07-17-2015 10:07 PM
Hi, I don't know much about cameras, but I have always wanted a nice one like this and a friend of mine told me that the SL1 was good for beginners. It arrived in the mail today and I just started to experiment and play around with it. I don't know if it's something I did by mistake or it's just an issue with the camera, but I realized the Mode Dial is not programmed correctly. To elaborate if I were to spin the dial to the A+ symbol (I'm sorry if that's not what it's called), the camera will go to the sports function. I'm sorry, but I really do no understand this and I would love it if someone could help me. Thanks!
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07-17-2015 10:18 PM - edited 07-18-2015 10:51 AM
07-18-2015 12:16 AM
07-18-2015 02:00 AM
Turn the mode dial to Av.
Turn the dial by the "take picture" button to the LOWEST f/number your lens will do.
Get yourself as close to the subject as possible.
Take the shot.
Put the center red reticle over the closest of the two (2) eyes of yopur subject.
Enjoy the cool blurred background and dthe way the intended subject pops out.
07-18-2015 08:01 AM
This is with all the respect in the world as I am a nice person. If you don't know much about cameras and your camera is brand new then please, please, please read the manual. This will clear up a lot of operational issues you might come across. Now taking stunning pictures is another story. I've read my manual front to back and still take mostly crappy pictures LoL.
If the manual is still vague then this is the place to get answers. I know some sections in my manual I have to read twice before it makes sence. The good people here do explain things a lot better.
07-22-2015 05:03 PM
Hi! I did read the manual from front to back, but I was still a bit confused. I get the premise of how to use my camera now just not what everything means, but oh well I'll work on that. Thanks though!