elan7n_instructions | Autofocus | Camera

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INSTRUCTIONS

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Thank you for purchasing a Canon product.
The EOS ELAN 7NE (DATE) / ELAN 7N / 30V (DATE) / 33V is a highperformance, AF single-lens reflex camera with Eye Control∗ and seven AF points. It is suited for a wide variety of subjects and situations with fully automatic and user-controlled shooting modes. Read this instruction booklet to familiarize yourself with your new camera before taking pictures. Also read “Handling Cautions” on page 6 to prevent camera malfunction and damage. Keep this instruction booklet handy for easy reference.

Before Using Your Camera
• Before an important shoot, be sure to take test shots to make sure the camera operates properly. • EOS cameras have a lens mount for dedicated operation (autofocusing, exposure control, etc.) with Canon EF lenses. Using a non-Canon lens with an EOS camera may not result in proper camera or lens operation. Note that the warranty does not cover any camera malfunction or damage occurring with the use of non-Canon products.

Symbols
The Caution symbol alerts you to avoid shooting problems. The Note symbol gives supplemental information for basic camera operation or picture-taking tips. The Custom Function symbol indicates that there is a relevant Custom Function. For details, see “Custom Function Settings” on page 85.

∗ m Model (EOS ELAN 7NE, 30V) only

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...........................32 qUsing the Self-timer ....20 How the Shutter Button Works....................18 Checking the Battery Level ..............................31 FUsing Red-eye Reduction .....47 gUsing Eye Control .........30 O Close-up ...................17 Installing the Batteries ..........41 Basic Procedure for AF Point Selection....36 Replacing the Date Battery .............37 Selecting the AF Mode .....33 Using the Eyepiece Cover .49 2 Fully Automatic Shooting .30 P Sports ..29 Programmed Image Control Modes......................................................................16 A Night Portrait.......42 Manual Selection...........Contents Introduction Handling Cautions .......24 Dioptric Adjustment ...............................................38 One-Shot AF for Still Subjects.................36 1 Before You Start.........................20 Detaching the Lens ..............................10 Conventions Used in this Instructions .......39 AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects ..........25 Holding the Camera.........................................................................26 3 AF Modes and Metering Modes .......................39 AI Focus AF for Automatic AF Mode Switching ........................30 ILandscape ...................8 Nomenclature ........48 Eye Control Servo AF....................41 Automatic Selection.......20 Mounting a Lens.................28 AF-Assist beam with the Built-in Flash................................43 Eye Control Calibration and Operation Tips ...........................46 Intelligent Eye Control .........................................43 Calibration Procedure................22 Checking the Film Speed ........................42 e Eye Control Calibration..................27 YFull Auto Mode ....................6 Quick Start Guide ...35 Setting the Date and Time.....................................19 Mounting and Detaching a Lens .....49 Turning Off Eye Control .........................................31 4 .....46 Deleting Eye Control Calibration Settings .........21 5Loading and Unloading Film...........................34 Imprinting the Date or Time ................................40 3Selecting an AF Point ......30 U Portrait .........24 6Midroll Rewind ........................22 Loading Film......................23 Unloading Film ......

.........................77 Using the Built-in Flash...........95 Index ....64 Exposure Compensation ......................................74 bLCD Panel Illumination.81 Using an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite .................58 Depth-of-field Preview .......................72 HSelecting the Film Advance Mode .............62 Depth-of-field AE with Eye Control ....85 Reference .............98 5 .................51 8Manual Focusing ..........................59 W Manual Exposure ......................67 LAuto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) ..................73 9Silencing the Beeper.........51 ZMetering Modes.......................94 Major Specifications...............................56 E Aperture-Priority AE .....92 Program Line ...Focusing Off-Center Subjects............89 Basic Photography Terms ...Fn) ..................62 Depth-of-field AE with a Manually-Selected AF Point .........................................68 Canceling AEB ..................................84 Custom Function Settings.60 Q Depth-of-field AE ...........................69 jAE Lock .81 Using an EX-series Speedlite .............................71 4Multiple Exposures .........70 Bulb Exposures.....50 When Autofocus Fails (Manual Focusing) .....................................................................76 Using the Remote Switch ....73 D Setting the ISO Film Speed................74 Mirror Lockup...........78 In a Creative Zone Mode...........91 AE Lock Effects .............................81 4 User-Controlled Shooting................76 6 Custom Functions (C.....................80 Using an EOS-dedicated Speedlite.....78 In a Basic Zone Mode ................................................78 aFlash Exposure Compensation ..........................83 GSetting a Custom Function......54 R Shutter-Priority AE...........................................................75 KWireless Remote Control............93 Troubleshooting Guide..........53 S Program AE..52 5 Flash Photography.................89 Feature Availability Table ................................92 AF Mode and Film Advance Mode Combination..............

etc. Do not clean the camera body or lens with any cleaner containing an organic solvent. eyepiece. Never attempt to disassemble the camera. Also. when loading and unloading film. take it to your nearest Canon dealer as soon as possible. Use only a blower to clean them.. Be careful not to blow air too forcefully on the shutter curtains. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. • Do not touch the electrical contacts with your fingers. • The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. where corrosive chemicals are present. Store the camera in a well-ventilated. wipe it thoroughly with a slightly damp cloth. be careful not to touch the shutter curtains. • Use only a blower brush to blow away any dust on the lens. • If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot. During storage. • Do not leave the camera in places prone to excessive heat such as in a car on a sunny day. Otherwise corrosion may develop on the contacts. • The shutter curtains are extremely thin. If the camera gets wet. cabinet. For stubborn dirt. dry place. The shutter curtains can be easily deformed or damaged. • The camera is not waterproof and should not be used in wet conditions or underwater. mirror.Handling Cautions Camera Care and Storage • The camera is a precision instrument. resulting in improper camera operation. remove the batteries. focusing screen. or check for yourself that the camera components are working properly. film compartment. If small amounts of water splash onto the camera. cool. • Avoid storing the camera in a laboratory. consult your nearest Canon dealer. wipe it with a clean dry cloth. 6 . If the camera is exposed to salty air. • If the camera is not to be used for an extended period. etc. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer beforehand. Excessive heat can cause the camera to malfunction. press the shutter button once in a while to release the shutter a few times.

when the battery level is low.LCD Displays LCD displays operate more slowly at low temperatures. In such a case. put on the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts.. Lens Electrical Contacts After detaching the lens from the camera. After the batteries are replaced with new ones. Batteries • Before installing the batteries. wipe the battery contacts to remove any fingerprints and smudges. battery performance may decline slightly at freezing temperatures. the film advance and auto rewind might stop midway or not work at all and the <r> icon may blink on the LCD panel. • Although the batteries work well even at low temperatures. How Low Battery Levels Affect Camera Operation On the LCD panel. film advance will be possible and film rewind can resume by pressing the <6> button. However. and use and warm the batteries alternately. never store a battery in high-temperature places or short circuit the battery contacts or toss a battery into a fire. etc. keep spare batteries warm in a pocket. if the <r> icon blinks or it is not displayed. Also. The display will return to normal at room temperature. a proper exposure can still be obtained as long as the shutter releases. and may appear dark at high temperatures. Contacts 7 . This is to prevent faulty connections and corrosion. • Never disassemble or recharge the batteries.

(p. (p. Aim the AF points on the main subject and press the shutter button halfway to autofocus.18) 2 Attach a lens. (p. and insert two CR123A lithium batteries as shown.Quick Start Guide + – 1 Install the batteries. Align the red dots on the lens and camera and turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. 6 Focus the subject. Align the edge of the film leader with the orange mark on the camera and close the camera back until it snaps shut.78) .22) • The film will advance to the first frame. Refer to the battery orientation diagram on the battery chamber cover. (p.20) 5 8 Load the film. (p. the built-in flash will pop-up and fire automatically.21) • Under low-light or backlit conditions.

(p. Open the camera back to remove the film cartridge. Keep pressing the Mode Dial’s lock button while turning the dial. (p. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.28) 7 Take the picture. (p. the film rewinds automatically. set the focus mode switch to <AF>.24) 9 . At the end of the roll.20) 4 Turn the Mode Dial to <Y> (Full Auto).21) 8 Unload the film.3 On the lens. (p.

Nomenclature • Reference page numbers are in parentheses.21) LCD panel illumination button (p.20) Depth-of-field preview button (p.32/33/76) LCD panel (p.7) Lens release button (p.12) <l> Main Dial (p. 33.75) Contacts (p.25) Mode Dial lock release button (p. 38) **Eye Control switch (p. 48) Red-eye reduction lamp / Self-timer/ Remote control lamp (p.15. • The camera controls are indicated as icons in brackets < >.18) Back cover release lever (p.74) Remote control sensor (p.15.14) Film advance mode lever (p.14) Mode Dial (p.16) Shutter button (p.81) Dioptric adjustment knob (p.15. 43. 73) Strap mount (p.76) Grip / Battery compartment (p.78/29) Flash-sync contact Hot shoe (p. AF mode dial (p.22) Built-in flash / AF-assist beam (p.59) Lens lock pin Lens mount Body cap (p.20) 10 .17) Mirror (p.

35) <0> Function button (p.25.52) Film check window <u> Quick Control Dial (p.Eyecup (p.41) <w> AE lock (p.36) Tripod socket Quick Control Dial switch (p. 32.18) * DATE Model only ** m Model only *** With an EX-series Speedlite.76) <6> Midroll rewind button (p.84) <3> AF point selection button (p.41.36) *<7> button (p. 74.16) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.16) <h> AF point selection key (p. 34) Viewfinder eyepiece *Date display panel (p. 68. 73.24) *<q> button (p. 87) Remote control terminal (p. 11 .70) / ***FE lock / Custom Function setting button (p.23. 80) <Z> Metering mode button (p. 72.35) *<6> button (p.

Nomenclature LCD Panel

<K> Remote control mark Shutter speed (D - K, y) Depth-of-field AE (r) ISO film speed (U - F) Custom Function No. (p - P) **Calibration (u) ***FE lock (o) Metering mode Z Evaluative metering X Partial metering C Center-weighted averaging metering

<V> Custom Function Aperture value (Q - V) Red-eye reduction setting (W, E) Beeper setting (W, E) AEB amount (Z - C) DEP points (E, R) Custom Function setting (W - Y) **Calibration No. (E - Y)

<D> ISO film speed <F> Red-eye reduction <9> Beeper

AF point mark Battery level mark

<4> Multiple exposures <a> Flash exposure compensation <L> AEB

<5> Film mark Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB level Flash exposure compensation amount Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Film transport indicator

<7> Function pointer <8> Manual focus Frame counter (E - A) Multiple-exposure setting (E - I) Self-timer operation (O - E) Remote control operation (R - E)

** m Model only *** With an EX-series Speedlite. • The actual display will show only the applicable items.

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Viewfinder Information

AF points (Superimposed display for 7 AF points)

Focusing screen

<m> **Eye Control <j> AE lock / ***FE lock AEB in progress <M> Flash-ready ***Improper FE lock warning <N> ***High-speed sync (FP flash) <a> Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed (D∼K, y) ***FE lock (o) **Calibration indicator (g - Y, h - Y) Depth-of-field AE indicator (r E, R)

<n> Focus confirmation light

Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB level Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator

Aperture value (Q - V)

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Nomenclature Mode Dial
• The dial has modes in two zones. • The dial is locked when it is set to <2>. To release the lock, hold down the Mode Dial lock release button and turn the dial.
Creati ve Zo ne

Mode Dial lock release button
Custom Function Set

2OFF

Full Auto

Im a

g e Zone

on B a sic Z

e

1 Basic Zone
Fully automatic mode where the camera takes care of everything. Y : Full Auto (p.28) Basically, all you do is point and shoot.

