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Busch's G1X manual is more useful than Canon or Curtin
on July 9, 2012
Camera manual writers like boiler plate, viz.,material that is general in nature having more to do with the practice of photograpy than the operation of the subject camera. Its allure is that, once written, it can be put in every manual with a minumum of editing. It's good stuff, informative and helpful, but . . .
Busch's Canon G1X manual is very camera-specific with a minimum of generic tutorials--and all of those closely tied to the camera. It has great black and white "roadmap" photos of the G1X's layout and lots of color photos taken with it. The writing is precise, crisp and light. His chapter 4, "Setting Up Your Powershot G1X," is a triumph of clarity and alone is worth the price of the book.
I guess I like reading manuals, having plowed through Canon's G1X Camera Users Guide, the G1X Cheat Sheet and Curtin's A Short Course in Canon G1X Photography (and earlier his G11 book), all before reading Busch.
This is the one to buy and read--cover to cover.