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Great Guide, As Usual.
on January 17, 2013
This guide does exactly what it is supposed to. It shows you how to dig into the nitty gritty of the Canon T4i. It also goes a little farther by showing you some techniques that can be acheived with the T4i. I'm sure there are general books on DSLR photography that will give you the same info, but it seems like a bonus to me that the extra info is in this guide. One example is his explanation of focus stacking, which I'd never heard of. Another good tip I gleaned from this guide was how to correct the aberration on one of my lenses. The camera does all the work, but I would never have found the setting had it not been for this guide. Of course, that isn't all I've learned from this guide, but those things were very important to me.
I'm not a first time reader of David Busch, in fact, this is my third book by him. One other guide (Canon XSi) and one on DSLR photography. I like his style, sense of humor, and his ability to make things a little more understandable. The Canon T4i can be as easy or complicated as you want it to be, and this guide makes it very enjoyable to learn either way. I highly recomend this book.
EDIT: August 24, 2013
After reading "The Most Helpful Negative Review" it got me to thinking "Did I just miss something?" Actually, at the time I wrote my review I was not the least bit interested in the video portion of this great camera, so I could have been biased to just imagee. Fortunately, all of the ins & outs of video concerning the T4i ARE covered in this book, so I don't totally understand how the OP of the negative review could have missed it. Granted, it is kind of spread out and not in just one Chapter like you might think, but it is all there somewhere, and a quick glance at the index will lead you to what you want to know.
This is straight from the Table of Contents (and yes, I've read every word and it isn't generic, but for the T4i): Movies, pages 157-177, capturing; composition for; creative lighting; default settings; displaying movies only; DOF (depth of field) and; editing (in camera)160-162; estanblishing shots in; face detaction +tracking mode; FlexiZone-Milti Mode; FlexiZone-Single Mode; focus modes for; grid display for; Playback menu; image stabilitation for; judder when shooting; movie setting menues; playing back movies; resolution (this discuses all of the available resolutions available to you and how much memory they use). I could go on and on, this is only about about half of the subjects on shooting video WITH the T4i that's listed in the index. I'm not touting Mr. Busch's book in any way, I just like for people to be given straight up info. I truely depend on these reviews to purchase.