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Canon 7D Experience - e-book user's guide 
The Still Photographer's Guide to Operation and Image Creation With the Canon EOS 7D

The ONLY Canon 7D user's guide updated for Firmware Version 2!
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Canon 7D book guide manual download ebookfirmware version 2  v 2.0 update tutorial how to for dummies instruction tips tricks mk ii mark ii Canon 7D Experience Douglas Klostermann Canon 7D Experience - The Still Photographer's Guide to Operation and Image Creation is an e-book user's guide and tutorial that goes beyond the manual to help you learn the features, settings, and controls of this sophisticated and powerful camera, plus when and why to use them in your photography.  Written in the clear and concise manner of all Full Stop guides, Canon 7D Experience can help you learn to use your EOS 7D quickly and competently, to consistently create the types of images you want to capture. 

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

As one Canon user has said about Full Stop guides:

"I don't know how I could fully take advantage of all the features the camera has to offer without this publication!  It's well-organized, easy to understand, and succinct enough to keep your attention while still containing a wealth of information to get the most out of your camera."

This instant download Canon 7D book is for those who wish to take fuller advantage of the capabilities of their camera and to go beyond Auto and Program modes and shoot competently in Av and Tv modes. To get you started, it includes explanations and recommended settings for all Custom Functions, Menu settings, and Movie Mode settings of the 7D, including all new Firmware Version 2 updates!  Aimed towards 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 for sharp focus of still or moving subjects, using the various metering modes and exposure compensation for correct exposure of every image, and utilizing dramatic depth of field.  This guide builds upon the information provided in the manual and explains essential settings and information to help you get out there shooting in the real world.

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You can preview Canon 7D Experience at the following link. The preview shows the Table of Contents and Introduction, a sample 7D Menu Settings page, a sample Custom Functions page, and sample text pages.

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Canon 7D Experience not only covers the various settings, functions and controls of the Canon 7D, but it also explains when and why to use them for your photography. The guide focuses on still-photography with a brief introduction to the movie menus and settings to get you up and running with video.  Sections include:

  • Setting Up Your 7D - All of the EOS 7D Custom Function settings and Menu settings, including movie mode menus, and Version 2 Firmware additions, with brief descriptions and recommended settings for practical, everyday use. These settings are a significant part of what makes the 7D such a unique and powerful camera.  Set up and customize the advanced features to work best for the way you photograph.

  • Aperture Priority (Av), Shutter Priority (Tv), and Manual (M) Modes - How and when to use them to create dramatic depth of field, freeze or express motion, or take total control over exposure settings.

  • Auto Focusing Modes and Drive Modes - The 7D autofocus system is a revolutionary upgrade for Canon dSLR cameras, and taking control of it will enable you to successfully capture more action images.  Learn the AF Modes and AF Area Modes, how they differ, how and when to use them to capture sharp images of both still and moving subjects. Also how and when to use focus lock and back-button focusing.

  • Exposure Metering Modes of the Canon 7D - How they differ, how and when to use them for correct exposures in every situation. Also how to make use of exposure lock.

  • 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 - A descriptive tutorial for using the settings and controls you just learned to take photos.  

  • Composition - Brief tips, techniques, and explanations, including the creative use of depth of field.  

  • Lenses - Explanation of Canon lenses and notations, and choosing your next lens.

  • Photography Accessories - The most useful accessories for day-to-day and travel photography.

  • Introduction to Video Settings - Some basic settings to get you started.

This digital guide to the Canon 7D is a 163 page, illustrated e-book that 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.  It is packed with helpful information applicable to the new and intermediate dSLR photographer - to begin to turn you into an advanced digital photographer!

Author:  Douglas Klostermann
Page Count:
  163 pages, illustrated
ISBN #:  978-1-4524-6479-4
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What Readers are Saying about Dougís Canon dSLR Guides:

A Pro Right There with You - If you want to get the (Canon EOS 7D) camera up and running with the feeling of a pro right there with you then I would strongly recommend it. He walks you through setting the camera up and gives you his reasoning for the settings. He leaves the door open to change them based on your level of experience. After the basic settings tour Doug then gets down to the heart of this great camera: the custom settings and focus system. His explanation is first class and he explains how various custom settings are related to each other. The focus system on this camera is top drawer and Doug does a fine job explaining what can be a very intimidating area of this camera. All in all a great read.  Camera in one hand and reader in the other and dig in. Be warned you should be above a beginner in dSLR understanding before diving in and this probably would not be your first dSLR camera. It is not a point and shoot read. I am on my third read through and still absorbing and tweaking. Thanks Doug....just what I was looking for.
-Tim S.

Essential Companion - A comprehensive and concise guide for hobbyists who desire to enhance their photography experiences.  I highly recommend this (Canon T3i) guide to anyone who wants to get out of auto mode and learn how to take high-quality photos.  It brilliantly explains how to apply advanced techniques and tips, walks you through the daunting task of menu settings, and smoothly guides you through the image-taking process.  The instructions and explanations are easy to follow and well organized.  The guide is a portable class on digital photography!  A must-have if you want to learn how to use your camera to its fullest advantage.

-Elizabeth J.


Best Guide to Using a T2i - I don't know how I could fully take advantage of all the features the T2i has to offer without this publication!  It's well-organized, easy to understand, and succinct enough to keep your attention while still containing a wealth of information, tips and tricks to get the most out of your camera.  I'm very happy that I found this guide.

-Nathan K.


What Readers are Saying about Doug's Nikon dSLR User's Guides:


This book, together with the manual that came with your camera, is all you need to start discovering all the potential of this camera.

-Max M.


Itís the first guide I've read which has taken me through all the settings in an understandable way. I now feel that I have control over the camera

-Peter S.


I would recommend this to anyone who wants to get a quick start to using their camera.  Manuals are nice, but this eBook highlights the important information and gives a quick easy to understand explanation of most all of the functions and controls.

-Ray M.


I found the (camera's) manual good for understanding how to set things up but not much on the why - this book really focuses on the "why."  The guide helped me understand why to use specific settings for specific needs.  The Custom Settings sections helps to make firm decisions on how to apply settings by understanding the usage of each in addition to knowing how to set them up.  I would like to thank you for saving me time - now I'm confident that my camera is well tuned!

-Benoit A.


This manual is a clearly written, concise and useful explanation of the rationale for the seemingly infinite and often confusing settings options.  Used in conjunction with the (camera's) manual I feel a bit more confident in understanding how to at last proceed in getting better photographs.



Doug Klostermann is a travel, culture, and humanitarian photographer dedicated to documenting the work of international aid organizations. He has photographed for numerous organizations in Latin America and the United States, been recognized by the United Nations Development Programme for his humanitarian photography, and been published in magazines and books including Conde Nast Traveler, Sherman's Travel, South American Explorer, and Viva Travel Guides. Doug is a member of the National Press Photographers Association. View his images at www.dojoklo.com.  Learn more about photography equipment and techniques on his blog Picturing Change at http://blog.dojoklo.com/.

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