Join Richard Harrington for an in-depth discussion in this video Touring the viewfinder, part of Learning the Canon Rebel SL1 (100D and Kiss X7).
- When you use the viewfinder,…you're actually looking through the same lens…that's going to expose the sensor.…This can give you a fairly clear view…of your scene.…The viewfinder can also give you a lot of status information…about the scene to help you make the right decisions.…Let's start outside the viewfinder.…One control that's important to understand is the diopter.…This is useful if you wear glasses…and want to remove them for shooting.…You may be able to adjust the diopter…to compensate when shooting.…Rotate the small knob to focus on the viewfinder.…Keep in mind, it's also pretty easy…to bump the diopter accidentally.…
If you think that your camera…is having problems auto focusing very well,…I recommend you check the diopter…and make sure that it's not set…for any correction to the image.…Inside the viewfinder,…there's a lot of additional information…overlaid that can be helpful as you make a photo.…You'll see nine focusing points superimposed…over your image.…These points will light up when you auto focus…
Want to get up and running even faster? Check out the "Quick Start" chapter to learn how to use your 100D straight out of the box.
- Reviewing the lens controls
- Changing image format and size
- Adjusting ISO and exposure compensations
- Using Program Shift mode
- Exploring Autofocus
- Focusing manually
- Shooting in Continuous (burst) mode
- Switching between metering modes
- Shooting with flash
- Shooting video
Skill Level Beginner
1. Quick Start
2. A Closer Look
3. Shooting in Program Auto Exposure Mode
4. Exploring Autofocus
5. Understanding Shutter-Release Modes
6. Understanding Exposure Controls
7. Beyond the Basics
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