|Though this image was created with the 800/1.4X TC/MIV combination I used two 7D custom function tips so that I was able to hold focus on the bird even though the central AF sensor was not on the neck at the moment of exposure! This tip works for both cameras and is just one of hundreds of valuable tidbits the you will find in each guide. Be sure to click on the image to see a larger sharper version.|
I spent 8 hours a day for the past four days locked in my lonely writer’s garret working on the long-awaited 7D User’s Guide. It is almost finished. I need to write a short section on Custom White Balance and tidy up the section on Micro-adjustments. The 7D User’s Guide will sell for $30 ($29 if ordered through the BAA On-line store). The Mark IV User’s Guide–it should be finished no later than Friday, April 9, will sell for $25 ($24 if purchased on line). You will be able to buy both for $50 ($49 if through the On-line store).
Now here is the great news: call me anytime between 9am and 9pm on Saturday or Sunday, April 3 or 4 at 863-692-0906 with your credit card in hand and I will immediatley send you the current and nearly-finished draft of the Canon EOS-7D User’s Guide for only $25. You can add the MIV User’s Guide now for only an additonal $20. You will receive the finished 7D User’s Guide PDF via e-mail no later than Wednesday.
I can honestly say that the 7D guide is amazing. Pretty much everything on the 7D is brand new and many folks have been seen shaking their heads in confusion. Learn everything that you need to know about setting up and operating your camera so that you are able to consistently produce the images that you want. This all new guide will open your eyes as to the possibilities. I share all of my Menu and Custom Function settings along with the reasons for each choice. I describe each of the five AF Area Selection Modes in detail and let you know which ones I use for what and why! There is a ton of stuff in this guide that you will never see or hear anywhere else.
Do note that neither the 7D nor the Mark IV guide covers the creation of video. Live View operation is covered in both guides.
I will ask each purchaser to let me know of any errors, omissions, or of anything confusing. Talk to you soon. artie
ps: If the phone is busy or there is no answer, please leave a message or call back in 30 minutes. Thanks and :).