settings-help? what to look at

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  1. Kathleen

    Kathleen TPF Noob!

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    I'm rather new so I hope this doesn't come across sounding dumb. I'm confused as to what number to look at when looking through the viewfinder. I understand what the settings do, ie: tv we control shutter speed, av we control aperture (I even understand the larger the number the smaller the opening), A-Dep camera evaluates all points...but I don't know what number to look at in the viewfinder when using these modes???? Is it the number to the left or the to the right that I'm setting/changing? They both change so that confuses me.
    Canon Rebel XT
     
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    If you are in shutter or aperture priority, then changing one will cause the camera to change the other because it's trying to keep the proper exposure. That's good, that means your camera is working :p

    Put it in manual for a second and see which wheel changes what.
     
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  4. Kathleen

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    Thanks Mike! I've printed it and it has already found a place in my backpack! :)
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    That was a very helpful post from Mike as usual but you know all of that stuff is in your instruction manual in detail.
     

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