David Busch's Sony Alpha NEX-5/NEX-3 Guide to Digital Photography Paperback – 22 Dec 2010
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Introduction. 1. Shooting Your First Sony Alpha NEX-5/NEX-3Picture. 2. The Sony Alpha NEX-5/NEX-3Roadmap. 3. Setting Up Your Sony Alpha NEX-5/NEX-3. 4. Optimizing Exposure. 5. Advanced Techniques. 6. Working with Lenses. 7. Working with Light. 8. Downloading and Editing. 9. Troubleshooting Your Sony Alpha NEX-5/NEX-3. Glossary. Index.
About the Author
With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling digital camera guide author, and the originator of popular digital photography series like David Busch's Pro Secrets and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides. He has written more than a dozen hugely successful guidebooks for Canon and Canon digital SLR models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital SLR Photography, Second Edition, and Digital SLR Pro Secrets. As a roving photojournalist for more than twenty years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He's operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photos and articles have appeared in Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He has also reviewed dozens of digital cameras for CNet and Computer Shopper, and his advice has been featured in National Public Radio's All Tech Considered." When About.com named its top five books on Beginning Digital Photography, debuting at the #1 and #2 slots were Busch's Digital Photography All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography. During the past year, he's had as many as five of his books listed in the Top 20 of Amazon.com's Digital Photography Bestseller list―simultaneously! Busch's 120-plus other books published since 1983 include bestsellers like David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Digital SLR Lenses. Visit his website at http://www.dslrguides.com."
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I`m only about a third the way into it but already I have learnt a hell of a lot. I`ve been doing photography for about fifty years but I`m fairly new to DSLR and this book guides, informs and teaches. You`re never too old to learn .............
It`s easy to see why the Author is so highly regarded since the text is plain and easy to understand. Yes, some of it gets a bit heavy but the explanations are there, you might just have to read them a few times over, that`s all.
There are lots of things I didn`t know about my NEX5 and this book is opening up new possibilities already. I`m now saving my money up for a new NEX7 body to go with all my new (SONY) lenses I`d bought for the NEX5.
I can thoroughly recommend this book and it`s price represents really good value for what you can learn.
As usual delivery was prompt and efficient from AMAZON - buy one.
For the slightly more advanced user it offers a some author observation about limitations of settings/lenses that you might not otherwise spot initially but I'm not sure what it offer much more to them than a (major) improvement over sony manual.
FYI, I have the newer 2011 16mp NEX C3 and this book is still very much applicable.
In summary, if you are new to this camera and dont have alot/any experience of DSLR then this book is a great way to quickly understand the NEX 3/5 and use it in ways you may not have otherwise have considered. When spending this much on a NEX camera with so many functions/settings this is a sensible purchase to complement it.
It also does not mention alternative makes of lenses, something of an oversight considering that the standard kit zoom lens that comes with the camera is its weakest point, being both stiff to zoom, and wobbly at the same time. Both the lenses I have bought since are Sigma, and are superior in quality to the Sony lens.
A little disappointed it didn't put the actual symbols by the explanations of the settings (would have helped as a visual aid is worth a 1,000 words as they say ;)
Likewise, a chapter on using the camera on manual settings with Minolta/other lenses would have been helpful. (I bought it primarily to use with an adaptor so I didn't have to part with my old prime lenses.)
Overall, a good book, but a few bits missing. (But maybe I have high expectations ;)
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