Canon EOS 5D Digital Field Guide
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
on May 16, 2008
The book did a thorough job of covering all the features of the Canon 5D. I thought the subject matter was organized logically. Charlotte has obviously worked with this camera a lot. The book discusses info such as issues around Picture Style values being different within each Style, you won't find this stuff in the camera manual.

The writing is usually very clear, not super dry, and provides practical data on setting up this camera for different subjects. Comments about religious themes in the book (in another review) seem to relate to wedding photographs being taken in a church. Duh! Go figger...

The book speeded up my learning about using the camera and I would buy it again.
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
on May 14, 2008
This book is well written and well laid out. There are chapters covering just about every conceivable topic! I am nearly done reading this book and already it has helped me to determine a number of upgrades this year, including a couple of new lens. Much kudos to the author and I will be watching for new books from her in the future.

If you have a 5D get this book! I have bought all the others.. and they remain mostly unread on the shelf (or lost!). The color illustrations inspire and I have learned some new techniques by reading this text.

My one question is, are Canon Picture Styles *really* passed along when you set your 5D to RAW mode? The book says this is so, but I thought it was just for JPEG. Mind you.. I don't use Canon's DPP software (I use Camera RAW from Adobe with Photoshop instead) so maybe that is where a Picture Style will come through. Also.. I *think* they may show in Lightroom too (just started using that). Anyway.. this is more a question that a cricism of the book. Anyone having more details on this, feel free to add a comment!

Bottom line.. you will enjoy this book. If in doubt go look at a local copy 1st. You won't want to put it down and leave it behind if you do.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on June 5, 2008
Canon -EOS 5D
Digital Field Guide
By Bryden D.

this field guide for the Canon 5D is basically aimed at the DSLR amateur and prosumer photographer.
It is obvious that the writer worked with this camera for some time before writing this book.
The technical advantages of the 5D are presented in four major sections that really make it easy to understand and follow.

Part 1. " Using the canon EOS 5D "
Part 2. " Selecting and using lens - Working with Canon Speeslites."
Part 3. " Shooting with the EOS 5D "
Part 4. " Appendixes A & B "
A- Canon CMOS Sensors and Processors
B- EOS 5D Specifiacations

Lowrie writes in a way that easily explains most of the technical fatures of th 5D.
Although not perfect, this book is a good choice to help make it easier to understand some of the clipped explanations used in the Canon 5D User Manual.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on July 19, 2008
When I bought the 5D I quickly realized I wanted something besides the Canon manual. There are very few choices out there so I took the chance on this. For very little money you get an easily read, well rounded book about the 5D. I found it pretty easy to navigate around, and it answered all the questions I had.
It is clearly geared more to the newer DSLR user and covers different type of photography (i.e. event, portrait, etc) which is not quite what I would expect in a field guide but the information is accurate and will be very helpful to newcomers. See the review just before mine for detailed information on chapters, etc. The best of limited choices and I definitely recommend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on January 4, 2014
This is the manual that really shows you how to get the most out of your 5D. Not only does it show the controls and capabilities, but it explains how and why to use them, and then it shows the comparative examples. All of this is by a professional, award-winning photographer, so you can believe it. It helps unlock and unleash the possibilities of your expensive DSLR, allowing you to utilize it beyond the capabilities of any of the quality point-and-shoot cameras available today.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 2, 2015
Great book ! A little different than the Magic Lantern books I have bought in the past for my Nikon cameras. This one is full color & very helpful! I am awaiting my used Canon 5D to arrive so I can fully use what I am reading about!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 16, 2014
Haven't really utilized it. Seems to be laid out well, and the author also seems very knowledgeable. I think it's OK.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2014
Very informative, especially since most info out there is only for the Mk 2 & Mk 3 versions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 11, 2014
Good basic knowledge!
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Leaves off where user's guide leaves off.
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