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This Guide has been fully updated for Canon 7D Firmware 2! All of the new menu items, functions, and features are explained.

Canon 7D Experience is a user's guide that goes beyond the manual to help you learn the features, settings, and controls of this sophisticated and powerful camera, plus how, when, and why to use them in your photography. Canon 7D Experience can help you learn to use your camera quickly and competently, to consistently capture the images you desire.

Take control of your camera, the image taking process, and the photos you create!

Canon 7D Experience is for those who wish to take fuller advantage of their camera and to go beyond Auto modes to shoot in Av, Tv, and M modes. Aimed at intermediate photographers, it also covers basic dSLR camera functions and exposure concepts for those new to digital SLR photography, and explains more advanced camera controls and operation, such as taking control of the powerful autofocus system, using the various metering modes and exposure compensation for correct exposure, and utilizing dramatic depth of field. 

This guide focuses on still-photography with an introduction to video menus and settings. Sections include:

-Setting Up Your 7D: All the Custom Function and Menu settings with descriptions and recommended settings, including all of the new Firmware version 2 menus items. Customize the advanced features to work best for the way you photograph.

-Aperture Priority, Shutter Priority, and Manual Modes: How and when to use them to create dramatic depth of field, freeze or express motion, or take total control over exposures.

-Auto Focusing Modes and Drive Modes: Learn the AF Modes and Area Modes plus how and when to use them to capture still and moving subjects.

-Exposure Metering Modes: How they differ, how and when to use them for correct exposures in every situation.

-Histograms, Exposure Compensation, Bracketing, and White Balance: Understanding and using these features for adjusting to the proper exposure in challenging lighting situations.

-The Image Taking Process: Descriptive tutorials for using the 7D.

-Composition: Tips and techniques.

-Lenses: Explanation of Canon lenses and choosing your next lens.

-Photography Accessories: Useful digital photography accessories and books.

-Introduction to Video Settings: Settings to get you started shooting movies.

This illustrated guide expands upon the information found in the 7D manual, to help one begin to master their dSLR and learn to use the Canon 7D to its full capabilities!

What Readers Are Saying about Klostermann's Best-Selling dSLR Guides:

A Pro Right There with You - If you want to get the (Canon 7D) camera up and running with the feeling of a pro right there with you then I would strongly recommend it. -Tim S.

A Must-Have Accessory - This is a well written, full body of work that explains, in plain English, how to get the most out my new camera. Doug provides the knowledge and experience to bring you to the next level. -Steven 

A manual that was exciting, clear to follow, had examples and was used by a professional who gave just the right amount of technical info with explanations of why you use those settings...all properly explained. Well thought through and well written. -Robert D.

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Customer Reviews

Tom088 ,


This book was a great help in getting to understand and feel comfortable with mt Canon7D. I still refer to it almost every day and I have had it for a long time. It goes with me everywhere in my IPad 2. Great work keep it up!

ZackOJones ,

I call this the Ah Ha! Guide

I can't count the number of times I said "Ah ha!" while reading this guide. I've spent a lot of time reading the Canon 7D Manual, online forums, blog posts, etc and never could grasp some of the concepts described for my 7D. While reading this guide things just clicked for me and now I have much better control over my 7D and can see the results in the images I'm making now compared to those that I made just a few weeks ago. Highly recommended reading for current or future Canon 7D owners

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