Adjusting the Viewfinder Focus

Canon Rebel T1i Example Viewfinder

Perched on the top-right edge of the viewfinder is a tiny black knob, labeled in Figure 1-4. Officially known as a dioptric adjustment control, this knob enables you to adjust the magnification of the viewfinder to mesh with your eyesight. Viewfinder adjustment knob Autofocus point Viewfinder adjustment knob Autofocus point Figure 1-4 Use the little knob to set the viewfinder focus for your eyesight. Figure 1-4 Use the little knob to set the viewfinder focus for your eyesight. Adjusting the...

Working with Memory Cards

Instead of recording images on film, digital cameras store pictures on memory cards. Your Rebel T1i 500D uses a specific type of memory card called an SD card (for Secure Digital), shown in Figures 1-5 and 1-6. You can also use high-capacity SD cards, which carry the label SDHC. (The high-capacity part just means that you can store more files on these cards than on regular SD cards.) For movie recording, Canon recommends that you purchase a high-capacity card that carries an SD speed class...

Exposure Compensation value

This option, also detailed in Chapter 5, enables you to produce a brighter or darker image than the camera's autoexposure meter thinks appropriate. If you applied exposure compensation when you take a picture, the compensation amount appears to the right of the f-stop during playback. Otherwise, this area of the display is empty. Figure 4-10 The most basic Playback mode displays your image with minimal shooting information. Figure 4-10 The most basic Playback mode displays your image with...

Changing the Drive Mode

The Drive mode enables you to tell the camera what to do when you press the shutter button record a single frame, a series of frames, or record one or more shots after a short delay. Your camera offers the following Drive mode settings, which are represented by the symbols you see in the margin Single This setting, which is the default for Creative Auto and all fully automatic modes except Portrait and Sports, records a single image each time you press the shutter button. In other words, this...