Modern Classic SLRs Series :
Canon T90 - Camera Instruction Manual

Part VIII

File Size: HTML (28k) Loading....

Basic Operation

Shooting with the Lens Set on "A" Mark.


Setting the Shooting Mode  

<Shooting Modes of the T90>
The Canon T90 has various shooting modes to meet your needs and what you want your picture to portray. The following is an explanation of the shooting modes in which the FD lens must be set to the "A" mark. (AE photography is possible only with FD lenses.)


1. Shutter-priority AE (with safety shift function)
You set the shutter speed and the camera automatically chooses the correct aperture for the lighting conditions. This mode is useful for taking pictures of moving subjects and for normal snap shots. By controlling the shutter speed, you can also control the subject's movement. Faster shutter speeds freeze subject motion while slower shutter speeds can provide artistic blur effects.

<Shutter-priority safety shift function (ON/OFF possible)>
If the selected shutter speed is too slow or too fast for the light conditions, the T90 automatically switches the shutter speed to a higher or a lower one to avoid under- or overexposure.

Shuttle-priority AE with safety shift function (when the shuttle speed is set to 1/125 sec and the FD50mm f/1.4 lens is used)

2. Aperture-priority AE (with safety shift function)
You set the aperture and the camera automatically chooses the correct shutter speed for the lighting conditions. This mode is useful for potraits, landscapes and still life photography in which depth of field, i.e. the range of in-focus images is an important factor.

<Aperture-priority safety shift function (ON/OFF possible)>
If the selected aperture is too large or too small for the lighting conditions, the T90 automatically switches the aperture to a smaller or larger one to avoid incorrect exposure.

Aperture-priority AE with safety shift function ( when the aperture is set to f/5.6 and the FD 50mm f/1.4 lens is used)


3. Standard program AE (Program)
Both the shutter speed and the aperture are automatically set according to the brightness of the subject and a programmed shutter speed/aperture combination. The standard program AE is the most popular programmed AE because it emphasizes neither the shutter speed nor the aperture size. The program AE mode is convenient for those who are taking pictures with an SLR for the first time, those who do not like to worry about complicated operation, those who would simply like to concentrate on picture composition, or daily snap shots.

*click to enlarge

4. Variable-shift program AE
This is also the program AE mode as mentioned above, but there are 7 types of programmed characteristics in-this mode. Choose any one of them according to your shooting objectives and the focal length of your lens.

*click to enlarge

1. Standard program AE (P)

This has all same programmed characteristics as No.3, but is displayed in "P" on the display panel while "PROGRAM" is displayed on No. 3. This mode is basically oriented toward the tele programs and the wide programs when using the electronic input dial.

2. Tele Program AE (TELE 1 - TELE 3)

Tele program's shutter speed/aperture combination is programmed so that the camera chooses the fastest possible shutter speed. It is effective for emphasizing the main subject by making the depth-in-field shallower. It is also well suited to stopping action in, for example, sports photography. When using a telephoto lens, a small amount of blur due to camera shake, becomes accentuated because of its long focal length. This program's fast shutter speeds reduce the risk of blur.

3. Wide Program AE ( WIDE 1 - WIDE 3)

The wide program chooses the smallest possible aperture, thus allowing a deep depth-in-field. It is suitable for bringing not only the main subject but also the background and foreground into sharp focus and so is appropriate for landscapes or large group shots.


WIDE P-3

STANDARD

TELE P-3

There are four other shooting modes, though the FD lens must be removed from the "A" mark.

<Setting Each Mode>
To select a mode, while pressing the shooting mode selector, turn the electronic input dial until the desired shooting mode appears on the display panel. (The display moves in the following cycle.)

 

 


1. Setting the shutter-priority AE

1) While pressing the shooting mode selector, turn the electronic input dial until the "Tv" indicating the shutter-priority AE appears on the display panel.
2) Remove your finger from the shooting mode selector. At this point, the initial shutter speed setting is always 125. (1/125 sec.)
3) Turn the electronic input dial until the desired shutter speed is displayed on the display panel.


Shutter speed display

4000 3000 2000 1500 1000 750 500 350 250
180 125 90 60 45 30 20 15 10 8 6 4 3 2
0"7 1" 1"5 2" 3" 4" 6" 8" 10" 15" 20" 30"

Note:The shutter speed is automatically set to 1/125 sec when switching to the shutter-priority AE mode from other modes.

2. Setting the aperture-priority AE

1) While pressing the shooting mode selector, turn the electronic input dial until the "Av" indicating the aperture-priority AE appears on the display panel.
2) Remove your finger from the shooting mode selector. At this point, the initial aperture setting is always 5.6 (f/5.6)
3) Turn the electronic input dial until the desired aperture value is displayed on the display panel.

Aperture Value display

1.2 1.4 1.8 2.0 2.5 2.8 3.5 4 4.5 5.6 6.7 8 9.5
11 13 16 19 22 27 32

Notes:
The aperture is automatically set to f/5.6 when switching to the aperture-priority AE mode from other modes.
Be sure that the aperture value set on the display panel is between the maximum and minimum aperture of your lens. Otherwise exposure will be incorrect. (e.g. when using the FD 50mm f/1.4 lens, set the aperture between f/1.4 and f/22.)


<Setting the Safety Shift Function>

1) Set the T90 to the shutter-priority AE (Tv) or the aperture-priority AE (Av).
2) Press both the film speed button and the exposure corr,pensation button at the same time for approx. 1 sec.
3) The " SS " mark indicating the safety shift will then appear on the display panel and the safety shift function will be activated.
4) To clear the safety shift function, press both the film speed button and the exposure compensation button again until the " SS " disappears.

Notes:
Setting the safety shift function is possible in any mode, but is effective only in the shutter-priority AE and the aperture-priority AE modes.

3. Setting the standard program AE

1) While pressing the shooting mode selector, turn the electronic input dial until "Program" appears on the display panel.
2) Remove your finger from the shooting mode selector.


4. Setting the variable-shift program

1) While pressing the shooting mode selector, turn the electronic input dial until "P" indicating the variable-shift program AE appears on the display panel.
2) Remove your finger from the shooting mode selector.
3) Turn the electronic input dial until the desired program AE (any one of seven modes ) is displayed on the display panel.

   


|
Previous | Next | (8/25)

| Back | Index Page of Instruction Manual

| Back | Index Page of Canon T-90
| Back | Main Index Page of Canon SLR Models

| Message Board | for your Canon T90 SLR camera
| Message Board | for your Canon optics in a shared environment
| Message Board | Specifically for Dispose or Looking for Canon Photographic Equipment

Lenses: FL | Canon FDn lenses. | Early versions of FD lenses

t90logo.gif


Search.gif


MIR Logo
 

Home - Photography in Malaysia

Copyright © 2000. leofoo ®. MIR Web Development Team.

Credit: EeWyn, my nephew, who has spent quite a number of nights preparing the manual in HTML format. Mr Richard Yeow, General Manager -Optical Division of Canon Marketing for granting permission to reproduce this manual in this site. my staffs Miss Wati and Mirza for helping the basic setup work. We had some good times together... except no KFC and Pizza for dinners.