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David Busch's Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D Guide to Digital SLR Photography [Paperback]

David D. Busch
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June 1 2010
The Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D is the most advanced entry-level digital SLR camera that Canon has ever introduced. David Busch's Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D Guide to Digital SLR Photography shows you how to make the most of your camera's robust feature set, including 18 megapixel resolution, blazing fast automatic focus, the real-time preview system Live View, and full HD movie-making capabilities, to take outstanding photos and videos. You'll learn how, when, and, most importantly, why to use all the cool features and functions of your camera to take eye-popping photographs. Introductory chapters will help you get comfortable with the basics of your camera before you dive right into exploring creative ways to apply the Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D's exposure modes, focus controls, and electronic flash options. This book is chock full of hands-on tips for choosing lenses, flash units, and software products to use with your new camera. Beautiful, full-color images illustrate where the essential buttons and dials are, so you'll quickly learn how to use your Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D, and use it well. NOW AVAILABLE, David Busch's Canon T2i/550D Camera Companion App for the iPhone and iPad. Buy it today from iTunes.

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Introduction. 1. Shooting Your First Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D Picture. 2. The Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D Roadmap. 3. Setting Up Your Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D . 4. Optimizing Exposure. 5. Advanced Techniques. 6. Working with Lenses. 7. Working with Light. 8. Downloading and Editing. 9. Troubleshooting Your Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D. Glossary. Index.

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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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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent choice for me. March 3 2014
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I am new to this whole big world of photography. I need a book that would explain all the fine details. I am only at the start...but so far I love it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For those who are Rebel. July 6 2013
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Very enlightened, recommend anytime. It`s like the owner manual but in a more comprehensive way. Very nice and understanding photos helping the text. Recommend greatly, Michel, Canada.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This is the book you need for the T2i June 7 2010
By Lzo. Tomas - Published on Amazon.com
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I love Busch's books because they are the only camera guides that aren't just rehashes of the vendor's manual, with some pictures added. I tend to upgrade my camera every year or so, and I always buy the author's Guidebook to help me get up to speed quickly with my new purchase. This one, like the others I bought, is both easy to understand and comprehensive. In the first three chapters, you'll learn about setting up your camera and choosing Menu options (including advice not only on what each option is, but why you might want to use it.) This section alone is 134 pages and, because it is a full-size book rather than a pocket-size book, has more information that you find in entire manuals of the rehash variety. Each button, dial, and menu is illustrated with large full color illustrations. This is really a "road map" that gets you started using your T2i very quickly.

After that, the author devotes 250 more pages to explaining how to optimize exposure, sort out the camera's autofocus features, choosing lenses, and working with flash and available light -- all applied directly to the T2i. Busch omits the "padding" you find in other Guidebooks, and I am grateful for that. It does not have sections on how to shoot a generic "sports" picture or "landscape" picture, etc. Everything relates to the T2i. The whole book deals strictly with photography and techniques, too, so you won't find it padded with chapters on how to use the EOS Utility or Digital Photo Pro. All in all, Busch manages to fill this book with an amazing amount of useful information.

There are other books for the T2i out there, but if you want the whole story in words you can understand, this is the one you should buy.
37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why aren't all camera guides this good? June 8 2010
By Image Print Reviews - Published on Amazon.com
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Busch is the world's best-selling camera guide author for a reason. His books are a cut above the other books, which all repeat what you see in the book packaged with the camera, without going into any depth on how to use them. This one is different, with Busch's trademark friendly introduction to the Canon EOS Rebel T2i, accessible to anyone -- novice to veteran -- who wants to learn how to use the camera quickly. In that respect, it's great for beginners. But the author is especially skilled at taking you beyond the basics to explain exactly how to apply the features of the T2i to improve your photographic skills.

Individual chapters of the book explore the finer points of exposure, including the use of histograms, understanding the T2i's autofocus options, HD movie-making, and creative ways to use lenses and light. There are nine chapters in all, each of them dealing with a different aspect of using the EOS T2i. Even the general material on topics like f/stops and exposure all relate directly to his camera.

This book is especially good for those who feel they are "visually oriented." These folks tend to gravitate to DVD instruction, not realizing that such productions are basically audio programs with images, and aren't really visually oriented at all. With a DVD, you're basically using your ears to listen to a talking head explain the camera, and what you hear may not sink in immediately. Busch's guide takes the right visual approach, using large full-color illustrations accompanied by the text you need to quickly understand what the author is explaining. We've reviewed several of Busch's guides, and, after reading this one, still wonder why all camera guides aren't this good.
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent for SLR Beginners - Good for Some Upgraders Dec 18 2010
By Bill McLean - Published on Amazon.com
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By and large, David Busch's EOS Rebel T2i/550 Guide . . . is simply an upgrade of prior Canon Rebel books by the same author. This is not to say that it isn't excellent. Practice makes perfect. And this book is perfect for the beginner. And it is good for up-graders from lessor Rebel cameras to the T2i who want a review of earlier camera features that have been preserved. This might help some previous Rebel camera owners to better integrate all the new features of the T2i.

The book has very little to say about video. Yes, all the video functions are covered. It's just that a great deal more than functions of the YT2i camera is covered in this book. Their is lens choice, flash, print editing, etc. Much of which is rehash of earlier books by the author. Again, I have no criticism of the usefulness and accuracy of this book. I just would have liked more video instruction. I guess video deserves at least one whole book of its own. After-all, David Busch's book already has 324 pages plus Glossary and Index. There isn't room for much more.

While the book is very well written, and contains both accurate and extensive information on the T2i, I would think that long-time owners of cameras in the
Rebel series simply do not need it. The instruction manual that comes with the camera should be enough.

I write to give perspective to shoppers, not to sell the book, and not to detail what is in it. I hope this approach is beneficial. Please rate this review for usefulness. Helpful comments are also appreciated.

Thanks.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch Nov. 30 2010
By SunshineAndStars - Published on Amazon.com
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David Busch's Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D Guide to Digital SLR Photography
I got this book to help me learn about and use the features of the Canon T2i DSLR camera and have not been disappointed in it at all. I used to use a 35mm film camera until I switched to digital about 10 years ago and needed to refresh my memory on what and how to change aperture-shutter speed-iso, etc. to get good photos with this new camera. I was using basic point and shoot digital before this purchase. The book has been a great addition to the camera manual and the author expands and explains the settings so much better than the manual that came with the camera. The only criticism I might have is that I would like it to be spiral bound to lay flat. I am reading a section then laying the book down to try out the technique with my camera and the book always flops closed.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Explains everything! July 14 2010
By Mike - Published on Amazon.com
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I bought this book and the Dummies book for my new camera. The T2i is my first dSLR, so I had a lot to learn. I really like this book, as it goes beyond just the basics and shows you why you want to use or care about some of the things the camera is capable of doing. I consider myself a fast learner, so this was just the right book for me, as it spends just the right amount of time on the basics, and then goes deeper to help me use my camera to the fullest of its abilities. The book even warns of a few things that should be left alone until you become a better photographer.

I really like the full color pictures that show the effect of many of the parameters that you can change on the camera.
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