Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Lens controls, part of Canon 60D Essential Training.
You're probably already familiar with this, but let's go over the controls on your camera's lens because these are fairly critical controls that you're going to be using in just about every shot that you take. First of all, there is the Zoom Ring. That's this right here. This allows me to zoom in and out. This ring may be in a different place on your lens; not all cameras are configured the same way with where they put the zoom and focus rings. Notice that on the top of the Zoom Ring are these markings here. These indicate what focal length I am at, and there is a white notch right here, so whatever number lines up with this notch, that's how I know the focal length that I am shooting at.
On the front of the lens, I have my Manual Focus Ring for focusing manually. Again, this may be in a different place on your lens. Back here on the back I have this Auto Focus/Manual Focus switch, AFMF. That's how I switch it into Manual mode and back to Auto Focus; we'll be talking about that a lot in other movies. In addition to these numbers here, you may have some other numbers that indicate where you're focused at, the distance you're focusing at. Not a lot of new lenses have that, some older lens do. Finally, there maybe another switch located near this one labeled IS. That's Image Stabilization, which is a function of your lens that allows you to shoot more stable footage.
Again, you're probably already familiar with these controls. I just wanted to be sure that we were picking the same name so that when I reference the Manual Focus Switch, you will know what I am talking about, or when I say I am zooming in, you'll know how I am doing that.
- 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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