Aperture Setting in Manual Mode?

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  1. beaminge36

    beaminge36 TPF Noob!

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    Hey, there is probably a simple answer to this but is there a way to set the aperture when shooting in manual? I have a canon rebel xt and it seems to always keep it wide open when on M. Can anyone clear this up for me? Thanks

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    Dao No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Hold the AV button and turn the dial to change the Aperture.
     
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    beaminge36 TPF Noob!

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    gotcha, haha. I knew it had to be something simple. Thanks

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    RTM (Read The Manual) ;)
     
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    Here is a similar question I just posted:

    "I've had my Canon G10 for many years, using it as a point and shoot. Recently I've decided to start getting acquainted with the potential the camera has (and why I originally bought it). In Av mode or Tv mode I can easily change the corresponding setting by simply turning the dial. When I am in Av mode, the aperture setting changes, and when in Tv mode the same dial on the left front changes the shutter speed. But when I use Manual, I can only seem to change the shutter speed with that mode. I can't figure out how to change the aperture setting in M mode. My manual has a lot of detailed advice on which settings to use, how to compose with them, etc., but doesn't say WHERE they are located, or HOW I change them on my camera. If anyone can help me – a relative newbie – I'd sure appreciate it."


    Manual has been no help in telling me where the button/dial actually IS on my camera. If I am in M mode, on MY Canon G10, I can change the shutter speed but not the
    aperture. If I move the dial to AV of course I am in Av mode. Which is not where I want to be. I do not understand "hold the AV button" while in M mode. Maybe my camera is different. help?
     
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    Josh66 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Kind of odd to bring back a thread that hasn't seen a reply in nearly 5 years to ask a question, that as you said, you already asked in another thread...

    Does the manual not have a diagram of the front and back of the camera (probably somewhere near the front of the manual) with numbers connected to leaders saying what all of the buttons are?

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    The "Av" button says "Av" right above it and has a "+/-" icon as well.
     
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