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    Posted: 29 December 2014 at 17:42
The e-book update precedes the firmware update so it won't be covered. If you scroll down to the bottom of his home page you'll see a link for Contact info, or you can send him a PM here.
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Has this book been updated since this thread was opened? I'm using version 1.02 at the moment, which predates the latest firmware (ILCA-77m2 v 2.0) and thereby isn't complete (it lacks any explanation of the XAVCS features).

Also, I noticed several typos, and a couple of conceptual errors that I'd like to point out to Mr. Friedman. Does anyone know a good way to reach him?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote HILLCLIMBER Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 December 2014 at 18:12
If you have the A77Mk2 (or any camera covered by Gary for that matter) you simply must buy the most definitive guide it is possible to obtain, I have his books for A300 A580 and A77 and would not be without them, they have taught me so much, Gary Fongs videos are extremely good also, between the two of them there is not much you will not know about your camera and technique, I have no connection with either gentleman other than as a very satisfied customer.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote fdpaterek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 December 2014 at 15:23
Super boek, I also got more boeks from Gary together with the 77 version.
They are all special but this one is something, it really makes the rather complecated 77II understandable. It is for sure more than worth the price. I also thing you can not go for thr refund even it is offered.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote marcin.warmuz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 December 2014 at 14:47
Another great book from Gary! I own several of them already including ones for A57, A77, A900 and A6000. I also bought his smaller publications on "making your pictures stand out". I got an email about free upgrade to A77II book but I couldn't locate receipt for original A77 book. To be honest, even if I did, I'd still pay full price for the new one because I feel that Gary deserves it for all the hard work he puts into these books and support for Sony community.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 November 2014 at 01:37
Originally posted by photofun photofun wrote:

Jozioau,

If you had the Gary Friedman book first, would you still pay for thew Gary Fong video?

BTW ... has anyone else noticed that the accepted A77ii experts are both named Gary?


The book is much more comprehensive, 600 pages of technical analysis, diagrams, sample photos and instruction versus a bit over an hour of video demonstration.
The Gary Fong full tutorial costs US$12.95 for one month's access to all his pro tutorials, and there are others there that are very helpful including artificial lighting and off-camera wireless flash.
Here's the link to it http://www.garyfong.com/videos/unleashing-power-your-sony-a77ii.
If you are more visual, it is certainly helpful to actually see how the various controls and settings are used, and watch the effects on screen in front of you while you have the camera in your hands. Access expires after a month, but can of course be renewed.
The book is a permanent reference and you can dip into any particular aspect of the camera's settings, functions and controls as needed without any time limit.
I think of the Gary Friedman book had come out immediately the camera did, I probably wouldn't have subscribed to the Gary Fong video, but because it was't available until now, the video was most helpful.
They're both valuable references and highly recommended for anyone who wants to get a handle on all their a77ii is capable of, and how to optimise it to your needs. The little booklet that comes with the camera is basic in the extreme.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote photofun Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 November 2014 at 00:50
Jozioau,

If you had the Gary Friedman book first, would you still pay for thew Gary Fong video?

BTW ... has anyone else noticed that the accepted A77ii experts are both named Gary?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 November 2014 at 22:57
Having subscribed to Gary Fong's on-line tutorial 'Unleashing the power of your a77ii" the pay to view full version of this short introduction clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YGA6TsY5V4, I wondered whether it was worth my while buying Gary Friedman's e-book version of his a77ii Guide.
In the end, for a modest US$26.45, I felt it was worth it, and it certainly is.
I downloaded the 600 page full colour .pdf file to my iBooks and it's now sitting on my computer, iPad and iPhone and I can dip into it as and when needed.
Gary Fong's video tutorial is a very handy start in that it shows you on screen what various settings can do and recommends the ones he likes. Gary Freedman's book is a very much more detailed yet accessible and user-friendly reference covering every aspect of the menus, settings and controls, and all the effects they can achieve.
I'd recommend it to anyone with an a77ii.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bonapart5 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 November 2014 at 19:25
Just received Gary Friedmans' a77 mk2 ebook yesterday
another masterpiece from gary
I gave already changed my camera settings to garys recommendations as i have found as with the a700 and the original a77 they make a good starting point with a new camera.
Their seems to be a lot of changes in this book from the a77 to be giving the upgrade for free so i can recommend some of garys other ebooks ,(25 ways to wow )
etc, to help keep this valuable resource going.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Keith S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 November 2014 at 18:20
Thank you Basil. I understand a little more now. I hadn't realized that the print was in small runs and only on demand, and at 600 pages and in full colour, the price for that version is more understandable.
Your high recommendation for Gary's books is noted and the website is now in my browser faves.
Thanks again.
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Since they are printed on demand, the run is quite limited. Plus, it's a rather large book at 600 pages. At 18 cents a page, it's actually not that bad. For the price of a cheap lens (or a couple of filters), you will get the best instruction guide you will ever have for that camera. I have never regretted buying his books.     
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Keith S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 November 2014 at 14:35
Thanks stiuskr.
I'm quite new here (and learning a lot from the forums, thanks everyone) and haven't seen these books before so I must admit, when I saw that the B&W version is £31.34, I was a bit gobsmacked at the colour version price but if that's what it cost then so be it. At least there is a price for all pockets from the download version to the printed ones.
Thanks again.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stiuskr Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 November 2014 at 12:30
Nothing to be sorted out, that's how much the printed versions are. The price you're seeing probably includes S&H, I click on the lulu link and see a price of $110 which is about what they've always gone for.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Keith S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 November 2014 at 12:14
Just had a look at the page where the colour printed version is sold from lulu.com and the price is stated as £118.16. Surely this is a massive error. Maybe someone who knows Gary could mention this to him so it can be sorted.
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