2 Creative Zone
Semi-automatic and manual modes enable you to take control of the camera to obtain the desired result. S : Program AE (p.54) R : Shutter-priority AE (p.56) E : Aperture-priority AE (p.58) W : Manual exposure (p.60) Q : Depth-of-field AE (p.62)

Image Zone (p.30)
Fully automatic modes for a particular subject. U O P A : Portrait : Close-up : Sports : Night Portrait I : Landscape

3 Custom Function Set G : Custom Function (p.83) 4 2 : OFF

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73) Single-frame (p.39) Eye Control Switch (m Model only) Eye Control OFF (p.73) 15 .49) Eye Control ON (p.48) Calibration (p.39) AI FOCUS AF (p.43) Film Advance Mode Lever Self-timer / Remote control mode (p.AF Mode Dial ONE SHOT AF (p. 76) Continuous (p.40) AI SERVO AF (p.33.

Before proceeding with any operation. Be sure it is set to <1>. Ignore those instructions if your camera EOS ELAN 7N/33V does not have Eye Control. • In this instruction booklet. • The camera control icons and markings used in this booklet correspond to the actual icons and markings found on the camera. E.5-4. Q). • All the operations described in this booklet assume that the Mode Dial is not set to <2>. R. • The <l> icon indicates the Main Dial.Conventions Used in this Instructions ∗ This instruction booklet includes Eye Control instructions. respectively after the button is released. Operations with the <u> dial assume that the <i> switch is already set to <1>.5 lens is used for example purposes. 16 . • The (0) and (1) icons indicate that the respective function remains in effect for 4 and 6 sec. W. • The ★ symbol indicates that the respective feature can be used only in Creative Zone modes (S. turn the Mode Dial to a picture-taking mode by pressing the lock button and turning the dial. • The <i> icon indicates the Quick Control Dial switch. a Canon EF 28-105mm f/3. • The <h> icon indicates the AF point selection key. • The <u> icon indicates the Quick Control Dial. • The procedures explained in this booklet assume that the Custom Functions are set to the default settings. • Reference page numbers are in parentheses.

34) 3 4 Eyepiece cover . 1 17 Attaching the Strap 2 1 Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount from the bottom. (p. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. • The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap.Before You Start This chapter explains a few preliminary steps and basic camera operations. Pull the strap to make sure it does not slip out of the buckle.

• Do not mix old and new batteries. • Press the cover until it snaps shut. the arrow and open the cover. For places where CR123A (or DL123A) batteries may not be easily available. The camera uses two lithium CR123A (or DL123A) batteries.Installing the Batteries ∗ In the Americas. contacts (+ • Make sure the battery and –) are properly oriented as shown. batteries are not included with the camera. -- 3 Close the battery compartment cover. 1 • Slide the release lever as shown by + 2 Install the batteries. 2 1 Open the battery compartment cover. 18 . take spare batteries with you. Also carry spare batteries for extended shooting sessions.

Take out the batteries and install correctly. : The batteries will soon be completely exhausted. : The battery level is low. rolls) 50% Flash Use 100% Flash Use 38 (33) rolls 19 (17) rolls 20 (19) rolls 10 (9) rolls • The battery life shown above is based on Canon’s testing conditions with new batteries. • If you often press the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period or just autofocus without taking a picture. the batteries may have been installed incorrectly. : Replace the batteries. Battery Life Temperature At 20˚C At –20˚C 0% Flash Use 125 (115) rolls 70 (65) rolls (With 24-ex. Turn the Mode Dial to a shooting mode. the battery life will be affected. • If nothing is displayed on the LCD panel. • Figures in parentheses apply when the Eye Control switch is <1>. 19 . Keep spare batteries handy. set the Mode Dial to <2>. • Hold down the dial’s lock release sThe button while turning the dial.Checking the Battery Level Check the battery level after replacing the batteries and before using the camera. camera will then turn on and the LCD panel will display one of the following battery level mark: : Battery level OK. • When not using the camera.

• Keep the removed caps where you will not lose them. lens. 20 . then detach it. 1 2 1 4 Detaching the Lens 2 1 3 release 5 While pressing the lens shown by button. cap and the • Remove the rear lens camera body cap. the focus mode switch • If the focus mode switch is set to Remove the front lens cap.” and <MF> stands for “Manual Focus. • Turn the lens until it stops. set 3 On the to <AF>.” • An EF-S lens cannot be attached to the camera. Red dots Mount the lens.Mounting and Detaching a Lens Mounting a Lens 1 Remove the caps. turn the lens as the arrow. 2 • Align the red dots on the lens and camera and turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. autofocus will not operate. <MF>. • <AF> stands for “Auto Focus.

Camera shake can cause blurred pictures. • If the AF Mode Dial has been set to <5> and automatic AF point selection is set (p. grasp the camera with your entire right hand. If you press the shutter button completely at one stroke or right after pressing it halfway. To prevent blurred pictures due to camera shake: · Hold the camera steady. • If the AF Mode Dial has been set to <5>.42). the focus confirmation light <n> will not light. · Use your finger tip to touch the shutter button. You can press it down halfway or fully. sThe exposure (the combination of shutter speed and aperture value) appears on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder (0). If an Extender (sold separately) is used and the maximum aperture (the lowest f/number) of the lens becomes smaller than f/5.6.How the Shutter Button Works The shutter button has two stages. then press the shutter button gently. the AF point will not flash in red. When it is pressed fully: sThe shutter is released to take the picture and the film advances by one frame. • After pressing the shutter button halfway. it will take a moment before the picture is taken. wait a moment before pressing it completely to take the picture. • Camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. autofocusing will not operate. 21 . The two levels of shutter button operation are as follows: When it is pressed halfway: sPressing the shutter button down halfway activates autofocusing (AF) and automatic exposure (AE) and the shutter speed and aperture value are set.

the camera automatically sets the film’s ISO speed. s When the initial film advance ends. 5 Close the back cover until it snaps • Close the back shut. s While the film advances. cover. • Hold down the dial’s lock release button while turning the dial. rewind it back into the film cartridge. the <5> icon and frame counter of “E” will be displayed on the LCD panel. film will advance to frame 1 automatically. the ISO speed will be displayed on the LCD panel. With DX-coded film. Orange mark Wrong cover. it advances automatically to the first frame. 2 Open the back back cover release • Slide down the lever and open the back. the edge of leader 4 Pullorange markthe filmcamera.5Loading and Unloading Film Loading Film When you load the film. s The 22 .to the on the • Hold down the film cartridge while pulling out the film leader. 1 Turn the Mode Dial to any setting except <2>. • If you pull out the film leader too much. 3 Insert the film cartridge at a slight angle.

Reload the film properly.85) 23 . see “Setting the ISO Film Speed” on page 73. If the film is not loaded properly. C. Never touch them with your fingers. do not remove the film packaging until you are ready to load the film.• The shutter curtains have been manufactured with very high precision. • In hot and humid environments. Move the <7> arrow to the <D> icon.Fn-03-1 can prevent the film speed from being set automatically with the DX code. (p. • Infrared film cannot be used with this camera. • Set the Mode Dial to a Creative Zone mode. When loading film. • Look at the LCD panel and press the <0> button to move the arrow.5000. Checking the Film Speed The camera reads the film cartridge’s DX code and sets the film speed automatically within ISO 25 . If you want to set a film speed different from the DX-coded film speed or if the film cartridge is not DX-coded. (1) sThe current film speed is displayed. the <5> icon will blink on the LCD panel and the shutter will not work. do not touch or damage the curtains with your fingers or film.

• C. • Check that the <5> icon is blinking. then open the camera back and take out the film.Fn-02-1 can leave out the film leader when the film rewind ends. then open the camera back and take out the film. 6Midroll Rewind To rewind the film in midroll. film rewind stops automatically. (p. s During film rewind. the LCD panel will indicate the film rewinding and the frame count will count down. Press the <6> button. (p. the camera rewinds the film automatically.5Loading and Unloading Film Unloading Film After the film’s last frame is exposed. pressing the <6> button toggles between high-speed and low-speed (silent) rewind. follow the procedure below.85) 24 . During film rewind. • Check that the <5> icon is blinking.85) • C.Fn-01-1 can make the film rewind faster. s Film s The rewind will begin. s The film rewind stops automatically.

sides at the • While grasping both bottom of the eyecup.Dioptric Adjustment By adjusting the diopter. If the dioptric adjustment knob still cannot make the viewfinder look clear. eyeglass wearers will not need their eyeglasses to see a sharp viewfinder image. • Turn the knob left or right so that the AF points in the viewfinder look sharp.5 dpt. • The illustration shows the knob at the standard setting (–1 dpt). 1 Remove the eyecup. The camera’s adjustable dioptric range is –2. use a Dioptric Adjustment Lens Ed (10 types sold separately). 2 Turn the dioptric adjustment knob.5 to +0. slide it upward to remove. 25 . 3 Reattach the eyecup.

Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting • Firmly grasp the camera grip with your right hand. • To maintain a stable stance. and press your both elbows lightly against your body. 26 . The camera automatically senses whether it is in the horizontal or vertical position. The camera orientation sensor will make a small sound when you switch to vertical or horizontal shooting. place one foot in front of the other instead of lining up both feet. • Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. • Hold the lens at the bottom with your left hand. hold the camera steady to minimize camera shake.Holding the Camera To avoid taking blurred pictures.

2 27 Turn the Mode Dial to <Y>. <O>. these modes override the camera’s <l> <u> and AF Mode dials. and buttons (except <0> <6> and the shutter button). This is to prevent spoiled shots caused by accidental operation of camera controls. n B a sic Zo e . Also. all you do is point and shoot. In these modes. <U>.Fully Automatic Shooting This chapter describes how to use the camera’s Basic Zone modes <Y> <U> <I> <O> <P> <A> for quick and easy shooting. or <A>. • The settings automatically set by the Basic Zone modes are shown in the “Feature Availability Table” on page 91. <I>. <P>. film advance mode lever (except <p>). • The picture-taking procedure is the same as with the “<Y> Full Auto mode” on page 28.

YFull Auto Mode
All you do is point the camera and press the shutter button. Everything is automatic so it is easy to photograph any subject. With seven AF points to focus the subject, you just point and shoot.

1 Turn the Mode Dial to <Y>. 2 Aim any of the AF points on the subject.
• The main subject, as determined by
the camera, will be focused by one of the AF points. • To focus a subject not covered by any of the AF points, see “Focusing OffCenter Subjects” on page 50.
AF point

subject. 3 Focus the shutter button halfway to • Press the
focus.
s When

Shutter speed Aperture value

necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically. s The AF point that achieves focus will flash in red. The beeper will also sound and the focus confirmation light <n> in the viewfinder will light.

