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camera techniques for all
I’m getting increasingly frustrated with your magazine. As a new reader, I notice that you hardly ever mention low-end beginner cameras. I’m the proud owner of an EOS 1300D, which I consider to be a great starter camera. It would be nice if you recognised that there are many beginners. As a pensioner, I’m limited to the cost of equipment. Richard Bance, Maidstone We’d say 95% of the Canon camera techniques we feature will still be relevant to you, regardless of whether you have a Canon 1300D or a top-pro 1D Mk II. You can still set exposure, white balance and focus modes, shoot in Manual and use exposure compensation; and you can use any lens your budget can manage. Your 1300D still has 18Mp, and it doesn’t matter that it has fewer AF points or a slower fps rate compared to other DSLRS. The specs don’t matter if you follow our techniques and use the right setting on your camera for the right type of shot. So don’t be disheartened if we don’t mention your camera. You can replicate many of the tips, and we hope we can continue to inspire you.
Although we feature higherend cameras, lots of skills in the mag are relevant to all