- Series: David Busch's Digital Photography Guides
- Paperback: 496 pages
- Publisher: Cengage Learning PTR; 1 edition (July 26, 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1435456912
- ISBN-13: 978-1435456914
- Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.5 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 115 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #168,343 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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David Busch’s Canon EOS 7D Guide to Digital SLR Photography (David Busch's Digital Photography Guides) 1st Edition
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From the Publisher
- Shows readers how to master all the features and functions of the Canon EOS 7D, Canon's advanced yet affordable new dSLR model.
- Clear instructions and beautiful, full-color images will quickly help readers get familiar and comfortable with their cameras.
- Written by working photographer and best-selling camera guide author David Busch, who understands digital photography with Canon digital single lens reflex cameras.
Introduction. 1. Shooting Your First Canon EOS 7D Picture. 2. The Canon EOS 7D Roadmap. 3. Setting Up Your Canon EOS 7D. 4. Setup: Playback and Shooting Menus. 5. Setup: Custom Settings Menu. 6. Setup: Setup Menu, Retouch Menu, My Menu. 7. Optimizing Exposure. 8. Movie-Making and Advanced Techniques. 9. Working with Lenses. 10. Working with Light. 11. Downloading and Editing. 12. Troubleshooting Your Canon EOS 7D. Glossary. Index.
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I ended up trying almost every 7D book out there and this is by far the best. Other books either come off as being a very generic source of info that could have been written for any camera or, on the other extreme, simply a rehash of the user manual. David Busch's book is right where you want a book like this to be. It does a great job of teaching you how to use the advanced functions you find on the 7D to better your pictures. Where other books get stuck on teaching you about aperture and shutter speed, this book assumes you know the basics and teaches you about the sophisticated new auto-focusing system present in the 7D. Finally, a book that is written specifically for the 7D, but goes beyond what you find in the user manual.
The book starts with several basic chapters to get you acquainted with the camera, including a quick start guide. It then moves into "beyond the basics" chapters to teach you about the metering modes and how to attain a good exposure from your 7D, mastering the autofocus modes, and shooting movies. The book then goes into customizing your camera so that you are ready to shoot exactly how you want to shoot, a good chapter on lenses, and how to work with light (continuous vs flash, and using the new wireless flash controller). It then ends on a couple of "Enhancing your experience" chapters that go into downloading, editing, and printing and then a chapter on troubleshooting and preventing problems that might arise with your 7D.
Overall, it's very good and well-worth the read for anyone who has a 7D.
For example: Picture Styles. The small Canon manual--the size of a smart phone--covers them competently in six dense B & W pages. It does provide some "why" info. However, Busch's large format book--the size of an iPad--provides much more w/14 colorful and clearly written pages.
If yr considering the 7D, I'd definitely make the Busch book part of the package. The 7D is a fairly intimidating camera. It's built like a tank and packs a bewildering array of great features. This book will smooth out the learning curve.
I don't find any cons in this book. It doesn't pretend that it's going to make u a great photographer. Only experience can do that. It's simply a useful expansion of the standard Canon 7D manual and, in that way, will enhance yr experience w/this camera.
And now I got the Canon EOS 7D a couple of weeks ago, I immediately ordered both of David Busch's books. His 7D Field Guide is a concise reference, very handy and pretty comprehensive. I did take a quick look at it and kept it aside for occasional reference whenever I need it.
His Canon 7D Guide to Digital SLR Photography has 473 pages. Happily its a very readable guide and trust me, unless you are an old hand at DSLR's, you need this book. I have read about 200 pages already, and do find quite a bit of stuff which I know well enough, but more information specific to the 7D, which is absolutely a must-know. I have used the XSi for about 3 years and being familiar with Canon's system, I was able to set-up and start using the 7D right away without cracking open the manual. But I could see that the 7D is a whole new, complex, sleek, different animal. For example, its Auto-Focus system is perhaps generations ahead of the now pokey (comparatively) auto-focus ability of the XSi. A bit of hand-handing is nice so I can take full advantage of a variety of new features in this camera.
There is a lot of material in this book which applies to DSLR's in general, not necessarily specific to the 7D. I love reading books, and the extra material i.e. a discussion of what is Phase Detection mode, Contrast Detection mode, etc.. well, I find it interesting and informative. One doesn't need to understand all this to use either of these modes in the 7D, though. But there is other general information about using DSLRs in the book, which new-bies will surely find useful.
I got the books the day after I received my 7D. Using my old 2GB CF cards with the 7D, I realized I would need faster and larger memory cards (the 7D takes 18 megapixel JPegs and much larger RAW pictures, and the burst mode takes 8 frames/sec). When the books arrived, I took a quick look to see what David Busch recommended about the speed/size of the memory cards. There was no specific recommendation. So I emailed him with this question, and he responded with info about what type, speed, size and brand of CF cards he personally uses.
Bottom line, this book is an excellent guide if you don't mind a detailed guide with the author's recommendations and sometimes his personal choice of settings (he explains why) plus other general DSLR information, information about lenses, etc. Remember, even if you are a newbie, you will probably at some point need some information about available lenses and what to get, etc. If you need just a compact guide to the 7D, then get his David Busch's Compact Field Guide For The Canon EOS 7D.
The Field Guide is probably the book you will continue to use for reference long after you have become very familiar with the 7D. To start with though, I recommend that you read this full guide to really understand all the features/menus/custom functions/buttons, the author's explanations, recommendations etc. This is a new generation camera with very complex features that one needs to understand to use it to the maximum. Remember, this DSLR is even more advanced than the full-frame Canon 5D Mark II which, like its predecessor the 5D, a legend.