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Photographer's Guide to the Panasonic Lumix LX7 [Paperback]

Alexander S. White
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
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Book Description

22 Jan 2013
The Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 has earned a reputation as one of the first choices for photographers who want an advanced camera they can carry around with them to capture great images without the complication and weight of a DSLR or other large camera. With features such as a very fast lens with an aperture of f/1.4, excellent image quality, and a solid array of burst-shooting capabilities, this compact camera has attracted an enthusiastic following in the photography community. However, the camera does not come with a detailed printed manual for reference, making it difficult for users to find answers to questions about the use of the camera's many controls, menus, and features. With the release of this guide book to the LX7, White Knight Press has provided users with a comprehensive guide to all operations of this sophisticated camera. Using a patient, tutorial-like approach, the book provides guidance to beginning and intermediate photographers not only about how to accomplish things with the LX7, but when and why to use the camera's many controls, menus options, and other features. The book does not assume specialized knowledge by the reader as it explains topics such as autofocus, manual focus, depth of field, aperture priority, shutter priority, exposure compensation, white balance, and ISO sensitivity. The book also provides details about the camera's numerous menu options for playback, setup, and customizing the operation of the various buttons and other controls. The book contains more than 400 photographs, almost all in full color, which illustrate the LX7's controls, shooting screens, and menus. The photographs also provide examples of the various types of photographs that can be taken using the many creative settings of the camera, including the Creative Control settings, which let the photographer alter the color processing and other aspects of images; the Scene shooting mode, with settings that are optimized for various subjects, including landscapes, portraits, and action shots; the Photo Style menu option, which provides the ability to customize the appearance of images; and the camera's strong array of features for continuous shooting and shooting in dim lighting. In addition, the book goes beyond the bounds of everyday photography, and provides introductions to more advanced topics such as infrared photography, street photography, astrophotography, and macro photography. The book also includes a full discussion of the video recording abilities of the LX7, which can shoot high-definition (HD) video with stereo sound, and which offers manual control of exposure and focus during movie recording. In three appendices, the book provides information about accessories available for the camera, including cases, external flash units, and filter adapters, and includes a list of web sites and other resources for further information. Also, the book includes a detailed appendix with helpful "quick tips" that give particular insights into how to take advantage of the camera's features in the most efficient ways possible.

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  • Paperback: 426 pages
  • Publisher: White Knight Press (22 Jan 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937986101
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937986100
  • Product Dimensions: 2.2 x 13.8 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,300 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best. 30 May 2013
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Most camera guides I have bought are a waste of money but this is very different. It explains the camera in clear and precise terms and I've learned more in the first few pages than most manuals tell you in 200.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Photographers guide to Lumix LX7 12 Sep 2013
By Barry B
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An excellent and logical explanation of the functions of the LX7. The subject matter of the included photo examples are a little odd
but do not detract from the details given. As the booklet included with the camera is far from adequate, without this guide many of the finer features of this excellent camera would be missed. It has proved most helpful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well worth buying. 10 Sep 2013
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I'm so glad I got this book. Being an absolute novice, I would have ended up using this camera in Intelligent Auto mode and missed the chance of using a great little camera to it's full potential.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book. 20 Aug 2013
By romeo69
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This book makes a great camera even better. The info on the disk that's supplied with the LX7 is good, but does not have the detail, or passion that this book has. I sit and read it most days, and each time I learn something new about my camera. If you have an LX7, then get this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Lumix LX7 Guide 19 Aug 2013
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I bought A.S.White's guide for my Lumix LX5, and found it extremely useful. I learned a lot about the available controls, and got a lot more enjoyment from that camera. It also encouraged me to experiment. I referred to it frequently. When I traded-up to a Lumix LX7, I bought this book to accompany it. I do not regret it. It is well ordered and in language I understand. The illustrations help, and the 'tips' section gives practical advice. I expect to use this edition frequently also. Although I rate it '5 stars', there is one minor doubt - it is possible that the USA and UK cameras are tailored to local video standards, but the book is written around the USA version. I am not certain of this, and it is a very minor quibble about a very well researched book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value on the Kindle App 17 Mar 2013
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Well written guide to the LX7' particularly on the iPad Kindle App. Takes the reader well beyond the usual dry reading found in the usual technical manual and is clearly written for LX7 enthusiasts by an enthusiast. Very readable and helpful.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Informative guide to using the Panasonic DMC-LX7 12 July 2014
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Excellent guide to an excellent camera, the guide showed some features that I did not know the camera had. This guide is much better than the pdf manual that came with the camera itself
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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect companion to my new LX7 3 Mar 2014
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This is the missing manual for LX7 full of tips and tricks. I learned quite a lot from this ebook, making me a better photographer convert from the point-and-shoot world.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good book
Published 10 days ago by anon
5.0 out of 5 stars Whow theres a lot to take in
Whilst researching for new camera saw this guide so when purchasing the LX7 ordered the guide straight away as previous experience of Panasonic/Lumix guides not great. Read more
Published 6 months ago by David S London
5.0 out of 5 stars Panasonic LX7
Great book and I have found it very useful in using the camera and what each setting does, would have liked examples on using C1, C2 for different situations.
Published 8 months ago by Badger
5.0 out of 5 stars A Tome for all Lumix7 users
A very comprehensive tome for the Lumix7 which will satisfy all levels of photography addicts. The cost is competitive and it delivered itself quickly and flawlessly. Read more
Published 8 months ago by MR. JOLLY
5.0 out of 5 stars Tells you all you need to know
Very informative & an essential if you wish to get the best from your camera.
Much better than the on line guide from Panasonic
Published 10 months ago by John Kirkham
3.0 out of 5 stars Photographers Guide to Panasonic Lumix LX7
I think it goes on a bit before getting to the point! I don't like the fact that you have to wait for your answer to go to a different chapter.
Published 11 months ago by Kaysie
5.0 out of 5 stars Required reading!
If you own a Panasonic LX7 and are not a really experienced photographer then I would highly recommend this book to help understand the workings and abilities of the camera. Read more
Published 11 months ago by Ann Marie
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