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

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Chapter 2. Canon EOS 50D Roadmap

Most of the Canon EOS 50D’s key functions and settings that are changed frequently can be accessed directly using the array of dials and buttons and knobs that populate the camera’s surface. With so many dedicated controls available, you’ll find that the bulk of your shooting won’t be slowed down by a visit to the vast thicket of text options called Menu-land. That’s a distinct paradigm shift from early point-and-shoot cameras, which had only four or five buttons, and relied on menus to control virtually every setting you might want to make. With the 50D, you can press specific buttons dedicated to image quality, white balance, ISO sensitivity, shooting mode, exposure compensation, and playback options, and then ...

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