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David Busch’s Sony® α DSLR-A850: Guide to Digital Photography by Alexander S. White, David D. Busch

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Chapter 1. Getting Started with Your Sony Alpha DSLR-A850

I once read a camera guide that began with the author advising the Gentle Reader to resist the temptation to go out and take pictures until the proper amount of time had been spent Setting Up The Camera, apparently to avoid wasting electrons on shots that were doomed to failure if the arcane operational knowledge that was forthcoming wasn’t first absorbed. What universe was he from?

Relax! I fully expect that you took several hundred or a thousand (or two) photos before you ever cracked the cover of this book—for several reasons. First, and foremost, the Sony Alpha DSLR-A850 happens to be remarkably easy to use for such a sophisticated camera, even for a newcomer to digital photography. ...

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