4 Check the exposure setting. The shutter speed and aperture
s

value will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel. (0)

AF point mark

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5 Take the picture. and press the • Compose the shot
shutter button fully.

• If you want to zoom, do it before focusing. Turning the zooming ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus. • If the built-in flash’s pop-up operation is obstructed, the <r> icon will blink on the LCD panel. Press the shutter button halfway to resolve the problem. • When focus is achieved, the autofocus and auto exposure setting will also be locked. • If the focus confirmation light <n> blinks, the picture cannot be taken. (p.51) • Out of the seven AF points, the one covering the closest subject is selected automatically to achieve focus. • If multiple AF points flash in red simultaneously, it indicates that all those AF points have achieved focus. • In the Basic Zone modes (except <I> <P> ), the built-in flash will pop up and fire automatically in low-light or backlit conditions. To retract the flash, push it back down.

AF-Assist beam with the Built-in Flash
Under low-light conditions, the built-in flash fires a brief burst of flashes when you press the shutter button halfway. This is to illuminate the subject to enable easier autofocusing.

• The AF-assist beam does not function in the <I> <P> modes. • The built-in flash’s AF-assist beam is effective up to about 4 meters/13.1 feet. • In the Creative Zone modes, if the built-in flash is popped up, the AF-assist light will emitted when necessary.

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Programmed Image Control Modes
Select a shooting mode to suit the target subject, and the camera will be set to obtain the best results.

U

Portrait
This mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out.

• Holding down the shutter button executes
continuous shooting.

• For better background blur, use a telephoto lens
and fill the frame with the subject or have the subject stand closer to the camera. s This automatically sets the AF mode to <4>, the film advance mode to <H>, and the metering mode to <Z>.

I

Landscape
This is for wide scenic views, night scenes, etc.

• Using a wide-angle lens will further enhance the
s This

depth and breadth of the picture. automatically sets the AF mode to <4>, the film advance mode to <J> (single-frame shooting), and the metering mode to <Z>.

O

Close-up
Use this mode to take close-up shots of flowers, insects, etc.

• As much as possible, focus the subject at the
lens’ closest focusing distance.

• To obtain a larger magnification, use the
telephoto end of a zoom lens.

• For serious close-up shots, optional EOSs This

dedicated macro lenses are recommended. automatically sets the AF mode to <4>, the film advance mode to <J> (single-frame shooting), and the metering mode to <Z>.

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• Using a telephoto lens and ISO 400 or higher speed film is recommended. s This automatically sets the AF mode to <5>. and the metering mode to <Z>. s This automatically sets the AF mode to <4>.) • In the <A> mode. • While you hold down the shutter button. • The camera will first track the subject with the center AF point. (The shutter speed indicator still blinks when you use a tripod. • Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. • The focus confirmation light will not light even when focus is achieved. Hold the camera steady and press the shutter button smoothly. or use a tripod. • A blinking shutter speed indicates that the shutter speed is too slow to prevent a blurred picture caused by camera shake. Focus tracking will then continue with any of the seven AF points covering the subject. 31 . focusing will continue for continuous shooting.P Sports This is for fast-moving subjects when you want to freeze the action. • If you want to photograph only a night scene (without people). The flash illuminates the subject while a slow sync speed obtains a natural-looking exposure of the background. A Night Portrait This mode is for taking pictures of people at twilight or at night. and the metering mode to <Z>. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. but camera shake will not be a problem. use the <I> mode instead. the film advance mode to <J> (single-frame shooting). the film advance mode to <H>.

5 sec. • For maximum effectiveness. Tell lamp-on indicator the subject to look at the lamp. set “W” on the LCD panel. go to a brighter environment or move closer to the subject. 32 . A smaller pupil reduces the chances of red eye from occurring. • The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. the subject’s eyes may come out red in the photograph. the red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator will appear in viewfinder and on the LCD panel. • You can take a picture even while the red-eye reduction lamp is lit. • Red-eye reduction will not work unless the Red-eye reduction subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. • To cancel red-eye reduction.FUsing Red-eye Reduction (with the built-in flash) When flash is used in a low-light environment. “Red eye” happens when the light from the flash reflects off the retina of the eyes. • To further increase the effectiveness of red-eye reduction. (1) the <l> 2 TurnLCD panel.). • When you press the shutter button halfway. Red-eye reduction can be set in any shooting mode except <I> <P>. The camera’s red-eye reduction feature turns on the red-eye reduction lamp to shine a gentle light into the subject’s eyes to narrow the pupil diameter or iris. the <F> icon • Look at the LCD panel and press the <0> button to move the arrow. dial to set “E” on the • Press the shutter button halfway to return to normal camera operation. the <7> arrow to 1 Moveon the LCD panel. press the shutter button fully after the red-eye reduction lamp turns off (after 1.

2 Take the picture. During the final 2 seconds. (p. the beeper beeps slowly and the red-eye reduction lamp flashes. We recommend using a tripod when you use the self-timer.qUsing the Self-timer You can use self-timer in any Basic Zone mode or Creative Zone mode. first lock the focus (p. advance mode lever to sThe <K> icon will be displayed on the LCD panel. • Look through the viewfinder and press the shutter button fully to start the self-timer. procedure is the • The picture-taking same as with the <Y> Full Auto mode on page 28. sDuring the self-timer operation. Do not stand in front of the camera when you press the shutter button to start the self-timer.50) on an object at the same distance where you will be in the picture. Doing so prevents the camera from focusing the subject.74) 33 . set the film advance mode lever to <J> (single-frame shooting) or <H>. the beeper beeps faster and the red-eye reduction lamp stays lit. • To cancel the self-timer after it starts. the LCD panel counts down the seconds until the picture is taken. later. • When using the self-timer to take a picture of only yourself. sThe picture will be taken about 10 sec. During the first 8 seconds. the film 1 Set<p>. • The self-timer beeper can be silenced.

• Slide the eyepiece cover down into the eyepiece groove to attach it. 1 Remove the eyecup from the eyepiece.Using the Eyepiece Cover When using the self-timer or optional wireless remote control. the eyecup. to the • The eyepiece cover attached strap. you should use the eyepiece cover (p. 34 .17) to prevent stray light from entering the eyepiece and affecting the exposure reading. • Push up both sides at the bottom of 2 Attach the eyepieceiscover.

24. The date or time can be imprinted in any shooting mode. minute Hyphens (Dec. 35 . Press the <q> button. month. 2004) (2004 Dec. month.Imprinting the Date or Time (DATE Model only) The camera has a date feature with an automatic calendar to 2019. sEach time the button is pressed. year Day. day. hour. It can imprint the date or time on the photograph as shown in the left photo. • When a picture is taken. the bar <9> will blink to indicate that the date or time has been imprinted. 24) (24th 16:45) (Blank) • <W> is displayed above the month. 2004) (24 Dec. year Year. day Day. the imprinting format changes in the following sequence as shown on the quartz date display panel: Month.

time you press the button. 2 Take out the battery. 1 Select the <q> button. • Press the digit to be set. replace the CR2025 lithium battery as follows. contact (+) positive • The must face up. 3 Set thepressing the <7> button until • Keep the correct number appears. Replacing the Date Battery When the date/time on the imprinted photograph looks faded.Imprinting the Date or Time (DATE Model only) Setting the Date and Time date or time display. 4 Finalize the setting. • Set the 36 . 2 Select the <6> button until the • Press the s Each digit blinks. the seconds will be reset to 0. 1 Remove the battery chamber cover. a new 3 Insertbattery’sbattery. cover. • Repeat steps 2 and 3 until all the date and time digits are set correctly. the battery chamber 4 Reattachcorrect date and time. Or hour → minute →“a” correct number. • If “a” is blinking and you press <6>. • Open the camera back and loosen the screw as shown in the illustration. • Keep pressing the <6> button until no digits blink. Battery life is about 3 years. the settable digit will change as follows: Year → month → day.

AF Modes and Metering Modes The viewfinder has seven AF points. and centerweighted averaging metering modes are provided. Set the metering mode to suit shooting conditions and obtain the desired exposure. W. R. You can also select the AF mode to suit the subject or shooting conditions. E. 3 • The ★ symbol indicates that the respective feature can be used only in Creative Zone modes (S. partial. Evaluative. Q). 37 . You can select the AF point closest to the subject to make it easier and faster to compose the picture.

2 Set the Mode Dial to a Creative Zone mode. the AF mode 3 TurnAF mode. The camera has three AF modes: 1. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. 2. AI Servo AF for moving subjects. AI Focus AF that switches automatically from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF if the subject starts to move. One Shot AF for still subjects. and 3.Selecting the AF Mode★ The AF mode is the autofocusing method. dial to select the ONE SHOT : One-Shot AF AI FOCUS : AI Focus AF AI SERVO : AI Servo AF 38 .

AF point which achieves focus will flash briefly and the focus confirmation light in the viewfinder will light at the same time. the camera focuses continuously • This AF mode suits moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. In this case. the exposure setting (shutter speed and Focus confirmation light aperture value) will be set when focus is achieved. Also see “When Autofocus Fails” (p. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects While you press the shutter button halfway. the camera can also focus track a subject which steadily approaches or retreats from the camera. sThe AF point If focus has not been achieved. sWith predictive AF∗. you cannot take a picture even when you press the shutter button fully. Recompose the shot and try and focus again.51). sWith evaluative metering. 39 .One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Pressing the shutter button halfway activates AF operation and achieves focus once. the focus confirmation light <n> in the viewfinder will blink.50) You can then recompose the shot while retaining the exposure setting and point of focus. (p. sThe exposure settings are set immediately before the picture is taken. The exposure setting and focus will be locked as long as the shutter button is pressed halfway.

it means focus has not been achieved.85) AI Focus AF for Automatic AF Mode Switching The AI Focus AF mode switches automatically from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF if the subject starts to move. predictive AF will continue to track the subject as you follow it with your eye. the camera tracks the subject and predicts the focusing distance immediately before the picture is taken. • With a manually selected AF point. The active AF point will not flash in red. (p. the selected AF point is used for predictive AF. • When the AF point selection is automatic. the camera will detect the movement and switch automatically to AI Servo AF to focus track the subject. This is for obtaining correct focus at the moment of exposure. ∗ Predictive AF If the subject approaches or retreats from the camera at a constant rate. focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. • In the Eye Control mode.Selecting the AF Mode★ • When focus is achieved. As long as one of the AF points cover the moving subject. With C. holding down the <w> button will temporarily stop the AF operation in the AI Servo AF mode.49) will be used. • Focus lock cannot be used. If focus is achieved in the One-Shot AF mode and the subject starts to move continuously. • If the focus confirmation light <n> in the viewfinder blinks. Eye Control Servo AF (p.Fn-04-2. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus. the focus confirmation light <n> in the viewfinder will not light and the beeper will not sound. 40 . If the subject moves away from the center AF point.

