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Introduction to the Canon Rebel T2i / EOS 550D : Basic Controls Training DVD by Blue Crane Digital

3.8 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

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  • For new Rebel T2i/550D owners, and photographers moving up from a point & shoot camera
  • Provides an introduction to the most important features and controls of the Rebel T2i/550D
  • Explains the different shooting modes, focus options, and metering
  • Demonstrates video shooting, Live View, and flash basics
  • Subjects are organized by chapter, so you can learn at your own pace
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Take great pictures with your Canon Rebel T2i / 550D! All you need is this training DVD and about ninety minutes, and you will have the knowledge and the confidence to create the images you want. The topics are arranged in chapters, so you can move at your own pace, and return later to individual subjects. Topics include: * Shooting video * Creative Auto * Shutter-priority AE * Aperture-priority AE * Depth of field / DOF preview * Focus options * Metering * White balance/Color temperature * Image and movie playback * Live View shooting * Exposure compensation * Flash basics * Custom functions introduction * Shooting settings screen * Quick control screens * Composition * Self timer * Picture Styles * Menu functions * And much more! The Canon Rebel T2i / 550D is a powerful camera. A solid understanding of its features and controls can really unleash your potential. Once you learn how the camera components work together, you will have all the tools you need to capture the best images under all conditions. This DVD is intended for photographers moving up to a digital SLR from a point-and-shoot camera. For new Rebel T2i/550D owners, this will provide a basic introduction to the camera and an overview of the most important controls. NTSC: All Regions Running time: 82 minutes

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Introduction to the Canon Rebel T2i / EOS 550D:  Basic Controls Training DVD
Take great pictures with your Canon Rebel T2i / 550D!  All you need is this training DVD and less than 90-minutes, and you will have the knowledge and the confidence you need to create the images you want.  The topics are arranged in chapters so you can move at your own pace and revisit individual subjects.

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Discover the settings that have the most impact on your shooting

Topics include:
  • Shooting video
  • Creative auto
  • Shutter-priority AE
  • Aperture-priority AE
  • Depth of field / DOF preview
  • Focus options
  • Metering
  • White balance/Color temperature
  • Image and movie playback
  • Live View shooting
  • Exposure compensation
  • Flash basics
  • Custom functions introduction
  • Shooting settings screen
  • Quick control screens
  • Composition
  • Self timer
  • Picture styles
  • Menu functions
  • And much more!

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Learn how to capture the best images in a variety of settings
The Canon Rebel T2i/550D is a powerful camera.  A solid understanding of its features and controls can really unleash your potential.  Once you learn how the camera components work together, you will have all the tools you need to capture the best images under a variety of conditions.

This DVD is intended for photographers moving up to a digital SLR from a point-and-shoot camera.  For new Rebel T2i/550D owners, this will provide a basic introduction to the camera and an overview of the most important controls. 


Format:  NTSC video, All Regions
Running time: 82 minutes



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Style:Basic Controls
Product Dimensions 5.5 x 0.4 x 7.5 inches
Item Weight 3.2 ounces
Shipping Weight 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ASIN B003EUEEJQ
Item model number zBC131
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3.8 out of 5 stars 27 customer reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #15,105 in Camera & Photo
#644 in Electronics > Outlet
#23,355 in Electronics > Camera & Photo
Date first available at Amazon.com April 10, 2010

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By M. Hale on June 9, 2010
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I ordered this without processing that it is a DVD, but after going through it, and realizing I would have to repeat the last 30 minutes (lecture exhaustion), I must say it's a very worthwhile investment for a fairly expensive camera, plus whatever lens you purchase. And in many respects, the DVD format, is more impressive than the written word, though the presenter has a tip about how to maximize the manual enclosed with the camera. Some of the "hints" may be obvious, but as the DVD goes on, and on, you realize that there is a lot of information about this camera, which you think you know, but really don't. The vignettes around explaining White Balance are superb. I think every amateur should give this DVD a try. It may be a bit short on the movie mode, but adequately explains both the pluses and minuses of the HD equivalent recording mode - leading me to stay away from this. I also thought the presenter was very fair in his assessment of the true maximum ISO for most of us in most shooting conditions. You should follow the advice at stopping and trying out the various buttons for maximum familiarity. Also, do stop at about 45 minutes and give yourself a break. There is a lot of useful information to digest and you will find yourself saturated.
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Product manuals put me to sleep faster than Ambien. For that reason I decided to get an instructional DVD to go with my new camera. There are a few sources for video instruction but not many already have a product for the new Rebel T2i. I bought this from Amazon and started watching during my lunch breaks. Instructions are clear and easy to understand. Enough time is given to learn features of the camera, but not so much that knowledgeable users will get board and feel the need to skip ahead. I'm about half way through the DVD and have learned quite a bit about special functions. As always, information overload can cut down on retention. View one chapter at a time and practice what you learn before moving on. It will take longer but in the long run you will get more out of the instructions.

I would buy this DVD again or give it as a gift. The next time I need an instructional DVD I will also look for something from this company.
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The aim of this review is to compare the ease of using video and books in learning to use the Canon T2i. Hopefully, it will provide the necessary information for newcomers like myself to the T2i, on which books or video to buy to enhance their camera skills. Reviews on the book will be published at a later date.

I bought my T2i on December 1st and begin buying and reading the following books and video. I finished all of them on Dec 14 in the following order and re-read them again right from the beginning. The second read was completed on Dec 20.
Digital SLR Cameras and Photography For Dummies
Canon EOS Rebel T2i / 550D: From Snapshots to Great Shots
Introduction to the Canon Rebel T2i / EOS 550D : Basic Controls Training DVD <-- This is what i am reviewing on
Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D Digital Field Guide
David Busch's Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D Guide to Digital SLR Photography

My take on the videos is as follows:
Pro:
1) Learning to operate the camera is so much more easier than the books because you get to see someone using the camera "live". For example, trying to find the button AE lock took me a while because by the time you are in the middle of a book, you have already forgotten where the AE button was when the book initially introduce it in the first chapter. You can of course go back to the first chapter but it is just way more convenient to see it shown to you "live" with the video. :)

2) The guy who is narrating the instructions enunciate his words very clearly. English is not my first language but i have no problem understanding him at all throughout the entire video.

3) Some concepts are easier to understand with a video. For example, I misunderstand the "rule of third" when i first read it in a book.
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I am 60 years old; a retired Contractor. Took pictures of my many projects over many years. Never took a photography class. Better than most, but far from professional, I recently purchased the Canon Rebel T2i to replace my Rebel XT. With the Rebel XT I also purchased an instructional DVD; didn't get much out of it after half a dozen viewings - with the T2i I almost didn't buy the DVD for this reason. However, this DVD is priceless! Finally! an easy to follow instructional video that is like taking a photography class, except that you don't have to ask to have something repeated. After two viewings I am doing more than ever before. It is my intention to watch this video until I am finally a professional photographer. I am using the 'creative' modes, many of the functions, customizing my aperture, ISO and shutter speeds. This camera is unbelievable; this DVD, by Blue Crane Digital makes it a whole new adventure for me. All these years I never realized how important 'depth of field' is. The DVD is very well narrated by an interesting guy who explains everything as if it is easy. I recommend this DVD to everyone who purchases the T2i. It is truly the very best camera for the money. The DVD is a small fraction of the camera and accessory cost. Buy the DVD!! Also, the IS lenses are fantastic - I also purchased an IS telephoto lens that will probably never come off the camera, now that I know how to use it, and thanks to the DVD! Ed
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