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Subject:   Question about the 2nd edition
Date:   2003-11-21 07:31:04
From:   anonymous2
For those of us that bought the first edition of the guide, what would be the reasons to upgrade to the second edition besides being in color?
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  • Derrick Story photo RE: Question about the 2nd edition
    2003-11-21 08:47:43  Derrick Story | O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger [View]

    That's a great question.

    Basically what I did was go through the text and make changes where things had evolved in digital photography. Items such as acknowledging the new 4:3 format by Olympus, the Foveon sensor, and stuff like that.

    I also added some new discussions based on topics that have been popular in my workshops, such as Jpeg vs, RAW.

    As for the pictures, not only are they in color, but I actually went out and reshot over half of them, often with the same models. I think the current batch illustrates the techniques better than in the first edition. Second edition is also easier to read because of the redesign.

    All of that being said, the first edition is still quite current and useful. I'm sure the sales dept won't appreciate me saying this, but if your original book is still in good shape, then so are you.
    • RE: Question about the 2nd edition
      2003-12-01 14:24:32  anonymous2 [View]

      Derrick,

      Thanks for being so honest about this. I did not write the question, but it is nice to hear such an honest answer. I can tell you that my current version will be going to a friend and I'll pick up the new 2nd edition, just based on the honest of your comment here.

      Thanks, and the pocket guide is definitely a great resource!

      --Thomas

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