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New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-18-2017

F stop adjustment in 80d

Hi everyone, I'm new to the forum and the eos line. Previously had the rebel xsi so the 80d is quite a step up and one that's a stretch.

The question as I learn the camera is about setting f stop and if the following is expected and if it is why can't I find a reference anywhere.

Press and hold the AE button (*) and turn the top dial while in M mode and the f stop adjusts. I find this personally more convenient than using the back dial to set f stop. Has anyone else done this and is it expected or am I using a function not meant for its purpose which for some reason yeilds favorable results?
Respected Contributor
Posts: 1,921
Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: F stop adjustment in 80d

Lucky accident. It *has* to work that way on most rebels since they don't have a QCD on the back.

New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-18-2017

Re: F stop adjustment in 80d

thanks, so then if it "has" to why don't they talk about it or better yet not available on any single search I've attempted?  I even called them directly and went to BH Canon booth and they're all clueless.  Just find it odd that in my opinion is such a nice option

Respected Contributor
Posts: 1,921
Registered: ‎02-17-2016

Re: F stop adjustment in 80d

You didn't read my post. *Rebels* have to do it that way, since they do not have the QCD. Your 80D is not a Rebel. I think it is an unintended feature since the 80D has a QCD.

New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-18-2017

Re: F stop adjustment in 80d

Yup sorry I missed that first time around. Guess we learned something new Smiley Happy
Esteemed Contributor
Posts: 3,641
Registered: ‎06-25-2014

Re: F stop adjustment in 80d

Are you listening, Canon?

 

Not only does page 196 of the February 2017 edition of the 80D Instruction Manual not mention that alternative way of setting the aperture; I believe that what it does say is erroneous. It implies that the "Lock" switch applies to the main dial as well as to the QCD, which I'm pretty sure is not true.

Bob
Boston, Massachusetts USA
New Contributor
Posts: 4
Registered: ‎05-18-2017

Re: F stop adjustment in 80d

not sure if this was in fact sarcasm but yes Canon listen anyway.
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Frequent Contributor
Posts: 39
Registered: ‎08-01-2015

Re: F stop adjustment in 80d

I guess I thought they all worked like this. My 6D does.

 

The QCD is easier and quicker but it will change aperture by using the AE lock and wheel method.

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