Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Focusing in Live view, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
When you activate Live View your camera raises its mirror out of the way so that…light can get from the lens directly to the sensor.…It's the sensor that creates the image that's shown on the LCD screen.…So no Live View image can be created when the mirror is down and in the way.…Unfortunately, there is something else that happens when the mirror flips up.…The autofocus sensors in the camera are located up here.…Light from the lens gets bounced up here and the autofocus sensors analyze it…to calculate focus.…When the mirror flips up, those autofocus sensors go blind, meaning your camera…loses its normal autofocus capability.…
When you're in Live View then the camera has to use a different method autofocus.…By default, rather than relying on its autofocus sensors the computer in…your camera will analyze the image that the sensor is capturing and focus accordingly.…The practical upshot of this is that autofocus in Live View is much slower than…it is when you shoot normally.…Your camera has some additional autofocus modes that you can activate.…
- 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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