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Old 12-10-2005, 17:45   #1 (permalink)
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Good book to learn from?

Hi Guys

Just got a new camera,Fuji S 7000 and am finding all the different dials and settings a bit bewildering.
I've had great results using point and shoot,but I do want to learn how to use the camera to it's best ability,so I'm asking if you guys can recommend a good book which explains all the dials and settings and how to use them in laymans terms.

I wandered into W.H.Smiths on Saturday and was confronted by dozens of books all basically saying the same thing but with vastly different layouts.
I don't want to be spending up to 20 for a book which disappoints so I thought I would ask if you could point me in the right direction.

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Old 12-10-2005, 19:00   #2 (permalink)
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I would recommend looking on Amazon & seeing what reviews / scores people give. One example of good feedback is for this book
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I would recommend looking on Amazon & seeing what reviews / scores people give. One example of good feedback is for this book
I have this book and bought it before I purchased my DSLR.
I can highly recommend it.
When I got the camera and manual in my hands it all made sense.
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Thanks Dave and Bachs

Had a look at the reviews for the book you advised,looks just what I need to get me started.

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That looks like an excellent book and I reckon you definitely need a handy work of reference, particularly in the early days. While you're waiting for your book you can have a look through this thread which explains the basics of DOF, the relationship between shutter speed and aperture, and safe hand holding shutter speeds for various lens focal lengths.

http://www.thephotographyforums.com/...ead.php?t=1588
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Additionally this month's Practical Photography magazine has a very useful booklet all about D-SLRs; how to set a white balance, use of filters, exposure modes and so on.
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....& next months (Dec) Digitial Photo magazine will include a handbook for those new to DSLR
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