I just picked up a T5 and was thinking of getting a book such as "David Busch's Canon EOS Rebel T5/1200D Guide to Digital SLR Photography", is it worth it?
I went through the owners manual and it's clear, so I understand the basic functions. I owned an SLR in the past but haven't been into photography for some time. I'm familiar with the principles of photography that you pick up in general books (iso, exposure, shutter and apeture, etc.). I'm interested in using the camera while hiking, for nature photography. I would like to learn how to manipulate the settings to get the most out of the camera (understand what I can do, and then learn over time when to do so). I'm also looking to grow my understanding of general nature/landscape photography and have been reading some of those books (not camera specific).
It depends on the person. In my opinion, no. But I'm a hands on type, and well versed in using an internet search engine. Any information in that book can be found on the internet. But some people prefer to have a book that lays out all the information in one place.
Edit: I will add that if I was to get a book I probably wouldn't get one specific to a camera. If I need to know something about my specific camera I can simply look at my owners manual. Get a more general book, if you're going to get one.
No. It just explains your manual in a clearer way and some general info about photography. Go to Barn N Noble, they have it a ton of books like that. You can read other book about photography also. Then buy one that you think great.