Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Lens controls, part of Up and Running with the Canon 6D.
…Your camera has a lot of controls on it, and so do the lenses that you'll use.…For example, if working with the zoom lens, you could turn the zoom ring…here to change the focal length, and you'll see that the lens adjust.…Across the top here are actual numbers that tell you the markings, and…this will give you a specific focal length to help you…really understand what's the reach of the lens.…Now, if you're using manual focus, you can actually use the manual focus ring here.…And as you adjust, you'll see that it gives you particular distances.…
Now, these distances are based on the focal point mark here.…And this can make it useful if you're having specific measured distances from…the camera to the subject.…Pretty easy.…On the side are some switches.…So, right here is one for auto focus.…If I flip that switch from AF to MF the camera is going to…be in manual focus mode.…And this will change both the lens and the camera.…You'll also notice that some lenses will offer stabilization or IS.…In this case the stabilizer can be switched on or off.…
- Taking shots in Auto mode
- Using special scene modes
- Changing image format and size
- Changing ISO
- Adjusting exposure compensation in Program Exposure mode
- Focusing manually or with autofocus
- Changing the shutter release mode
- Adjusting exposure in the 6D
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
Foundations of Photography: Exposurewith Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
Up and Running with DSLR Filmmakingwith Chad Perkins1h 10m Appropriate for all
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look at the Canon 6D
3. Shooting in Program Auto Exposure mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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