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on 4 May 2010
I bought another Magic Lantern Guide for the this camera(Nikon D300s Multimedia Workshop)before this one and was most unimpressed, as all the information specific to the camera was on a DVD, which was tucked into the back pocket of a book and was merely a general purpose photography guide and nothing whatsoever to do with the D300s.
So this was a second chance and I was not disappointed this time. Simon Stafford has a reputation for comprehensive and different views on photographic equipment, so instead of a crib of the Nikon manual, it introduces many facets of the camera and its use which one would be unlikely to discover independently. The book can be read as a whole (it is interestingly written) or dipped into for specific information. It is printed on heavy paper and thus weighs a little too much for a light photo pack on a longish walk. My only other criticism is that there are numerous references in the text to a page on which further details may found. However, someone has forgotten to substitute the author's pre-layout page reference (e.g. xxx) with the actual post-design page number. Fortunately there is an adequate index and a pencil will soon rectify this omission, but it should not have happened.