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Canon for Beginners

Canon for Beginners

Canon for Beginners

Just got your first Canon camera? Or looking to buy one soon? Maybe you’re just hoping to improve your camera skills and get back to basics. Canon for Beginners is a 180-page guide containing everything you need to know to get to grips with your Canon DSLR and take better pictures. We break down all the skills you need to perfect to master your camera, from learning what different Canon function do, to customising your kit to make shooting even easier. Follow our handy guides to find out what kit you need, and learn how to look after your Canon DSLR and lenses to ensure that they continue to give you their best. Elsewhere, we have dozens of helpful tutorials for you to sink your teeth into, from finding out how to work with ND filters to re-creating popular effects such as panning. Once you’ve mastered the basics, try your hand at some of our creative projects, such as UV photography and capturing the Northern Lights. So what are you waiting for? Grab your camera and get shooting!

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Paese:
United Kingdom
Lingua:
English
Editore:
Future Publishing Ltd
Frequenza:
One-off
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8,66 €(VAT inclusa)

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1 minuti
welcome to canon for beginners

Just got your first Canon camera? Or looking to buy one soon? Maybe you’re just hoping to improve your camera skills and get back to basics. Canon for Beginners is a 180-page guide containing everything you need to know to get to grips with your Canon DSLR and take better pictures. We break down all the skills you need to perfect to master your camera, from learning what different Canon function do, to customising your kit to make shooting even easier. Follow our handy guides to find out what kit you need, and learn how to look after your Canon DSLR and lenses to ensure that they continue to give you their best. Elsewhere, we have dozens of helpful tutorials for you to sink your teeth into, from finding out how…

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a quick guide to canon cameras

Just like the clothes we buy and the cars we drive, picking a camera brand is a very personal choice. Every camera might do a similar job – taking pictures – but it’s the heritage, functionality and style of that camera that we’re also literally buying into when we invest in a new system. Canon is still one of the ‘big-two’ players in the industry (their major rival being Nikon), and the company was originally formed in 1933 as a specialist optical lab in Tokyo. In 1934, it came up with a prototype ‘Kwanon’, Japan’s first 35mm focal-plane-shutter camera, and just one year after, the ‘Canon’ trademark was officially registered. Fast forward in time to today, after hundreds of camera releases and leaps in technology, and Canon makes cameras to suit every…

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understand canon dslrs

Canon offers one of the most extensive DSLR systems in the industry, which includes bodies (the camera itself), lenses and accessories. It produces and organises its DSLRs to suit every type of user: Entry Level, Advanced and Professional. Those just starting out would typically be looking for a model with the smaller APS-C format sensor, which strikes a balance between being affordable, easy to carry, but still capable of producing good images. APS-C sensor cameras can also be the preferred choice over full-frame models for genres such as nature and sports, because the crop factor enables photographers to get closer to their subjects with a given lens. Canon’s APS-C sensors have a crop factor of 1.6x, a touch less than the 1.5x found inside Nikon and Sony models. Full-frame cameras are the…

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essential lenses

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM This is the only APS-C standard zoom with a fast, constant f/2.8 aperture. In dull conditions it can provide fairly fast shutter speeds, and the wide aperture is ideal for gaining a shallow depth of field to blur backgrounds. Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6L IS USM This telephoto provides a generous reach on all cameras. It also has a 4-stop image stabiliser and a rapid autofocus system. Although the aperture is variable, sharpness is retained throughout the zoom range. Canon EF 50 mm f/1.4 USM 50mm is an enduringly popular focal length. This is because it offers a similar field of view to the human eye. Versatile, fast and compact, the USM motor drives autofocus extremely quickly, and in near silence. Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM While much cheaper than its…

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get to know canon lenses

Many photographers argue that the quality of the ‘glass’ used in a camera setup is more important than the camera itself, because without a good lens, the sensor quality can’t be realised. Canon lenses come in several ranges, which suit different budgets and user demands. The standard Canon-fit lenses for EOS digital SLR cameras exist in two types: EF-mount and EF-S mount. The EF-S range is designed for cameras with APS-C sensors, whereas the EF-mount lenses are designed for full-frame DSLR cameras (but will still fit APS-C sensor models). Their range covers fixed-length prime lenses, long telephoto zooms, macro lenses and everything in between. Last up is Canon’s L-Series (L for luxury) range, a premium choice that’s been designed for professionals. L-Series lenses can be recognised by their distinctive red ring, and…

2 minuti
other canon camera systems

Canon understands that not everyone looking for a new camera is a professional DSLR user, and it also produces a range of popular point-and-shoot options to suit beginners, enthusiasts, and those who want an easy to use family camera. These fixed-lens, or ‘compact’ cameras are a better choice than a DSLR because they’re smaller, cheaper or designed to do a specific job. Canon has two compact camera ranges: its basic Ixus models are designed for style, simplicity and pocket travel, while its PowerShot range of cameras are designed for photographers interested in features, controls and a wide range of subjects. Within the PowerShot family, you’ll find superzoom models – which fit powerful zoom lenses up to 65x into still compact and stylish camera bodies – and Bridge models with a DSLR-style grip and…