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Canon EOS 40D Guide to Digital Photography by David D. Busch

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1. Shooting Your First Canon EOS 40D Picture

If I were a betting person, I’d be willing to wager that you’ve already taken—at least—a few hundred shots with your new Canon EOS 40D. As valuable as a book like this one is, nobody can suppress their excitement long enough to read the instructions before initiating play with a new toy. My first photo with this camera was a snapshot of the owner of the photo store where I bought my 40D. As a long-time Canon owner, I purchased just the 40D body (sans lens), but I remembered to take a favorite lens and a Compact Flash card with me when I picked up the camera. Because the 40D had just been introduced, there was enough of a maintenance charge in the fresh-off-the-boat battery to allow capturing a few ...

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