Lenses

In the late 1980s, Canon began replacing its award-winning FD Lens Series with even better glass, designated as the EF Series. This new series incorporated next-generation design specs and was developed with the entire camera line in mind. Each lens starts with an ideal, large diameter mount, which permits perfect communication between the camera and the lens' autofocus actuators and the electromagnetically driven precision diaphragm that controls the iris. Canon's Ultrasonic Motor (USM) was...

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05 . 29 . 2008 10 53 26 mm dd yy (05 29 2008) OK Cancel not always practical. If you must clean the machine yourself, follow these instructions. Please note that the sensor is extremely delicate. Do not touch it with anything and do not blow canned air across its surface. Should the canned air's propellant spray onto the surface of the sensor (it dries immediately), well, you probably will be sending the camera in for service. 1. Select Sensor Cleaning from the menu. 2. Select Clean Manually...

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Landscape mode is meant for normal or wide perspective shots of distant horizons. Cameras set in this mode will default to an aperture somewhere in the middle of the lens' range, giving you reasonable depth of field (it's not usually necessary to shoot landscapes for maximum depth of field). The light meter will default to its Evaluative setting, and the camera will meter the entire scene but give emphasis to the area where the camera has chosen to focus. Should you decide you want to lock your...

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R cn nr. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 fl 12 13 L. hn IV . 0 o 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 C.Fn 11. SET Button When Shooting You may assign some favorite or oft-used tasks to the Set button. Once set, you may call up the chosen feature anytime during the shooting process by pressing the Set key (unless the main menu is active on the LCD), and you can move through its options via the top bottom Cross Keys, effectively bypassing having to search the menu. C.Fn 11 1. Change Quality. Quickly changes the...

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Flash Exposure Compensation is a function on any Canon with a built-in flash. It allows an increase or decrease in the flash output power relative to what the camera tells the flash it needs, a determination the camera will make based on the light at hand and the shooting mode it's in. You are allowed up to two full stops of exposure compensation, over or under what the camera considers to be correct, when you use this function. We all know that outdoor exposures, even made under diffused...

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Highlight Tone Priority effectively addresses this problem, as well as the problem of white-on-white tones. Obviously, this function can be useful for any subject matter that would be improved by an expanded dynamic range. C.Fn 6 Auto Lighting Optimizer This new function looks at your exposures and determines if they are too dark or lacking in contrast if they are, it corrects them. Depending on the actual shooting conditions, some additional noise may be...

The Edit Window

By default, the Edit window opens with Thumbnails and Tools selected, so that you'll see the first several of your selected images along the left and the Image Adjustment toolbox at the right. Should you choose to edit individual images, the tools in this window alone will probably accomplish 90 of your goals with DPP. Select the images you wish to work on and click Edit Image window. Now that you've seen the Main window, the first thing you'll notice is that there are new buttons to work with,...

Menus

The Digital Rebel's three menu categories are distinguished by color. Shooting menus, indicated in red, tell the camera how it should interpret what it sees to create the correct file. The blue Playback menu offers options that tell the camera how you want to see what you've shot, whereas the yellow Setup menus allow deep customization of the camera's operations. Menu choices are limited for Basic Zone operation and expand to their full potential for all Creative Zone applications. This text...

Cards Readers and Batteries

The Digic III processor in the Rebel XSi 450 supports both Secure Digital SD and Secure Digital High Capacity SDHC memory card formats. Memory cards are priced based on their data transfer speed DTS . Cards with a Class 2 rating are guaranteed to sustain a DTS of 2 megabytes second, whereas Class 4 and Class 6 cards sustain rates of 4 and 6 megabytes second, respectively. The DTS numbers for the Digic III are not available from Canon. Suffice it to say that it's very fast. I made a simple and...

Up and Running in Five Minutes

If you're using an EF-S lens, align it with the white index mark on the camera's mounting ring. All other lenses will align with the red index mark. Once aligned, tum the lens clockwise until it locks. Before you take your first pictures, you'll need to fully charge the battery. Insert the battery. set the lens Focus Mode switch to AF Auto Focus The first time you turn the camera on you'll be prompted to set the date and time. Use the Set button and the Cross Keys to scroll...

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Please note that the camera will auto focus as you depress the shutter. If you'll be standing beside a person or an object, you shouldn't have a focus problem. If not, you'll need to disable auto focus and manually prefocus on the spot where you'll be. Those of you using C.Fn-10, back-button focus, will also need to prefocus. The Rebel's internal light meter is the instrument that measures the brightness of the subject and, in all but Manual mode, sets the camera's shutter or aperture to what...

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Ren T . 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 C.Fn-2 0 Auto. The flash is adjusted to the scene. C.Fn-2 1 1 200sec. fixed . The flash will pump out as much power as it needs up to its useful limit, of course to achieve a perfect exposure at 1 200 of a second. Camera shake is no longer an issue, but ambient light may not register. C.Fn 3 Long Exposure Noise Reduction Although the Rebel's advanced sensor and processing technology do a great job of noise reduction, long exposures can still present some...

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Mirror Lockup is enabled, you will have to press the shutter button twice to take the picture. The first click will lock up the mirror, the second will make the image. It's a good idea to use an RS-60E3 Remote Switch to fire the shutter so your fingers will not contact the camera. C.Fn 10 Shutter AE Lock Button Using this function allows you to change how focus and exposure are acquired. More info on pp. 57-58 C. FnW Operation Others Shutter AE lock button r Cn w. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13...

Raw Image Adjustment

Canon Picture Style

Note that you can revert to the original shot settings at any time by selecting the Return button, located on the right of each adjustment bar. For image correction, use the Brightness slider to affect exposure up to two stops either brighter or darker. DPP offers adjustments over a four f-stop range, which means you should be able to salvage an image that was overexposed by up to two full f-stops, a feat that's not possible with any software if your original shots were JPEGs only, because...

One Shot Ai Focus Ai Servo

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Automatically shift into AI Servo mode, tracking and predicting the next point of focus. This feature works just as well if the photographer moves toward the subject. Using AI Focus does not require you to hold the shutter button halfway down during the sequence, it will reacquire focus frame to frame, much more rapidly than if you were using One-Shot Focus. At first glance, it would appear that AI Focus is the way to go. After all, an auto focus program that will track both moving and...