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So got my first DSLR today and am loving it. However, Im already running into problems with the auto shoot function. I want to shoot on manual and have been on some but am confused on one thing.

Does anybody know of or can they run down the dial functions to the left of the auto function on the wheel on the top of the camera?

It has a green outline box wich is auto then to the left there are letters in this order:

CA (with box around it)
P
Tv
Av
M
A-DEP

Could someone run that down to me and how to use it. Google was not much help as I dont really know what im looking for. thanks.

EDIT: Also, How do I get a camera post-bit?
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post #2 of 11
First i say look in the manual, but sice you want qiuck info...

CA is creative auto, guided help kind of on learning how to take a photoin manual.

Av is Aperture Priority, meaning you set the aperture and the camera compensates the shutter speed for your desired aperture.

Tv is Shutter Speed Priority, meaning you set the shutter speed and the camera tries to find an aperture to allow use of that shutter speed.

M is full manual, with you controlling shutter, aperture, ISO, everything.

A-Dep = Idk

I mostly use Av and manual myself.
Edited by Sean Webster - 5/31/11 at 11:51pm
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post #3 of 11
a-dep is auto depth of field

idk how to use that tho :/

http://www.slrphotographyguide.com/c...dep-Adep.shtml

*congratulations on the new camera btw
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EDIT: Also, How do I get a camera post-bit?
What is that? i never heard of it before.
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post #5 of 11
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thanks I posted my first DSLR shot in the rate my photo thread hopefully will get some great tips.

Had another question being that I live in Arizona I have dust alot on things what is the best way to maintain the camera?

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What is that? i never heard of it before.
Its by the folding post-bit at the bottom of our left pane post. I see people with little cameras in there?
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Get a air blaster for the sensor if you get dust on it. Also try to change lenses in places with little dust such as the bathroom...somewhere indoors to reduce the possibiltiy of dust sticking to the sensor. And oh you mean the picture of the camera in the signiture? this is the code for : camera : with no spaces
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Get a air blaster for the sensor if you get dust on it. Also try to change lenses in places with little dust such as the bathroom...somewhere indoors to reduce the possibiltiy of dust sticking to the sensor. And oh you mean the picture of the camera in the signiture? this is the code for : camera : with no spaces
No I mean this:
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I you need ot make a gallery on your profile.
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This is exactly what you are looking for:

http://photo.tutsplus.com/tutorials/...mera-settings/
    
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