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viperbass
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May 01, 2012 19:29 |  #1

There are many 60D books. Such as:
David Busch's Canon EOS 60D Guide
Canon EOS 60D Digital Field Guide by Charlotte Lowrie
Canon EOS 60D: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Nicole S. Young

Any recommendations?

Thinking about the Charlotte Lowrie or David Busch's book???

Going on vacation in about a month and my field time with my new 60D is limited due to hectic work schedule. Need help ASAP.

Thanks to all who comment.




  
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May 01, 2012 19:42 |  #2

Use the manual to learn how to work the camera. After that it does not matter what camera the book is about, but learn the techniques taught in the book. A general (non model specific) book is just as effective teaching good techniques. but may not help you with setting to specific settings. That is where the manual comes in.


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May 01, 2012 19:45 |  #3

tough choice. I have 4 G12 books, including David Busch's book and From Snapshots to Great Shots.

I just bought a 60D and chose to buy David Busch's 60D book. I really liked snapshots to great shots... but I needed something more 60D specific. We went on vacation a week after my 60D showed up and I had read half of the Busch book.. finished the rest of it while on vacation.

I'm not sure I helped much. If I were in your situation, I'd probably buy both David Busch's book and From Snapshots to Great Shots.. if you don't have it for a previous camera. Neither book is that expensive.


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May 01, 2012 22:34 |  #4

Also, don't forget the on-line tutorials at http://www.learn.usa.c​anon.com …s/eos_60d_tutor​ials.shtml (external link) that Canon provides. If you follow the instructions carefully you can also place all the tutorials on an 8 GB SDHC card and watch them in-camera. Sometimes handy, maybe a long plane ride and you just want to review something like back button focus.




  
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May 01, 2012 23:17 |  #5

Honestly, can't beat just using it with the time you have. Reading a book is good for info and to complement real life use but not a replacement.


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May 01, 2012 23:42 |  #6
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I'm going to probably just play with the settings and see what each one does, as well as read the manual to see what certain things mean and control. Pretty much the same thing I did when I went from a Powershot S3 IS to my XTi. The next week or so is going to go very slow for me as I await my 60D :D


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