Errata

Typos and Fixes:

Although a half-dozen of us pore through every word of my books looking for typos and goofs before they go to press, I’ve learned that, as careful as we are, we’re no match for the 20,000 or so eagle-eyed readers who (I hope) read each of my photography guides from cover to cover.  Vendors make changes to their products, firmware is updated, or I discover something new about a particular camera, too. If you’re looking for updates, corrections, and fixes, you’ll find them here.

You may discover that not every typo listed is present in your copy of my book; as soon as we receive an alert, every verified error is corrected for all future printings and editions.  So, with any luck, your copy has already been amended.  If, by chance, you discover a typo that is not listed here, the reason that it is not shown is that nobody has reported it to me yet.  Please do so!  Leave a comment here, and I’ll not only make the fix, but I’ll respond directly to you.

The list below includes all corrections that have already been made to future printings of the books noted.

Canon PowerShot G15

Page 28. Lists the waterproof housing for the camera as WP-DC34 which is actually intended for previous G-series units. The G15 needs the Canon WP-DC48.
Canon 5D Mark III.

Page 71, second paragraph, “hold down the Av button while rotating the Main Dial” should be “rotate the Quick Control dial”

Page 315, INFO BUTTON DISPLAY OPTIONS head and paragraph underneath.  Ignore. This was to have been deleted.  The next heading is the correct one.

Although a half-dozen of us pore through every word of my books looking for typos and goofs before they go to press, I’ve learned that, as careful as we are, we’re no match for the 20,000 or so eagle-eyed readers who (I hope) read each of my photography guides from cover to cover.  Vendors make changes to their products, firmware is updated, or I discover something new about a particular camera, too. If you’re looking for updates, corrections, and fixes, you’ll find them here.

You may discover that not every typo listed is present in your copy of my book; as soon as we receive an alert, every verified error is corrected for all future printings and editions.  So, with any luck, your copy has already been amended.  If, by chance, you discover a typo that is not listed here, the reason that it is not shown is that nobody has reported it to me yet.  Please do so!  Leave a comment here, and I’ll not only make the fix, but I’ll respond directly to you.

The list below includes all corrections that have already been made to future printings of the books noted.

Global: In most of my recent camera guides I passed along Photographic Solutions’ (then) recommendation to use Eclipse 2 cleaning solution instead of the original Eclipse 1 product to clean sensors.  The company has since discontinued Eclipse 2 and recommended going back to the original solution, which they now say does the best job.  Lacking a chemical laboratory to run tests, I’m changing my directions to match their latest recommendation.

David Busch’s Canon xx Guide to Digital SLR Photography

In several of my Canon guidebooks, I list a URL for Optech that has been changed.  The current URL for the company is http://www.optechusa.com.

David Busch’s Canon EOS 7D Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Some errata from an eagle-eyed reader.  These are from an early printing, and have been corrected in later versions. The corrections likely to be of most use include:

Page 28, bullet “CA” – the word “next” should be “above”

Page 31, “Button, Button” box – It isn’t necessary to HOLD the button when rotating the main dial,
just PRESS the button then rotate the dial (the Canon 7D book doesn’t indicate that the button should be
held down)

Page 33, numbered item “1.” – Would be clearer if expressed as “Press and hold the AF Point
selection button for several seconds …”

Page 83, Figure 4.10 text – “3.8″ should be “2.3″ (correctly expressed on pages 30 and 80)

Page 109, Figure 5.1 – “Light patch” should be “Light path”

Page 114: Sidebar on focus screens. Canon won’t be making focus screens for the 7D available directly to the public.   A focus screen optimized for manual focus can be purchased from KatzEye Optics.  They offer installation instructions, or can install it for you, which is probably the best option.

http://www.katzeyeoptics.com/item–Canon-7D-Focusing-Screen–prod_7D.html

Page 125, first sentence under “AF Point Expansion” – “additional optional” is cumbersome. Delete
“additional.”

Page 96, item 4, sentence that starts with “In Figure 4.20 …” – “underexposure” should be
“overexposure” (occurs twice).

Page 96, item 4, last sentence – should read “This bracket set will produce three images: one at the
metered exposure, one at a +1 EV exposure, and one at a +2 EV exposure.”

Page 97, first sentence of last paragraph – “Density” should be “Dynamic.” (It is correct in the
index.)
Page 96, Figure 4.20 – the “overexposure” callout points to the wrong place in the figure.

Page 102, next-to-last sentence of second paragraph – since the sensitivity of a sensor is fixed,
shouldn’t this sentence be something like, “This kind of noise appears as a result of amplifying the
sensor’s output to achieve a higher ISO.” ?
Page 103, “Displaying Histograms” box, third sentence – “flashing highlights” are displayed only if
the Highlight Alert feature is enabled.

Page 136, next-to-last paragraph – the text states that the optical viewfinder has a 95% coverage.
The Canon 7D Instruction Manual (page 253) indicates that the optical viewfinder has a 100% coverage.

David Busch’s Canon EOS 5D Mark II Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Global: In several places in the book, I mention that the Shooting Functions screen must be enabled to produce the color LCD screens used to adjust Metering Mode, AF Mode, etc. using the direct access buttons on top of the camera. I needed to repeat that proviso in several additional places, including the Chapter 2 Quick Start, because anyone who may have disabled the Shooting Functions screen (in the Setup 3 menu’s INFO entry) won’t be able to see the color LCD screens.   As noted in the book, pressing the INFO button on the left side of the camera cycles among Camera Settings, Shooting Settings, and Off.

Page 3, at the bottom of the page, ignore the reference to the 5D Mark II’s built-in flash.  It doesn’t have one!

Page 26, Full Auto, another (and I hope the last) reference to that imaginary pop-up flash.

David Busch’s Canon PowerShot G10/G11 Guide to Digital Photography

There’s a tiny error in one of the photographs on the cover of a small number of copies of this book.  It was quickly corrected for the second printing, but if you have one of the original copies of this book, it may some day be a collector’s item.  I’ll bet this is the first time you’ve seen the “ghost” of an EOS Rebel sneak onto the cover of a PowerShot book!

David Busch’s Canon EOS Rebel XSi Guide to Digital SLR Photography:

Page 142: Under Remote Control: RS-80N3 should be replaced with RS-60E3.  Sentence beginning “More versatile Canon TC-80N3…” should be ignored.

David Busch’s Canon EOS Rebel T2i Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Page 29: Third paragraph: “The magnify/enlarge button is located in the upper RIGHT corner of the back of the camera”  and “The reduce image button, located to the LEFT of the magnify/enlarge button, zooms back out.”

 

David Busch’s Canon EOS 70D Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Page 181: To make a bulb exposure with the 70D, rotate the Mode dial to the B position.

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