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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook; 1 edition (25 Feb. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933952776
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933952772
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.7 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,830 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Dr. Brian Matsumoto is a retired research scientist who has worked for 30 years recording his experiments with a wide range of film and digital cameras. From 1992 to 2009, he served as Director of the Integrated Microscopy Facility, a unit administered by the Neuroscience Research Institute and the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. This facility provides instruction and support for projects that require advanced imaging. In addition to the two books he has written for Rocky Nook, Dr. Matsumoto has published several articles and has had his photographs published in a number of periodicals. He is experienced in the technical aspects of photography and has taught courses on recording scientific experiments.

Carol Roullard has been an avid photographer since high school, where she first experimented with black and white artistic composition. She has continued photographing (mainly nature and architecture) throughout the years. Carol has used a variety of cameras covering a wide range of makes and models, from simple point-and-shoot cameras to complex professional cameras. She has been using the latest Panasonic G series models for the past several years. Carol is a Project Management Quality and Compliance engineer by trade and has spent a number of years developing procedural and quality control methodology for IT projects. In addition, Carol has developed and conducted training sessions covering best practices for procedural and quality control, breaking down complex subjects into easy-to-use approaches to learning.


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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Digger on 26 Jun. 2012
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I actually own a G3 so was a little wary of purchasing this book which is specific to the G2. However with this being my first 'serious' camera and Panasonic's manual for the camera being about as confusing as it can be, yes it covers the actual functions of the camera but gives no idea of what, when or where any particular function may be used to best effect.

This book does exactly that in plain, simple language which at times is actually amusing but direct to the point. For example when explaining auto focus the authors compare it to the human eye which also auto focuses but the human knows what it wants to focus on 'the mountains in the background or your friends in the foreground?'....'the camera has no friends'. The authors also explain that the camera has a plethora of settings (tell me about it) but in reality the majority will never be needed unless one specialises in a particular type of photography. All are explained clearly should you need them but advice is given which to have switched on and which to have switched off for general use. Brilliant.

As I said at the beginning I own a G3 so some of the buttons are not where described by the book but with a little thought it is easy to work out what the author is describing. The G3 also has a few extra facilities, i.e. pinpoint focusing but as this book describes the three other options of focus common to both cameras it's child's play to work out what the extra focus does.

If you own a Panasonic G2 or G3 series camera this book is a must have. Forget the manual use the book. It's much easier.
Highly recommended.
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19 of 19 people found the following review helpful By frederick george on 16 May 2011
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Absolutely superb. Covers virtually every aspect of this very comprehensively specified camera. Clear illustrations & printed on high quality gloss paper.I wish that all guides were this good & this makes the supplied with camera information appear very second rate. Go ahead & buy it, you will not be disappointed.
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34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Fop on 30 Mar. 2011
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This book surpassed all my expectations regarding my new Lumix G2 system. The level of detail is superb, but also includes beginners tips for those wanting to get the most from a point and shoot perspective.

It is logically laid out and will offer anyone who owns this excellent piece of kit new insights into how to improve their results

Thoroughly recommended!!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Jenks on 21 May 2011
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This is without doubt one of the best guides I have used, it doesn't assume you know about the camera but it isn't condescending either, the level is pitched directly at the amateur user but is good for the more experienced user to fine tune their knpwledge and has good user relevant tips, absolutely the best for anyone who wants to get tbe best out of the Lumix DMC G2 I would highly rcommend this book for any level of user.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. A. R. Willis on 30 Oct. 2011
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I started by dipping into this and then read it from cover to cover. Because it is pitched to cover all levels of experience it sometimes seems a little slow and wordy, but in the end it seems a good compromise. I particularly appreciated the paragraphs at the end of many sections when, after all the description of esoteric options, the authors tell us which of the settings they actually use themselves, and which they don't bother with.

The structure is clear, starting with a chapter for beginners, using the automatic settings, then moving on to take more control as you gain familiarity. It is extremely well illustrated with numerous high quality, colour images of the camera's display screen.

One disappointment is that an incorrect URL is given for the supplementary online material - which includes a comprehensive index of options and menu structure (much needed with a camera of this complexity). I have now edited this review to include the correct URL which has been immediately provided by the author in response to my original posting. So this is the correct web address: [...] What a difference that final '/' makes!)

My bottom line is that as a result of using this guide I am using the beautiful little camera with vastly more enthusiasm and understanding, and yes, I am getting much better pictures. An example? : OK - I am getting beautiful, high definition deep-focus flower shots by setting ASO 100 and a small aperture through the aperture priority (A) mode.

Recommended++
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sarah Little on 13 Dec. 2012
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After receiving a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G3 as a gift a year ago, I had been struggling with operating it beyond the iA mode. As a photography beginner, the camera manual was not intuitive and sometimes raised more questions than it answered. Although this book is written for the G2, it is perfectly satisfactory for the similar G3. The layout and style of the book is perfect and the authors have catered for everyone from beginners to those who wish to operate the camera completely manually. Since ordering this book, I have made a lot of progress with my understanding of the camera and of photography, and this process has been made enjoyable by the book.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Nick on 23 Oct. 2011
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I am a very novice, self taught hobby photographer and bought this book to bridge the gap between the straight forward instruction manual and a 'how to' book. I actually own a Lumic G3 but figured that the structure of menus would be pretty similar (which for the most part, they are). This is not a 'how to take better photos' book but will show you how to get the most out of your camera. The explainations of every function and setting are covered and well explained. Also included is how to connect your G series to a telescope or microscope which adds a whole new realm of possibilties. If you have one of these cameras, I would thoroughly recommend it. If you have a different camera, I would still say it's worth a read for the explaination of functions, although you would have to find your own way through your cameras menus. Well done!
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