When Autofocus Fails Manual Focusing

Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light blinks) with certain subjects such as the following (a) Low-contrast subjects (blue sky, solid-color walls, etc.). (c) Extremely backlit reflective subjects (car with a reflective body, etc.). (d) Overlapping near and far objects (animal in a cage, etc.). In such cases, do one of the following 1. Focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing. 2. Set the lens focus mode switch to <...

Taking Flash Shots in Each Shooting Mode

Even in < Tv> < Av> < M> modes, E-TTL autoflash is as easy as normal shooting without flash. (1) Press the shutter button down halfway to have the camera automatically set the shutter speed or aperture value, just as in normal shooting without flash. * If < Av > is set in low-light conditions, a slow shutter speed will be set. Therefore, use a tripod to prevent camera shake. (2) When you press the shutter button fully, the image will be captured with E-TTL autoflash based on the...

Cleaning the Image Sensor CMOS

The image sensor is like the film in a film-based camera. If any dust or other foreign matter adheres to the image sensor, it may show up as a dark speck in the images. To avoid this, follow the procedure below to clean the image sensor. Note that the image sensor is a very delicate component. If possible, you should have it cleaned by a Canon Service Center. While you clean the image sensor, the camera must be turned on. Use the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2 (optional accessory, see page 174) or a...

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The EOS 10D is a high-performance, single-lens reflex, AF digital camera with an ultra-fine CMOS sensor having 6.30 million effective pixels. It is compatible with all Canon EF lenses and designed for quick and easy shooting at any time. It is full-featured for all types of shooting, from fully automatic snap shooting to highly creative work. Images can also be printed directly from the camera. CompactFlash cards serve as the camera's recording medium. Be sure to read this Instruction Manual to...

Handling Precautions

(1) This camera is a precision instrument. Do not drop it or expose it to physical shock. (2) The camera is not waterproof and should not be used in wet conditions or underwater. If the camera gets wet, take it to your nearest Canon dealer as soon as possible. If small amounts of water splash onto the camera, wipe it with a clean dry cloth. If the camera is exposed to salty air, wipe it thoroughly with a slightly damp cloth. (3) Never leave the camera close to devices that generate strong...

Contents

14 Conventions Used in this Manual 20 Installing and Removing the Battery 24 Using a Household Power Supply 26 Mounting and Detaching a Lens 27 Installing and Removing the CF Card 28 Basic Operation Main Shutter Button Using the Electronic Dials 31 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure Menu Selections and Default Settings 34 Reverting to the Default Settings 35 Dioptric Holding the Fully Automatic AF-Assist Beam with the Built-in Flash 39 Programmed Image Control Modes 40 9 tk 41 B Night row...

Using the Builtin Flash in the Creative Zone

When using a Creative zone mode, press the < > button to pop up the built-in flash. P Select < p> mode for full autoflash. The shutter speed and aperture value are determined automatically, just as in < CD> (Full Auto) mode. Tv Select < Tv> mode to manually set a shutter speed slower than 1 200 second. The camera then automatically sets the flash aperture value to provide the proper exposure for your shutter speed. Av Select < Av > mode to manually set the aperture value. In...

Auto Exposure Bracketing

With autoexposure bracketing (AEB), the camera automatically changes the exposure level up to + -2 stops in 1 2-stop increments for three successive shots. In the < P> mode, AEB is executed by changing both the shutter speed and aperture. In the < Tv> mode, AEB is executed by changing the aperture. In the < Av> , < M> , or < A-DEP> mode, AEB is executed by changing the shutter speed. With autoexposure bracketing (AEB), the camera automatically changes the exposure level up...

Equipment Check List

Be sure all the following equipment and accessories have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer. EOS 10D camera body (with body cap and lithium backup battery for the date and time) g. Battery Pack BP-511 (includes protective cover) Power cord for battery charger Neck Strap EW-100DB (with eyepiece cover) Adobe Photoshop Elements Disk EOS 10D Instructions (which you are reading now) EOS 10D Software Instructions Explains how to install the software for...

Flash Sync Speed and Aperture Settings

When using an EX-series Speedlite, press the built-in flash back into the camera before mounting the external flash. When using the built-in flash, keep at least 1 m 3.3 ft away from the subject. Otherwise the lens barrel may partially obstruct the flash coverage and cause part of the image to look dark. When using the built-in flash, detach any hood attahed to the lens. A lens hood will partially obstruct the flash coverage. When a super telephoto lens or fast, large-aperture lens is...

