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on 2 June 2011
I bought Transient Light and The Digital Exposure Guide at the same time, my decision being made solely on reviews on the web.
I am pleased with both books. Both seem sufficiently comprehensive in their explanations, easy to follow and don't need too much concentration, so they are both relatively easy reads during the commute.
I like the illustrations in both books. They provide good examples for me to try to emulate and I would highly recommend both books for beginners. More advanced workers will find them enjoyable and rewarding reminders of some of the basics and not so basics.
Only one minor criticism, of Transient Light. Like the author, I was brought up on 5x4 and Pentax 6x7 but now use almost exclusively EOS 1Ds MkIII. I have been 35mm for quite a few years. As a result I have long since lost the ability to easily convert between cameras when considering lens focal length, depth of filed etc.
The authors excellent pictures are all accompanied by the usual lens/body combination as well as evs', but because there are so many different film cameras used, it is difficult to interpret and relate to images taken with, say a Contax ST and 85mm lens, compared to say that taken with a Pentax 67.
However, there is a lens conversion chart included in the book, which goes some way to resolving this very minor point.
Buy it. Buy both of them, they are excellent books.