David Busch’s Canon EOS R5/R6 Guide to Digital Photography is your all-in-one comprehensive resource and reference for the exciting new Canon EOS R5 and R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras. Enthusiasts can choose between the super-high resolution of the R5’s 45-megapixel sensor, or the superior low-light performance and action-friendly high-capacity buffer of the 20-megapixel R6. Both cameras boast continuous shooting up to 20 frames per second, in-body image stabilization, and 1,053 Dual-Pixel II phase-detection AF points for lightning-fast, precise autofocus. Their high-resolution OLED electronic viewfinders provide a bright, clear view. Three available adapters make it easy to supplement your R-mount lenses with a broad selection of legacy Canon EF and EF-S optics. The EOS R5 and R6 have wireless connectivity to allow linking to a computer and iOS or Android smart device, high-definition 4K and Full HD movie-making capabilities, and a versatile swiveling touch-screen LCD. With this book in hand, you can quickly apply all these advanced features to your digital photography, while boosting your creativity to take great photographs with your Canon EOS R5 or R6.
Filled with detailed how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch’s Canon EOS R5/R6 Guide to Digital Photography covers all this upscale camera’s features in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lens selection, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy “roadmap” chapter, an easy-to-use visual guide to the cameras’ features and controls. Learn when to use each option and, more importantly, when not to use them, by following the author’s recommended settings for every menu entry. With best-selling photographer and mentor David Busch as your guide, you’ll quickly have full creative mastery of your camera’s capabilities, whether you’re shooting on the job, as an advanced enthusiast, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge and confidence, while bringing your vision to light with the Canon EOS R5/R6 today.
David D. Busch
7 x 9.125in
Soft Cover- without flaps
Kari Penkkilä (verified owner) June 23, 2021
The purchase of this guide was important to me. The manual that comes with the camera is useful, but not very readable. I wanted to understand my new purchase better (R6) At the moment there are not many alternatives in English – this is the best available book. But I think it is not easy to write a better one. Text is readable and clear. I’m not sure how it should me written, but I think there could be clear case studies – like how to set the camera if you want to do xxxxx and you are a xxxx type shooter . There are so many types of us amateur photographers – perhaps that could be something to meditate . Some of us are artists and some of us are space age computer engineers. Anyway , I would say that this book is “highly recommended” – after buying an expensive camera a small investment in a well written guide is essential.
Kent Owings (verified owner) September 21, 2021
This is another excellent book by David Busch. This is the 4th book of his I’ve purchased. As mentioned, David’s material is much more detailed and easy to understand than the Canon Manual, I highly recommend the book.
Gloria September 21, 2021
I have read other manuals by David Busch and have found them especially helpful and well done, so I look forward to reading this manual on Canon’s mirrorless models R5 and R6. The author begins by explaining the initial set-up, which although it may appear simple, I was happy to have an assist through the process. Those initial steps are critical.
I appreciate that Busch uses actual photographs of the back and front of the camera to explain the functions of the various buttons and wheels. There can be no mistake when you see it as it really is. I also appreciate the depth and clarity of his explanation on how to master the touch screen, often a tricky task for me. He points out that the touchscreen is invaluable and can be used to control almost everything. He suggests that, when we are comfortable with it, we rely on it rather than the various manual controls.
One of the many perks of Busch’s manual is that he goes into some detail on choice of lenses for these cameras. He includes tips on how to avoid potential problems with certain of the lenses. Since I am new to mirrorless cameras, I appreciate that he covers the territory for what we need to know when we use this new kind of camera.
Busch truly goes the extra mile; he not only explains how to use the speed light to provide flash for your images, he explains how to use it as a radio sender to control other off-camera flashes, how to control precisely the amount of light, and how to use the lights in group configurations. And that’s just a little of what he has in his section on flash. We are not constrained to use just one flash, we can have multiple flashes for a given shot and tell them remotely and wirelessly what to do and when, and all from our camera
One of my favorite sections is toward the end of the manual, when the author discusses customizing the autofocus menu. As someone who shoots animals in motion, autofocus is critical for me and Busch does a great job of telling us how to set things up, depending on your goal. The author does not neglect to give us useful and complete detail on how to customize the other functions of our camera such as bracketing our shots, setting ranges for shutter speed, aperture, and ISO, and customizing our dials and buttons for the functions we use most often.
Busch concludes the book by talking about shooting video which is something I can always use instruction on. He walks through the video menu in detail, covers how to set autofocus for movies, something I have never done but will now know how to do, and even how to take HDR movies.
Well, my expectations were met and exceeded, as usual when Bush writes a manual for cameras. He is quite good and I will refer to this book countless times as I learn how to use mirrorless cameras. Can’t wait for the manual on the R3!
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