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

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3. Setting Up Your Canon EOS 40D

The Canon EOS 40D is undoubtedly the most customizable, tweakable, fine-tunable camera Canon has offered non-professional users. In fact, this versatility has made the 40D surprisingly popular among professional photographers as well. If your camera doesn’t behave in exactly the way you’d like, chances are you can make a small change in the shooting, playback, setup, and custom menus that will tailor the 40D to your needs. In fact, if you don’t like the menus you can create your own using the clever My Menu system.

This chapter will help you sort out the settings you can make to customize how your Canon EOS 40D uses its features, shoots photos, displays images, and processes the pictures after they’ve been taken. ...

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