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Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Digital Field Guide
 
 

Sony Alpha DSLR-A200 Digital Field Guide [Kindle Edition]

Alan Hess
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Digital SLRs can be both exciting and intimidating. Focus on the fun with this portable guide! Clear explanations show you how to use every setting on your Sony DSLR-A200 and make the most of the 10.2 megapixel CCD image sensor, Super SteadyShot image stabilization, dynamic range optimization, and other top-of-the-line features. Refresh your knowledge of photography basics like composition, shutter speed, aperture, and lighting; explore creative suggestions and advice for photographing kids, concerts, wildlife, even online auction items; and learn the best ways to download, view, and print your photos.

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Focus on the fun you′ll have with your Sony DSLR–A200 Stepping up to a digital SLR can be both exciting and intimidating. This portable guide lets you focus on the excitement. Clear explanations show you how to use every setting and make the most of the 10.2 megapixel CCD image sensor, Super SteadyShot image stabilization, dynamic range optimization, and other top–of–the–line features. With tips and insight for getting dynamite shots in every situation, it′s the book you′ll want to take along whenever you take pictures. Set up your camera, use all its features, and review your images Refresh your knowledge of photography basics — composition, shutter speed, aperture, and lighting Explore creative suggestions and technical advice for photographing kids, concerts, wildlife, even online auction items Learn the best ways to download, view, and print your photos Discover how to maintain your camera in optimum working order

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 24161 KB
  • Print Length: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (18 May 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0052O7CLO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #289,778 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Field guide Sony Alpha 200 28 Mar 2009
Format:Paperback
With all due respect to the brilliant linguists who can translate technical detail into English, there will always be sections that don't quite make sense. This guide ensures that you understand everything about this excellent camera. Simple explanation combined with well labelled diagrams makes it very readable and very useful. The writer clearly knows the camera and clearly knows photography so the reader will learn to make full use of all the cameras features and also gain some excellent tips from an experienced practitioner. No matter how long you have been taking pictures there will be things for you. If you are transferring from 35mm to digital photography, this guide will make the change from Chemist to computer much easier. A very useful guide, economically priced.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Invaluable guide for the A200 28 April 2009
Format:Paperback
If you are new to DSLR photography as I am then you have a double learning curve. You have to learn about the controls on your camera as well as learning the effects of changing aperture, shutter speed etc, not to mention learning to assess the light conditions. All too often I was ending up knowing what I wanted to do, but not remembering how to do it on the A200. Or seeing a setting on the A200's control panel and not being able to remember how it would affect the photograph. What I needed was a guide where I could quickly link photographic requirements to the way they were implemented on my camera. That is just what this guide does. It has sections that take you through the many controls and settings, followed by chapters on how light works and what that means for the photographer. All of this is presented in a practical way and with lots of enthusiasm that keeps you reading.
If I have a criticism it is that when he refers back from discussing a camrea setting to how you do it on the A200 he refers only to the chapter. This leaves you scrabbling through the book looking for the exact page. It would be beneficial for the novice trying to apply the rules if he referred to the exact page where you find the setting information for the A200.
But this is a minor complaint. For the newcomer to photography with the A200 this book is a first class guide, and excellent value for money at the price.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic field guide 18 April 2009
Format:Paperback
very impressed with book good simple explaination of camera and all its workings also good crisp colour photos i would very much recommend this book
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good start for beginners 7 April 2009
Format:Paperback
Easy to read and follow, if your new to photography or moving up from film it's an ideal companion to the Sony A200. It won't go into much depth on things but covers all the subjects needed and ultimately its designed to get you used to the camera, if you want specific techniques then there are other books for this.
As an introduction to the Sony A200 it beats the manual hands down.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book...really helps! 23 July 2009
By Pat Campbell VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I read about this book after purchasing my Sony a200k DSLR and was glad I did; it is a mine of information. Each chapter and page are clearly laid out and everything you need to know is covered. This book certainly beats any boring manual, as the instructions and tips, bring your learning experience to life. I found the guide very easy to use and there is lots of cross-referencing to assist the reader, as well as excellent advice and suggestions. My photography has definitely improved because of this book.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars First rate field guide 21 Feb 2009
Format:Paperback
A very comprehensive and well illustrated guide to an excellent camera. There are no omissions that I can see and the book is excellent value.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top Guide! 16 May 2009
Format:Paperback
This book is a must have for your camera, in full colour and precise clear instructions, well worth the price!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Essential For the Sony DSLR 25 Dec 2009
By M. G. Chisholm TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Paperback
I see quite some variation in reviews regarding this. Not suprised I have to say because photgraphy is a hobby in many cases and that inevitably polarises opinion as it is such a personal thing.

