Getting Started

This chapter explains preliminary steps and basic camera operations. Pass the end of the strap through the camera's strap mount eyelet from the bottom. Then pass it through the strap's buckle as shown in the illustration. Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle. The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap. (p.97)

Preparing to Print

You do the direct printing procedure entirely with your camera I Set the camera's power switch to < OFF> . For details, see the printer's instruction manual. Use the interface cable that came with the camera. When connecting the cable plug to the camera's < D> terminal, the cable plug's < D > icon must face the front side of the camera. To connect to the printer, refer to the printer's instruction manual. C Set the camera's power switch to < ON> . Some printers may make a...

Mm Custom Function Settings

Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type C.Fn I Exposure, C.Fn II Image, C.Fn III Auto focus Drive, C.Fn IV Operation Others. Sets 1 2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1 3-stop increments. For the ISO speed, H (equivalent to ISO 3200) will be selectable. The AEB and WB-BKT settings will be canceled if you set the power switch to <...

W Digital Print Order Format DPOF

Set the print type, date imprinting, and file No. imprinting. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. (They cannot be set individually for each image.) Under the 3 tab, select Print order , then press < > . Turn the < > dial to select Set up , then press < > . Set the Print type , Date , and File No. . Turn the < > dial to select the option, then press < > . Set the Print type , Date , and File No. . Turn the < > dial to select the option, then...

Image Playback

The last captured image or last image viewed will appear. To playback images starting with the last image, turn the < > dial counterclockwise. To playback images starting with the first captured image, turn the dial clockwise. Press the < INF0.> button to change the display format. Press the < H> button to exit the image playback and return the camera to shooting ready. Flash exposure compensation amount Folder number - File number CF card Color...

Live View Shooting

Instead of looking through the viewfinder, you can look at a real-time image on the camera's LCD monitor while shooting. Live View shooting does not work in Basic Zone modes. Date Time M '0I 13 10 Language English iLive ' lew function settings I Flash control Date Time M '0I 13 10 Language English iLive ' lew function settings I Flash control Live vie* -function settlnss iLive View shoot. Disable Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode. Under the 6 tab, select Live View function settings...

WB Setting the White Balance

White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. Normally, the (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. If natural-looking colors cannot be obtained with you can set the white balance manually to suit the respective light source. In the Basic Zone modes, will be set automatically. 1 Press the < -WB> button. (9) While looking at the LCD panel, turn the < > dial. Color Temperature (Approx. K Kelvin) To the human eye, a white object looks white regardless of the...

When Autofocus Fails

Autofocus can fail to achieve focus the focus confirmation light lt gt blinks with certain subjects such as the following Example Blue sky, solid-color walls, etc. Extremely backlit and reflective subjects Example Car with a reflective body, etc. Overlapping near and far objects Example Animal in a cage, etc. Example Skyscraper windows, computer keyboards, 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....

Canon 40d Focus Confirmation Blinks

The focus confirmation light lt gt blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast between light and dark, then press the shutter button halfway. p.80 If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. As long as the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, you can take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. The...

Setting Exposure Compensation

Exposure compensation is used to alter the standard exposure set by the camera. You can make the image look brighter increased exposure or darker decreased exposure . You can set the exposure compensation up to 2 stops in 1 3-stop increments. Li.M.nm.mnfl Efe a BiBl M Hi Creative Zone mode except lt M gt . Press the shutter button halfway and check the exposure level indicator. Set the power switch to lt J gt , and while looking at the viewfinder or LCD panel, turn the lt gt dial. Turn the lt...

Tv Shutter Priority AE

In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the camera automatically sets the aperture to obtain the correct exposure matching the brightness of the subject. This is called shutter-priority AE. A faster shutter speed can freeze the action or moving subject. Or a slower shutter speed can create a blurred effect, giving the impression of motion. lt Tv gt stands for Time value. Fast shutter speed Slow shutter speed Fast shutter speed Slow shutter speed While looking at the LCD panel, turn the lt 6...

Setting the AF and Drive Modes

By selecting a suitable AF point, you can shoot with autofocus while framing the subject as desired. You can also select the AF mode and drive mode best matching the shooting conditions and subject. The asterisk M on the right of the page title indicates that the respective feature is available only in Creative Zone modes P, Tv, Av, M, A-DEP . In the Basic Zone modes, the AF mode, AF point selection, and drive mode are set automatically. lt AF gt stands for auto...

Holding the Camera

To obtain sharp images, hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. 1. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. 2. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. 3. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand's index finger. 4. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. 5. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. 6. To maintain a stable stance, place one foot in front of the other.

About Auto ISO Speed

If the ISO speed is set to Auto, the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. As indicated below, the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. The ISO speed is set automatically within ISO 100 - 800. The ISO speed set automatically will vary depending on the shooting mode. The picture will be taken at the standard exposure. The ISO speed is set automatically within ISO 400 - 800. The ISO speed will be set automatically within...

