Canon 7D: tips for using your EOS camera
Are you a Canon 7D user?
So you think you know how to use your Canon DSLR? Like many of us, you may have an EOS camera but tend to use only a handful of its features.
In our ongoing review of some of the more popular current and ‘out of date’ Canon cameras, we want to help you better harness your camera’s creative potential.
Call them camera tips, or call it a user’s guide to your favourite Canon DSLR. The advice below comes from experts who have used the Canon 7D and know this DSLR inside and out.
If you have your own Canon 7D tips you’d like to share, post them in the comments below – or send them firstname.lastname@example.org. What we want to build is an ever-growing user’s guide of Canon 7D tips that come not from a press release or a lab test, but from the photographers who shoot with this DSLR.
We want to inspire you to twist the mode dial and move beyond your favourite settings and functions and get more out of your Canon 7D starting today! So without further ado…
Canon 7D: tips for using your Canon DSLR
Canon 7D Tip 1: Forced AF-assist
If you’re shooting in low light using one of the P, Av, Tv, M modes and autofocus is struggling, manually pop up the built-in flash to use it as an AF-assist lamp.
Canon 7D Tip 2: One-touch focus
To quickly switch from One Shot autofocus to AI Servo without taking your eye from the viewfinder, assign this function to the Depth- of-field preview button using Custom Function IV: 1
Canon 7D Tip 3: Camera user setting
Use this feature (found in the third yellow setup menu) to create customised camera setups for different shooting situations. These can be instantly retrieved by switching to C1, C2 and C3 on the mode dial.
Canon 7D Tip 4: Wireless flash
Using your 7D’s built-in Speedlite Transmitter, you can fire and control wireless flashguns remotely. You can use the built-in flash at the same time, but it won’t have as much power as when it’s fired alone.
Canon 7D Tip 5: AF area selection
If you’re not keen on pressing the M-Fn button to change the focus area selection mode, use the Quick Control Screen. Area selection mode is on the left of the grid.
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Source: Digital Camera World
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