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David Busch’s Canon® EOS 50D Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Chapter 1. Setting Up Your Canon EOS 50D

Even if you’re a long-time Canon shooter, I hope you won’t be tempted to skip this chapter. I realize that you probably didn’t purchase this book the same day you bought your camera and that, even if you did, the urge to go out and take a few hundred—or thousand—photos with your new camera is enticing. As valuable as a book like this one is, nobody can suppress their excitement long enough to read the instructions before initiating play with a new toy.

As is my custom, my first photo with this camera was a snapshot of the owner of the photo store where I bought my 50D. As a long-time Canon owner, I purchased just the 50D body (sans lens), but I remembered to take a favorite lens and a Compact Flash card ...

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