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Just a Rehash - Not Worth the Money,
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This review is from: Nikon D50 Digital Field Guide (Paperback)
I was not impressed with this book. It is really a general photography book that happens to have information on the D50. Here's what I did not like:
1. Many of the diagrams pointing to camera features used black lines pointing to a black camera body and it was impossible to even tell what button was being pointed out.
2. When explaining camera features and options, the same "lingo" from the camera menu itself was used. Just repeating menus is useless and pointless. Users want to know what a menu item means, not just what the word is.
3. The portions of the book dealing with the camera are totally unorganized. A user wants to know, "How do I do X, or Y or Z?" The book simply runs through button menus and there is very little context of the meaning of the menus.
Very little thought went into this book. I think the publisher takes a general photography book, adds some pages for each different camera, and then titles it "Nikon D50 Guide" etc. Don't waste your money. There is nothing in here that isn't in the Nikon manual, even though that manual is also poorly written.