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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 4. Getting the Right Exposure

When you bought your Sony Alpha DSLR-A850, you probably thought your days of worrying about getting the correct exposure were over. To paraphrase an old Kodak tagline dating back to the 19th century—the goal is, “you press the button, and the camera does the rest.” For the most part, that’s a realistic objective. The Alpha is one of the smartest cameras available when it comes to calculating the right exposure for most situations. You can generally spin the mode dial to the aqua Auto setting, but if you are willing to put a little more thought and effort into your photography, spin the dial to Program (P), Aperture priority (A), or Shutter priority (S), and shoot away.

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