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David Busch’s Compact Field Guide for the Canon® EOS Rebel T3i/600D

Book Description

Are you tired of squinting at the tiny color-coded tables and difficult-to-read text you find on the typical laminated reference card that you keep with you when you're in the field or on location? Well throw away your cheat sheets and command cards! DAVID BUSCH'S COMPACT FIELD GUIDE FOR THE CANON EOS REBEL T3I/600D is your solution. This new, full-color, spiral-bound, reference guide condenses all the must-have information you need while shooting into a portable book you'll want to permanently tuck into your camera bag. You'll find every settings option for your Canon EOS Rebel T3i/600D, along with advice on why you should use--or not use--each adjustment. Useful tables provide recommended settings for a wide variety of shooting situations, including landscapes, portraits, sports, close-ups, and travel. With this guide on hand you have all the information you need at your fingertips so you can confidently use your camera on-the-go.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Introduction
  3. About the Author
  4. 1. Quick Setup Guide
    1. Pre-Flight Checklist
      1. Charging the Battery
      2. Introducing Menus and Navigation Controls
      3. Setting the Clock
      4. Mounting the Lens
      5. Adjusting Diopter Correction
      6. Inserting and Formatting a Secure Digital Card
    2. Selecting a Shooting Mode
      1. Choosing a Creative Zone Mode
      2. Quick Control Screen: Creative Zone Modes
      3. Choosing a Basic Zone Mode
      4. Quick Control Screen: Basic Zone Modes
        1. Scene Intelligent Auto/Auto (No Flash)
        2. Creative Auto Mode
        3. Other Basic Zone Modes
    3. Choosing a Metering Mode
    4. Choosing a Focus Mode
    5. Selecting a Focus Point
    6. Adjusting White Balance and ISO
      1. Using the Self-Timer
    7. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      1. Cruising Through Index Views
    8. Using the Built-in Flash
    9. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
  5. 2. Canon EOS Rebel T3i Roadmap
    1. Canon EOS Rebel T3i: Front View
    2. The Rebel T3i’s Back Panel
    3. Jumping Around
    4. Going Topside
    5. Underneath Your Rebel T3i
    6. Lens Components
    7. LCD Panel Readouts
    8. Looking Inside the Viewfinder
  6. 3. Shooting and Playback Menu Settings
    1. Anatomy of the Canon EOS T3i’s Menus
    2. Shooting 1, 2, and 3 Menu Options
      1. Quality Settings
      2. Beep
      3. Release Shutter without Card
      4. Image Review
      5. Peripheral Illumination Correction
      6. Red-Eye Reduction
      7. Flash Control
        1. Flash Firing
        2. E-TTL II Metering
        3. Built-in Flash Function Setting
        4. External Flash Function Setting
        5. External Flash Custom Function Setting
        6. Clear External Flash Custom Function Setting
      8. Exposure Compensation/Automatic Exposure Bracketing
      9. Auto Lighting Optimizer
      10. Metering Mode
      11. Custom White Balance
      12. White Balance Shift and Bracketing
        1. White Balance Bracketing
      13. Color Space
      14. Picture Style
        1. Selecting Picture Styles
        2. Defining Picture Styles
        3. Adjusting Styles with the Picture Style Editor
        4. Get More Picture Styles
        5. Dust Delete Data
      15. ISO Auto
      16. Live View Shooting Settings
    3. Playback Menu Options
      1. Protect Images
      2. Rotate
      3. Erase Images
      4. Print Order
      5. Creative Filters
      6. Resize
      7. Histogram
      8. Image Jump with Main Dial
      9. Slide Show
      10. Ctrl over HDMI
  7. 4. Set-up 1, 2, 3, and My Menu Settings
    1. Set-up 1, 2, and 3 Menu Options
      1. Auto Power Off
      2. Auto Rotate
      3. Format
      4. File Numbering
      5. Select Folder
      6. Screen Color
      7. Eye-Fi Settings
      8. LCD Brightness
      9. LCD Off/On Button
      10. Date/Time
      11. Language
      12. Video System
      13. Sensor Cleaning
      14. Feature Guide
      15. Custom Functions I/II/III/IV
        1. C.Fn I-01: Size of Exposure Adjustments
        2. C.Fn I-02: Whether ISO 12800 Is Available or Disabled
        3. C.Fn I-03: Flash Synchronization Speed when Using Aperture-Priority
        4. C.Fn II-04: Reducing Noise Effects at Shutter Speeds of One Second or Longer
        5. C.Fn II-05: Eliminating Noise Caused by Higher ISO Sensitivities
        6. C.Fn II-06: Improving Detail in Highlights
        7. C.Fn III-07: Activation of the Autofocus Assist Lamp
        8. C.Fn III-08: Whether It Is Possible to Lock Up the Viewing Mirror Prior to an Exposure
        9. C.Fn IV-09: What Happens When You Partially Depress the Shutter Release/Press the AE Lock Button
        10. C.Fn IV-10: Using the SET Button as a Function Key
        11. C.Fn IV-11: LCD Display When Power On
      16. Copyright Settings
      17. Clear Settings
      18. Firmware Version
    2. My Menu
    3. Movie Settings
  8. 5. Using the Flash
    1. Using the Built-In Flash
      1. Basic Zone Flash
      2. Creative Zone Flash
      3. Flash Range
      4. Flash Control Menus
        1. Flash Firing
        2. E-TTL II Metering
        3. Built-in Flash Function Setting
        4. Ghost Images
        5. External Flash Function Setting
        6. External Flash Custom Function Setting
        7. Clear External Flash Custom Function Setting
      5. Using FE Lock and Flash Exposure Compensation
    2. Using External Electronic Flash
      1. Speedlite 580EX II
      2. Speedlite 430EX II
      3. Speedlite 320EX
      4. Speedlite 270EX II
    3. Elements of Wireless Flash
      1. Flash Combinations
      2. Controlling Flash Units
      3. Key Wireless Concepts
    4. Wireless Flash Made Easy
      1. Easy Wireless Flash Shooting
  9. 6. Shooting Movies with Live View
    1. Enabling Live View
    2. Focusing in Live View
    3. Live Mode
    4. Live (Face Detection) Mode
    5. Quick Mode
    6. Manual Mode
    7. Shooting Movies
      1. Movie Settings
      2. Capturing Video/Sound
      3. Video Snapshots
      4. Playback and Editing
      5. The Editing Screen
    8. Tips for Shooting Better Video
      1. Use a Shooting Script/Storyboards
      2. Advance a Story
      3. Keep Transitions Basic
      4. Composition
      5. Lighting for Video
  10. 7. Shooting Tips
    1. Default, All Purpose, Sports—Outdoors, Sports—Indoors
    2. Stage Performances, Long Exposure, HDR, Portrait
    3. Studio Flash, Landscape, Macro, Travel, E-Mail