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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/400D Guide to Digital SLR Photography [Paperback]

David D. Busch
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Book Description

Aug. 8 2007 1598634569 978-1598634563 1
As the new owner of a Digital Rebel XTi/400D you are serious about photography and want to take professional-looking photographs. You also want to quickly and easily discover how, when, and why to use the most important features of your cutting-edge camera. "Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/400D Guide to Digital SLR Photography" provides you with a concise guide to the essential functions and features of the Digital Rebel XTi/400D, teaching you how to select the best autofocus mode, shutter speed, f/stop, or flash capability to take perfect pictures of any kind under any conditions. Brimming with full-color images and examples, this book will help photographers of any level enhance their digital photography skills and techniques. Go in-depth with your Digital Rebel XTi/400D as you learn: -Basic controls and menu settings -How to choose and use lenses -Working with flash and lighting -Advanced shooting techniques You will also learn how to edit and enhance your photographs, as well as troubleshooting tips to maintain the condition of your Digital Rebel XTi/400D and its accessories.


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With more than a million books in print, David D. Busch is the world's #1 selling digital camera guide author, and the originator of popular digital photography series like David Busch's Pro Secrets and David Busch's Quick Snap Guides. He has written more than a dozen hugely successful guidebooks for Sony and Sony Digital models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital Photography, Second Edition, and Digital Pro Secrets. As a roving photojournalist for more than twenty years, he illustrated his books, magazine articles, and newspaper reports with award-winning images. He's operated his own commercial studio, suffocated in formal dress while shooting weddings-for-hire, and shot sports for a daily newspaper and upstate New York college. His photos and articles have appeared in Popular Photography & Imaging, The Rangefinder, The Professional Photographer, and hundreds of other publications. He's also reviewed dozens of digital cameras for CNet and Computer Shopper, and his advice has been featured in National Public Radio's All Tech Considered. When About.com named its top five books on Beginning Digital Photography, debuting at the #1 and #2 slots were Busch's Digital Photography All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies and Mastering Digital Photography. During the past year, he's had as many as five of his books listed in the Top 20 of Amazon.com's Digital Photography Bestseller list--simultaneously! Busch's 120-plus other books published since 1983 include bestsellers like David Busch's Quick Snap Guide to Digital Lenses. Visit his website at http://www.dslrguides.com.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners to the Canon D-SLR's Jan. 22 2008
Format:Paperback
I've always used a point and shoot camera until recently. After purchasing a Digital Rebel XTi I quickly realized that I had a lot of learning to do, not only about the camera and all it's functions, but how to take pictures as well.

This book has become my "fall to" book. Where there is a question about "how do I" this book is the first one opened. It is full of not only information about how the XTi works and all it's settings, but also has an amazing amount of information on how to use all the different functions to capture the type of picture you are trying to (sports shots, night photos, portraits, etc...).

Great information in a well thought out package.

For more detailed information on how to better use exposure settings, to see creatively, etc... look elsewhere (i.e. Bryan Peterson's books). For a well rounded introduction... this is the book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book on Xti/400 Oct. 11 2007
By Hung Le
Format:Paperback
This is a wonderful book, with plenty of clear information about Xti/400D.
It is written completely in a very personal style which I deem much better than other guides' ones.
What makes it a real 'hit' is the multitude of colored pictures accompanying almost every prime instructions.
It is a MUST have to go together with the Canon Xti/400D Manual.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Busch's Guide vs. Lowrie's guide for the XTi/400D Dec 8 2007
By Theodore Matthias - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I purchased both Busch's guide and Lowrie's guide to acquaint myself with the XTi.

I appreciated Lowrie's thorough explanations of the "bare facts" presented in the XTi's users manual. Unfortunately, I found Lowrie's guide to have a few errors (e.g.; the diagram of the "9-point AF" actually showed only 7-points). Obviously this was missed when Lowe's material was updated for the XTi.

Busch's information I found to be very accurate. Moreover, Busch goes into a fair amount of photography theory and shows how the XTi can be used to address some of the basic issues of technique. Describing the XTi's use in this context I found to be very engaging and informative.

If you want very good explanations of all the information in Canon's XTi user manual, the Lowrie book may be for you. But if you want to know all the Lowrie information AND and how it relates to the greater context of photographic theory, go for Busch's book.
39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/400D Guide to Digital SLR Photography review Jan. 14 2008
By W. A. Kobling - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This book by BUSCH is better than the one by LOWRIE because it contains pictures of the actual camera and controls, which serve to make it easier to use. It is logical and almost step by step in it's instruction. It covers much of what the camera can do, even the custom functions in detail.

It is very straightforward and extremely helpful for anyone who has this complex camera, which can do a lot.

I recommend it to the novice or amateur photographer.
25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book Jan. 17 2008
By Geekette - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I am enjoying this book and glad I purchased it. One it's much easier on the old tired eyes to read than the small little thing that came with the camera, and colored pictures and all. Glad I made the purchase and this one seems to be the best one for the money from my checking out the others.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have! April 8 2008
By Phillip W. Whisnant - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Unless one has tons of experience in photography, this book is a MUST HAVE. We converted from a point-and-shoot to the Rebel XTi just over 4 months ago and have been crippled by not having a source of reference. In my opinion, Canon should consider having this book as their user manual instead of the pocket-sized next to nothing that comes with the camera upon purchase.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book for beginner photographers Aug. 3 2008
By R. Hanania - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
If you are a newcomer to the (digital) photography world and want to have some useful advice on how to master light, shade with your EOS-400 this is the book for you. Even though it doesn't replace the reading of the users' manual, this book explains thoroughly how to use this great camera to make great pictures. The book is fully illustrated, has "screen shots" of the actual menus and is a joy to read. Highly recommended material.
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