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Shooting with the Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) details the features, controls, and options in the Canon Rebel T3i camera. Author Ben Long provides an overview of a digital single lens reflex (SLR) camera and reviews the Canon Rebel T3i camera's components and basics of operation, including changing lenses, navigating the menus, shooting in Auto mode, and reviewing and managing photos on the camera’s LCD screen. The course also covers white balance options, advanced metering and autofocus controls, flash, and shooting HD video, and includes a chapter on sensor and camera maintenance.
You're probably already familiar with the controls on your lens and for the most part, they're very straightforward. But let's take a quick look at them. First of all, I have a zoom ring. This is how I zoom in and out. I also have a manual focus ring for manually focusing. On your lens, these may be in different places. They may be in reversed order, they may be different sizes. I have an Auto Focus manual switch. We will be looking at that in detail that allows me to go from Auto Focus to manually focusing. As I have all these numbers here. In this case, this ring of numbers tells me the Focal Length that I have dialed in.
That white line right there shows me which focal length I've chosen. That's 24 mm, for example. And again, this ring may be in a different place on your camera, might have different numbers on it depending on the lens that you're using. You might also have an additional ring of numbers that have to do with focus and how far you're focused. In addition to this Auto Focus Manual Focus switch, you might have some other switches related to Image Stabilization, if your lens has a Stabilization feature and those will probably be labeled IS. Finally, your lens probably has threads out here on the end for attaching filters.
We are not going to talk about filters in this course, but that's what those are for. As I said, all of this may be different on your lens, but any lens that you get is going to have some combination of these features.
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