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Canon EOS Rebel T1i / 500D For Dummies

Canon EOS Rebel T1i / 500D For Dummies
By Julie Adair King

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Veteran author Julie Adair King demystifies the high-end features of the new Canon T1i.

The Canon EOS Rebel T1i is the newest camera offered in Canon's popular Rebel line of digital SLRs-and sells for less than $900. Packed with page after page of full-color images, this hands-on guide is aimed at helping you make the most of the Canon T1i's controls and shooting modes. Get ready to maximize the camera's main functions in order to create effective digital photos.

Bestselling author Julie Adair King brings her expertise in the areas of digital cameras and photography and combines it with her fun and friendly writing style to offer you helpful explanations and advice. Plus, examples walk first-time users of a digital SLR camera through the basic features as well as the software that accompanies the camera.

  • Selling for under $900, the Canon EOS Rebel T1i is a consumer-friendly digital camera, ideal for first-time owners
  • Shows you how to shoot in auto mode, use live view and playback modes, and explore the on-board controls
  • Demonstrates techniques for dialing in exposure and lighting controls, manipulating focus and color controls, and handling situational shooting
  • Covers printing, posting online, and other ways to share images

Picture this: taking better digital photos than you ever thought possible with your Canon EOS Rebel T1i!


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #64254 in Books
  • Published on: 2009-07-14
  • Original language: English
  • Number of items: 1
  • Dimensions: 9.13" h x 7.48" w x .79" l, 1.85 pounds
  • Binding: Paperback
  • 368 pages

Editorial Reviews

From the Back Cover

New to digital SLR cameras? Relax! This book improves your dSLR skills

Excited about your new camera, but a little intimidated by all its options? You've come to the right book! From how to change lenses and understand all the controls to usingCustom Functions and shooting Raw files, this friendly guide helps you enjoy everything this cool camera has to offer.Explore creative choices and get great shots every time.

  • Learn your camera — set it up, navigate the menus, and get to know each button and dial
  • Automatic improvement — start snapping better photos immediately with automatic exposure modes

  • Take full control — master advanced exposure, color, focus, and flash options

  • Go Live — use the Live View feature, review images on the camera monitor, and shoot HD video

  • All together now — learn to apply camera settings and shooting strategies for the best shots in different situations

Open the book and find:

  • The scoop on the new Quick Control display
  • Tips for making simple adjustments using Creative Auto mode

  • How to organize and safeguard your photo files

  • How to select f-stop, shutter speed, and ISO settings

  • Ways to get the best results with autofocus

  • How to avoid red-eye and other flash problems

  • Advice on manipulating focus and color

  • How to get great prints and Web-friendly images

About the Author

Julie Adair King has written numerous books on photography, including For Dummies guides to the Canon Rebel XTi/400D, XSi/450D and XS/1000D as well as all editions of Digital Photography For Dummies.


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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful.
5This book helps you get the most out of your T1i
By A. Mann
I am a very casual photographer and to be honest I have very little experience with photography in general. I have had almost no experience with aperture or ISO. I bought the Canon EOS Rebel T1i/500D for Dummies simply because I wanted to learn more tricks and tips about the camera as well as how to change the camera settings. I knew that I wouldn't get the information I wanted, or possibly needed, out of just the user manual that came with the camera. This "For Dummies" book is my first foray into these types of self-help books and I have been very pleasantly surprised. This book is extremely well written and is most definitely not written in a condescending way treating the reader as if that person is a child. I found this book very easy to follow and it handled very complex information in a way that can be understood and practised by the user. The numerous pictures showing step-by-step instructions make this book more easily understandable. This book gives the reader a much better understanding of features that are hard to grasp as well as features that can be easily missed. If you are an experienced user you might not get too much out of this book other than a reference guide. However, if you are new to (Digital SLR's) like I am, then this book is an incredible tool to help you progress. Its important to note that you will not learn everything overnight because there is so much information, but in time you'll be thrilled at what you have accomplished with the help of this book. I have had this book for three months and I find myself referring to it as a reference guide quite often and I am slowly trying new things, things that I would not have known about on my own. There are quite a few parts of this book that I have not attempted to learn because I am not proficient enough yet, but for my abilities this book has continued to be very useful.

25 of 29 people found the following review helpful.
5"Almost as good as a personal tutor!"...
By S. Pedi
Unlike other similar books, this one, I'm actually reading page by page. Why?....because of the way the author
has written it, and by that I mean I CAN UNDERSTAND IT!... and after reading a page, I know that I've learned
something quite necessary about this camera.

What I do is, I HIGHLIGHT various KEY WORDS with a highlighter pen and that I find very
important for my learning process, especially when I want to go back and refer to the book
about something...

So, I'm still in the process of reading the book and I even look forward to that, knowing
that I can read, and LEARN stuff about this wonderful Canon T1i camera!...

Just buy the book, and I really don't think you'll be sorry you did!..

32 of 39 people found the following review helpful.
4Great book, but not as funny as other "Dummies" books
By Frank Kautz
This is a great book for anyone who owns a Canon Rebel T1i/500D, especially if this is your first DSLR. I just bought my T1i at the beginning of June. The manual, while good, left me confused in a number of ways. This book gave me the info I needed, along with some great pictorial examples, to really let me learn to use my camera. While I doubt I will ever be able to use everything the author taught, I will start to use a lot of the advanced features that I might otherwise have put off using. I am already playing with the aperture settings and changing the ISO.

My only complaint is that this book is not as funny as the other books in the "Dummies" series. I have gotten used to a certain level of humor that just was not present more than a couple of times. The cartoons were funny, but there were fewer of them than there used to be. I can remember when every chapter of the book had a cartoon. (Ah well.)

Over all this was a great book. I read it cover to cover and I finished it yesterday. It is well worth the money for anyone who wants to really learn to use their T1i. By the way, I highly suggest having the camera with you when you read the book. It is great to be able to read about a feature and then snap some pictures and see how it works in your own hands.

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