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    is there any book or books to recommend from library or even to buy.. to learn the basics of DSLR photography? preferbly with relation to oly four third system..

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    Scott Kelby's "The Digital Photography Book"

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    Quote Originally Posted by makinjosh View Post
    is there any book or books to recommend from library or even to buy.. to learn the basics of DSLR photography? preferbly with relation to oly four third system..
    There is actually no need to be in relation to Four Thirds because the all functions are basically the same. Only sensor difference. (Correct me if I am wrong)

    I recommend HWM MEGAGUIDE: Digital Photography. Many will recommend this.

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    Understanding Exposure
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    ahh.. where do i get the hwm guidebook? its a monthly issue or.. a full book? anyways.. yea i understand what u mean by no need to look for a four thirds specific book.. just wondering if there is.. then i could learn more about calculating the four thirds system and stuff relating to olympus lenses

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    Quote Originally Posted by makinjosh View Post
    ahh.. where do i get the hwm guidebook? its a monthly issue or.. a full book? anyways.. yea i understand what u mean by no need to look for a four thirds specific book.. just wondering if there is.. then i could learn more about calculating the four thirds system and stuff relating to olympus lenses
    It's a full book.

    http://www.hardwaremag.com/megaguide/

    There is a later edition which features the Sony a100. Get the earlier edition, which is the one you see on the webpage.

    You wanna learn about the Four-Thirds system? Four-Thirds forums!

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    haha ok man.. thanx lots =) i shall go check it out..!

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    The Internet...

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    photography for dummies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorts View Post
    There is actually no need to be in relation to Four Thirds because the all functions are basically the same. Only sensor difference. (Correct me if I am wrong)

    I recommend HWM MEGAGUIDE: Digital Photography. Many will recommend this.
    Yes... yes... yes... the HWM MEGAGUIDE: DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY is a great book and it only cost $18. It is on a reprint and I found it at Kino.
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    The Photographic Guide To Exposure - Chris Weston
    The Photographer's Eye - Michael Freeman

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    all the national geography guide books.

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    I highly recommend this too.

    Just bought a D80 at COMEX and learned so much from this book, Understanding Exposure, by Bryan Peterson. Got it from Rice Bowl at $44.95.

    Not only does the author simplify technical concepts, he also shows the effect of different aperture/shuttterspeed/iso on the same image. He also shows what lens he used for each image so it gives you an idea of what to buy in future if you want to achieve the same type of angle.

    Have been tinkering with M mode right after buying the book and it's a breeze!

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    I like the National Geographic series of book. Visit PageOne at VivoCity or Riceball at Funan to have a quick browse.
    Last edited by bedrock; 6th September 2007 at 09:42 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by makinjosh View Post
    is there any book or books to recommend from library or even to buy.. to learn the basics of DSLR photography? preferbly with relation to oly four third system..
    Try The Complete IDIOT'S guide to Photography Like a Pro.

    Simple enuff to understand and will allow you to learn the various topics
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