Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video The AF and Metering buttons, part of Canon 60D Essential Training.
As I've been discussing at length, when you're ready to take a shot, you…frame your shot, and then half- press the shutter button to begin the…autofocus and metering process.…Once the camera has achieved focus, and taken a meter reading, it will beep at…you, and show a little circle in the viewfinder.…At that point, you can then press the shutter button the rest of the way to take your shot.…You can change this behavior with a custom function.…If I go in here to the menus, and go to the Custom Function menu, to the fourth…group, Operation/Others, the very first custom function here is AF and metering buttons.…
This lets me separate the autofocus and metering process, and spread them out…amongst multiple buttons;…the shutter button, the Autofocus ON button, back here, and the Exposure Lock button.…The idea here is that I can separate the metering process from the focusing process.…This can be handy for times when I want to focus in one location, and meter in another.…The way this works is I click to activate this little field here, this number…
- What is an SLR?
- Attaching a lens to a camera
- Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
- Setting Auto mode
- Changing ISO
- Changing image format and size
- Manually selecting a focus point
- Correcting exposure while shooting
- Controlling white balance
- Using a driver and self-timer
- Auto exposure bracketing
- Selecting a picture style
- Using Live View
- Shooting video
- Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
- Cleaning the camera and sensor
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Your Canon SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
Using white balance presets2m 28s
6. Using Drive Mode and the Self-Timer
7. Using Exposure Control Options
8. More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Styles
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Functions
15. Using Custom Functions
16. Caring for Your Camera
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