Canon EOS Rebel XSi/450D digital field guide by Charlotte K. Lowrie

By Charlotte K. Lowrie

Your electronic insurgent XSi/450D, with its 12.2 megapixel answer, 3-inch view monitor, and the choice for "Live View" capturing, is designed for simplicity with no sacrificing inventive freedom. This advisor is perfect for assisting you utilize that inventive regulate and get nice pictures at any place, every time. If you’re new to dSLRs, it makes the transition effortless. If you’re already pleased with a number of the modes and settings, the ebook is helping you are making the main of each one.

  • Set up your digicam and examine while to decide on computerized, semi-automatic, and handbook modes
  • Understand the camera's controls, menus, and while to exploit varied metering and autofocus modes
  • Explore Canon photograph kinds and customized capabilities
  • Learn to govern ISO, publicity, intensity of box, and shutter pace
  • Create interesting evening and low-light photographs, seize activities motion, pictures, and get information for greater macro images

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The sweet spot is the aperture at which the lens provides the best detail, contrast, and sharpness, and it varies by lens. Or in lowlight scenes, you may want to use Av mode because you know that you’ll need to shoot consistently at the largest aperture. qxp 6/20/08 6:44 PM Page 33 Chapter 2 ✦ Using the Rebel XSi/450D 33 If you choose this mode, then check the shutter speed in the viewfinder; if it is 1/30 second or slower, be sure to use a tripod or use the handholding rule provided earlier in the Tv section.

The higher the f-number, the smaller the aperture, and the more extensive the depth of field. The smaller the f-number, the larger the aperture, and the shallower the depth of field. M mode As the name implies, Manual mode, indicated by an M on the Mode dial, allows you to set both the aperture and the shutter speed, based on the camera’s light-meter reading and the current ISO setting. M mode is helpful in difficult lighting situations when you want to override the camera’s suggested ideal exposure, and in situations where you want consistent exposures across a series of photos, such as for a panoramic series.

Press the Set button. The Quality screen appears with the currently selected quality setting displayed along with the image dimensions in pixels. 5. Press the down cross key to select the size and quality that you want. In Basic Zone modes, you can choose only JPEG options at different levels of compression. A solid quarter circle icon indicates a low compression level. A jagged quarter circle icon indicates a higher compression level. 6. Press the Set button. 7. Turn the Mode dial to a Creative Zone mode.

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