43 . • To return to shooting. the <3> button. The AF point can be selected automatically by the camera or manually by you. This is best when you want to focus a particular subject. In the Basic Zone modes and <Q> mode. the AF point selection is automatic only. right. or to compose a particular shot quickly. or bottom to select the left. press the shutter button halfway or press the <3> button again. top. the <h> keys on the left. • Automatic AF Point Selection The camera selects the AF point automatically to match the subject. Basic Procedure for AF Point Selection 1 Set the Eye Control switch to <2>. sPress If you use an external.3Selecting an AF Point★ The AF point is used for focusing. right. • Eye Control (p. EOS-dedicated Speedlite and focus cannot be achieved with the AF-assist beam. the AF point can be selected either automatically or manually. select the center AF point. • Manual AF Point Selection You can select any of the seven AF points manually.panel viewfinder LCD • Look and press the <h> key. top.49) Select one of the seven AF points by looking at it. or bottom AF point respectively. (1) 2 Presscurrent AF point will be indicated The s on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder. In the <S> <R> <E> <W> modes. the 3 Selectat thedesired AForpoint. 41 .

87) • C.87) • C.88) 42 . Automatic Selection Automatic Selection Automatic Selection Center AF point selected Automatic Selection • C.Fn-11-2 enables you to select a AF point with the <l> and <u> dials instead of the <h> keys.Fn-12-1 can make the <3> button switch to the center AF point. (p. (p.Fn-10-1 can disable the AF point from flashing in red. • See the diagram on the left on how the AF point selection changes with the <3> button. (p. the selection will start with the center AF point.3Selecting an AF Point★ Automatic Selection Display all AF points in red. Manual Selection Display the desired AF point in red. • When you press the <3> button to switch from automatic AF point selection to manual AF point selection. • When you try to select an AF point beyond a peripheral AF point.Fn-11-1 enables you to select a AF point directly with the <h> keys without having to press the <3> button first. automatic focusing selection will be set. (p.87) • C.

read “Eye Control Calibration and Operation Tips” on page 46. Non-blinking number: Indicates registered calibration.25) • While calibrating the camera. ∗ “e” stands for calibration. look at the blinking AF point. (p. are displayed on the LCD panel. The camera can save up to five calibration settings. • If there is no blinking CAL No. 2 Selecttheblinking CALselect a • Turn <l> dial to number. • To maximize the calibration precision. Calibration Procedure Before using Eye Control. 1 Set the Eye Control switch to <e>. look 43 . That AF point is then selected and used to focus the subject. a No. complete any necessary dioptric adjustment. the camera detects which AF point your eye is looking at.e Eye Control Calibration (m Model only) With Eye Control. you must calibrate the camera so that it can correctly detect the movements of your eye looking through the eyepiece. • Before starting. To calibrate it. the camera horizontally and 3 Hold at the viewfinder. see “Deleting Eye Control Calibration Settings” on page 47. then press the shutter button.. do not take your eye off the eyepiece. Blinking number: Indicates unregistered calibration. s“u” and the CAL No. You must calibrate it for both the horizontal and vertical camera orientations.

the camera vertically 8 Hold at the viewfinder. s The AF point will stop blinking and stay lit. press the shutter button. 4 . • Calibrate vertically under the same • You can hold the camera vertically with the grip pointing up or down. 4 display. 2 3 5 Let go of the shutter button. 44 . The beeper will sound at the same time. When the calibration s the CAL No.e Eye Control Calibration (m Model only) AF 4 Keep looking at the blinkingpress point in the viewfinder and 1 the shutter button. and look CAL No. 7 Check the viewfinder is completed. • The right-most AF point will blink first. While looking at the blinking AF point. will stop blinking and “i” will be displayed. pressing the shutter button completely will not take a picture. 6 Repeat steps willand 5in the following The AF point blink s sequence: 2 → 3 → 4. • During this calibration procedure.

When the completed. • If you do the calibration procedure only for the horizontal orientation. Be sure to also complete the calibration procedure for the vertical orientation. • If you interrupt the calibration procedure. will stop blinking and “i” will be displayed. 6 viewfinder 10 Check the calibration is display.5 8 7 the blinking AF 9 While looking atshutter button. If the camera does not detect your eye movement properly during the calibration. • If the calibration does not go well. Eye Control during vertical picture-taking might not be so accurate. the beeper will not sound. 11 Set the Eye Control switch to <g>. • This completes the calibration procedure. see “Eye Control Calibration Operation Tips” (p. sThe AF point will blink in the following sequence: 5 → 6 → 7 → 8.74) is set to “W”. point. • If the beeper setting (p.48) to take pictures.46). press the • Follow steps 4 to 6. press the shutter button and start from step 3. will blink on the LCD panel. wait until the AF point in the viewfinder stops blinking. 45 . the beeper will sound and the CAL No. and you can now use Eye Control (p. In such a case. then start over from step 3. s the CAL No.

• Avoid squinting or blinking your eye. indoors. • Look through the viewfinder so you can see all four corners of the viewfinder. By accumulating more calibration settings. • You wear mirror-type sunglasses or other specially-coated glasses. wear them properly without having them slide down your nose.e Eye Control Calibration (m Model only) Eye Control Calibration and Operation Tips • Hold the camera as you always do while looking through the viewfinder. (p. • When using Eye Control. etc. • Your eye is too close to the viewfinder. • If you wear eyeglasses. Each user should have his or her own CAL No. Two or more users must not share the same CAL No. look through the eyepiece in the same way you did during the calibration. • During the calibration procedure. Eye Control calibration and operation might not be possible in the following cases: • When you wear bifocal eyeglasses or hard contact lenses. Intelligent Eye Control You can repeat the calibration procedure under different conditions such as when you are outdoors. keep looking (without moving your eye) at the blinking AF point until it lights and the beeper sounds.47) 46 . to store another user’s calibration settings. or at night. • Your eye is too far away from the eyepiece due to eyeglasses. • Keep both eyes open while looking through the viewfinder. delete the calibration settings saved under another CAL No. If necessary. The camera can save these additional calibration settings under the same CAL No. the camera can provide more precise Eye Control.

whose be calibration settings are to deleted. follow the procedure below to first delete the previous calibration settings. will start blinking to indicate that the calibration settings have been deleted. the <w> button and 3 Press button simultaneously. that already has calibration settings. 47 . • Select a non-blinking CAL No. You can then do the calibration procedure and save the new calibration settings under that CAL No. 1 Set the Eye Control switch to <e>.Deleting Eye Control Calibration Settings If you want to save new calibration settings under a CAL No. <3> sThe CAL No. 2 Select the CAL No.

you just look at the AF point where you want to focus. 1 Set the Eye Control switch to <e>. a 4 Selecttheshooting mode. Non-blinking number: Indicates registered calibration. • In the <Y> (Full Auto) mode. Blinking number: Indicates unregistered calibration. to select your dial • Turn CAL No. • Eye Control can be used in all shooting modes except <Y> (Full Auto). Eye Control information is also added to the automatic AF point selection program for more precise automatic AF point selection. the AF mode 5 TurnAF mode. dial to select the 48 . the CAL 2 Selectthe <l> No. 3 Set the Eye Control switch to <g>. the • Turn Mode Dial to select desired shooting mode.gUsing Eye Control (m Model only) With Eye Control.

7 Take the picture. This is called Eye Control Servo AF. Eye Control Servo AF When you use Eye Control in the AI Servo AF mode (or AI Focus AF set to AI Servo AF).the focusing 6 Keep looking atto select and point you want press the shutter button halfway. 49 . sThe AF point you look at will flash in red and focus the subject. check if you are using the correct CAL No. The AF point can then be selected automatically or manually. If the subject focused with Eye Control starts to move. the <m> icon in the viewfinder will blink and automatic AF point selection will take effect. you can focus a moving subject continuously just by looking at it. • If the camera fails to detect which AF point you are looking at. Turning Off Eye Control Turn the Eye Control switch to <2>. sThe <m> icon lights in the viewfinder. • If Eye Control does not work well. and see “Eye Control Calibration and Operation Tips” on page 46. you can continue to focus-track the subject with your eye by looking at the next AF point covering the subject while holding down the shutter button halfway.

then point on • Aim press the shutter button halfway. you can lock the focus on a subject and recompose the shot. 1 Set the camera to a Creative Zone mode. Just start from step 3 above. 50 . This is called “focus lock. 4 Keep pressing the shutter button halfway and recompose the picture as desired.Focusing Off-Center Subjects After achieving focus. 5 Take the picture. the 3 Focusthe AFsubject. Focus lock also works in the Basic Zone modes (except <P>). 2 Select the desired AF point. the subject.” Focus lock works when the AF mode is set to One Shot AF.

Example: Animal behind bars in a cage. • Overlapping near and far objects. flat surface with a solid color. (2)Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually. 2 Focusthe lens focusing ring until the • Turn subject looks sharp.When Autofocus Fails (Manual Focusing) Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <n> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Difficult Subjects for Autofocusing • Low-contrast subjects. the subject. 51 . Example: Automobile with a strong reflection. Focus ring If you hold down the shutter button halfway while focusing manually. Example: Blue sky. 8Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. • Extremely backlit or reflective subjects. do one of the following: (1)Focus lock an object at the same distance as the subject and recompose. In such cases. the AF point achieving focus will flash in red and the focus confirmation light <n> will light. • Subjects in very low light.

evaluative metering is based on the center AF point. An area covering about 10% of the viewfinder screen at the center is used for metering. In the Creative Zone. etc. • Turn • To start shooting again. The partial metering area is shown on the left. CCenter-weighted averaging metering The metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. (1) the metering 2 Selectthe <l> dial. • If the subject brightness and background light level are very different (strong backlight or spotlight). Based on the subject’s position in the viewfinder. ZEvaluative metering This is the camera’s standard metering mode suited for most shooting including backlit conditions. XPartial metering This is effective for backlit subjects. • During manual focusing. partial metering (X) is recommended instead. the camera always calculates the proper exposure for the subject.ZMetering Modes★ The camera has three metering modes: Evaluative. The Basic Zone uses evaluative metering. Partial metering and FE lock can be linked to the active AF point. (See page 87 for C.Fn-08-1. background. mode. and centerweighted averaging metering. brightness. partial. front or back lighting conditions. 1 Press the <Z> button.. press the shutter button halfway or press the <Z> button again. any of the three modes can be selected.) 52 .

User-Controlled Shooting Creativ e 4 53 Zo ne With Creative Zone modes. Q). • The functions that can be set in Creative Zone modes are listed in the “Function Availability Table” (p. R. E.91). W. turn the <i> switch to <1>. • The ★ symbol indicates that the respective feature can be used only in Creative Zone modes (S. • Press the shutter button halfway and release. • Before proceeding. . and the exposure setting will be displayed for approximately 4 seconds on the LCD panel and viewfinder. you can set the desired shutter speed or aperture value to obtain the exposure you want. You take control of the camera.

1 Turn the Mode Dial to <S>. • If the shutter speed and aperture value do not blink. ∗ “AE” stands for auto exposure. a correct exposure will be obtained.S Program AE Like the <Y> (Full Auto) mode. 2 Focus the AF point over the subject • Move and press the shutter button halfway. AF point the subject. It sets the shutter speed and aperture value automatically to suit the subject’s brightness. this is a general-purpose mode to make picture-taking easy. AF point mark 54 .and aperture The shutter speed s value are set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel. ∗ <S> stands for Program. Shutter speed Aperture value 3 Check the display.

