David Busch's Sony Alpha SLT-A77/A65 Compact Field Guide (David Busch's Digital Photography Guides)

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9781133948865: David Busch's Sony Alpha SLT-A77/A65 Compact Field Guide (David Busch's Digital Photography Guides)

Here it is--a compact, camera-bag-friendly field guide specially created to help you make the most of your Sony Alpha SLT-A77 or SLT-A65. No matter which of these Alpha SLT models you own, DAVID BUSCH'S SONY ALPHA SLT-A77/A65 COMPACT FIELD GUIDE gives you the tools and techniques you'll need to achieve beautiful results when shooting with these popular and innovative cameras. In seven information-packed chapters, filled with helpful checklists, tables, and charts, this concise guide distills the fundamentals of working with the Alpha SLT-A77 and A65 digital cameras, walks you through the cameras' features and functions, and shows you how to shoot great photos under a variety of conditions. Full-color illustrations show what to expect from particular camera settings. From quick setup advice through tips on lighting, lenses, and more, DAVID BUSCH'S SONY ALPHA SLT-A77/A65 COMPACT FIELD GUIDE will help you get great results in the field every time.

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Just the essentials for your Sony Alpha SLT-A77/A65
When a command card doesn't provide enough information, and a small camera guide has too much padding, pull this Compact Field Guide for your Sony Alpha SLT out of your camera bag and get the advice and recommendations you need quickly.

I don't believe you can have too much of a good thing, but readers who have been using my 400-page in-depth guides (individually tailored for each camera) to master their Sony Alpha SLT cameras have asked me to distill the most essential information into a portable field guide for on-the-go reference.  In the approximately 150 pages of this lay-flat, spiral-bound book, you'll find in-depth descriptions of every control, menu option, and capability of the SLT-A77 and SLT-A65.  Each choice is accompanied by my recommendations and a description of when you should or should not use a particular setting.  There are six no-nonsense chapters:

  1. Quick Setup Guide.  You -- or someone you loan your SLT camera to -- can set up the key exposure, autofocus, and other settings in minutes with the step-by-step instructions in this chapter.
  2. Streetsmart Sony Alpha Roadmap. Can't recall what a particular button or dial does, or don't remember how to access bracketing or another feature you seldom use?  This chapter has photos of every control and a description of how to use it.
  3. Menu Settings. Command cards and cheat sheets provide a menu listing and a recap of each of the menu  options.  This chapter explains how to use them, too.
  4. Using Flash. Reference guide to working with the Sony Alpha's internal flash, and Sony's external units.
  5. Shooting Movies. I've managed to squeeze in instructions on using the Alpha's advanced movie-making capabilities, along with tips on shooting better movies in the field.
  6. Shooting Tips. Pages and pages of tables listing settings recommendations for a variety of situations, such as stage performances, long exposures, landscapes, and portraits.
I know many SLT owners are buying both my "big book" for their particular camera and this Compact Field Guide, which summarizes the operations of both, so they're equipped with the information they need whether at home or on-the-go.  Sit down with me, and we can explore these great cameras together.  It's an exhilarating ride!

About the Author:

With more than a 1.5 million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling digital camera guide author, and the originator of popular series like David Busch's Pro Secrets, David Busch's Compact Field Guides, and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides. He has written dozens of hugely successful guidebooks for digital camera models, including the all-time #1 best -sellers for many Sony models, additional user guides for other camera models, as well as many popular books devoted to digital cameras, including Mastering Digital SLR Photography, Third Edition and Digital SLR Pro Secrets.

As a roving photojournalist for more than 20 years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He's operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His articles and photographs have appeared in Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He's also reviewed dozens of digital cameras for CNet and Computer Shopper, and his advice has been featured on NPR's All Tech Considered.

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