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David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Using Digital SLR Lenses 1st Edition
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It should be noted that this book is aimed at owners on non-pro digital slr's (in other words, owners of cameras which don't have a full 35mm sensor) since, in his recommendations and guidelines for the lenses are already based on a multiplier of 1.5 or 1.6. This takes some adapting for those of us used to taking a lens labeled 50mm and automatically thinking of it as a 75mm lens, or that if we want 50mm we have to buy a lens marked 35mm. There is no need to do that, it is already factored in, which threw me at first.Read more ›
The author is quite opinionated (after all it is his book isn't it) negatively when he discusses some lenses that other professional photographers consider to be their go to lenses. I understand, too heavy, and unintended zooming, but those things are a personal opinion that do not affect the photographic quality of the lenses. I know time is an important factor for some who are making a living with their cameras and lenses, so a lens that zooms out unintentionally would require time to unzoom, and heavy would require more effort to carry them around. These may not be factors of a lot of importance to some, as we use the weight for added stability while focussing and since we have to re-zoom for the next photo anyhow, what difference does it make where the lens is zoomed to or from? We also might tend to accept things that are what they are, since we don't know any better. A pro would complain and maybe get what he/she really wanted
All in all, the book is worthwhile, if you want to learn what good lenses are and how they should be used. Many of the D and G lenses are optically superior to earlier lenses, in part because of the ED glass and the aspherical elements used nowadays. Some of those earlier lenses are still fantastic, and are really bargains if you don't mind manually focussing, though several do have the D designation and work very well even with the latest dSLRs.
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Easy to follow easy to understand and as with David's other Books there is Something for Everyone if You ever wanted to really know Why and How rather than just how to do something this is for You.
I give this 5 stars the reason Most books tell how and that's nice But this teaches why and how. Give a Man a fish He eats today Teach a Man to Fish he can eat forever. a Pie is Nice Teach me Why and How to Bake I eat hot for a lifetime This is what its about
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Very good on Digital Lens, focus on Canon Lens. But good information overall.Published 2 months ago by SBE
I have now purchased several of David Busch's books as I am a relatively new photography enthusiast. Read morePublished on March 25, 2014 by Amazon Customer
I liked this book. I have read two of his camera guides and this was helpful to me in upgrading my skills.Published on August 3, 2013 by bruce Lasch
If it wasn't for the technical jargen this would be a more interesting book. Showing the make-up of the lense doesn't particularly help unless you plan to dismantle a lense, in... Read morePublished on March 18, 2013 by realexpressions photography