So you’ve just bought your first DSLR… now what?

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So you’ve just bought your first DSLR / CSC... now what?


We recommend setting your camera to its Evaluative, Matrix or Mulit-zone/segment metering as this is a good general-purpose mode that will suggest sensible exposure settings in most conditions.


The lens on your camera can be focused automatically by the camera’s autofocus (AF) system or manually by rotating the lens’s focus ring with your hand.

In automatic focus mode the camera will try to focus on whatever is under the selected AF point.

We recommend setting your camera to Single AF mode so the camera focuses the lens for you once the shutter release button is half-pressed.

Auto AF mode is also useful as the camera will switch to continuous AF mode if it detects the subject is moving.


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