White Balance Settings

The camera sets the white balance automatically. For cloudy or hazy days and during sunsets. First you shoot a white object to be used as the standard for the white balance setting. By using the white balance data from this image, you can set the optimum white balance. p.52 You can manually set color temperature for 280010000 K in 100 K increments . Hp.53 With lt GZ0 gt selected, shooting under a low color temperature such as tungsten light may result in a warm, orange color cast. If you cannot...

Nomenclature

Nomenclatura Canon

Reference page numbers are indicated by . AF-WB AF mode selection White balance button 64 50 lt DRIVE-ISO Drive mode selection button ISO speed set button 76 49 selection Flash exposure compensation button 74 101 Red-eye reduction Self-timer lamp 99 77 Q LCD panel illumination ' button 94 AF-WB AF mode selection White balance button 64 50 Q LCD panel illumination ' button 94 preview button 85 Lens lock pin Lens mount DIGITAL terminal 123, See EOS 10D Software Instructions. DIGITAL terminal 123,...

Fn Bracket sequenceAuto cancel

Sets the shooting sequence for AEB and white balance bracketing WB-BKT . If Auto cancel is set, the bracketing will be canceled in the following cases AEB Canceled if the lt d gt switch is turned lt OFF gt , lens is interchanged, flash is ready, battery is replaced, or the CF card is replaced. WB-BKT Canceled if the switch is turned lt OFF gt . 0 0,-, Enable 1 0,-, Disable Starts the bracketing sequence with the correct exposure or white balance , and the bracketing is repetitive. Starts the...

Shutter Speed and Aperture Value Readouts

The shutter speed is normally displayed in 1 2-stop increments. Numbers from HOOD to T denote the denominator of the shutter speed fraction for example, l 5 is 1 125 seconds. In addition, D3 is 0.3 seconds, and IS is 15 seconds. The aperture value is normally displayed in 1 2-stop increments. The larger the number, the smaller the aperture opening. The range of aperture values f numbers displayed depends on the lens used. C.Fn-06-1, the shutter speed and aperture value can be set in 1 3-stop...

Program Line

Program Line

lt P gt The following program line applies when the camera is in Program AE lt P gt mode. The lower horizontal axis represents the shutter speed, and the right-hand vertical axis represents the aperture value. The combinations of shutter speed and aperture value automatically determined by Program AE are shown as colored lines with respect to the subject brightness Exposure Value gradations on the left and top edges of the graph. Example Using an EF50 f 1.4 USM lens with a subject brightness...

Troubleshooting Guide

If there is a problem, first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. You are using the wrong battery. s Use Battery Pack BP-511 or BP-512. Hp.7 The battery is not properly attached to the charger. s Attach the battery properly to the charger. p.22 The camera does not operate even when the lt d9 gt switch is set to The battery is not installed properly. s Install the battery properly. p.24 Battery compartment cover is not closed. s Close the battery compartment cover tightly. p.24 s Load the CF...

Error Codes

If a camera error occurs, Err xx will be displayed on the LCD panel. Follow the instruction below according to the error code. If the same error occurs often, something is probably wrong with the camera. Jot down the xx error code and take your camera to the nearest Canon Service Center see list of service centers on the back cover . If an error occurs after you shoot, the camera might have missed the shot. Press the lt H gt button to see if the image appears on the LCD monitor. Clean the lens...

Lens AF stop button function

AF operates only while the AF stop button is pressed. While you press the button, AF operation with the camera is disabled. 2 AE lock while metering When you press the button while metering timer is still active, AE lock takes effect. Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. In the manual AF point selection mode, holding down the button switches to automatic AF point selection. Holding down the button switches from manual AF point selection to automatic AF point selection...

Format the CF card

Turn the lt Q gt dial to select OK , then press lt gt . s The CF card will be formatted initialized . s When the CF card formatting is completed, the menu will reappear. o Formatting a CF card will erase all information on the card, including protected images. Be sure to carefully review the contents of a CF card before formatting. 0 A non-Canon CF card or a CF card formatted with another camera or personal computer might not work with the EOS 10D camera. In such a case, format the CF card...

Onscreen Messages

The messages displayed on the LCD monitor are as follows. The messages displayed on the LCD monitor are as follows. The camera is either processing the data or writing the captured image onto the CF card. Wait until it is finished. The camera is reading the image in the CF card. Wait until it is finished. There is no CF card. Load a proper CF card into the camera. There is a problem with the CF card. Replace the CF card. Since the CF card is full, no more images can be recorded or no more...