I leaned a lot from reading this book. There is a lot of good knowledge which has evidently been collected through hard won experience. I found that I had to read things two or three times before finally getting the point. Perhaps a chapter summation with bullet points would clarify what has been said in sometimes too many words.
Having just bought an X-E1 and with the well-known limitations of owner manuals, I thought I'd better get this pretty damn quick! It's all there. Everything you need to know. I like the fact that Rico not only clearly explains all the options for using this camera, but gives a lot of advice on when and how to use them. In other words, it's written by a user and not just a re-hash of the Fuijifilm manual. I have an Fujifilm X20 so that gives me a head-start, but I learned a lot yesterday as I went from cover to cover. Recommended.
This excellent book provides invaluable advice and guidance on these two cameras in a way that is accessible to seasoned photographers and those who may be starting out on the journey to take them beyond point-and-shoot snapping. The tips and shortcuts as well as the way in which the author navigates the reader through the sophisticated capabilities of these pieces of equipment are simply not available in the manual provided. Illustrated throughout, this book is essential reading both as an introduction and a reference source.
A very useful book for first time users of Xpro1 with exactly the kind of expanded practical information not available in the technical manual. Clear writing with just enough enthusiasm to encourage, but not get in the way of objective descriptions of functions. The book qua book is quite 'unhandy' being bound in a way that requires two hands and some effort to make it stay open, which is a nuisance since a reader mostly wants to look at camera at same time as read the advice. I still recommend it.
This book is excellent. Well written as it flows very well. I've learned a lot about the functions on my X-E1, and my photos are much approved. Highly recommend this book. I've book marked several pages for reference and feel any user of either camera will benefit from reading this book.
So practical and useful this book is only as long as it needs to be. It goes through various scenarios and the pros and cons of various manual and automatic functions for the camera and covers basic photography principles along the way. Absolutely fantastic book.