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Equipment Books

For every popular camera—especially those made by one of the large camera manufactureres—there seems to be at least one book published about the camera, sometimes two or three. This section provides a listing of those books and gives brief reviews of them.

Nikon D-SLR Shooting Modes

These concise guides provide reminders to the features of a Nikon camera which one can’t always remember how to use or set. The shorthand for the shooting features and where to access them is consistent across each Nikon.
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The Digital Photographer's Guide to Filters

This comprehensive guide explains when and how to use traditional hardware filters on a camera and how to achieve the same effects with software. It provides a guide to all photographic filtering issues and is beautifully illustrated.
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Canon Speedlite System Digital Field Guide

Photography is all about light. Canon Speedlites give you the next best thing to cumbersome studio lighting: wireless flash units that you can carry in a camera bag. This book will help you maximize the effectiveness of your flashes.
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Mastering the Nikon D5000

This is a comprehensive guide to Nikon DSLR cameras. They provide user-controlled manual photography features with the latest technological innovations, allowing fully automatic point and shoot simplicity.
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Mastering Canon EOS Flash Photography

This book will guide you from Canon’s flash system to off-camera portable flash and professional studio lighting. It begins with the fundamentals of flash metering, discusses key concepts, and documents various features and functions available.
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Creative Optical & Digital Filter Techniques

This is the only book on both optical and digital filters in digital photography. It explains the various ways to employ neutral density or polarizing filters to even out exposures, or use soft-spot and diffusion filters to add atmosphere to portraits.
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Magic Lantern Guides: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

This book is an excellent guide to the new Canon EOS 5D Mark II. It will provide the reader with information on using the many features, including new features like video recording.
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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XS/1000D Companion

If the Canon Rebel XS or 1000D camera is your first camera with a changeable lens, you may want to get a copy of this book. It’s a beginner book that is specific to your camera. It’s a good book with which to start.
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Leica M Compendium: Handbook of the Leica M System

This book describes the whole Leica M system: how to use and get the most out of the cameras and lenses. The old and new lenses and cameras can be used together. Advice on shooting with a Leica and extensive tables of technical data are included.
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Canon D-SLR Shooting Modes

These concise guides provide reminders to the features of a Canon camera which one can’t always remember how to use or set. The shorthand for the shooting features and where to access them is consistent across each Canon.
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Canon DSLR: The Ultimate Photographer's Guide

This guide will help you to get the most from a Canon DSLR camera with a thorough, in-depth and step-by-step look at the Canon digital photography system and how to optimize the digital photography workflow from pre-capture to output.
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Mastering the Nikon D700

This book provides a wealth of information and insights for owners of the Nikon D700 camera. It explores features and capabilities in detail, surpassing basic user manuals with step-by-step adjustments, with illustrations and logical explanations.
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Mastering the Nikon D300

This book provides a wealth of information and insights for owners of the Nikon D300 camera. It explores features and capabilities in detail, surpassing basic user manuals with step-by-step adjustments, with illustrations and logical explanations.
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Canon EOS 40D

Although it’s about the Canon EOS 40D, this book is useful for learning how to use any of the Canon DSLR cameras. If you have the Canon 40D and later buy another camera, this book will still be a good reference book.
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Magic Lantern Guides: Canon Powershot G10

This is a very impressive booklet on the Canon PowerShot G10. It’s well written and covers aspects that the booklet that comes with the camera don't explain. Tou can keep it in your bag for when you need it.
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Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi/450D Companion

This book written by Ben Long is impressive: his style of writing is a very comfortable. He gives some good examples and writes in a personal voice that makes it easier for the reader to learn how to use their new camera.
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