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The DSLR Field Guide by Michael Freeman

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THE DIGITAL ENVIRONMENT

There’s no doubt that if you’re already familiar with the basic controls of a conventional film SLR—by which we mean the aperture, shutter speed, shooting modes, and so on—then the switch to a DSLR should be relatively painless. If you’re moving up from a digital point-and-shoot, you may have more to learn in terms of technique, but you’ll be familiar with much of the “vocabulary” that is used in digital photography.

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The world of digital SLRs (DSLRs) is a rapidly evolving environment. It seems almost inconceivable that it was only in 2000 that Canon launched its flagship DSLR, the D30, which featured a 3.1-megapixel sensor—a ...

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