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Old Oct 24, 2005, 10:34 PM   #1
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Looking on opinions/reviews on these books? At 400+ pages they must contain some info not found in the user manuals???



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Old Oct 24, 2005, 11:33 PM   #2
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I havent' read it, but I breezed through the 20D manual and had everything I needed in an hour or two.

I looked around for a table of contents for this book and couldn't find one.

I've never really learned much of anything about photography from books except for the basic technical stuff.

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Old Oct 24, 2005, 11:36 PM   #3
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Supposedly there's supposed to be one for the Rebel XT (350D) as well.
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Old Oct 24, 2005, 11:46 PM   #4
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If you know your way around DSLR's, you could probably wade through the Rebel XT manual and the camera menus in about an hour.

Most people start with the basics, like:

- How do I set the shutter speed (shutter priority?

- How do I set the aperture (aperture priority)?

- How do I crank up or down the ISO?

- Is my camera offering me the best quality JPEGs? Where is that JPEG fine setting?

- How do I reformat the darn compact flash card and why do they make it so difficult?

- Okay, I want to try the frames per second, even though it's likely futile?

- How do I take off and put on a new lens on this thing without cross-threading and ruining my major investment?

- Does that sensor cleaner option really work or is it just a gimmick?

And lastly, lets try RAW format and find out why it's a PAIN in the...

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Old Oct 25, 2005, 12:48 AM   #5
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You can find all four of those eBooks (Nikon D70, Canon Rebel, Rebel XT and 20D) on one ordering/info page - and save $6.50 in shipping!


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Let me try and be a little more specific... Assuming a person has been into photography for a good long time and knows what they are doing. I assume these types of things would be covered in just about any "generic" book on photography. So what makes these books different? At over 500 pages for the EOS 20D, what is in the book? Are you saying if you take out the generic stuff about DOF, shutter speeds, fill flash, ETTL etc... you'd end up with what specificaly about the 20D? Do all of these camera specific books all start with the same 400 pages on they kind of info that applies to photography in general with just a sprinkling of specifics on each model?

Is there a place where I can get my hands on one of these to see what is in it? Or to see the table of contents? Has anyone who considers themselves accomplished in photography think these books are worth picking up?

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