Make the most of your Canon EOS 5D with the professional advice and tips in this go-anywhere guide. Learn to use every control, compare various lenses and Speedlites, and then explore how to get peak performance from your EOS 5D in all the shooting situations where it truly shines. You?ll discover how to set the metering mode to get the results you expect, explore the qualities and effects of each type of lens and accessory, and what to pack in your gear bag (along with this book) for every shooting scenario.
Charlotte K. Lowrie
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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...
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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