Library on Canon T60
1. Automatic Exposure Operation
This camera is equipped with an ''Aperture-priority AE" automatic exposure mode. In this mode, all you have to do is set the desired aperture and the camera automatically sets the shutter speed according the brightness of the scene to achieve a correct exposure.
1. Set the selector dial to "A".
2. Turn the aperture ring to set the desired aperture.
WARNING: DO NOT set the aperture ring to the "A" position. If set to this position, the aperture value will be set to the minimum aperture of the lens.
3. Advance the film. NOTE: If the film advance lever does not move, the film has already been advanced and you can proceed to the next step.
4. Look into the viewfinder and focus the subject.
5. Press the shutter button halfway and check the viewfinder information display to confirm the exposure.
6. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.
Confirming the exposure
The exposure will be correct if the "AUTO'' LED is lit and one of the LEDs between ''1000" and "LT" lights up.
Bottom Left pix: Note: Camera shake is likely to occur if the shutter speed is slower than a speed equivalent to "l /lens focal length" sec. If the camera sets a shutter speed slower than this value, either use a tripod or change to a larger aperture so that a faster shutter speed is set. (For example, using a 100 mm lens, camera shake is likely at shutter speeds slower than 1 /100 sec. Accordingly, make sure the shutter speed is set to 1/125 sec or faster or use a tripod.)
Middle pix: If the "LT" LED lights, a slow shutter speed in the range of 2 to 8 seconds is set.
Far Right pix: If the "OVER" LED lights, change to a smaller aperture (set to a larger number on the aperture ring) until the "OVER" LED goes out.
2. Removing the Film
The film advance lever locks at the end of the film. When this occurs, the number of completed exposures indicated on the frame counter should equal or slightly exceed the number of exposures listed on the film package. Rewind and remove the film as follows.
Press the rewind button.
Note: The rewind button locks in place after it is pressed in.
Lift the rewind crank and turn it clockwise to rewind the film. When the tension of the rewind crank loosens suddenly, rewinding is completed. Stop turning the rewind crank.
Pull the rewind crank knob up to open the back cover and remove the film. Avoid direct sunlight when knob film. Unload film indoors or in a shaded area.
3. Manual Exposure Operation
In manual exposure mode, you can freely set both the shutter speed and the aperture while confirming the exposure in the viewfinder.
1. Set the selector dial to one of the shutter speed settings (1000-1).
2. Turn the aperture ring to set the desired aperture.
3. Look into the viewfinder and focus the subject.
4. Press the shutter button halfway and check the viewfinder information display to confirm the exposure. Readjust the shutter speed and/or aperture settings if necessary.
5. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.
Confirming the exposure
1. The exposure will be correct if "M" and the shutter speed set on the selector dial are lit. No other LEDs should be blinking.
2. If an LED is blinking, the current shutter speed/aperture setting combination will result in an incorrect exposure. Re-adjust the settings to obtain a correct exposure as described on the next section.
Overexposure will occur if an LED higher than the set shutter speed is blinking or if the "OVER" LED is blinking. In this situation, two methods are available to obtain a correct exposure:
1. Close down the aperture (turn the aperture ring to a larger number) until the LED remains steadily lit.
2. Turn the selector dial to a faster shutter speed setting until the LED remains steadily lit.
Underexposure will occur if an LED lower than the set shutter speed is blinking. Use one of the following two methods to obtain a correct exposure
1. Open up the aperture (turn the aperture ring to a smaller number) until the LED remains steadily lit. 2. Turn the selector dial to a slower shutter speed setting until the LED remains steadily lit.
4. Self-timer Function
The T60 is equipped with a self-timer function which enables you to include yourself in the picture. When using the self-timer function, attach the camera securely to a tripod
Make sure the film has been advanced before setting this function.
1. Compose and focus the picture. Confirm the exposure.
2. Press the self-timer button while looking through the viewfinder.
When the self-timer button is pressed, it starts blinking and the shutter releases after approx. 10 seconds. Two seconds before the shutter releases, it blinks rapidly.
Do not remove your eye from the viewfinder eyepiece before pressing the self-timer button. Stray light entering the eyepiece might cause the light meter to set an incorrect exposure.
There is no viewfinder information display when using the self-timer.
Cancel the self-timer before shutter release by pressing the shutter button halfway or by setting the selector dial to "L''.
5. Bulb (Long Exposure) Shooting
In Bulb mode, the shutter remains open for as long as the shutter button is pressed. This enables you to take pictures which require long exposures such as night scenes and fireworks displays. Caution: When using Bulb mode, mount the camera securely on a tripod and use a cable release to trip the shutter.
Set the selector dial to ''B''.
Set the desired aperture.
Compose the picture and focus the subject.
Press the shutter button completely and hold it down for the desired length of time. If the shutter button is pressed halfway, "M'' and ''B" light in the
The self-timer function cannot be combined with Bulb mode.
Not all low light pictures require to set the shutter speed at Bulb mode. You may combine fast speed film with a moderately slow shutter speed/fast lens to capture such a beautiful picture on the stage with just available light without the need to use flash which would otherwise spoilt the atmosphere of live concert.
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