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David Busch's Sony Alpha NEX-5N Guide to Digital Photography [Paperback]

David Busch
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6 Dec 2011 1133590454 978-1133590453
The Sony Alpha NEX-5N is one of the most innovative cameras Sony has ever introduced, combining a tiny, mirrorless body with the same large 16.2-megapixel sensor found in bulky digital "mirrored" models, interchangeable lenses, programmable "soft" keys, a touch screen, and the kind of full control over settings and features that serious photographers require. As the owner of a Sony Alpha NEX-5N, you demand the ability to take outstanding pictures with your new camera. David Busch's Sony NEX-5N Guide to Digital Photography shows you how, when, and why to use all the cool features, controls, and functions of the Sony NEX-5N to take great photographs. Introductory chapters will help you get comfortable with the basics of your camera before you dive right into exploring creative ways to apply file formats, resolution, shutter speed, and other exposure features. Beautiful, full-color images illustrate where the essential buttons and dials are, so you'll quickly learn how to use the Sony NEX-5N, and use it like a pro!

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  • Paperback: 350 pages
  • Publisher: Delmar Cengage Learning (6 Dec 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1133590454
  • ISBN-13: 978-1133590453
  • Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 19 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 332,603 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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With more than a million copies of his 100-plus books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling author of camera-specific guidebooks, and the originator of popular series like David Busch's Pro Secrets, David Busch's Quick Snap Guides, and David Busch's Guides to Digital SLR Photography.

His twelve hugely successful books for Nikon digital cameras are the top-selling guidebooks for their respective camera models. He has also written the most comprehensive and best-selling guides for many different models from Canon, Sony, Pentax, and other vendors.

Busch's dozens of other books devoted to digital photography include Digital SLR Cameras and Photography for Dummies, David Busch's Digital Infrared Pro Secrets and Mastering Digital SLR Photography. As a roving photojournalist for more than 20 years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. Busch has operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college.

The graduate of Kent State University in Ohio operated his own photo studio and was a principal in one of the largest public relations firms based in San Diego, California, working on press conferences, press kits, media tours, and sponsored photo trade magazine articles for clients including Eastman Kodak Company and Hewlett-Packard. Busch has published more than 2000 photography articles under his by-line in more than 100 different publications. His photos have appeared on the covers of magazines, and in both print and television advertising.

Busch has become one of the leading photojournalist/authors worldwide. He has had as many as five books appear simultaneously in the Amazon.com Top 25 Digital Photography Books, and when Michael Carr of About.com named the top five digital photography books for beginners, the #1 and #2 choices were his Digital Photography All-in-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography.

Busch was a featured guest speaking on digital photography on Toronto's Breakfast Television show, has been a call-in guest for more than two dozen radio shows in major US markets, and his advice has been featured in the United States' National Public Radio's All Things Considered programme. His work has been translated into Arabic, Czech, Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Bulgarian, German, Italian, French, and other languages. Busch's web site is http://www.dbusch.com, and his blog can be found at http://www.dslrguides.com/blog.

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Introduction. 1. Quick Tour: Shooting Your First Sony NEX-5N Picture. 2. The Sony NEX-5N Roadmap. 3. Setting Up Your Sony NEX-5N. 4. Shooting Basics. 5. Photography with your Sony NEX-5N. 6. Advanced Shooting and Movie Making. 7. Working with Lenses. 8. Working with Light. 9. Downloading and Editing. 10. Troubleshooting Your Sony NEX-5N. Glossary. Index.

About the Author

With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling digital camera guide author and the originator of popular digital photography series like David Busch's Pro Secrets and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides. He has written more than a dozen hugely successful guidebooks for Sony and Sony Digital models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital Photography, Second Edition, and Digital Pro Secrets. As a roving photojournalist for more than 20 years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He's operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photos and articles have appeared in Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He has also reviewed dozens of digital cameras for CNet and Computer Shopper, and his advice has been featured in National Public Radio's All Tech Considered. When About.com named its top five books on Beginning Digital Photography, debuting at the #1 and #2 slots were Busch's Digital Photography All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography. During the past year, he has had as many as five of his books listed in the Top 20 of Amazon.com's Digital Photography Bestseller list--simultaneously! Busch's 120-plus other books published since 1983 include bestsellers like David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Digital Lenses. Visit David's website at http://www.dslrguides.com.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great if you are new to photography 22 Dec 2012
By RickJ
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The book contains largely the information, that is freely available from the Sony (3 different instruction manuals), or at any Digital Camera Photography website. You will find there some basic information on maintenance and the brief run down of photographic terminology. Something that everyone familiar with Google search could find on the Internet for free and in matter of minutes. But I have greatly missed the chapter on tricks and tips that would be specific to NEX-5N and missed the information relating to plethora of aftermarket adapters, that will allow you to use manual and a/f lenses from Nikon, Canon, Pentax or Minolta with this camera, as well as the range of more exotic lenses by Leitz, Schneider or Zeiss. Plus I sadly missed the run down on accessories like remote radio releases, flash light triggers, Cokin, or other special effect filters, various QR brackets for tripod settings etc. For the money [and I have bought the book for my 6 year old nephew], I would have expected lot more camera specifics. For this reason, I cannot really recommend this book.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must if you own a Sony Nex-5N 18 April 2012
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I'm a beginner photographer and the Sony Alpha Nex-5N is my first Sony camera, so the menus and terminology was new to me. The instruction manual enclosed with the camera is close to worthless, so an additional user guide was necessary. Mr. Busch's guide has helped me a lot. It is excelently written. His explanations are easy to understand. The pictures included are well chosen and support the text. He spice the text with occational humour (and not too much of it). I have followed many of his examples and found no major errors. I felt at times his explanations were bordering the nerdy (ex. the focus chapters), but you can always skip these. All in all a highly recommendable guide!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sony Alpha NEX 28 Jan 2013
By Ian R
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I have the NEX-5R but there wasn't an up to date book for this new camera. The book on the 5N covers pretty much everything though anyway for the 5R, with a couple of difference.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good guide 4 Aug 2012
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I am sure that you could learn everything you need to know from the Sony user guide, forums and simple trial and error, but if you are looking for something that combines a friendly hand-on-the-shoulder approach with a not unnecessarily technical style to ease you into using your new camera then I would recommend this book.

It is well laid out, clear & simple to understand and if - like me - you are a newbie to DSLR style cameras and have largely used point-and-shoot settings on compact cameras before then you will appreciate this book. Intermediate photographers are probably unlikely to learn much more about the art of digital photography but I think could still benefit from having such an accessible guide to all of the great features on the camera itself.

All in all, I am glad I bought the book and would definitely recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice simple read, however... 2 May 2012
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If you know some of the basics then you really don't need this book. I leafed through 90% of the book before I got to the section I wanted (the different focussing abilities of my NEX-5N). Even this information is available on line if you search for it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great guide for the Sony Nex 5 26 Mar 2014
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The supplied guidance for the Nex 5 is typical of today's practice.

Reading instructions from the web on a laptop does not replace the now discontinued traditional printed instructions.

David Busch's guide is brilliant and I am very pleased that I found it and obtained a copy.
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