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Manual with larger and colour photos
on June 14, 2012
I purchased this book based on the author's reputation and on other positive reviews but am sorry to report that I was disappointed. I went through it once, it is only a glorified manual, with larger photos in colour instead of small line drawings the manual has. It tells you what each control or button does, but how exactly to use it, when to use it and why to use it -- is often not covered. At times it tells you what it does (exactly as the manual does) without further elucidation, which is why people buy the book in the first place.
I think it might be a cut-and-paste from some earlier book the author has written about another Nikon camera, because on one page (Page 134) it refers to a "focus selector lock lever" which is non-existent on this camera model (d5100). Not expected from an author with one million books in print
On the positive side, it contains some useful info about lenses, accessories, software, but not worth the price of the book.
I am unlikely to open it up again. I also bought "From Snapshots to Great Shots on the D5100 - I think that is a better buy