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Lesson 30 from: Canon Rebel T6s/T6i Fast Start

John Greengo

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30. Set-up 3 Menu

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Set-up 3 Menu

The color of this menu screen that you work with, you can adjust. How that works. And there's all different colors, depending on what color you like to work with. I prefer the very standard colors. But if you like something different and you want to have a different look to your camera, you can most certainly do that. The feature guide. Okay, so as you go through the quick man, you, you might have seen this pop up earlier when I was trying to make some settings in my camera and as an experienced user, these things drive me nuts there help windows, but they block out the information that I want to look at. So when you first have your camera, this might be nice to turn on just to have a little bit of helpful tips about what does this do? Um, what does that d'oh? The problem is, is that once you know what they do, you don't need this help guy coming up asking you every time what you want to do for anyone who remembers the old days of microsoft, they had a paperclip that popped up, tried t...

o help you out about what you're doing, and it was more hassle than it was worth once you got to know what you were doing. And so for the more advanced users, I think you're just gonna want to disable this most of the time. Touch control. Do you want to be able to use the touch screen on the back of the camera? I think a lot of people like this as an option. I'm not a big fan of touch screens, but I do find him handy from time to time. So I have no problem leaving this enabled. The battery and phil will give you nice detailed information as to how much battery life you have left there's some other simplistic icons that you will see in various other places on the camera but there's where you can turn it on and specifically look at it sensor cleaning normally the camera is going to clean the sensor every time it's turned on and every time it's turned off if you wanted to go in and say do it right now you could go to this menu setting but you could simply just turn the camera on and off as well that would be another way of doing it 00:02:01.02 --> 00:02:03. but if you could also have the option of cleaning 00:02:03.18 --> 00:02:05. manually now this is something that I hope you don't 00:02:05.24 --> 00:02:08. need to dio and most people don't feel real comfortable 00:02:08.4 --> 00:02:10. doing but there are some people that dio and here's 00:02:10.94 --> 00:02:13. how you do it right first off you need one of these 00:02:13.63 --> 00:02:16. air blowers and these air not compressed air this 00:02:16.09 --> 00:02:19. is not the can of air this is a hand blower you squeezed 00:02:19.7 --> 00:02:22. the air it doesn't have any propellants into it you 00:02:22.12 --> 00:02:25. would clean the sensor you put the sensor in its manual 00:02:25.45 --> 00:02:27. cleaning mode which is right here on the menu system 00:02:28.02 --> 00:02:30. you would then hold the camera upside down clean the 00:02:30.55 --> 00:02:34. sensor then if it is still dirty the second step on 00:02:34.78 --> 00:02:37. this is a swab and liquid. You put a couple of drops 00:02:37.83 --> 00:02:41. of alcohol on this very special swab, which is designed 00:02:41.83 --> 00:02:45. not to leave lint behind. And you khun, swipe across 00:02:45.14 --> 00:02:47. the sense or cleaning off any sort of dust or debris 00:02:48.0 --> 00:02:49. that might be on that sensor. 00:02:53.66 --> 00:02:56. Info button display options so the info button that 00:02:56.86 --> 00:02:59. I've been hitting to show you what the cameras doing 00:02:59.9 --> 00:03:03. is something that you can choose to see or not see 00:03:03.68 --> 00:03:07. so for instance in the t c t six s we have the option 00:03:07.41 --> 00:03:10. of being able to see the levels in here that you can't 00:03:10.26 --> 00:03:13. see in the t six I and so there are a few additional 00:03:13.12 --> 00:03:16. viewfinder screens and I occasionally like the level 00:03:16.16 --> 00:03:18. when I'm on a tripod and I'm trying to get it very 00:03:18.67 --> 00:03:21. straight across the camera settings air really nice 00:03:21.66 --> 00:03:23. when I'm working with people and their cameras so 00:03:23.86 --> 00:03:26. I can show them here is your shutter speed here is 00:03:26.36 --> 00:03:28. your aperture hears what you're light meter says here 00:03:28.66 --> 00:03:31. is where all your critical settings are and so I think 00:03:31.34 --> 00:03:33. having all of these checked is really nice because 00:03:33.93 --> 00:03:36. they're not all displayed at the same time they are 00:03:37.02 --> 00:03:40. options for you as you press the info button so I'll 00:03:40.62 --> 00:03:44. show you on my camera little display here so the info 00:03:44.0 --> 00:03:47. button is normally off this is how I would shoot pictures 00:03:47.41 --> 00:03:49. I take a picture it shows it to me on the back of 00:03:49.78 --> 00:03:53. the camera turns off I'm shooting pictures more but 00:03:53.39 --> 00:03:56. if I hit it once it's going to show me basic set up 00:03:56.19 --> 00:03:56. of the camera 00:03:58.48 --> 00:04:01. show me my horizon line I'm on a tripod so I'll try 00:04:01.33 --> 00:04:03. to level this out right there and then info button gives me, my basic shooting parameters so I can see very quickly what shutter speed. I'm at. Let's. Go to a manual mode where I can actually make some changes with my shutter speed. My aperture, my s o very quick, simple settings. Very nice. If you're working on a tripod and your cameras up higher, where you have the camera using the flip out screen, and you're in an unusual position. It's a great place to see all this information, and when you don't need it, you can turn it off just like that. So cycle through the information by pressing the infobahn. All right, next up. Video system. This is mostly determined by where you live here in the united states. In north america, we used the ntsc system over in europe. In most of the countries, they're going to be using a pal system. It's going to probably be a little bit dependent on where you get your camera. Chances are, if you are in some far flung country, from where we're recording this it's going to come, set to the right standard for the type of tv's that you use there.

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Jen Hubbenator

Feeling pretty good about my T6s purchase! John's teaching style was fabulous, and I am left feeling pretty confident and a lot less overwhelmed!

rodrigo andrade

Great Class! John Greengo is an amazing teacher. I have a t6i for like 6 months and this class helped me a lot. Totally worth the money!

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As a student of John's for the past 2 years with the Fundamentals of Photography, the Nikon D3300 and D5500, I recently traded my Nikon D3300 for the Canon EOS Rebel T6i. As always, the training was superb, easy to understand, and I feel better in being able to use a digital camera. The reason for the switch in manufacturers was because of the ease of use of the Canon. I look forward to referring back to the lessons if I need a refresher course. Thank you, John. Your teaching is starting to click, finally.

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