PhotoRumors Giveaway #2: “Photographer’s Guide to the Panasonic Lumix LX5” book

What can I win?

Today’s giveaway is for a "Photographer’s Guide to the Panasonic Lumix LX5" book (paperback) that just got released few days ago.

How do I win?

The rules are simple – just leave a comment to this post and retweet it or share/like it on Facebook. If you are not into social media, just tell a friend (I will not check). One comment per person please. Don’t forget to add your email address in the “Email” field (not in the comment section) – it will not be visible to the public and it will only be used to notify you in case you are the winner. I will close all comments in one week and will randomly pick the winner.

The best part?

The publisher is willing to ship this book anywhere in the world.

More details about the book after the break:

Photographer’s Guide to the Panasonic Lumix LX5: Getting the Most from Panasonic’s Advanced Digital Camera

Publisher: White Knight Press, Henrico, Virginia, USA
Author: Alexander S. White
Publication Date: November 1, 2010
ISBN: 978-0-9649875-9-3
Format: Perfect bound paperback, 5.5 x 8.5 inches (140 x 216 mm)
Interior: 268 pages, 160 color photographs and illustrations, full Index and Table of Contents; 3 Appendices
Retail price: $24.95 paperback; $9.95 PDF download
Web site: ordering page

This book is a follow-up to the author’s earlier guides to the Leica D-Lux 4 and Panasonic Lumix LX3 digital cameras. The new book, like the earlier ones, explains all operations, features, menus, and controls of the camera in clear language, providing guidance not only about how to accomplish things with the camera, but when and why to use certain features. The book does not assume any specialized knowledge by the reader, but adopts a patient and helpful tone in explaining topics such as autofocus, manual focus, aperture priority, shutter priority, and RAW files.

The book’s numerous color photographs provide illustrations of the camera’s controls and menus, and also include examples of the various types of photographs that can be taken using the many creative settings of the camera, including the My Color shooting mode, which lets the photographer alter the color processing of images; the Scene modes, with settings that are optimized for various subjects, including landscapes, portraits, and sports; and special features such as the Multiple Exposure and High Dynamic Range settings.

In addition, the book goes beyond the realm of everyday photography, and provides introductions to more advanced topics such as infrared photography, street photography, digiscoping, astrophotography, and creating 3D (three-dimensional) images that can be viewed with conventional red and blue 3D glasses. These discussions provide detailed information about the equipment or software and procedures needed for these activities, and include illustrative photographs.

The book also includes a full discussion of the exceptional capabilities of the Panasonic Lumix LX5 camera in recording video. The book describes the various settings for video recording and when to use them, including a discussion of the advanced manual video recording settings that the camera provides, including a shutter speed as fast as 1/20,000 second and as slow as 1/8 second.

In three appendices, the book provides information about accessories available for the camera, sets forth a list of useful web sites and other resources for further information, and includes a section with helpful “quick tips” that give particular insights into how to take advantage of the camera’s advanced features in the most efficient ways possible.

The book includes a detailed Table of Contents, and a full Index that covers 18 pages, so the reader can quickly find needed information about any particular feature or aspect of the camera.

The book is available now in PDF format for download through  The paperback version is now in production, and is expected to start shipping through various online retailers by mid-November.

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