Using the Battery Grip

If you plan to use the camera with Battery Grip BG-E2, originally dedicated to the EOS 20D and EOS 30D, read the following. For instructions other than Detaching the Battery Compartment Cover and Battery Life explained below, refer to the Battery Grip BG-E2 Instruction Manual. If you have Battery Grip BG-E2N, read the BG-E2N's Instruction Manual. Detaching the Battery Compartment Cover Battery Life At 23 C 0 C 73 F 32 F Put the camera on a flat surface and hold it firmly so it does not fall....

External Speedlites

Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation. When an EX-series Speedlite is attached to the camera, almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera. In other words, it is like a highoutput flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash. For detailed instructions, see the EX-series Speedlite's instruction manual. This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ E EG ML...

D Transferring Images to a Personal Computer

Canon Eos 400d Instruction Manual

O Before connecting the camera to the personal computer, be sure to first install the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk software in the CD-ROM provided with the camera in the personal computer. Connect the camera to the personal computer. Turn off the camera and use the interface cable that came with the camera. When connecting the cable plug to the camera's lt D gt terminal, the cable plug's lt D gt icon must face the front side of the camera. To the personal computer's USB port, connect the plug on...

Q Selecting the Metering Mode

Four metering modes are provided Evaluative, partial, spot, and center-weighted average metering. In the Basic Zone modes, evaluative metering is set automatically. While looking at the LCD panel, turn the lt 6 gt dial. q Evaluative metering W Partial metering H Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. Effective when the background is much...

Specifications

Image sensor size Compatible lenses Aspect ratio Color filter system Low-pass filter Dust deletion feature Digital, single-lens reflex, AF AE camera with built-in flash Type I or II CF card Compatible with Microdrive and 2GB and larger CF cards Recording to USB external media enabled with Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3 E3A attached Canon EF lenses including EF-S lenses 35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.1.6 times the lens focal length Canon EF mount High-sensitivity, high-resolution,...

Auto Exposure Bracketing AEB m

By changing the shutter speed or aperture automatically, the camera brackets the exposure up to 2 stops in 1 3-stop increments for three successive shots. This is called AEB. AEB stands for Auto Exposure Bracketing. Under the 2 tab, select AEB , then press lt gt . Turn the lt gt dial to set the AEB amount, then press lt gt . When you exit the menu, lt h gt and the AEB level will be displayed on the LCD panel. Focus and press the shutter button completely. The three bracketed shots will be taken...

Select the imagerecording quality

Turn the lt gt dial to select the image-recording quality, then press lt gt . On the upper right, the x number indicates the recorded pixel count, and is the shots remaining displayed up to 999 . Set the image-recording quality in both the Basic Zone and Creative Zone modes respectively. Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings With 0U 7L, SI9 7L, and other RAW JPEG simultaneous recordings, both the RAW and JPEG images will be saved in the same folder under the same file No. With 0U 7L, SI9...

Changing Image Playback Settings

You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. hlAifclclfflim Select LCD brightness , . iLii i v Under the tV tab, select LCD Me Time 05 24 '07 13 10 Un gu a ae English While referring to the gray chart, turn the lt gt dial, then press lt gt . To check the image's exposure, you should look at the histogram p.118 . Me Time 05 24 '07 13 10 Un gu a ae English ii'ii m Setting the Image Review Time How long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after...

Mm Automatic Sensor Cleaning

Whenever you set the power switch to lt ON J gt or lt OFF gt , the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates approx. 1 sec. to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not be aware of this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it. there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken. ES The user-executed cleaning takes about 2.5 sec. to complete. For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is...

System

ST-E2 220EX 430EX 580EX II Macro Ring Lite Macro Twin Lite MR-14EX MT-24EX Battery Charger Battery Pack CG-580 or CB-5L BP-511A Battery Charger Battery Pack CG-580 or CB-5L BP-511A ppc514 Compact Power BP5IIA, BP514 Adapter CA-PS400 Battery AC Adapter DC Coupler Magazine AC-E2 DR-400 Car Battery Battery Compact Power AC Adapter Cable Charger Adapter

Mm File Numbering Methods

The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. You can also change how the file number is assigned. The file number will appear on the personal computer in this format IMG 0001.JPG. Under the 5 tab, select File numbering , then press lt gt . Turn the lt gt dial to select the desired method, then press lt gt . File numbering continues even after CF card replacement Even after you...

Nomenclature

Canon Eos Lens Mount Cad

For detailed information, reference page numbers are provided in parentheses p. . lt 'WB gt Metering mode selection White balance selection button p.92 67 lt AF-DRIVE gt AF mode selection Drive mode selection button p.76 81 lt IS0- gt ISO speed set Flash exposure compensation button p.59 101 Red-eye reduction Self-timer lamp p.100 82 lt U gt LCD panel illumination button p.96 Built-in flash AF-assist beam p.99 79 lt U gt LCD panel illumination button p.96 Built-in flash AF-assist beam p.99 79...

