Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Attaching a lens to your camera, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
One of the great advantages of an SLR is that you can change the lens on the camera.…This affords you a tremendous amount of flexibility and power, because you…can select a focal length or a focal length range that's ideally suited to…your subject matter.…You can also attach specialized lenses, such as fisheye's, and…tilt/shift lenses, or macros.…Changing the lens is very easy on the Rebel.…Your camera should have come with the body cap on it.…If you don't have a lens on the camera, you want to keep this on here.…This protects the sensor.…Sensor is just right inside there, so that just screws off.…
Similarly, my lens on the camera end has a cap, in addition to the lens cap on the other side.…I want to take that off and that just unscrews.…Now the thing with these caps is I'm going to put them back on the lens at some point,…so I don't want to just take this and stick it in my pocket, because it's going…to get covered with lint and all sorts of other stuff.…Whenever I put that back on the lens, all that lens going to be transferred to…
- 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
Q: Will the lessons in this course work with the Canon T3 too?
A: The main differences between the Canon T3i and the T3 are some video capabilities. Other than that, and some minor menu differences, you should be able to use the lessons in this course with the T3 with no issues.
1. Getting to Know Your Canon Digital SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
6. Using Drive Mode and the Self-Timer
7. Using the Exposure Control Options
8. Using More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
What is a scene mode?1m 8s
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Styles
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Functions
15. Caring for Your Camera
Firmware updates1m 24s
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