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A lazy, sloppy, cash-grab of a book.
on 18 March 2013
I've read 70% of it and that's enough for me.
While it's not entirely without value, it's lazily written and lazily edited. It's chock full of cut and paste errors and plain old factual errors. At one point the author explains that to change mode, one must press the mode button and turn the main dial (the OM-D E-M5 doesn't have a mode button). In another section he spends three quarters of a page explaining how awesome his invention of the use of large colour pictures to describe the various controls of the camera is. He explains how to assign AEL/AFL to a button twice but at no point (as far as I can tell) does he explain what AEL/AFL are or how to use them. He also incorrectly describes the purpose of the focal length setting in the image stabilisation section of the menus.
My wife found it very amusing though. Every time I was reading it, I would regularly snort and mutter derisively which she found very entertaining.
It's nice to have a book in hand and like I said, it's not entirely without value but it's clearly a lazy, sloppy, cash-grab that could have been much more.