Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Shutter/AE Lock button, part of Canon Rebel T3i (600D and Kiss X5) Essential Training.
As you already know, when I half press the Shutter button my camera…autofocuses and meters.…But there will be times when you want to meter and focus separately and there's…a custom function that can help change the controls on your camera to make that…a little bit easier.…Custom Function #9 Shutter/AE lock button gives me four different options, and…with each option I've got an item and then a slash and then another item.…The first item is telling me what the function of the Shutter button will be,…the second item is telling me what the function of the AE lock button will be,…the one right here with a little asterisk over it.…
So by default I've got my shutter's autofocused and my AE lock button is…Auto exposure lock.…You've seen how those work.…But if I switch down here to option #1, now my shutter -- it's basically I'm reversing --…now my Shutter is AE lock and this button is autofocus.…So now I've got Exposure lock up here, focus back here.…If I go down here to the second option, I go back to autofocus on my Shutter…
- 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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