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

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First Things First

The Canon EOS 40D comes in an impressive gray-and-red box filled with stuff, including connecting cords, booklets, CDs, and lots of paperwork. The most important components are the camera and lens (if you purchased your 40D with a lens), battery, battery charger, and, if you’re the nervous type, the neck strap. You’ll also need a Compact Flash memory card, as one is not included. If you purchased your EOS 40D from a camera shop, as I did, the store personnel probably attached the neck strap for you, ran through some basic operational advice that you’ve already forgotten, tried to sell you another Compact Flash card, and then, after they’d given you all the help you could absorb, sent you on your way with a handshake.

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