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    Mar 2008

    just got 7d: noob

    hey everyone. i've been interested in photography for awhile and have been looking into getting a dslr, but the cash was never around. well recently my girlfriends dad gave me his old minolta 7d along with three lens. i have a slim idea what i'm doing, but i really feel like i'm not taking advantage of anything the camera has to offer. if someone could point me in the right direction that would be appreciated.


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    Senior Member mn shutterbug's Avatar
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    Jun 2007
    SW MN

    Re: just got 7d: noob

    To start with, read the manual and then reread it again. If the manual isn't available, I'm sure you can find a place to download it from. Get used to the camera controls. If you don't have any knowledge about photogaphy, buy a good book that explains exposure control, aperture, shutter speed, depth of field, compostition, etc. Then get out and practice with your camera in all modes, other than automatic. Experiment with different settings. Enjoy yourself and be prepared to delete the majority of your shots. If you get a couple real keepers every 100 shots, you are off to a good start.
    Canon 30D X 2, Canon 100-400L, Thrift Fifty, Canon 18-55 IS 3rd generation lens plus 430 EX II flash and Better Beamer. :thumbsup:

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    May the force be with you Canuck935's Avatar
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    Apr 2003
    San Diego, California, USA

    Re: just got 7d: noob

    Gary Friedman's e-books are pretty much the best learning tools for Minolta/Sony DSLR's. Here's a link:

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