reasoning right from the beginning as to the arrangement so there are no questions and once you read it a couple times you will be ready to go.
Overall I found it was a very good read and I really enjoyed it. I have read over it twice now and it seems to be much easier now to put the pieces together correctly.
Now that I got this guide, I hope to put the guide and the camera to much greater use soon. Sitting down with the camera and following the information in this book would be a good way to truly get familiar with all the great features of the Sony alpha camera. This book and the Sony alpha camera should give a person great information to start producing some outstanding photos!
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