Chapter 10

Ten Features to Explore on a Rainy Day


Taking advantage of mirror lockup shooting

Tagging files with cleaning instructions and copyright data

Exploring more wireless features

Playing around with special effects

Creating slide shows and video snapshots

Trimming frames from the beginning and end of a movie

Consider this chapter the literary equivalent of the end of one of those late-night infomercial offers — the part where the host exclaims, “But wait! There’s more!” Options covered here aren’t the sort of features that drive people to choose one camera over another, and they may come in handy only for certain users on certain occasions. Still, they’re included at no extra charge with your camera, so check ’em out when you have a spare moment. Who knows? You may discover just the solution you need for one of your photography problems.

Because our publishers nixed the idea of making this book as long as War and Peace, we offer just brief introductions to features in this chapter. For more details, root around in your 80D camera box and look for the camera manual or visit Canon online ( to download it in electronic (PDF) format.

Enabling Mirror Lockup Shooting

One component in the optical system of a dSLR camera is a mirror that moves when you press the shutter button. The vibration caused by the mirror movement can result in image blur when you use a very slow shutter speed, shoot with a long telephoto lens, or take extreme close-ups, ...

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