Modern Classic SLRs Series :
Canon T90 - Camera Instruction Manual

Part XV

Other Shooting/ Exposure Compensation


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Self-timer Photography
 


The self-timer allows you a time-lag of either 2 or 10 sees. Use the 10 sec self-timer when you want to be in the picture too' end use the 2 sec timer as an alternative to a cable release for the softest possible shutter release in close-up photography.

1 ) Open the palm wing and set the film winding
mode/self-timer selector to " ~ "

2) Press and release the self-timer button (also serves as the film winding mode button) to set either 2 or 10 sees. on the display panel.

3) Focus the subject and compose the picture.

4) Make sure the exposure is correct by checking the viewfinder information, then press the shutter button. The self-timer operation indicator will start blinking and the frame counter will display the countdown of seconds until shutter release.
5) The shutter will be released automatically 10 sees after the shutter button is pressed. 2 sees before shutter release, the self-timer operation indicator will begin blinking at a faster rate.

* When the 2 sec timer is set, the self-timer operation indicator begins blinking at a faster rate.

If your eye will not be at the viewfinder the moment you press the shutter button, close the eyepiece shutter bv oushinq the eveDiece shutter lever to avoid stray light from entering.

Do not stand in front of the lens when you press the shutter button or exposure may be incorrect.

If you have started the self-timer but wish to cancel it before shutter release, press the battery check button inside the palm wing or move the film winding mode/self-timer selector off the " @ " position.


Exposure Compensation
 


It is necessary to correct exposure in the cases for example, when you want high-key (intentionally overexposed) or low-key (Intentionally underexposed) shots, and when you take a backlit subject with center-weighted average metering. With the T90, exposure compensation is possible in the following two ways:

1) the exposure compensation index
2) H/S control in the spot metering

< Exposure Compensation Index >
1) Press the exposure compensation button.The exposure compensation index will then appear on the display panel instead of the film transport bars. 2) While pressing the exposure compensation button, turn the electronic input dial to move the " ~ " dot under " [1] " to the desired point on the exposure compensation index.

" [1] " indicates that no exposure compen-
sation is made.

It is possible to make the exposure compensation in increments as small as 1/3 f/stop.

The whole numbers are for increasing exposure while the fractions are for reducing exposure The numbers of "2" and "1/2" are equivalent to one f/stop (or one step of the shutter speed). while "4" and "1/4" are equivalent to two f/stops (or two steps of the shutter speed). The intermediate settings indi-
cate increments of 1/3f/stop.

When it is difficult to determine exactly how much correction to make, bracket the exposure by changing the position of the "~" dot.
3) Remove your finger from the exposure compensation button. The film transport bars will appear on the display panel again, and " w " dot will blink at the position where you have moved it for exposure compensation. At the bottom of the viewfinder, "+/ - " mark will be displayed to warn you that the camera is in the exposure compensation status.

4) To cancel the exposure compensation, move the " ~ " dot back to "[1]" position, in the same as above.

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