High-speed sync (FP flash) · AEB . you can freely change the shutter speed and aperture value combination (program) set by the camera while retaining the same exposure. • Program shift cannot be set when the built-in flash is used. • The following features can be used in the <S> mode.FEB · Depth-of-field preview . it means the subject is too bright.2nd-curtain sync · Multiple exposures . This is called program shift. Attach an ND filter (sold separately) to reduce the light entering the lens.Modeling flash About Program Shift • In the Program AE mode.4 Take the picture.Flash ratio control · AE lock with the <j> button .FE lock · Exposure compensation . • To shift the program. press the shutter button halfway and turn the <l> dial until the desired shutter speed or aperture value is displayed. • If the “K” shutter speed and maximum aperture display blink. Use flash. 55 . The Difference Between <S> and <Y> • The shutter speed and aperture value are set in the same way in both modes. • Program shift is canceled automatically after the picture is taken. · Manual AF point selection · Custom Functions · Metering mode selection · Built-in flash manual firing · Film advance mode selection · EX-series Speedlite compatibility · Program shift . • If the “D” shutter speed and minimum aperture display blink. but not in the <Y> mode. and press the • Compose the shot shutter button fully. it means the subject is too dark.

4 Check the viewfinder display and take the picture. ∗ <R> stands for Time value which is the shutter speed.shutter speed. 1 Turn the Mode Dial to <R>. • Turn stop increments.R Shutter-Priority AE In this mode. Taken with a fast shutter speed. A fast shutter speed can freeze the motion of a fast-moving subject and a slow shutter speed can blur the subject to give the impression of motion. • The shutter speed can be set in half- shutter button 3 Press thethe subject. 56 . Taken with a slow shutter speed. • A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the aperture value display is not blinking. the desired 2 Selectthe <l> dial. you set the shutter speed and the camera sets the aperture value automatically to suit the subject brightness. halfway to focus s The aperture value is set automatically.

and “J” indicates 15 sec.• If the maximum aperture value blinks. “H” indicates 0. Turn the <l> dial to set a slower shutter speed until the blinking stops. Turn the <l> dial to set a faster shutter speed until the blinking stops. “S” indicates 1/125 sec. 57 .7 sec. it indicates underexposure. Shutter Speed Display The shutter speeds from “D” to “R” indicate the denominator of the fractional shutter speed. Also. • If the minimum aperture value blinks. For example. it indicates overexposure.

This effect is ideal for portraits. the clearer the focus will be for both near and far objects (wider depth of field). • A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed display does not blink.E Aperture-Priority AE In this mode.aperture value. ∗ <E> stands for aperture value. • The aperture value can be set in half- shutter button 3 Press thethe subject. The larger or brighter the aperture (lower f/number) the more blurred the background will become. Taken with a small aperture. The smaller or darker the aperture (higher f/number). the desired 2 Selectthe <l> dial. Taken with a large aperture. 58 . you set the desired aperture value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the subject brightness. • Turn stop increments. halfway to focus s The shutter speed is set automatically. 1 Turn the Mode Dial to <E>. 4 Check the viewfinder display and take the picture.

• If the slowest shutter speed blinks. 59 . • While you press the depth-of-field preview button. When no lens is attached to the camera. turn the <l> dial to set a smaller aperture value (larger f/number) until the shutter speed display stops blinking. the smaller the diaphragm will be. Depth-of-field Preview★ Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the current aperture setting. In such a case. The aperture value display will differ depending on the lens. • If the fastest shutter speed blinks. • This feature can be used in the Creative Zone. the exposure will also be locked (AE lock). The diaphragm in the lens will be set to the current aperture so you can check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder. In such a case. it indicates overexposure. it indicates underexposure. Aperture Value Display The larger the f/number. turn the <l> dial to set a larger aperture value (smaller f/number) until the shutter speed display stops blinking. “Q” will be display for the aperture value.

• The exposure level mark <z> indicates how close the exposure level is to the correct exposure. In the <W> mode. 1 Turn the Mode Dial to <W>. the center-weighted averaging metering will be set automatically. This method is called manual exposure. shutter button 4 Press thethe subject. To determine the exposure. ∗ <W> stands for Manual. • Turn the desired aperture value. the desired 2 Selectthe <l> dial. 60 .W Manual Exposure In this mode. you set both the shutter speed and aperture as desired. refer to the exposure level indicator in the viewfinder or use a handheld exposure meter. 3 Selectthe <i> switch to <1> and • Turn turn the <u> dial.shutter speed. halfway to focus s The exposure setting will be displayed.

: To set it to the standard exposure level. If the exposure level mark <z> blinks at the <o> or <s> level. : To set it to the standard exposure level. it indicates that the difference between the standard exposure exceeds +/–2 stops. indicator • Look at the exposure level and set the shutter speed and aperture value as desired.5 Determine the exposure. Exposure level mark 6 Take the picture. 61 . set a faster shutter speed or a smaller aperture value (larger f/number). set a slower shutter speed or a larger aperture value (smaller f/number). Standard exposure index : This is the reference point for a standard exposure.

use the center AF point to focus. 3 Select the AF point.Q Depth-of-field AE The depth-of-field AE mode is for obtaining wide depth of field between a near and far subject. and use • Press the <3> button the <h> keys to select the AF point. ∗ <Q> stands for depth of field. Make sure it is set to <AF>. and shutter speed are set automatically to obtain the desired depth of field. • The <Q> mode cannot be used if the lens focus mode switch is set <MF>. 62 . For DEP. Depth-of-field AE with a Manually-Selected AF Point Mode Dial to <Q>. The optimum point of focus. you can specify the AF points manually or with Eye Control AF. 2 Turn the Eye Control switch to <2>. It is effective for group shots and landscapes. aperture. 1 Turn the mode will be set The AF s automatically to <4>. • If automatic AF point selection has been set.

and “s” will be displayed. (0) sThe optimum point of focus. • The exposure setting is set when the picture is taken. and shutter speed to obtain the desired depth of field are set automatically. aperture. 6 Compose the picture and press the shutter button halfway. pressing the shutter button completely will not take the picture. 5 Focus farthest. subject. • In steps 4 and 5. 7 Take the picture. of field will be • The desired depth obtained as long as the aperture value display does not blink. the point on • Aim nearest subject. • Steps 4 and 5 can also be done in reverse order.the nearest 4 Focusthe selected AFsubject. the display will change to “r”. • A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture value displays do not blink. (0) sThe focus confirmation light <n> will light. • When you let go of the shutter button. • Repeat step 4 s“d” will be displayed. 63 . then press the shutter button.

4 Focusinthe farthest subject you want focus. • Repeat step 3. 2 Set the Eye Control switch to <g>. has 3 Focusinthe nearest subject you want focus. you can easily set the desired depth of field without having to recompose so much. s The • Look at the subject and press the shutter button. • Steps 3 and 4 can also be done in reverse order. 64 .Q Depth-of-field AE Depth-of-field AE with Eye Control (m Model only) With Eye Control. s “d” will be displayed. (0) focus confirmation light <n> will light. • In steps 3 and 4.48) • Make sure the correct CAL No. pressing the shutter button completely will not take the picture. (p. 1 Turn the Mode Dial to <Q>. and “s” will be displayed. been set.

it means the subject is too dark. Then try it again. display does not • If the aperture value blink. 6 Take the picture. Attach an ND filter (sold separately) to reduce the light entering the lens. the desired depth of field will be obtained. Move further away from the subject or use the wide-angle end if you are using a zoom lens. • If the “D” shutter speed and minimum aperture display blink. it means the subject is too bright. and shutter speed to obtain the desired depth of field are set automatically. • A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture displays do not blink. press the shutter button halfway. sThe optimum point of focus. it means that the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. • If the aperture display blinks. the display will change to “r”. • The exposure setting is set when the picture is taken. aperture. • While looking at the AF point where you want the exposure to be set. • If the “K” shutter speed and maximum aperture display blink. 65 . The <Q> mode cannot be used. • When you let go of the shutter button.5 Press the shutter button halfway.

The foreground and background will then be blurred. • To check the depth of field while using depth-of-field AE. turn the Mode Dial to any setting except <Q>.∞. use a wide-angle lens. • The <Q> mode cannot be used if you use flash or remote control. The result will be the same as using the <S> mode with flash. do not zoom before the picture is taken. • To further increase the depth of field. 66 . set the switch to “minimum focusing distance .” • To cancel <Q> at any time. Then press the depth-of-field preview button. making the subject stand out. The result will be the same as using the <S> mode. • Setting DEP points 1 and 2 at the same point on the subject will make the depth of field shallow. • If you are using the <Q> mode with a lens that has a focus-limiting switch. • If a slow shutter speed is set. set DEP points 1 and 2 and press the shutter button halfway. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. • The <Q> mode cannot be used if the lens focus mode switch is set <MF>.Q Depth-of-field AE • If you are using a zoom lens. Using a telephoto lens enhances this effect.

Creative Zone mode except exposure setting. set the exposure compensation amount to <b>.6 67 . You can make the picture look lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure).0 → → → +1 stop 60 5. The exposure compensation amount can be set up to +/–2 stops in half-stop increments. setting the exposure compensation amount to plus or minus 1 stop will change the shutter speed or aperture value as follows: Shutter speed Aperture value –1 stop 250 11 ← ← ← 0 125 8. • The exposure compensation amount set is retained even after the Mode Dial is set to <2>.Exposure Compensation★ Exposure compensation is used to alter the camera’s standard exposure setting. 2 Check the shutter button halfway and • Press the check the display. Increased exposure Standard exposure index Decreased exposure Decreased exposure Increased exposure Exposure level mark 4 Take the picture. to a 1 Turn the Mode Dial <W>.0 will give a correct exposure. 3 Set the exposure compensation amount. and an aperture value of f/8. • Assuming that a shutter speed of 1/125 sec. • Turn the <i> switch to <1> and • To cancel the exposure compensation. turn the <u> dial.

• Turn the <l> • Press the shutter button halfway to return to normal camera operation. s As shown on the left. s The picture will be taken in the current film advance mode. (1) AEB amount AEB 2 Set the desired dial. Standard exposure (0) Decreased exposure (–1/2 stop) Increased exposure (+1/2 stop) 1 Move the <7> arrow to the <L> icon. 3 AEB range standard exposure Take the picture. • Look at the LCD panel and press the <0> button. amount. increased exposure 68 . the camera automatically changes the exposure within a set range (up to +/-2 stops in 1/2-stop increments) for three successive frames. decreased exposure. the respective bracketing amount will be displayed as each bracketed shot is taken.LAuto Exposure Bracketing (AEB)★ With AEB. s The decreased exposure three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: standard exposure. and increased exposure.

the camera stops shooting automatically after taking the three AEB shots. However. • If you use the self-timer or remote control. • If C. AEB cannot be used with flash or bulb exposures. the three AEB shots will be taken continuously automatically.5-stop exposure compensation. : ±1 stop AEB with –1-stop exposure compensation. • AEB will also be canceled automatically if the flash is ready to fire. follow steps 1 and 2 to set the AEB amount to “Z”. In the viewfinder. To cancel AEB. the exposure compensation amount will still take effect. • In the <H> film advance mode. 69 .Canceling AEB • After the three bracketed shots are taken. the <7> arrow will appear next to the <L> icon and the AEB level <x> will be displayed. • During AEB shooting. : ±1 stop AEB with over –2-stop exposure compensation. the <j> icon will blink. the indicator will look as shown below. press the shutter button completely three times to take the three AEB shots. In the <W> mode: : ±1 stop AEB with –2-stop exposure compensation. : ±1 stop AEB with –1. • AEB can also be set in combination with exposure compensation. : ±1 stop AEB with –2-stop exposure compensation. If you set the exposure compensation amount beyond the displayable range.Fn-05-1 is set (mirror lockup). In the <J> (single frame) mode. the AEB setting will not be canceled automatically. single-frame film advance will take effect during AEB shooting even if the continuous film advance mode has been set. In the <S> <R> <E> <Q> modes: : ±1 stop AEB.

