Canon DSLR Tips 10-14
10 Adobe RGB
Buried in your menu is an option called Color Space. This comes preset to sRGB, but you will record a wider range of colours if you set it to the alternative Adobe RGB setting. This gives better printing results (find out the answers to some of the other questions you may have had about how to print photos).
Before you go out shooting for the day, delete any pictures on the card you’ve already downloaded to your computer. It’s easier to erase them all in one go, rather than one at a time. Use the Delete All command, or the Format menu option. Delete All simply removes all the pictures (except those locked using the Protect facility). Format has the advantage of deleting all data on the card – including all pictures – whether protected or not.
12 Keep quiet
Sick of the focusing confirmation sound? The Beep option in the Menu is on by default; turn it off to avoid scaring wildlife!
13 Back to default
If you get carried away with these tweaks and want to go back to your SLR’s ‘factory fresh’ settings, use the Clear All Camera Settings option in the menu. The camera will be set back to the way it left the factory. You can then start to customise it all over again!
14 Make sure you are saving your shots
Set the ‘Shoot W/O Card’ option to Off. The On option is good for demonstrating the EOS in the shop, but is a liability once you’ve bought the camera, because it allows you to take pictures without a memory card.
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