One of my favorite books dedicated to the Canon EOS 40D digital SLR camera is Lark Book’s Magic Lantern Guides: Canon EOS 40D written by the world renowned photographer Rob Sheppard. This book is an excellent resource for anyone who owns a Canon 40D or is planning to buy one.
Rob covers every aspect of the Canon 40D from the camera’s controls and menu settings, to it’s image formats and in-camera processing capabilities and all the way through to the camera’s various operation modes. He also covers using flash with the Canon 40D as well as other lenses and accessories.
This book makes a much better manual for the Canon 40D than any other book I’ve read and it’s much more understandable than the user manual that comes with the camera. Rob’s writing style is clear and easy to understand and throughout the book, he interjects his own tips and tricks for getting the most out of this camera, explaining why some things work and others don’t.
My only complaint is that the book contains only black & white images and I sure would like to see Rob’s shots in full color.
Anyway, for anyone new to the Canon EOS 40D or digital SLR cameras in general, this is a great read!
BTW – I was so impressed by this book that I emailed Rob to thank him and he emailed me right back. Besides being a good writer and great photographer, Rob is just plain and simply, a nice guy!