By David D. Busch
DAVID BUSCH'S SONY ALPHA DSLR-A390/290 consultant TO electronic SLR images indicates you ways, whilst, and why to take advantage of the entire cool beneficial properties, controls, and capabilities of Sony's latest complicated electronic SLR cameras to take nice photos of something. although smaller in dimension than their predecessors, the A390 and A290 boast a powerful characteristic set together with 14.2 megapixels of answer and blazing quick automated concentration, and the A390 deals cool new good points just like the real-time preview process referred to as reside View, in addition to striking new positive factors together with aid for SD playing cards, HDTV connections, and superior photograph caliber. you will find out how, while, and, most significantly, why to take advantage of the entire cool good points and services of your digicam to take eye-popping photos. Introductory chapters may also help you get happy with the fundamentals of your digital camera, and lovely, full-color pictures illustrate the place the fundamental buttons and dials are, and advice and methods that may be utilized to any form of images might help you are taking greater photos along with your new digital camera. This ebook will exhibit discriminating electronic photographers the right way to maximize your camera's functions so you are going to speedy use your new Sony Alpha, and use it good.
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Choose when you want to use a particular lens opening, especially to control sharpness or how much of your image is in focus. The Alpha will select the appropriate shutter speed for you. ■ S (Shutter priority). This mode is useful when you want to use a particular shutter speed to stop action or produce creative blur effects. The Alpha will select the appropriate f/stop for you. ■ M (Manual). Select when you want full control over the shutter speed and lens opening, either for creative effects or because you are using a studio flash or other flash unit not compatible with the Alpha’s automatic flash metering.
Press all the way to take the picture. Tapping the shutter release when the camera has turned off the autoexposure and autofocus mechanisms reactivates both. When a review image is displayed on the back-panel color LCD, tapping this button removes the image from the display and reactivates the autoexposure and autofocus mechanisms. ■ Live View/Optical Viewfinder switch (A390 only). Slide this switch forward to turn on Live View, discussed in much more detail in Chapter 5. In the aft position, Live View is disabled, and viewing is done through the optical viewfinder (OVF).
In Shooting mode, pressing this button pops up a screen with options for selecting Autofocus mode, AF area, Metering mode, the Dynamic Range Optimizer (to improve highlight/shadow detail), White Balance (color bias) settings, or a Creative Style (such as Vivid, Portrait, or Sunset). 8 Chapter 2 ■ Sony Alpha DSLR-A390/A290 Roadmap 37 In Playback mode, press this button to pop up a screen that allows you to delete selected images, display a slide show, view image thumbnails, protect images from deletion, specify images for printing, or rotate the image 90 degrees.