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Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D For Dummies [Paperback]

Julie Adair King , Dan Burkholder
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Book Description

June 8 2010 0470768819 978-0470768815
The straightforward guide to the new Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D

Popular tech blog called the Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D "an incredible camera – everything a first DSLR should be." With 1080p digital video capability and an 18 megapixel sensor that improves low-light shooting all for under $900, the accolades are well-earned. And for less than $30, you can learn how to maximize your digital photography experience! Packed with more than 300 color photos and 100 color screen captures throughout, this beginner book walks you through the camera’s controls, features, and shooting modes. If you're new to the Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D, this fun and friendly guide shifts you out of automatic mode and helps you shoot memorable digital photos.

  • Aimed at first-time dSLR users looking for a guide that clearly and patiently explains the features and controls of the Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D
  • Explores the on-board controls and situational shooting
  • Addresses using live view and playback modes
  • Explains dialing in exposure and lighting controls
  • Details how to edit, print, post online, and other ways to share images
  • Spells out how to manipulate focus and color controls

Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D For Dummies delivers a straightforward look through the lens of your dSLR!

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Learn to use all the features of your Rebel T2i and start shooting like a pro

No question about it, your Canon Rebel T2i is a picture-taking powerhouse. But don't let all its fabulous features overwhelm you! This book starts by explaining all the bells and whistles and what they mean to you, the photographer. Then it shows you how to take creative control and what to do with those exceptional images once you have them.

  • Get outstanding results automatically — get the best results from the camera's auto modes, including Portrait, Sports, and Landscape plus Creative Auto mode

  • It's all about quality — see how the Quality setting affects resolution, file size, file format, and picture quality in both auto and manual modes

  • Get creative — take control of exposure, lighting, focus, and color

  • Snap the shots you want — get professional advice on taking better portraits, landscape photos, and action shots

  • Share the fun — transfer pictures to your computer, organize them, and share them online

Open the book and find:

  • Explanations of photography jargon

  • A quick-reference guide for settings and strategies

  • Tips on taking great HD movies

  • How to work with aperture, shutter speed, and ISO

  • Advice on using the T2i/550D's autofocus system

  • Ten cool special-purpose features

  • How to use Canon's free software to download and edit photos

  • Hints for perfect prints

Learn to:

  • Use all the onboard controls, Live View, and Playback mode

  • Manipulate focus, exposure, and color

  • Download, edit, and print your images or post them online


About the Author

Julie Adair King has been writing about digital cameras and photography for more than a decade. She is the author of several books on Canon, Nikon, and Olympus cameras.

Dan Burkholder is a professional photographer and photography educator specializing in techniques that combine film and digital photography.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Easy to read July 7 2010
I am a SLR virgin to say the least but found this book easy to read ( as you would expect from the title ! ) has step by step instructions, good illustrations and helped me understand some of the jargon and gave me "some" confidence to turn off the safety and try my luck at some manual adjustments.....Great book, thank you.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it March 3 2013
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Any question you have about your camera is in this book. It is so much easier to find than the manual that came with the camera (which is searchable on the computer). Highly recommend this and thank you to the person who recommended it to me.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent March 22 2012
It was the first time I had a 'big' camera like this Canon.

This book is great to understand all the features and help you learn how to use this camera when you've never modified settings other than flash or no flash.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Missing Manual for the Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D Feb. 7 2011
By Philip Yeoh - Published on
First off, let me say that the Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D is a fantastic camera, but you'd be only skimming over its surface if you relied on the supplied instruction manual. Don't get me wrong, the manual is very well written (I couldn't even find a single typo) but it's enough to lull insomniacs into a deep slumber. Enter Julie Adair King's wonderful book. In 350 pages she covers practically everything you want to know about this camera. The book is printed on very good paper stock and is peppered with illustrations, many of them in color. Trust me, if you really want to exploit the Rebel T2i/550D read this book in conjunction with the supplied manual. It took me about two weeks to do this, but I was rewarded with better pictures and the thought that spending the money on this fabulous Dummies book was well worth it.

Highly recommended!
24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must have for your personal Library Dec 21 2010
By D. Walker - Published on
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This was my FIRST "for Dummies" book. I was surprised how well written it actually was. Years ago, I was very much into film (35mm) photogrphay and did a lot of work in Darkrooms. At age 52 I made the switch to Digital Photography! Let's face it, when you bought the T2i/550D, you bought a computer!
As I read this book, I could not wait to get to the later chapters, don't skip the early chapters, you will want to know everything about your camera!


14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Tool..... July 18 2010
By Dan Depauw - Published on
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"Dummies" gives the new user for the Canon T2i and edge that the product owners manual does not provide....
Easy to use and easy to reference
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for digital SRL beginners! Feb. 3 2011
By SusieD - Published on
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Ships fast. Definitely for people that have never used a SLR camera. Out of the 350 pages, I'm already on page 250 (in 5 days, really taking my time to make sure I understand everything before moving forward). Instead of going through the book with camera in hand, I first went through most of the chapters (until I finished chapter 5), and then went back to the beginning to setup the camera. Since I had never held a SLR before and have no concept of SLR photography, this exercise helped me a lot because the book explains everything to my level and the illustrations (photos) are all over the book. I recommend this book especially for beginners. When my husband bought the camera early December we got a free 2-hour class but they were booked all the way until February (our class in finally this Saturday). Not wanting to wait that long to use the camera, I bought the book and I feel comfortable with the camera now. I am very impressed.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars DSLR for Dummies July 11 2010
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Very nicely written book. Useful for most enthusiasts upgrading from digital compact cameras to DSLR.
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