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David Busch’s Compact Field Guide for the Sony® α SLT-A55/A35/A33 by David D. Busch

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Chapter 2. Sony Alpha Roadmap

You should find this roadmap of the functions of the Sony Alpha SLT’s controls more useful than the tiny black-and-white drawings in the manual packed with the camera, which has dozens of cross-references that send you on an information scavenger hunt through dozens of pages. Everything you need to know about the controls themselves is here. You’ll find descriptions of menus and settings in Chapters 3 and 4.

Sony Alpha: Front View

Figure 2.1 shows a pair of front views of the Sony Alpha. The main components you need to know about are as follows:

  • Shutter release button. Angled on top of the hand grip is the shutter release button. Press this button down halfway to lock exposure and focus (in Single-shot mode and Continuous ...

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