• If you want to maintain the AE lock while taking more pictures. • Each time you press the <j> button. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted subjects. • In the One-Shot AF and AI Focus AF modes (except AI SERVO AF).85) 70 .92). For details. subject. 2 Press<j><j>will light in(0) The icon the s viewfinder to indicate that the exposure setting has been locked (AE lock). AE lock indicator 3 Compose the shot and take the picture. After locking the exposure. you can recompose the shot while maintaining the desired exposure level. see “AE Lock Effects” (p. it locks the current exposure setting. 1 Focus the shutter button halfway to • Press the s The focus. (p. AE lock will take effect while you press the shutter button halfway to focus.jAE Lock★ AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different spot from the point of focus. C.Fn-04-1 enables you to apply AE lock by pressing the shutter button halfway and focus by pressing the <j> button. exposure setting will be displayed. hold down the <j> button and press the shutter button to take another picture. • AE lock works differently depending on the selected AF point and metering mode. the button.

astronomical photography. turn the • Look the LCD panel <l> dial to select “y”. • The bulb exposure continues as long as you hold down the shutter button. • “y” follows “K” the desired aperture value. 1 Turn the Mode Dial to <W>. the shutter is open while you keep pressing the shutter button fully. 71 . 3 Selectthe <i> switch to <1> and • Turn turn the <u> dial. etc. Bulb exposures are useful when long exposures are required for night scenes. the exposure will start. • With a new set of batteries. • Remote Switch RS-60E3 (sold separately) is convenient for bulb exposures. bulb 4 Start thethe bulbexposure. “y” During exposure. to 2 Set theatshutter speedand“y”. To end the exposure. press the button again. fireworks.Bulb Exposures★ When bulb is set. the maximum bulb exposure time (at 20˚C) will be about 10 hours. s blinks on the LCD panel. When you press the transmit button. • Bulb exposures are also possible with the Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately).

follow steps 1 and 2 to set the number of multiple exposures to blank. Shoot up to nine shots on a single frame. the multiple exposures might not be precisely aligned due to the film curling. • Press the shutter button halfway to return to normal camera operation. • To cancel multiple exposures before shooting. the <7> arrow next to the <4> icon on the LCD panel will blink. The optimum amount depends on the scene. set the number of multiple exposures to “E”. 3 Take the picture.0 stop 3 exposures –1. If you shoot multiple exposures on the first few or last few frames of a roll.the multiple After you take all exposures. 2 Set the desired number of multiple exposures. Multiple Exposures Exposure Compensation Amount 2 exposures –1. • Since the same frame is exposed multiple times.4Multiple Exposures★ The film is not advanced after each shot. • During multiple-exposure shooting. so you can expose multiple shots on the same frame. Experiment to find the optimum compensation amount. the film advances to the next frame automatically and the multiple-exposure setting is canceled. exposure compensation should be set to a negative value for each shot.0 stop 72 . • To cancel multiple exposures after shooting. s • Turn the <l> dial. • Look at the LCD panel and press the s “E” <0> button. (1) will be displayed. General Guide for Exposure Compensation These are only suggested exposure compensation amounts.5 stop 4 exposures –2. 1 Move the <7> arrow to the <4> icon.

5 fps D Setting the ISO Film Speed★ If the film is not DX-coded or if you want to set a different film speed. With C. 3. (1) sThe current film speed is displayed. you can retain the manually-set film speed even after taking out the film and loading another DX-coded roll of film. 4 fps 5 : Approx.85) 73 . • To set the film advance mode. The manually-set film speed will be canceled if the film is taken out and DXcoded film is loaded. load the film in the camera and set the film speed manually as follows. The settable film speed range is ISO 6 to 6400.HSelecting the Film Advance Mode★ The film advance mode can be set to Single <J> or Continuous <H>. film 2 Set the desired dial tospeed. • The continuous shooting speed will be as follows: 4 : Approx. film set the • Turn the <l> speed. turn the film advance mode lever.Fn-03-1. 1 Move the <7> arrow to the <D> icon. • The film advance mode takes effect in the Creative Zone modes. (p. • Press the shutter button halfway to return to normal camera operation. • Look at the LCD panel and press the <0> button to move the arrow.

“E”. • Look at the LCD panel and press the <0> button.9Silencing the Beeper The beeper can be silenced in all of the picture-taking modes. 1 Move the <7> arrow to the <9> icon. (1) 2 Set the setting to “W”. 74 . the illumination time will be extended. The illumination can be turned off by pressing the button again. Press the <b> button to illuminate the LCD panel for about 5 sec. Turn on the illumination when it is too dark to see LCD panel. • Turn the <l> dial. bLCD Panel Illumination LCD panel illumination is provided. set to • Press the shutter button halfway to return to normal camera operation. The illumination turns off automatically after the picture is taken. If you use any button or dial for shooting while the LCD panel is illuminated. • To enable the beeper to sound.

• For mirror lockup.Mirror Lockup★ Mirror lockup is enabled with C. When mirror lockup is set. 75 . start from step 1 again. • If you use mirror lockup with the self-timer for a bulb exposure. This prevents mirror-caused vibrations which may blur the image during close-ups or when a telephoto lens is used. • During mirror lockup. using the Remote Switch RS-60E3 or Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5 (both sold separately) is recommended. To set this Custom Function. the camera operates as follows. • During mirror lockup. there will be a shutter-release sound. the film advance mode will be Single even if it is set to <H>. take the picture promptly after the mirror goes up. self-timer + bulb exposure). It is not the shutter release. • If mirror lockup is used with the self-timer. see “Setting a Custom Function” on page 84. do not point the lens toward the sun. keep pressing the shutter button completely (10-sec. sThe picture will be taken and the mirror will go back down. later. • If you are shooting a very bright scene such as the beach or ski slope with mirror lockup. s sAfter 30 seconds. the 1 Pressmirrorshutter button fully. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer.Fn-05-1. 2 Press the shutter button fully again. it will go back down automatically. pressing the shutter button fully will lock up the mirror first and the picture will be taken 10 sec. • To take another shot with mirror lockup. Doing so may damage the shutter curtains due to the sun’s heat. The will lock up.

• For details on using the remote control. Remote control sensor Certain types of fluorescent light may cause camera misoperation. the wireless remote control mode will be canceled automatically to save battery power. • Point the signal transmitter toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the signal button. press the Remote Switch’s shutter-release button. During wireless remote control. wireless operation is possible up to 5 m/16. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light.4 ft away from the front of the camera. and the picture will be taken.KWireless Remote Control With Remote Controller RC-1 (sold separately). 2 Take the picture. s The <K> icon appears on the LCD panel. • You can also use Remote Controller RC-5 (sold separately). 1 Turn the film advance mode lever to <p>. Using the Remote Switch Connect the Remote Switch RS60E3’s (sold separately) plug to the camera’s remote control terminal. see the RC-1’s instructions. • If you set the film advance mode lever to <p> and do nothing for four minutes. 76 . To take a picture. s The remote control lamp will light.

it can be used at any time.Flash Photography With the built-in flash or EOSdedicated Speedlite. 5 77 . you can easily take flash pictures in the same way as normal AE shooting. the built-in flash is fully automatic. In the Basic Zone modes (except <I> <P>). In Creative Zone modes.

. a slow sync speed will be set to obtain a proper exposure for both the subject and background. 78 . The subject is properly exposed with the flash and the background is exposed with the flash sync speed and aperture value you have set. the built-in flash will pop up and fire automatically (except in <I> <P> modes). . For portraits with a night scene or dark background. • Because automatic slow-sync shooting uses a slow shutter speed. E : Use this mode if you want to set the flash aperture value. R : Use this mode if you want to set the flash sync speed manually (within 30 sec.1/125 sec. 1/125 sec. The flash illuminates the subject. S : Use this mode for automatic flash photography. The camera will set the flash sync speed (within 30 sec.). while the background is properly exposed with a slow shutter speed. Q : This mode gives the same flash result as the <S> mode. or bulb) and aperture. always use a tripod.Using the Built-in Flash In a Basic Zone Mode In low-light or backlit conditions. The flash sync speed (within 1/60 sec. The camera will set the flash aperture value automatically to obtain a correct flash exposure. 1/125 sec. In a Creative Zone Mode Just pop-up the built-in flash to fire the flash regardless of the ambient light level.) automatically to obtain the best exposure for the aperture you set.1/125 sec) and aperture value will be set automatically as with the <Y> (Full Auto) mode. W : Enables you to manually set the shutter speed (30 sec.

86) • C. If you use a shorter wide-angle lens. Using an EOS-dedicated Speedlite is recommended. • C.4 1.Fn-09-1.5-4.34.3 .3 . the flash sync speed will be fixed at 1/125 sec. (p. the AF-assist beam will fire automatically (except <I> <P>).0 / 3. • If the camera finds it difficult to focus. in the <E> mode. A lens hood will partially obstruct the flash coverage.17. • In <R> or <W> mode. • To retract the built-in flash.9 1 .18.9 1 .4 1 . Closer distances may result in the flash partially obstructed by the lens barrel.1 / 3. even if you set the shutter speed faster than 1/125 sec.5) ISO 100 200 400 28mm Negative Film 1 .3 .26.Fn-07-3 disables the built-in flash from firing.2 / 3.5 / 3.4.7 / 3.3.12.3 .8 [m/ft] Slide Film 1 . the built-in flash coverage might be obstructed.Fn-06-1 enables 2nd-curtain sync with the built-in flash.Flash Distance Range (With EF28-105mm f/3.2.24. push it down. (p.2 90mm Negative Film 1 .13. • When using the built-in flash.2 1 .3 .7.3 . • The built-in flash’s flash coverage is suited for a 28mm lens.7 / 3.0 / 3.7.8 / 3.4.3 Slide Film 1 .3 .24.4 1 . • When a super telephoto lens or a fast.18. (p.3 ft) away from the subject.2 .13.10.2 / 3.4 / 3.9 .9.5.8.5.4 / 3. large-aperture lens is attached.4 1 .17.3 . detach any hood attached to the lens.3 . 1/125 sec.3 • Use the built-in flash at least 1 meter (3. the flash picture may look dark along the periphery.3 .3 .7 / 3.87) 79 .5.86) • With C.1 1 . will be set automatically.5.

the <a> icon • Press the <0> button to move the arrow. • Even with an EOS-dedicated Speedlite attached. Re flash exposure index Decreased flash exposure Decreased flash Increased flash exposure exposure Flash exposure level mark 3 Take the picture. • Press the shutter button halfway to return to normal camera operation. (1) 2 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. set the amount back to <c>. you can still set the flash exposure compensation with the camera as explained above. • Turn the <i> switch to <1> and turn the <u> dial. 80 . • The flash exposure compensation amount is retained even after the Mode Dial is set to <2>.Using the Built-in Flash aFlash Exposure Compensation★ Flash exposure compensation can be set in the same way as with exposure compensation. • To cancel flash exposure Increased flash exposure compensation. • You can also set the compensation amount with the Main Dial. the <7> arrow to 1 Moveon the LCD panel. It can be set up to +/–2 stops in 1/2-stop increments.

