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Canon Sl2 Video with Bokeh

Pardon the newbie question but is there a way to set the aperture setting when filming video using a Canon Sl2?  I have my camera set on Av when I switch to video but I don't see a w ay to control the aperture.  What am I missiing? Thx!!

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Re: Canon Sl2 Video with Bokeh

You should be able to change the aperture in Av mode using the main dial just behind your shutter button 

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Re: Canon Sl2 Video with Bokeh

Thx - That was the first thing I tried but nothing happens. The aperture stays the same.  The only way I could figure out to control the aperture in video mode was to set the dial to M.

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Re: Canon Sl2 Video with Bokeh

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That is normal for the SL2 and most other Canon “consumer” cameras. Only Manual mode gives you full control over Aperture while shooting Video.The other modes are all Auto.

 

More advanced camera’s like the 5D Mk IV allow Av mode aperture selection in Video mode.

Mike Sowsun
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Re: Canon Sl2 Video with Bokeh

Thanks Mike for the clarification - much appreciated. 

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Re: Canon Sl2 Video with Bokeh

If you have too much light, you might need a neutral density filter.

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