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A must have book.
on 26 June 2012
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.