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The Digital SLR Guide: Beyond Point-and-Shoot Digital Photography by Jon Canfield

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Introduction

A few years ago, the cost of a digital SLR kept it out of the hands of everyone but pros or well-heeled enthusiasts. With prices dropping into the affordable range for many photographers, dSLR sales are now exploding. Most of the people that I see using a dSLR aren’t doing much more than treating it as a large point-and-shoot camera—very seldom, if ever, taking the camera off Program mode. The prospect of shooting in advanced modes isn’t made much easier by reading the manuals that come with most cameras.

When this book was first being planned, I looked at the other options available, and there were some good ones. What would set this one apart from the others? To start with, most of the books already available focus on either a ...

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