Using the Builtin Flash

E-TTL II autoflash obtains high-precision and consistent flash shots. Using the Built-in Flash in the Basic Zone If necessary, the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions. except in lt 3 gt lt 5 gt lt 7 gt modes Using the Built-in Flash in the Creative Zone Regardless of the light level, you can press the lt D gt button to pop-up and fire the built-in flash whenever desired. If the built-in flash has popped up, you can push it back down with your fingers. P...

White Balance Correction

You can correct the white balance that has been set. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. Users familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters will find this feature handy. Under the 2 tab, select WB SHIFT BKT , then press lt gt . Use lt 9 gt to move the mark to the desired position. B is for blue, A is amber,...

Mm Manual Sensor Cleaning

Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera. Under the 6 tab, select Sensor cleaning , then press lt gt . Turn the lt gt dial to select Clean manually , then press lt gt . Itlrror will lockup. After manually cleaning...

ADEP Automatic Depthof Field AE

Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. All the AF points will function to detect the subject, and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. lt A-DEP gt stands for Auto-Depth of field. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. Set the Mode Dial to lt A-DEP gt . Aim the AF points over the subjects and press the shutter button halfway. 0 All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus....

Bulb Exposures

When bulb is set, the shutter stays open while you hold down the shutter button completely, and closes when you let go of the shutter button. This is called bulb exposure. Use bulb exposures for night scenes, fireworks, the heavens, and other subjects requiring long exposures. Set the shutter speed to buLb. While looking at the LCD panel, turn the lt 6 gt dial to select buLb. The next setting after 30 is buLb. To set the aperture, set the power switch to lt J gt , and turn the lt gt dial. While...

Error Codes

Error code If there is a problem with the camera, an error message appears. Follow the onscreen instructions. To recover from the error screen, turn the power switch off and on, or remove and reinstall the battery. If error 02 CF card problem is displayed, remove and reinstall the CF card or format the card. This may resolve the problem. If the same error keeps appearing, there may be a problem. Write down the error code and consult your nearest Canon Service Center.

Av Aperture Priority AE

In this mode, you set the desired aperture and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to obtain the correct exposure suiting the subject brightness. This is called aperture-priority AE. A higher f number smaller aperture hole will make more of the foreground and background fall within acceptable focus. On the other hand, a lower f number larger aperture hole will make less of the foreground and background fall within acceptable focus. lt Av gt stands for Aperture value aperture opening...

INFO Checking Camera Settings

When the camera is ready to shoot, press the lt INF0. gt button and Camera set. and Shoot. func. will appear. When Shoot. func. is displayed, you can set the ISO speed and other shooting functions while looking at the LCD monitor. Display Camera set. and Shoot. func. Press the lt INF0. gt button. The button toggles between the two screens. On the 5 INFO button menu, you can either display Camera set. or Shoot. func. . Detail 3, 0, amp 0, 0 Color space sRGB WB SHIFT BKT 0, 0 Q rztt 1 min. lt gt...

Using a Household Power Outlet

With AC Adapter Kit ACK-E2 sold separately , you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. Connect the DC Coupler's plug to the AC adapter's socket. Connect the power cord to the AC adapter. Insert the prongs into a power outlet. When you are finished, disconnect the plug from the power outlet. 3 Place the cord in the groove. Insert the cord carefully without damaging the cord. Open the battery compartment cover and open the DC Coupler cord notch...

Mirror Lockup

Although using the self-timer or Remote Switch can prevent camera shake, using mirror lockup to prevent camera vibrations can also help when you use a super telephoto lens or shoot close ups. When 8C.Fn III -7 Mirror lockup is set to 1 Enable p.160 , shooting with mirror lockup will be possible. 1 Focus the subject, press the shutter button completely and release it. 2 Press the shutter button completely again. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. In very bright light such as at...

Replacing the Date Time Battery

The date time back-up battery maintains the camera's date and time. Its service life is about 5 years. If the date time is reset when the battery is replaced, replace the back-up battery with a new CR2016 lithium battery as described below. The date time setting will also be reset, so be sure to set the correct date time. 1 Set the power switch to lt OFF gt . Make sure the battery is in the proper - orientation. Then load the battery and close the cover. For the date time battery, be sure to...

Maximum Burst During Continuous Shooting

The maximum burst during continuous shooting indicated on the preceding page is the number of continuous shots that can be taken at one time based with a 1 GB CF card. The maximum burst depends on the image-recording quality, drive mode, subject, CF card brand, and other variables. The maximum burst is displayed even when a CF card is not in the camera. Make sure that a CF card is loaded before taking a picture. The maximum burst for lt i3h gt is displayed regardless of the drive mode setting....

Appending Dust Delete Data

Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image to later erase the dust spots. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional provided software to erase the dust spots automatically. Get a solid-white object paper, etc. . Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to lt MF gt and set the focus to infinity...