I came to DSLR route with little camera knowledge - still don't have much if I'm honest - and needed somthing that would help me on my way when using my Sony DSLR. This book has proved to be just that.

It gives you the techie stuff needed to actually operate the camera and use it's functions - with fortunately a good explanation as to why you have them.

There are plenty of tips - which no doubt you can find elsewhere as well, but as they come rolled up with the Sony info for the camera it helps enormously.

As for the detractors - they seem to fall into two camps as far as I can see. Those who are already knowledgeable regarding DSLR cameras and simply need a field guide, and those who have no knowledge at all and somehow want something that will take them by the hand and get excellent shots for them.

If like me you have limited knowledge but understand that it is you and the practice that you are prepared to put into the hobby that will eventually get you the pictures you want, then this is an ideal book. It tells me all I need to know regarding the operation of the camera. I get some pro tips to help me on my way as well. I now understand that I have to put some figurative leg work in to gain the deeper understanding of taking good pictures and I'm happy to do that. So far I have had some rubbish stuff but I have also taken some pictures that I'm quite proud of. Not going to threaten a Vogue pro but it's a start.

So to recap. Get this book as a means to learn your Sony DSLR, which it is excellent for. After that you will have to go and put that knowledge into practice - and at that point this book comes in handy as a reference guide.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent! Very easy to read and understand
Excellent ! Very easy to read and understand. Have had the camera for some time but hardly used it - camera shy ! Read more
Published 1 day ago by Vivienne
5.0 out of 5 stars Good
Book As described and clear content. I wish I had bought this book a few years ago when I firsts got the camera as it is all described in great depth yet in an understandable way... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Scotlandrover
4.0 out of 5 stars useful book
Very useful for detailing the specific model. I would recommend getting this book for any new sony alpha 200 users.
Published 3 months ago by Sarah G
5.0 out of 5 stars A good user guide
This a comprehensive guide to the a200, and make up for the dry technical user guide that (as usual) does not inspire. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr J A Hopkin
5.0 out of 5 stars A useful tool
This book was very helpful to me in understanding and using my Sony camera. A very good guide and reference tool.
Published 11 months ago by mash
5.0 out of 5 stars Alpha A200 camera book
Wonderful book,just what I needed, it is well illustrated and It is better than the Sony user book . Highly recommended
Published 17 months ago by Michael Groom
5.0 out of 5 stars Sony alpha DSLR-A200 Digital Field Guide
I love this book, it is extremely informative, very easy to read. It's small enough to take out and very good value for money.
Published 24 months ago by D. Morgan
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice guide to get me used to this camera
Ok so honestly, most of these types of guides will be created based on generic information, with a little addition specific to the camera model you are interested in - specifically... Read more
Published on 15 Nov 2011 by smartyPants
4.0 out of 5 stars Digital Field Guide A200
I think this Field guide (DSLR A200)is a must for us beginners , the only thing I found was during the later chapters it keeps referring to go back and get information from other... Read more
Published on 10 Nov 2011 by THe Kempster
5.0 out of 5 stars Sony Alpha 200
I found the information in the book very useful and easy to follow. I particularly like the fact that the information in each section is set out so I can have the canera beside me... Read more
Published on 29 July 2011 by D. W. Treble
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