Picture Profiles … S-Log 2 … Timecode … What does it all mean?
The newer Sony A7S and A7II are using terms that many of us “regular” photographers know nothing about. At least I didn’t until I read Gary Friedman’s just released supplement to the A7S. The bulk of this supplement is all about the video features that most non-videographers aren’t very familiar with.
Each supplement is a little over 70 pages, covering just what’s new and different from the original A7/A7R. They’re available as downloadable ebooks from Gary’s website Here:
The cost is a very reasonable $6.95 each, but it’s information that would be very difficult (if not impossible) to find anywhere else.
A few weeks ago, +Gary Friedman at The Friedman Archives released his new book about the Sony A7/A7R … and, yes, it’s excellent just like his previous books about various other Sony cameras.
At about 600 pages, it’s a bit bigger than most camera books, but it is filled with A7/R goodness. 🙂 As usual, Gary goes into detail about every feature, function, and button on the camera, while revealing a depth of knowledge that is rare in these types of books. His background as a NASA engineer and long-time professional photographer give him the insights necessary for this level understanding. On the other hand, his sense of humor and light style of writing make all of his books very readable and an enjoyable way to learn all the ins and outs of your new camera.
So, give it a look! And if you don’t have an A7 or A7R, no problem … you’ll find books about virtually every Sony Alpha/Nex camera released over the last few years. Not a Sony shooter? Well, there is also a recent book about the Fujifilm X100S (X-T1 on the way) and a “coming soon” book about the Olympus OM-D E-M1.
Tony Phillips is an experienced Pro Photographer from Australia, and has written several excellent camera books. He’s now followed those up with his latest book about the terrific Fuji X100S. Here’s what The Friedman Archives has to say about it:
“In this 494-page full-color book you’ll learn: What every mode, button and function does – in plain, easy-to-understand text. My personal camera configuration. The secrets of taking outstanding photos. Details about the innovative features such as Real High Speed flash Sync, the ND Filter, Motion Panorama, Film Simulations, Multiple Exposures and more! All about movie mode. All about Flash and Advanced Lighting. The most common digital “jargon” and what it all means to you. A tutorial to help you get the benefits from shooting RAW. Get the most from your investment – Learn about the wonders of digital imaging and improve your photography at the same time!”
Other titles coming soon from The Friedman Archives include books about the Sony A7/A7R, Sony RX10, and Olympus OM-D E-M1. Of course, there are also numerous other books about all of the previous Sony Alpha and Nex cameras, and some great general photography titles. There’s a money back guarantee, so you can’t go wrong … give it a try! On the website you’ll find easy links to sign up to be notified when future books are ready.