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The Canon Camera Book

The Canon Camera Book

6th Edition
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For those aspiring to make photography more than ‘just’ a hobby, Canon is one of the leading manufacturers of EOS DSLR and Compact System models for amateurs, enthusiasts and professionals. For guidance on choosing the best model, mastering the essential modes and functions, and developing your shooting and editing techniques, The Canon Camera Book is the place to start! Featuring: Get to know the Canon family - Take a tour of the latest hardware and lenses on the market. Master your Canon camera - Learn how to make the most of various camera modes and dials. Hone your shooting technique - Develop your skills in various subjects and styles, from monochrome to portraits. Perfect your photos - Grasp basic image editing techniques to enhance and improve your shots.

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Future Publishing Ltd

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1 min.
the canon camera book

Photography is a universal language with the power to transcend internationalbarriers. It's no wonder then that it is one of the most popular hobbies in the world. For those aspiring to make it more than 'just' a hobby, getting your hands on some high-quality kit is essential. That's where Canon comes in, as one of the leading manufacturers of EOS DSLR and Compact System models for amateurs, enthusiasts and professionals. The range is staggering. So if you're planning to invest in a brand new camera, look no further than the new edition of The Canon Camera Book for guidance on choosing the best model and mastering the essential modes and functions. We will even take you through a selection of advanced capturing techniques and basic editing processes so you make…

34 min.
a guide to your canon camera

Canon has long been a brand that photographers from all walks of life, from all over the world, can trust. Regardless of brand persuasion most photographers will acknowledge that Canon has a reputation for crafting cameras that present cutting-edge technology in durable bodies capable of capturing industry-leading image quality. The brand divides its product line into two main portfolios: compacts and CSC/DSLRs. Its compact collection consists of two styles of camera: PowerShot and IXUS. These then fall into six different genres in order to target the various demographics: expert, bridge, superzoom, Wi-Fi, point-and-shoot and rugged. The compact range is also sectioned into a series for a more defined approach for penetrating each market sector. You will find that the PowerShot G and S series offer high-end features with full manual control,…

13 min.
ultimate guide to canon lenses

Selecting the right lens for the correct subject matter is crucial. Your lens is the eye of your camera and records or captures what it sees. In terms of cost and performance, it usually comes down to the more you spend, the better your results. However, if you’re just starting out there is no point in splashing out on lots of expensive equipment straight away as you first need to learn the basics of photography. A good lens is pricey; there’s just no getting around that fact. The cheaper kit lenses will produce good enough results for beginners, but when you need to take your photography to the next level you will have to invest in a couple of decent lenses A lens’s angle of view is measured in millimetres. An…

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Canon EF 16-35mm f2.8L III USM The focal lengths covered here enable the vast majority of landscape scenes to be captured, as photographers only occasionally need to go beyond 16mm. Newly designed optics improve on the previous incarnation of the lens and 9-bladed, instead of 7-bladed, circular aperture diaphragm, help explain the admittedly fairly high price. Price: £2,350/$2199 Canon EF 14mm f2.8L II USM This fantastic landscape lens goes beyond human perspective, offering a massive 114-degree field of view. Its ultra-wide nature not only packs plenty into the frame, but also gives a strong separation between foreground and background elements. A maximum aperture of f2.8 enables you to take sharp handheld shots too. Price: £1,789/$1,999 Canon EF-S 10-18mm f4.5-5.6 IS STM This lens is intended for users of crop sensor cameras, offering the equivalent of around 16-29mm…

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Canon EF 85mm f1.2L II USM With advanced features like fast, nearsilent autofocus, a circular aperture diaphragm for beautiful background bokeh and Super Spectra coating to reduce flare and ghosting, this premium version of the ideal portrait focal length may not be cheap but if you’re serious and your people shots, it’s well worth it. An ultra-wide f1.2 aperture rounds off the list of attractions. Price: £2,100/$1999 Canon EF 50mm f1.2L USM Many consider a 50mm prime lens ideal for general shooting, and it’s certainly very capable when it comes to portraits, offering a slightly wider field of view than a 85mm. The wide aperture of f1.2 enables you to capture stunning shallow depth of field effects and allows the lens to be used in very low light conditions. Price: £1,560/$1449 Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS…

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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f3.5-5.6 IS STM On this well-priced lens, Dynamic Image Stabiliser technology will smooth out any vibrations and camera movements so that whether you’re shooting hand-held or recording a video, the results are sharper and better quality – ideal for shooting on the go. High speed auto focus will lock onto subjects quickly as well as accurately. Price: £319/$549 Canon EF 28-300mm f3.5-5.6 L IS USM This push/pull zoom offers a wide range of focal lengths, enabling you to avoid changing lenses frequently, which can be a massive advantage when travelling, avoiding the need to expose the sensor to dust and ensuring that you don’t miss moments because you have the wrong lens on. Price: £2,600/$2499 Canon EF-S 55-250mm f4-5.6 IS II Light, compact and great for those on the go, this 55-250mm lens from…