• If you use a flash unit (with multiple contacts) dedicated to another camera brand or a high-voltage flash. 81 . evaluative flash metering with preflash). • Before attaching an external Speedlite. Using an EX-series Speedlite With E-TTL II autoflash (AF point-linked. this is a Type A camera (compatible with E-TTL II autoflash). you can easily take flash pictures in the same way as normal AE shooting. you can easily take natural-looking flash pictures centering on the subject in the same way as normal AE shooting. The camera can execute E-TTL II autoflash with any EX-series Speedlite.Using an EOS-dedicated Speedlite The camera is compatible with the EX/EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series EOSdedicated Speedlites. making it more precise than the previous E-TTL (evaluative flash metering with preflash) system. About E-TTL II Autoflash E-TTL II is a new autoflash exposure system incorporating improved flash exposure control and lens focusing distance information. the EOS-dedicated Speedlite (one with a builtin AF-assist light) will automatically emit the AF-assist light (except in <I> <P> modes). • With regard to EOS-dedicated Speedlites. off-the-film flash metering). Using an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite With A-TTL/TTL autoflash (AF point-linked. retract the built-in flash. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction booklet. the camera may not work properly or malfunction may result. • If focus is difficult to achieve. For details on operating the Speedlite.

Using an EOS-dedicated Speedlite • C.Fn-06-1 can set second-curtain flash synchronization for an EOSdedicated Speedlite.Fn-09-1. (p. the flash sync speed will be fixed at 1/125 sec.Fn-07-3 can disable the EOS-dedicated Speedlite from firing a flash.86) • C.87) 82 . in the <E> mode. (p.86) • With C. (p.

6 83 • Custom Function settings are applied in the Creative Zone modes. In the previous text. . They are not applied in the Basic Zone modes. all the Custom Functions are described in detail.Fn) Custom Functions enable you to customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences. the <V> symbol was used to point out relevant Custom Functions. In this chapter.Custom Functions (C.

Fn” stands for Custom Function. 2 Selectthe <l> dial Functionthe to select • Turn Custom Function No. The • Press Custom Function setting changes each time you press the button. <V> icon remains displayed on the LCD panel and the Custom Function setting is set.GSetting a Custom Function 1 Turn the Mode Dial to <G>. setting. • Repeat steps 2 and 3 above to set any other Custom Functions. The <V> icon and Custom s Function No. 84 . a shooting • Turn the Mode Dial to s The mode. Custom Function 3 Set thethe <w> button. “C. • The “W” setting is the default. are displayed on the LCD panel. Custom Function Setting No. the Custom No. 4 Finalize the setting. Function Setting No.

if an obstruction comes in front of the subject.Fn-04 Shutter button and <j> functions 0 : AF activation with shutter button pressed halfway. 0 : Enabled 1 : Disabled C. 2 : AF activation with shutter button pressed halfway. 0 : Rewinds film leader into the cartridge 1 : Leaves film leader outside the cartridge C. During AI SERVO AF. you can press the <j> button to stop the AF operation momentarily.Fn-03 DX-coded film speed setting method Prevent the camera from automatically setting the ISO film speed when the film is loaded. Makes focusing and AE lock separate operations. and suspend AF operation with the <j> button. and AE lock with shutter button pressed halfway.Fn-02 Film leader position after film rewind Prevent the film leader from being rewound in the film cartridge after film rewind. 85 . The exposure is determined when the shot is taken. 1 : AF activation with the <j> button.Custom Function Settings C. and AE lock with the <j> button.Fn-01 Film rewind speed Increase the film rewind speed. 0 : Normal (silent) rewind 1 : High-speed rewind C.

Second-curtain sync can be set even with EOS-dedicated Speedlites which cannot switch the shutter curtain synchronization.Fn-07 AF-assist beam emission / Main flash firing The AF-assist beam from the camera and the EOS-dedicated Speedlite can be enabled/disabled.Fn-06 Shutter curtain sync with built-in flash/EOS-dedicated Speedlite 0 : 1st-curtain sync 1 : 2nd-curtain sync With second-curtain sync and a slow shutter speed. See page 75 to use this feature. The Speedlite with a shutter curtain synchronization setting will override the camera’s setting.Custom Function Settings C. you can create a light trail following a moving subject.Fn-05 Mirror lockup 0 : Disabled (Normal operation) 1 : Enabled Effective for close-up and telephoto shots to prevent camera shake caused by the mirror’s reflex action. C. The flash fires right before the shutter closes. and the flash from the camera and EOS-dedicated Speedlite can be enabled/disabled. C. 0 : Enable AF-assist and flash 1 : Disable AF-assist and enable flash 2 : Enable AF-assist only with EOS Speedlite and enable flash 3 : Enable AF-assist and disable flash 86 .

(fixed) When you use flash in the aperture-priority mode (Av). turn the <l> or <u> dial to select the AF point.Fn-09 Flash sync speed in Av mode 0 : Auto 1 : 1/125 sec. C.Fn-08 Partial metering linkage with AF point/FE lock Partial metering and FE lock can be linked to the selected AF point. 0 : Disabled (Partial metering/FE lock linked to center AF point) 1 : Enabled C.Fn-10 Superimposed display for focus confirmation 0 : On 1 : Off Disables the AF point from flashing in red when it achieves focus.Fn-11 AF point selection method 0 : <3> button + <h> 1 : Select AF point manually with <h> or select automatically with <3> While the metering is active (0).C. Convenient if you have to change the AF point often or if you want to change the AF point in the AI SERVO AF mode. When the AF point is selected. C. Turn the <l> dial to select a horizontal AF point or turn the <u> dial to select a vertical AF point. This prevents the camera from setting a slow sync speed in low-light conditions. the flash sync speed will be fixed at 1/125 sec. it will still flash in red. 2 : <3> button + <l> <u> After you press the <3> button. you can manually select the AF point with the <h> button. Effective for composing the shot. 87 .

Fn-12 Switch to center AF point with the <3> button 0 : Disabled 1 : Enabled Press the <3> button to immediately switch to the center AF point. Convenient if you often use the center AF point. holding down the button switches to AI Servo AF mode.Fn-13 Lens AF stop button function 0 : AF stop 1 : AF start AF operates only while the AF stop button is pressed. 88 . Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. In the automatic AF point selection mode. holding down the button switches to automatic AF point selection. In the AI Servo AF mode. Convenient when you are no longer able to focus track a moving subject with a manually-selected AF point in the AI Servo AF mode. In the manual AF point selection mode. 3 : AF point selection method switching (between automatic and manual). holding down the button switches to One-Shot AF mode. C. the Image Stabilizer operates only while you hold down the AF stop button. Holding down the button switches from manual AF point selection to automatic AF point selection immediately. 5 : IS start With the lens’ IS switch already ON. AF operation with the camera is disabled. 4 : AF mode switching (between One-Shot AF and AI Servo AF) In the One-Shot AF mode. holding down the button selects the center AF point. AE lock takes effect.Custom Function Settings C. While you press the button. Convenient when you need to keep switching between One-Shot AF and AI Servo AF for a subject that keeps moving and stopping. The AF stop button is provided only on super telephoto lenses. 2 : AE lock while metering When you press the button while metering timer is still active.

89 . The actual aperture range displayed depends on the lens. The camera displays the shutter speed from “D” (1/4000 sec. Exposure Exposure occurs when the film is exposed to light. ISO film speed The ISO film speed indicates the film’s sensitivity to light. The higher the film speed. It is used to adjust the amount of light striking the film. Correct exposure is obtained when the film is exposed to a proper amount of light in accordance with the film’s sensitivity to light. The ISO film speed is set in accordance with standards set by the International Standardization Organization (ISO). The correct exposure is adjusted with the camera’s shutter speed and aperture. It is an automatic metering and exposure system that sets the optimum exposure (shutter speed and/or aperture value) based on the reading by the built-in exposure meter. The camera can display the ISO film speed from “U” to “F”. Shutter speed The shutter speed is the length of time the camera’s shutter opens to expose the film to the light coming through the lens.) and “y”. ISO 400 and higherspeed films are suited for low-light conditions.) to “K” (30 sec.Reference Basic Photography Terms AE Abbreviation for auto exposure. the more sensitive the film is. The camera can display the aperture setting from “X” to “V”. Aperture value The aperture setting (f-number) indicates the size of the aperture opening in the lens. Therefore.

stopping down to f/8 obtains a deeper depth of field than f/4. the deeper the depth of field. A wide-angle lens obtains a deeper depth of field than a telephoto lens. (4) The depth of field behind the point of optimum focus (2) is longer than the depth of field in front of the point of optimum focus (1). (2) A lens with a shorter focal length increases the depth of field.Basic Photography Terms Depth of field This is the range where acceptable focus can be achieved in front of and behind the point of focus. (3) A longer distance between the camera and subject increases the depth of field. For example. 90 . the shallower the depth of field. The smaller the aperture value (the higher the f/number).5. And the larger the aperture value (the lower the f/number). The depth of field is affected as described below: (1) A smaller aperture value (a higher f/number) increases the depth of field. Depth of field Point of optimum focus 1 2 Aperture set to f/2. Aperture set to f/22.

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(approx.5 frames per sec. AE lock is set at the C.) 92 .) The same conditions above apply during continuous shooting. AE lock is set at the center AF point. AE lock is set at the center AF point. 3. (approx. 4 frames per sec. When focus is achieved. The picture cannot be taken until focus is achieved.) H (Continuous) The same conditions above apply during continuous shooting. it also locks at the same J time.Fn-08-0 X Partial Manual AF Point Selection / Eye Control AE lock is set at the selected AF point. (The exposure setting is retained until the picture is taken.AE Lock Effects AF Point Selection Method Metering Mode Z Evaluative C.Fn-08-1 selected AF point. The evaluative (Single frame) metering’s exposure setting is also locked. AF Mode and Film Advance Mode Combination Film Advance Mode One-Shot AF AI Servo AF The subject is focustracked for continuous autofocus.∗ C Center-weighted averaging AE lock is set at the center AF point. The exposure is set when the picture is taken. AI Focus AF Automatically switches between One Shot AF and AI Servo AF according to the subject status. AE lock will be applied to the center AF point. ∗ If you use Eye Control AF and press the <j> button before you press the shutter button halfway. Automatic AF Point Selection AE lock is set at the AF point which achieved focus.

