Whilst the 400D was a great toy, oops, I mean tool, to learn about digital SLR’s, it lacked a lot of features that professional photographers love utilizing on the newer dSLR’s. For instance, the 400D doesn’t do RAW. This issue alone constantly proved painful.
So now I have been using my 50D at every opportunity.
I also read the manual occasionally. It have learnt a lot of grand functions that continue to blow my mind. I continue to marvel at the simplest of improvements. Without a doubt, it has improved upon my photographic style.
Important point: I always find it easier to learn from listening to others who have already tried and tested the possibilities. So YouTube has proved to be the best place to sit, stare, fiddle with the camera and yell manically whenever something worked. Or didn’t work.
Let’s cut to the chase …
This first video is Gordon Lane doing what he does best: Talk. Good thing really. Here he clearly and carefully describes a lot of stuff about this camera. What I like most is the images showing the view-screen and how to maneuver around the Canon 50D.
This next video explains ‘My Menu‘, a new feature that is NOT clearly described in the user manual. Anyone shooting with a 50D should take a look here.
This person voices their opinions on the 50D – particularly in comparison with its rivals, peers and companions in the Canon range.
Whilst I would love to show you a LOT more, these are good start. If you visit YouTube to view them, you’ll notice the sidebar displays many more articles of interest. It never hurts to view a lot of different opinions on a camera, so I encourage you to check ’em all out!
Oh, yes, the title is a little misleading. There are a load of new cameras, from various brands, that will do wonders for your photography. This is just one of them.