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Canon EOS Rebel T1i/500D for Dummies [Paperback]

Julie Adair King
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Book Description

10 July 2009 For Dummies
Veteran author Julie Adair King demystifies the high–end features of the new Canon T1i. The Canon EOS Rebel T1i is the newest camera offered in Canon′s popular Rebel line of digital SLRs–and sells for less than $900. Packed with page after page of full–color images, this hands–on guide is aimed at helping you make the most of the Canon T1i′s controls and shooting modes. Get ready to maximize the camera′s main functions in order to create effective digital photos. Bestselling author Julie Adair King brings her expertise in the areas of digital cameras and photography and combines it with her fun and friendly writing style to offer you helpful explanations and advice. Plus, examples walk first–time users of a digital SLR camera through the basic features as well as the software that accompanies the camera. Selling for under $900, the Canon EOS Rebel T1i is a consumer–friendly digital camera, ideal for first–time owners Shows you how to shoot in auto mode, use live view and playback modes, and explore the on–board controls Demonstrates techniques for dialing in exposure and lighting controls, manipulating focus and color controls, and handling situational shooting Covers printing, posting online, and other ways to share images Picture this: taking better digital photos than you ever thought possible with your Canon EOS Rebel T1i!

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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons; 1 edition (10 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0470533897
  • ISBN-13: 978-0470533895
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 19 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 33,883 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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New to digital SLR cameras? Relax! This book improves your dSLR skills Excited about your new camera, but a little intimidated by all its options? You′ve come to the right book! From how to change lenses and understand all the controls to usingCustom Functions and shooting Raw files, this friendly guide helps you enjoy everything this cool camera has to offer.Explore creative choices and get great shots every time. Learn your camera — set it up, navigate the menus, and get to know each button and dial Automatic improvement — start snapping better photos immediately with automatic exposure modes Take full control — master advanced exposure, color, focus, and flash options Go Live — use the Live View feature, review images on the camera monitor, and shoot HD video All together now — learn to apply camera settings and shooting strategies for the best shots in different situations Open the book and find: The scoop on the new Quick Control display Tips for making simple adjustments using Creative Auto mode How to organize and safeguard your photo files How to select f–stop, shutter speed, and ISO settings Ways to get the best results with autofocus How to avoid red–eye and other flash problems Advice on manipulating focus and color How to get great prints and Web–friendly images

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Julie Adair King has written numerous books on photography, including For Dummies guides to the Canon Rebel XTi/400D, XSi/450D and XS/1000D as well as all editions of Digital Photography For Dummies.

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Canon 500D for Dummies 9 Jan 2010
This is a good book for the beginner using the Canon 500D camera (in the USA: Rebel T1i).

Chapters are clearly laid out so the book can be used cover to cover, or by looking up specific topics.

If you are new to the Canon 500D, digital photography, or photography in general; or you want to develop existing skills with this camera; this is the book for you.

Take a look at:
Canon EOS Rebel T1i/500D for Dummies
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars CANON 500D MANUAL FOR DUMMIES. 9 Mar 2010
An excellent bok written in an easy to understand format with plenty of photographic examples. I am a fairly experienced photographer but still learnt a lot from this book. The explanations were much easier to understand than the Canon's manual that came with the camera. The author also told beginners what settings were advisable and what functions not to bother with. I thoroughly recommend this book.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Just get it! 6 May 2010
If you don't know a lot about cameras and have just splashed out on a 500d - buy this book!

It is orders of magnitude better than the manual and gives hundreds of additional useful photography tips.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Useful 18 May 2010
As a new DSLR user, this book was fantastic. It explains everything in very clear details and uses pictures to aid the explanations. If you have this camera, this is the book to accompany. Very Easy to use. Clear. Practical. Useful. :)
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4.0 out of 5 stars For Dummies? Almost 27 Nov 2010
By Cally01
I bought this book back in October. I have (almost!) read it front to back, and I have to say that it has been incredibly useful to teach me. As an absolute beginner with digital SLRs, the first chapter detailing exactly how to attach a lens, remove a lens and how to zoom properly was a life saver. I would imagine that I would have just tried to put it on any old how without reading the manual that comes with it (my own fault, I know). As you progress through the book, it teaches you exactly how to use each of the different pictures modes, as well as explaining what some of the terms mean and how you apply them, such as apperture and f/stops. Finally, it explains how to use the software that comes with the camera correctly. Brilliant book for beginners such as myself! However, I have found some of the explanations a little bit difficult, and I think the book would have benefited from a glossary or similar, although the diagram at the front showing where all the buttons are and the table explaining the picture modes were also a great help.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars book all about cannon eos 500d 6 Oct 2010
great read if you have a 500d all you need to know is there, 100%
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4.0 out of 5 stars Clarity at last 27 Aug 2010
I found this book very useful as this was my first digital SLR. It gives simple explanations for everything the camera can do and suggests ways to use all the settings. I would reccomend this to any new digital SLR user.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for novices 20 Sep 2010
By Andy
As usual the dummy books do just what they say and teach dummies to use complicated equipment.

Great for me and used a lot of the useful advice on a recent holiday.
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5.0 out of 5 stars thats what its for
Good book written in plain english....even I can understand what she's talking about. If you want to know what all those little button do or dont do on your camera you need this. Read more
Published on 21 May 2012 by jinksey
4.0 out of 5 stars Canon EOS 500D for Dummies
An excellent way of learning the abilities and menus for the camera. The side Icons help by giving warnings and tips to improve the photographers use of the 500D. Read more
Published on 31 Aug 2011 by avuluc
5.0 out of 5 stars Canon EOS 500D. For dummies.
As I have a keen interest in photography I saved for a decent camera the canon 500D - I looked up some books containing the title 500D Canon photography on amazon and thought this... Read more
Published on 22 Jun 2011 by N. A. Kendrick
5.0 out of 5 stars invaluable
fantastic guide that explains everything fully and simply, which the included kit book does not. easy to dip into for those hard to find or understand custom functions. Read more
Published on 4 April 2011 by Lloyds Tsb
5.0 out of 5 stars A solid reference volume
Julie Adair King's guide to the 500D is straight forward, no-nonsense stuff, and thoroughly recommended. Read more
Published on 21 Feb 2011 by Jason King
5.0 out of 5 stars T500d for dummies
An excellant book that I am reading every day.Its a must for every owner that wants to learn more abut the Canon 500d Thoroghly recommended
Published on 15 Nov 2010 by Mr Robert L Vincent
4.0 out of 5 stars Useful book for a beginner using a Canon DSLR
This book is useful for anyone starting a photographic course using as Digital SLR Camera. It is easy to follow and explains all the different tecniques you can use.
Published on 13 July 2010 by hunyani
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Published on 21 May 2010 by T. Gower
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