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I'm an old film guy, trying to learn digital:
on August 8, 2011
Nice book. Lots of good illustrations etc. However, being an oldish 75, I have to read things over and over again before I understand what it means. Can I blame that on age? ha!
I'll probably never use half the features on the G12. But I am enjoying the capabilities of the G12 just set on Auto. And it is capable! e.g. I set it on 80 iso, and took a flash shot of my "eye implant" Ya, I've got one of those. I was amazed with what I saw. The thing looks like a pin wheel, and not just a lens.
So I did find out how to do a few things by reading the book. I'm about 3/4 of the way through it now. And I do intend to keep it handy, as a guide when certain photo situation arise.
What I really did understand was his electronic comparison to F stops and shutter speeds, and things like depth of field, and depth of focus. As, it's the same concept with a film camera.
I'm still trying to find out how to use fill in flash. It's covered in the book, but I'll have to read it over and over till the "HOW" sinks in.
I would say, if you've bought the camera, you should get the book to go with it.