Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Finally Released: Gary L. Friedman's Complete Guide To Sony's A900 Digital SLR Camera And The Alpha Mount System

Hello Alphanautics:

For those of you who are lucky enough to own a A900, you'd be interested to know that Gary Friedman has finally published it's book dedicated for the A900.

The book has a 85% of new content or refreshed information and has been organized differently from his previous books for the rest of the Alpha family. It's 525 pages long.

Mr. Friedman's books present photography and your camera in an easy-to-understand fashion, whether you're a rookie or a seasoned photographer, his books contain something worth knowing.

Interesting concepts covered in this book include:

  • Dynamic Range Optimization function
  • The new Sony Wireless Flash protocol (the protocol changed with the introduction of the HVL-F58AM and 42AM flashes, which replaced the F56 and 36AM flashes)
  • Features exclusive to the A900 (Im guessing one of them is the fact that you can have Mirror Lock Up function and use of the Bulb speed at the same time)
  • How to get great high quality ISO images out of the camera (which I think this is something a lot of people are interested in)

The book is presented in two formats: E-book or printed book (in B&W or color). The E-book costs $29.95 USD. No price yet revealed for the printed version though, all I know is that they will be presented in two volumes due to the book's length.

I own Mr. Friedman's book for the A700, which helped me a HUGE deal to understand my camera (right now I'm giving it a second read) and I can say that every cent paid for his books is worth it. You'll get the info you need to understand your camera and to take off and create a vision of your own with your Alpha.

His books make more sense than the official manual does, so you won't regret buying this book.

So if you own a A900, this book MUST be part of your library.

Click here to go to the Friedman Archives site for the A900's book


  1. will mr. friedman be publishing a guide to the new sony A580L dslr?


  2. If I recall correctly, in his latest blog entry, Friedman mentions that he will be releasing a book about the A580 in January of this year, so be on the look out for it.

    In the meantime, I suggest you read the manual by chapters and practice at the same time. Read the WB chapter and practice WB, when you feel you get the hang of it, move on to the next one.

    I do suggest checking Friedman's site for more information about the book you're looking for.