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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi/400D Guide to Digital SLR Photography Paperback – Aug 8 2007
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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 Canon and Canon digital SLR models, as well as many popular books devoted to dSLRs, including Mastering Digital SLR Photography, Second Edition, and Digital SLR 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 has 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 SLR Lenses. Visit his website at http://www.dslrguides.com.
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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.
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
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.
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.
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