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Blue Crane Digital DVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls

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Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls - The 7D is a highly sophisticated camera. This training DVD gives you all the information you'll need to get up and running with this innovative DSLR. All controls, buttons, features and functions are covered. If you're stepping up from a point-and-shoot camera or are new to Canon DSLR technology, this DVD will be of great value.

Note! Volume 2 will cover more advanced topics of the 7D

Subject Instructional
Author Not Specified by Publisher
Edition First
Hard/Soft Cover Not Applicable
Pages 86 minutes
NTSC
All regions
Dimensions DVD
Illustrations Yes
ISBN Number Product #BC129
Publisher Blue Crane Digital
Date Published 2009

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Blue Crane DigitalDVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls
 
4.0

(based on 19 reviews)

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79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Informative (16)
  • Easy to understand (15)
  • Relevant (7)
  • Deserves multiple readings (5)
  • New ideas (5)

Cons

  • Not what I expected (5)
  • Disappointing (3)

Best Uses

  • Reference (7)
  • Occasional refresher (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual reader (7), Bookworm (4), Intermediate (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Watch and Learn!

I recently bought my first DSLR. Together with the Canon camera manual and another "how to" book, this video proved VERY instructive. The format of the video is to first...Read complete review

I recently bought my first DSLR. Together with the Canon camera manual and another "how to" book, this video proved VERY instructive. The format of the video is to first show you the feature, then have you pause the video and try out the feature on your own camera. A terrific way to learn: "watch and do." The narrator is quick to define terms and operations without "talking down" to the viewer. Excellent explanations of basic terms such as shutter speed, f-stop, focal length. The video menu allows the viewer to revisit certain segments without searching the entire video.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Canon 7D DVD or Basic Photo DVD?

A worthwhile DVD for new Canon 7D users but would be more useful with more camera specific information and less basic photography lessons. There are plenty of DVD's and books with basic lessons and...Read complete review

A worthwhile DVD for new Canon 7D users but would be more useful with more camera specific information and less basic photography lessons. There are plenty of DVD's and books with basic lessons and I'd expect a DVD dedicated to the Canon 7D to cover just that, the camera. It should be an instructional tool and explain the cameras many features and help the photographer to use the those features to their fullest. It shouldn't be explaining such basic things as depth of field. Disappointing to get so little information about the camera itself. If the 7D is your first camera, it may be useful but how many photographers start with this camera? More useful than the manual? Maybe so but falls short of being a good instructional video.

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5.0

Great Learning Tool

By Mooseman of Milford

from Milford, Pa

About Me Rarely Read

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
  • Relevant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Reference

    Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls:

    I bought this DVD as a learning tool for my Canon 7D. It is a great visual learning tool.

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    3.0

    It's never too late to learn

    By Aaron

    from Daphne, AL

    About Me Everyday Reader

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Deserves Multiple Readings
    • Easy To Understand
    • Informative
    • Relevant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift
      • Reference

      Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls:

      This DVD gives you information that you need to know about your Canon camera.

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      3.0

      Its is what it say's

      By Shamrock23

      from Bellingham, MA

      About Me Casual Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Understand

      Cons

      • Not What I Expected

      Best Uses

      • Older Readers

      Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls:

      The video is very old but it does help. Would be nice if it was updated.

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      5.0

      must have video

      By MRC23

      from Redlands, CA

      About Me Casual Reader

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Informative
      • New Ideas
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Reference
        • Special Needs

        Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls:

        This video help me out immensely on my new canon 7D, it enables you to understand more about photography and what your canon 7D can do for you.

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        5.0

        A MUST FOR ANYONE STARTING ON DIGITAL

        By GH

        from MEXICO

        About Me Bookworm

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Understand
        • Informative
        • New Ideas
        • Relevant
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Reference

          Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls:

          I loved the simple instructions given, they are so easy to execute.

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          3.0

          Canon 7D DVD or Basic Photo DVD?

          By Picman

          from Roseburg, OR

          About Me Casual Reader

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Deserves Multiple Readings
          • Easy To Understand
          • Informative

          Cons

          • Disappointing
          • Not What I Expected

          Best Uses

            Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls:

            A worthwhile DVD for new Canon 7D users but would be more useful with more camera specific information and less basic photography lessons. There are plenty of DVD's and books with basic lessons and I'd expect a DVD dedicated to the Canon 7D to cover just that, the camera. It should be an instructional tool and explain the cameras many features and help the photographer to use the those features to their fullest. It shouldn't be explaining such basic things as depth of field. Disappointing to get so little information about the camera itself. If the 7D is your first camera, it may be useful but how many photographers start with this camera? More useful than the manual? Maybe so but falls short of being a good instructional video.

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            5.0

            Very helpful for 7D owners

            By XKR

            from Sugar land TX

            About Me Casual Reader

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Understand
            • Informative
            • Relevant

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls:

                Very helpful....gives you more info than the manual

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                2.0

                Not Worth the Money

                By dustysandy

                from Lodi, CA

                About Me Bookworm

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Commentator is annoying
                  • Disappointing
                  • Nothing New
                  • Not What I Expected

                  Best Uses

                  • As a Coaster

                  Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls:

                  This is the third Blue Crane DVD I have purchased and it will be the last. The commentators unblinking stare as (unless I am mistaken) he reads off a Tele Prompter, does little to encourage you to learn. There are far better DVD's out there on the 7D.

