David Busch's Canon EOS Rebel T2i/550D Guide to Digital SLR by David D. Busch

By David D. Busch

The Canon EOS insurgent T2i/550D is the main complex entry-level electronic SLR digicam that Canon has ever brought. David Busch's Canon EOS insurgent T2i/550D advisor to electronic SLR images exhibits you the way to utilize your camera's strong characteristic set, together with 18 megapixel answer, blazing speedy computerized concentration, the real-time preview procedure stay View, and entire HD movie-making functions, to take extraordinary photographs and movies.

You'll find out how, while, and, most significantly, why to take advantage of all of the cool positive aspects and services of your digicam to take eye-popping pictures. Introductory chapters might help you get ok with the fundamentals of your digicam ahead of you dive correct into exploring artistic how you can follow the Canon EOS insurgent T2i/550D's publicity modes, concentration controls, and digital flash innovations. This publication is chock packed with hands-on suggestions for selecting lenses, flash devices, and software program items to exploit along with your new digital camera. attractive, full-color pictures illustrate the place the basic buttons and dials are, so you'll speedy the right way to use your Canon EOS insurgent T2i/550D, and use it good.

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When using the self-timer, this lamp also flashes to mark the countdown until the photo is taken. ■ Remote control sensor. The sensor behind this window receives signals from the optional Canon RC-1, RC-5, and RC-6 infrared remote controls. The RC-1 trips the shutter immediately or after a two-second delay, while the RC-5 always initiates a two-second delay before taking the picture. The RC-6 release gives the choice of triggering the camera immediately, or with the two-second delay. Note that the sensor is on the hand grip and thus would be blocked if you happened to be holding the T2i when trying to take a picture.

Using the Built-in Flash Working with the EOS T2i’s built-in flash (as well as external flash units like the Canon 580EX II) deserves a chapter of its own, and I’m providing one (see Chapter 7). But the built-in flash is easy enough to work with that you can begin using it right away, either to provide the main lighting of a scene, or as supplementary illumination to fill in the shadows. The T2i will automatically balance the amount of light emitted from the flash so that it illuminates the shadows nicely, without overwhelming the highlights and producing a glaring “flash” look.

In the other Creative Zone modes, you can allow the camera to select the focus point automatically, or you can specify which focus point should be used. There are several methods to set the focus point manually. You can press the AF point selection button on the back of the camera (it’s in the upper-right corner), and choose a zone from the AF point selection screen that pops up when your eye is not pressed against the viewfinder. ) Press the Set button to toggle between automatic focus point selection (the camera does it for you) or manual focus point selection (you need to specify the point yourself ).

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