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

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Working with Live View

Live View is one of those features that experienced SLR users (especially those dating from the film era) sometimes think they don’t need—until they try it. It’s also one of those features (like truly “silent” shooting, without any shutter click) that point-and-shoot refugees are surprised that digital SLRs (until recently) have lacked. As I noted earlier, SLRs have actual, mechanical shutters that can’t be completely silenced, as can be done with point-and-shoot cameras. I’ve fielded almost as many queries from those who want to know how to preview their images on the LCD—just as they did with their point-and-shoot cameras. Indeed, many P & S models don’t even have optical viewfinders, engendering a whole generation of ...

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