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Best training dvd for the 40D

 
Tug08
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Sep 28, 2012 12:51 |  #1

Sorry if this has been asked before, I triied a search and nothing came up. I just got a 40D and was wondering what the best training Dvd for it is. Thanks for your help.




  
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Sep 28, 2012 12:54 |  #2

what are you looking to learn? how to use the camera or take pictures?


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Sep 28, 2012 12:59 |  #3

I would say forget the dvd, read the manual and then get out and start shooting, try different things e.g shoot at different appertures to see the difference that F4-F11-F22 will give you on the same subject. Try the same thing will the metering modes. But most of all get out there and shoot and have Fun cos on Dig. it's costing nothing.




  
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Sep 28, 2012 13:05 |  #4

Get the manual out (as already suggested), get camera in hand and then initially go to the Canon tutorials at http://cpn.canon-europe.com …on/masterclass/​eos_40d.do (external link).




  
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Sep 28, 2012 14:19 |  #5

If you feel the need for a DVD, these are pretty good....

http://www.amazon.com …am-Sterling/dp/B00112EFXO (external link)

Can be found a bit cheaper on eBay if you do a search.


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Sep 28, 2012 17:46 |  #6

I don't know if it's the best, but a quick Google search found this set of 11 tutorials - here's the first:
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=EzRU4KG-jE4 (external link)


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Sep 28, 2012 19:58 |  #7

The manual, this book:

http://www.amazon.com …Photography/dp/​1598635107 (external link)

and practice. There is no substitute for taking pictures. I know the manual is not a very good training manual but the book I linked to is much more readable as a tutorial.

Have fun!


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Sep 28, 2012 22:19 |  #8

If you are interested, there are a couple of good books specifically written for the 40D. Canon EOS 40D The Expanded Guide by Andy Stansfield, and Canon EOS 40D digital Field Guide by Charlotte K. Lowrie. I bought both, and both are good. -rick


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