93 .6) which the program sets automatically.) and aperture value (f/5.6 –1 4 –2 2.Program Line The program line below applies when the camera is used in the <S> Program AE mode with an EF 28-105mm f/3.0 1000 2000 4000 Shutter speed : At 28mm focal length : At 105mm focal length Program Line Description The bottom horizontal axis represents the shutter speed and the right vertical axis represents the aperture value. The arrowhead lines above the graph indicate the metering range for the respective film speed.5 lens. Example: When the 105mm focal length is used and the subject brightness is EV 12. IS 12 25 50 10 20 40 80 16 00 32 64 6 O 6 0 0 0 0 00 00 5 4 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 f/No 32 Aperture value 22 3 16 2 11 1 8 0 5. the Exposure Value (EV) is indicated for the respective shutter speed and aperture value combination set by the Program AE mode and denoted by the program line.8 –3 2 –4 1.5-4. On the left edge and top edge of the graph. the point where the diagonal line from EV 12 (on the top edge of the graph) intersects the program line indicates the corresponding shutter speed (1/125 sec.4 –5 30 15 8 4 2 1 2 4 8 15 30 60 125 250 500 1.

(p.18) If the blinking <r> icon does not turn off. (p.20) s Hold There was camera shake when the picture was taken. / Install the batteries correctly. The battery level is very low. s Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. the shutter button halfway. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide.18) The picture looks blurred. s Take out the film and load it correctly. s Replace the batteries with new ones. (p. The lens focus mode switch is set to <MF>. The batteries are exhausted. 94 . (p.41) If focus still cannot be achieved.51) The <r> icon blinks on the LCD panel.21) / Remove the batteries and reload it.Troubleshooting Guide If there is a problem. Nothing is displayed on the LCD panel. focus manually.21) The shutter does not work. s Replace the batteries with new ones. (p. the camera steady or use a faster shutter speed. On the LCD panel.22) The focus confirmation light <n> in the viewfinder blinks and focus cannot be achieved. (p. consult your nearest Canon dealer. (p. (p. (p. the frame count is not displayed and the <5> icon blinks. / The batteries have been installed incorrectly.18) s Press A misoperation has occurred. s Select another AF point.

.....5 mm Dioptric adjustment range ..... manual selection with Eye Control (Eye Control AF)∗ Selected AF point display .................35 mm AF/AE SLR camera with built-in flash Recording media ............ AE lock).......AF (AF points................ red-eye reduction................5 diopter Focusing screen ........TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor (TTL secondary image-registration.......Quick-return half mirror (Transmission:reflection ratio of 40:60................. manual selection....Automatic selection... AI Servo AF......... FE lock... Calibration ...7 AF working range ................... ISO 100) Focusing modes .... AF-assist beam ..........+0. no mirror cut-off with EF 600mm f/4 or shorter lens) Viewfinder information. • Eye Control∗ Type.....35 mm film Image size ... Flash Exposure Compensation) Depth-of-field preview . 95 ..................... Approx......... Exposure (shutter speed....Up to five calibration settings can be stored (Intelligent feature provided)......7x (–1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity) Eyepoint ................Fixed... 4 meters at periphery... Eye Control∗).... AI Focus AF......... Flash (flash ready.5 meters at center............Eye-level pentaprism Coverage. all-matte screen Mirror.Depth-of-field preview button • Autofocus Type.....One-Shot AF............. hispeed sync........................Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lenses) Lens mount .. exposure level......................Superimposed in viewfinder and displayed on LCD panel........................24 x 36 mm Compatible lenses...–2....0........................18 (at 20˚C..................... Effective range: Approx......... focus confirmation light..............................5 .19...... 4.....90% vertical and 92% horizontal coverage Magnification ....Built-in flash fires intermittent burst automatically.......Eye position detected by IREDs......................Canon EF mount (electronic control) • Viewfinder Type.. phase detection) AF points ....... Manual focusing (MF) AF point selection..Major Specifications • Type Type............... aperture value..EV 1 ...........

........ in 1/2-stop increments....... 3-zone TTL autoflash Guide No... Close-up............................. 96 .....Program AE (Full Auto................................. auto pop-up flash Flash metering system .Major Specifications • Exposure control Exposure metering modes............ Manual AE lock: AE lock applied with AE lock button......... delay Remote control.....Auto AE lock: In One-Shot AF mode......ISO 6 ...... 2 sec..Shoot after 10 sec.......Retractable..6400 (Set automatically for DX-coded film within ISO 25 .. Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5 • Built-in Flash Type...........Manual exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/2-stop increments (can be used with AEB) Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB): ±2 stops in 1/2-stop increments AE lock .TTL full aperture metering with 35-zone SPC • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx...5000) Exposure compensation. Landscape............. 50mm f/1........28mm lens angle covered Firing preconditions...... Shutter release........ AE lock applied when focus achieved. bulb...... depth-of-field AE..........Remote Switch RS-60E3.....Electronically controlled focal-plane shutter Shutter speeds ..... 9 exposures • Shutter Type.AF point-linked......) Recycling time. ISO 100) Exposure control ........... manual exposure.. X sync at 1/125 sec.In Basic Zones (except Landscape and Sports): Auto pop-up and firing in low light and backlit conditions in daylight...... Program)......1/4000 ..... Night Portrait..... 43 (ISO 100.30 sec.............. ft...... E-TTL II/A-TTL/TTL autoflash Film speeds...... Sports..........±2 stops in 1/2-stop increments....Soft touch electromagnetic release Self-timer........................... Red-eye Reduction.. Flash-ready indicator...................EV 1 ....13 (ISO 100..... meters).....Lamp Flash exposure compensation. Multiple exposures ... shutter-priority AE.4... Portrait........Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder Flash coverage... aperture-priority AE. .................Approx......Max. 10% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range ......20 (normal temperature........

.5 oz Non-Eye Control/Non-DATE model: 575 g / 20. Day.... 2019 Imprinting format ........ hour.......Counts up Film rewind .....06 x 2... Day. or blank Imprinting color... month.............. film) • Date imprinting (DATE Mode only) Automatic dating..........Automatic advance to frame 1.....Eye Control/DATE model: 585 g / 20............146.....Month........Single-frame / continuous shooting / Self-timer/Remote control Continuous shooting speeds.............Silent: Approx... year..... month. day..3 oz • All the specifications above are based on Canon’s testing and measuring standards.....5 fps Frame counter ....• External Speedlite.......E-TTL II/A-TTL/TTL autoflash with EOS-dedicated Speedlites • Film transport Film loading.............. film....72 in. Mid-roll rewind Film rewind time ...Auto (4-level indicator) Battery life .............One CR2025 lithium battery • Customize Function. 5 sec. Year........ High-speed: Approx..... LCD Panel illumination ... • Asterisked items apply to Eye Control models only........ • Specifications and external appearance are subject to change without notice............. min...............78 x 4................. Film advance modes .....13 Custom Functions with 34 settings • Power Source Battery.One Shot AF: Max. year.... 3....7 x 103 x 69 mm / 5....... 97 .... 31.............6 oz Eye Control/Non-DATE model: 580 g / 20........... Temperature 0% Flash Use 50% Flash Use 100% Flash Use At 20˚C 125 (115) rolls 38 (33) rolls 19 (17) rolls At –20˚C 70 (65) rolls 20 (19) rolls 10 (9) rolls • With 24-ex......Automatic.. day....... Figures in parentheses apply when Eye Control AF is turned on.......Up to Dec.... Weight (body only) . 13 sec..... (24ex..Provided • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D)... 4 fps AI Servo AF: Max..........Orange Power source .Two CR123A (or DL123A) lithium batteries Battery check ...

...................................................................................67 External flash ..........41 AF point selection key................................ 90 Dioptric Adjustment..........................................................14 Custom Functions ........89 Exposure Compensation.................16 AF-Assist Beam .............................................25 M M (Manual) ............................................. 89 ISO Speed .............................................................81 Eye Control ..........42 Av .20 D Date/Time..25......62 Depth-of-field ............................................................ 12 LCD Panel Illumination..38 AF Mode Dial ..........52 Exposure .......................................................17 A-TTL/TTL autoflash .59.........40 AI Servo AF...43..........................................Index A AE .......................30 LCD Panel... 89 L Landscape.....................................50 Full Auto ........78 Bulb Exposures ...Fn ...............14 ISO film speed .......15 Flash Exposure Compensation............................................................51 98 .....................28 Function ....35 DEP............................................73..............73 Creative zone .............................83 CAL .....7.....................................91 B Basic Photography Terms .............................................................................15 Eyecup ..........26 C C....73 Film advance mode lever ........................................74 Built-in flash ........................................89 Attaching the Strap .........73.. 34 Eyepiece Cover ....................................70.....................89 Basic zone.....................................................................................60 Main Dial ..81 Evaluative metering..................................................................................................89 AE Lock................................................................34 F Film .....80 Focus confirmation light ..............................16 Major Specifications ..............................................................................18 Battery Life .................................................................22 Film Advance Mode .............................................74 Lens .6 Holding the Camera .........95 Manual Focusing......68 AF Mode .................58 E E-TTL II autoflash ........................................................................ 92 AEB .......................................14 Batteries ..52 Checking the Battery Level ..................................81 Automatic Selection ................39 Aperture value................................................... 48 Eye Control Switch.................15 AF Point ..................30 Continuous shooting ..............................................................................19 Beeper..........11 Function Availability Table ............................................83 I Image zone ...................................................................................................................................................................43 Center-weighted averaging metering ....71 H Handling Cautions.................13 Focus lock ...43 Calibration Procedure .............19 Close-up......................................................29 AI Focus AF ................

..73 Speedlite ........ • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.............. However..52 Portrait......... Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference..................31 Nomenclature................................ This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the interference-causing equipment standard entitled “Digital Apparatus”...................................................................................... ICES-003 of the Industry Canada........78.24 Mirror Lockup .......21 Full pressing................................................ which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on................................76 This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules................................. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation.........93 Program Shift ............ If such changes or modifications should be made.............................. may cause harmful interference to radio communications.................................................... uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and...................................55 T Tv ................................. the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna............................. there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation....89 Single-frame shooting ................................54 Partial metering................................................. 81 Sports.....32 Remote Controller ............. and (2) this device must accept any interference received....42 Metering Modes ... This equipment generates...............40 Program AE..........31 N Night Portrait ............33 Shooting modes ..............................56 V Viewfinder .........36 S Self-timer...13 Q Quick Control Dial ....... This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a class B digital device.................................................16 Quick Start Guide....................39 P P (Program).........................21 Shutter speed.......10 O One-Shot AF .................... if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions.76 Remote Switch .... you could be required to stop operation of the equipment...............................20.................................................14 Shutter Button Halfway pressing ..............30 Predictive AF........................................54 Program Line.................................75 Mode Dial ......... If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception........... 51 Midroll Rewind.................8 W Wireless Remote Control ....................................... 99 .................... • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.................. pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules.......Manual Selection......................... including interference that may cause undesired operation..76 Replacing the Date Battery.14 Multiple exposures ............................. Do not make any changes or modifications to the equipment unless otherwise specified in the instructions................72 R Red-eye Reduction ...............................52 MF ..

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