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

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Your First Lens

Some Canon dSLRs are almost always purchased with a lens. The Digital Rebel and Digital Rebel XT/XTi, for example, are often bought as entry-level cameras, frequently by first-time SLR or dSLR owners who find the Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 autofocus lens an irresistible bargain at about $100 over the cost of the camera body alone. Other Canon models, including the EOS 1D, EOS 1Ds, and EOS 5D, are generally purchased without a lens by veteran Canon photographers who already have a complement of optics to use with their cameras.

The Canon EOS 40D falls somewhere in between. I bought mine as a body-only, because I already had a collection of lenses. But you might have purchased your 40D with a lens, because it’s an excellent first ...

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