Modern Classic SLRs Series :
Canon T90 - Camera Instruction Manual

Part XI

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Basic Operation

Shooting with the Lens Set on "A" Mark.


Focusing  

1) While looking into the viewfinder, turn the focusing ring until the main subject is sharp. 2) The subject is in focus when the upper and lower halves of the central split rangefinder merge to become one unbroken image.


New split rangefinder
This divides the subject in half horizontally. The subject is in focus when the two halves merge to become one unbroken image.

Microprism rangefinder
This breaks the subject into tiny fragments, causing a shimmering effect when out of focus. The subject is in focus when the image in the microprism ring is clear and not shimmering.
Laser-matte screen
This screen can be used on all surfaces. The subject is in focus when the image is not fuzzy.








The T90's focusing screen can be changed according to the subject you are shooting and the lens in use.


Shooting  


1 ) Gently press the shutter button halfway down to check the exposure. Exposure will be correct unless the aperture value and/or the shutter speed blink in the viewfinder.

2) Compose the picture and gently press the shutter button all the way to take the picture. The film will be automatically advanced to the next frame.

If the correct exposure is not possible, the aperture value and/or the shutter speed will blink in the viewfinder to warn you of incorrect exposure

Please see p. 1 1 1 on the exposure warning displays and how to correct each case.
3) Slide the main switch to "L" to turn off the camera when shooting is finished.

Press the shutter button GENTLY for the least camera shake.

When shooting continuously, the viewfinder information will not be displayed. Your picture, however, will be correctly exposed since exposure will not be affected.

The film will be automatically advanced to the next frame after exposure and the frame counter on the display panel also indicates the next frame to be exposed.


< Viewfinder Information Examples >



< Exposure Preview Button >
When you only want to check the exposure, press the exposure preview button instead of the shutter button. When the exposure preview button is pressed, the viewfinder information is turned on just as when the shitter button is pressed halfway.

° The exposure preview button is positioned so that you can press it while turning the electronic input dial.



< Remaining Frame Counter >

You can check how many frames remain any time, even during shooting, as displayed on the right of the viewfinder.

 


1. When using a film with DX code

The remaining frames are displayed on the right of the viewfinder by the "<" mark, "F" (Film) and the figure.

° The figure display appears only when the remaining frames has become less than 9.
When the T90 is used in the spot metering mode, the stopped-down (fixed index) metering mode or the FE lock mode together with the Speedlite 300TL, "<" mark is not displayed. (Om;y "F" and the figures from 1 to 9 are displayed.)
2. When using a film wihtout DX code

The display is only "F".



< Viewfinder Display Selector >

The entire viewfinder information can be turned ON.

The entire viewfinder information can be turned OFF.

The display panel and the viewfinder information on the right are illuminated when the shutter button is pressed halfway.

All the viewfinder information (both the right and the bottom of the viewfinder) can be turned off to save battery consumption. The whole display panel and the viewfinder information on the right can be illuminated to make shooting in the dark easier. Use the viewfinder display selector inside the palm wing.



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