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Photographer's Guide to the Leica D-Lux 4: Getting the Most from Leica's Compact Digital Camera

Photographer's Guide to the Leica D-Lux 4: Getting the Most from Leica's Compact Digital Camera [Kindle Edition]

Alexander S. White
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The Leica D-Lux 4 is one of the most capable and versatile digital cameras of all the "point-and-shoot" models currently available. However, its profusion of menus and controls and its ability to perform so many photographic functions, coupled with a user's manual that can be hard to decipher, have led to frustration for some photographers in learning how to use the camera to its full potential. Photographer's Guide to the Leica D-Lux 4 is the first guidebook that explains the features and capabilities of Leica's widely acclaimed compact digital camera. Written in plain English and illustrated with numerous color photographs and illustrations, the book covers all features, functions, and controls of this remarkable camera. This guidebook goes beyond the owner's manual to provide step-by-step explanations of topics such as autofocus, aperture priority and shutter priority shooting, recording video, exposure compensation, using flash, and the various methods of viewing pictures. It also covers more advanced topics not addressed at all in the owner's manual, including infrared photography and street photography. In addition, the book discusses selecting and using accessories that are available for the camera, including cases, filter adaptors, and external flash. The book also includes a quick-reference section that sets out step-by-step guides to how to accomplish certain common photograph tasks, such as taking a portrait, taking action shots, or using the self-timer, for those users who need to start taking pictures without taking time to dig through the user's manual to find the correct settings. The book provides information that is hidden in the user's manual or not even mentioned at all, such as a short-cut method for navigating the menu system and the tricks to using the camera's small but very useful joystick control to the best advantage. The book provides patient explanations, guidance, and useful information for the beginning photographer as well as for the more advanced user who wants to enjoy the greatest possible return on his or her investment in this premium-quality camera.  

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1065 KB
  • Print Length: 229 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0964987554
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: White Knight Press (1 Nov 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0032FNZEI
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy this with the camera 6 Jan 2010
By Chris V
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The Leica D-Lux 4Leica D-Lux 4 Digital Compact Camera - Black is an absolutely great camera, though the manual that comes with it does not do it justice. Even if this book were just a rearranged and clearly re-written manual it would be welcome. However it goes further than that. The author shows deep knowledge and experience about both the camera and photography in general, and provides some information not present in the manual. It's easy to read compared with a turgid manual and has plenty of illustrations. It was written before the camera firmware version 2.2 was released, so some small changes and additions to the camera function, such as an additional scene setting are not covered, but that is a minor point. Overall I would recommend anyone buying the camera to automatically get this book at the same time.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A "Must Buy" for D.Lux4 Owners. 30 Jan 2010
I love my D-Lux 4. It's a superb little camera but, unfortunately, Leica's own User Manual is pretty basic,confusing and leaves a lot to be desired.
The Panasonic Guide for the Lumix LX3-a similar camera- is much better, but this Book is far superior to both.

Clearly written, well illustrated and very easy to understand, the Book tells one how to harness the power of the menu system and controls. When guiding the reader through the camera's many powerful options, it also unlocks secrets that are hidden or not mentioned at all in the User's manual.Importantly, this book tells one HOW to use these many options. Yes, the book may seem a little expensive but, believe me, this is a classy paperback and well worth the money. "Buy Now, you will not regret it."
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5.0 out of 5 stars Understandable and useful 28 Jun 2010
I've actually got the Panasonic DMC-LX3, buts that's technically the same camera as the Leica D-Lux 4 so the guide is invaluable and MUCH easier to comprehend than the Panasonic manual.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Leica Guide review 22 Jun 2014
By Frank
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Very informative manual set out in a logical format, would recommend to a budding armature but take it in stages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and informative 25 Mar 2013
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My new (4 year old) Leica D-Lux 4 has a good manual but with so many features unexplained I needed a good guide book. Excellent coverage.
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At any rate, here is one set of guidelines that you can start with and modify as you see fit. To get the gritty “street” look, set Film Mode to Dynamic BW, but dial in -2 Noise Reduction and -1 Sharpening. Set Quality to RAW plus Fine JPG to give you post-processing options. Set aspect ratio to 16:9 to give a wide field of view. Set ISO to 400 to give you good image quality while boosting sensitivity enough to stop action with a fast shutter speed. &quote;
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