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5.0 out of 5 stars A reasonably experienced film photographer's guide to digital, 19 Jan 2008
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If, like me, you understand film photography but have finally scraped together the money to buy a decent digital camera, then you will discover that your new toy is both familiar (focus, aperture, shutter speed) and very different (noise, histograms, washed out highlights). Also you will find that some film and darkroom processes (ISO rating, colour balance, cropping, shading) have moved to the camera or the computer.

This is the best written and most informative description of the technical aspects of the digital format that I have found. The illustrations are clear, the style is lucid, and the level of technical detail is sufficient to explain the technicalities without descending into horribly complex equations. It is also a good read - and definitely not boring.

Although the author explains things from the basics, in practice this is a not a book for a beginner, but rather for someone who already has a good basic knowledge of photography and wants to master the subtleties of the digital medium. So it is ideal for those converting from film to the new format.

One final comment: don't buy this book if you have a simple "point and shoot" digital camera! You'll get frustrated because, as the title makes clear, it is about digital SLRs and it assumes that you both have one and want to learn about using it.
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