Frontleft buttons

On the front-left side of the camera body, you find three more buttons, all labeled in Figure 1-9. One, the lens-release button, is key to taking the lens off the camera body, as discussed earlier in the chapter. The other two buttons work as follows:

✓ Flash button: Press this button to bring the camera's built-in flash out of hiding when you use the advanced shooting modes. (In fully automatic modes, the camera pops up the flash without your help if it decides the flash light is needed.) Chapters 5 and 7 provide tips on flash photography.

Flash button Lens-release button

Flash button Lens-release button

Depth-of-Field Preview button

Figure 1-9: Press the Flash button to bring the built-in flash out of hiding.

Depth-of-Field Preview button

Figure 1-9: Press the Flash button to bring the built-in flash out of hiding.

✓ Depth-of-Field Preview button: When you press this button, the image in the viewfinder offers an approximation of the depth of field that will result from your selected aperture setting, or f-stop. Depth of field refers to how much of the scene will be in sharp focus. Chapter 6 provides details on depth of field, which is an important aspect of your picture composition. Chapter 5 explains aperture and other exposure settings.

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