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Great if you are new to photography
on 22 December 2012
The book contains largely the information, that is freely available from the Sony (3 different instruction manuals), or at any Digital Camera Photography website. You will find there some basic information on maintenance and the brief run down of photographic terminology. Something that everyone familiar with Google search could find on the Internet for free and in matter of minutes. But I have greatly missed the chapter on tricks and tips that would be specific to NEX-5N and missed the information relating to plethora of aftermarket adapters, that will allow you to use manual and a/f lenses from Nikon, Canon, Pentax or Minolta with this camera, as well as the range of more exotic lenses by Leitz, Schneider or Zeiss. Plus I sadly missed the run down on accessories like remote radio releases, flash light triggers, Cokin, or other special effect filters, various QR brackets for tripod settings etc. For the money [and I have bought the book for my 6 year old nephew], I would have expected lot more camera specifics. For this reason, I cannot really recommend this book.