Sony Dslr A100 Camera Black With Extra Lens - Bookshelf
Although the Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 is called a single lens reflex (SLR), that doesn't mean you're limited to a single lens! In fact, the ... Lenses give you extra flexibility and give your picture-taking possibilities a boost. Add-on lenses are arguably the number-one expansion option available for your camera. This chapter ...
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Start taking the best photos of your life--today Your Sony Alpha DSLR-A100 has dozens of amazing features. Would you rather spend hours studying the manual or snapping pictures? This guide gets you on the fast track, with full-color illustrations that help you identify and understand every button and dial and the effects you can shoot for. Learn to use every control, what pitfalls to dodge, and the secrets of capturing spectacular images in more than 20 shooting situations. Wherever your A100 goes, this book should go too. * Follow an illustrated road map that makes it easy to locate the controls on your camera and learn what each does * Review photographic essentials including exposure, lighting, and lens choices * Learn to capture great images of tricky subjects like flowers, pets, sporting events, sunsets, and fireworks * Explore such techniques as fill flash, infrared, panoramic, macro, and filter effect photography * Troubleshoot potential problems with your A100 Visit our Web site at www.wiley.com/compbooks
Sony recommends you disengage the SSS system whenever you use a tripod. ... use fast shutter speeds: at least 1/60 second with a 28mm focal length and at least 1/500 second at the 300mm end of a zoom lens. ... Finally, be aware that Super SteadyShot use increases power drain by roughly 30%, so take an extra battery if you plan on using ... There is also an AF illuminator on the built-in flash and accessory flash units, which helps the camera to focus in low light when using flash.
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A guide to what is expected to be a top-selling camera in 2007! The Sony A100 is the first digital single-lens-reflex camera from the manufacturer of the world’s best-selling digital cameras. It has Super SteadyShot™ anti-shake image stabilization, and sports a 10 megapixel APS-C CCD with anti-dust sensor cleaning technology; a Minolta A lens mount; and eyestart autofocus—to name the more notable of many innovative features.
The teleconverter fits between the camera body and lens, increasing the focal length by whatever factor the teleconverter is designed to apply. Currently Sony offers ... When you want to pack light, you can throw a teleconverter in your kit and avoid the weight of extra lenses. ... Some converters that worked fine on the A100 and older Minolta dSLRs may only work in the Manual mode on the A300 series.
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Spectacular photos begin with your Sony Alpha and this book. With its Alpha A300 and A350 cameras, Sony has blurred the distinction between introductory and advanced dSLRs. With the expert advice in this book, you’ll learn to use every menu and control perfectly and gain insight into setting up and capturing shots that will amaze you. Reach beyond the automatic settings and take control of exposure, shutter speed, white balance, and every creative element that makes photography an art.Part I explores using your Sony Alpha A300 or A350 straight out of the box. Starting with an in depth look at the Sony Quick AF Live View System, this part of the book also explores all the external controls, explaining the purpose and function of each button, dial, and switch. Understanding your camera’s menu system is crucial to getting great results with the A300 or the A350, and of course the book will also teach you how to maneuver through all of your camera’s menus. You’ll not only learn how to adjust each setting, but when and why you should make each adjustment.Chapter 3 gives a thorough explanation of basic photography fundamentals, without overwhelming jargon and technical terms. If you are a new photographer you will gain an appreciation of aperture, shutter speed, exposure, ISO and white balance. If you are an experienced photographer you’ll find helpful tips and tricks for adjusting each of these key settings.Interchangeable lenses are one of a dSLR's major strengths, and that is true of both the A300 and A350. With so many lens options, choosing auxiliary lenses for the A300 series can become overwhelming. Chapter 4 helps you eliminate the mystery about which lenses to buy and gives you a full explanation of what to look for when evaluating a new lens. With information on wide-angle, normal, telephoto, and macro lenses, this chapter discusses the full Sony lens lineup and goes on to demystify the option of using Minolta lenses on the Sony Alpha.Understanding light and light modifiers, such as diffusers and reflectors, is absolutely essential to getting great results from a dSLR. In chapter 5, you'll find a complete discussion of lighting basics, including the differences between continuous lighting and electronic flash. The full array of light modifiers is outlined, and the chapter goes on to explain the strengths and weaknesses of the proprietary Sony/Minolta hot shoe design. Naturally, there is also a discussion of which flash units work with the A300 series.Chapter 6 consists of a series of exercises designed to enhance your skills when shooting in a wide variety of photographic situations, including everything from macro photography and black and white to high dynamic range, portrait, and travel photography. Each topic is accompanied by numerous full color examples.DSLR photography entails far more than just the camera and lens. Once you fill your memory card with great images, you will need to download, catalog, store and edit those images. Chapter 7 takes you through a quick, but informative tour of the software and hardware options available to simplify your digital workflow. You will be exposed to the differences between RAW and JPEG images and you'll receive a thorough overview of your RAW processing options. You also learn about sharpening and noise reduction software, as well as the best editing applications.