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                  1.0

                  Not Worth the Expense of Your Time

                  By dustysandy

                  from Lodi, CA

                  About Me Bookworm

                  Pros

                  • Technically well made

                  Cons

                  • Disappointing
                  • Helps Neither Beginner no

                  Best Uses

                  • Makes a Good Coaster

                  Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls:

                  If you already know a fair bit about the Digital Controls of ANY Canon camera, this Video on the 7D will not be of much help. If on the other hand, you are a neophyte in this area, this DVD will not help you very much as the narrator rushes over the "how to" of the various controls as to leave you as uninformed as you were BEFORE watching the thing.

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                  3.0

                  Take a class or Get the Series

                  By JOSOjr

                  from Atlanta,Ga

                  About Me Everyday Reader

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Understand
                  • Informative

                  Cons

                  • Nothing New
                  • Not What I Expected

                  Best Uses

                  • Begginer

                  Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls:

                  This is a basic video...you will want to get the series.

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                  4.0

                  Intro for Canon 7D

                  By Foto Pete

                  from Az.

                  About Me Casual Reader

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Informative
                  • Relevant

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Reference

                    Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls:

                    If you're new to the 7D be ready to watch this video a few times. You will definitely have to stop the video a few times to look for the controls on the camera. The speaker tends to talk very rapidly, and you will have to stay with it to fully understand the directions. I definitely learned quite a lot from this video. I'm sure that it is easy for semi-pros to follow, but newbies will struggle a little trying to understand all of the directions. Stick with it though, you will definitely enjoy your 7D much more!

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                    5.0

                    Watch and Learn!

                    By Flower Girl

                    from Petaluma, CA

                    About Me Bookworm

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Broad Appeal
                    • Deserves Multiple Readings
                    • Easy To Understand
                    • Informative
                    • New Ideas
                    • Relevant
                    • Well Written

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • New DSLR user
                      • Visual Learners

                      Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls:

                      I recently bought my first DSLR. Together with the Canon camera manual and another "how to" book, this video proved VERY instructive. The format of the video is to first show you the feature, then have you pause the video and try out the feature on your own camera. A terrific way to learn: "watch and do." The narrator is quick to define terms and operations without "talking down" to the viewer. Excellent explanations of basic terms such as shutter speed, f-stop, focal length. The video menu allows the viewer to revisit certain segments without searching the entire video.

                      Share this review

                       
                      3.0

                      CANON 7D VOLUME 1

                      By TATATITA

                      from KEARNY, NJ

                      About Me Casual Reader

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Understand
                      • Informative
                      • New Ideas

                      Cons

                      • Not What I Expected

                      Best Uses

                      • Reference

                      Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls:

                      MORE INFO FOR VIDEO

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                      5.0

                      Very Helpful

                      By Tim

                      from Perryville, MD

                      About Me Casual Reader

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Broad Appeal
                      • Easy To Understand
                      • Informative
                      • New Ideas
                      • Relevant
                      • Well Written

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Reference

                        Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls:

                        I bought this hoping just to get a little insight to the powerful piece of equipment i purchased. It is very instructional and I am also going to order the second volume!

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                        5.0

                        Well worth the price!

                        By Ramblinman

                        from Champaign, IL

                        About Me Advanced, Professional, Teacher

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Broad Range Of Information
                        • Easy To Understand
                        • Good Resource
                        • Informative
                        • Reliable Research

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Everyday Use
                          • Occasional Refresher

                          Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls:

                          This DVD is packed with info for all levels of expertise. Fast paced since the 7D has so much to learn. Good to go back and view over and over. Buy it. [$] to help master a $1700 camera is a no-brainer. One tip is worth the price of admission.

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                          5.0

                          I would recommend this product

                          By The Donster

                          from Normal, IL.

                          About Me Intermediate

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Broad Range Of Information
                          • Easy To Understand
                          • Good Resource
                          • Informative

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Occasional Refresher

                            Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls:

                            This video was very instrumental in helping me to learn the functions of the camera in a timely fashion. It was extremely more informative than the instruction manual. I'm going to order Vol. 2 of this series.

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                            5.0

                            Great DVD for new DSLR Owners

                            By Yosemite Shooter 185

                            from Roseville, CA

                            About Me Intermediate

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Broad Range Of Information
                            • Easy To Understand
                            • Informative
                            • Reliable Research

                            Cons

                            • Boring

                            Best Uses

                            • Occasional Refresher
                            • One Time Use

                            Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls:

                            I have purchased this same product in the past for my Canon XTI. This is similar, showing the basic functions like what each of the modes does. If you have experience using a DSLR, I would skip to Volume 2.

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                            5.0

                            Very Good!

                            By fishn10s

                            from Orange, CA

                            About Me Intermediate

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Understand
                            • Entertaining
                            • Good Resource
                            • Informative

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Occasional Refresher

                              Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls:

                              There are advantages as actually watching someone explain something to you rather reading from a book. For me this had very useful information. Camera operations are pretty much the same but there are also unique things that you can learn from an instructional manual or DVD. This DVD definitely taught me some relevant things in a shorter time. It is simple to follow and allows you to easily reverse and fast forward to advance over information or listen to it again.

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                              4.0

                              "I would buy this product again and agai

                              By [@]

                              from Las Vegas NV

                              About Me Intermediate

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Broad Range Of Information
                              • Easy To Understand
                              • Informative

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Occasional Refresher

                                Comments about Blue Crane Digital DVD: Introduction to the Canon 7D, Volume 1: Basic Controls:

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