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

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Selecting a Shooting Mode

You can choose a shooting method from the Mode Dial located on the top left edge of the Canon EOS 40D. There are seven Basic Zone shooting modes, in which the camera makes virtually all the decisions for you (except when to press the shutter), and five Creative Zone modes, which allow you to provide input over the exposure and settings the camera uses. There are also three Camera User Settings that can be used to store specific groups of camera settings, which you can then recall quickly by spinning the Mode Dial to C1, C2, or C3. You’ll find a complete description of both Basic Zone and Creative Zone modes as well as Camera User Settings in Chapter 4.

Turn your camera on by flipping the power switch to ON, or to the ...

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