Canon EOS7DBODY User Manual (en)

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In this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture as desired. To 
determine the exposure, refer to the exposure level indicator in the 
viewfinder or use a commercially-available handheld exposure meter. 
This method is called manual exposure.
* <a> stands for Manual.
1
Set the Mode Dial to <a>.
2
Set the shutter speed and 
aperture.
 
To set the shutter speed, turn the 
<6> dial.
 
To set the aperture, set the Quick 
Control Dial switch to <J>, and turn 
the <5> dial.
3
Focus the subject.
 
Press the shutter button halfway.
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The exposure setting will be 
displayed in the viewfinder and on the 
LCD panel.
 
The exposure level mark <s> lets you 
see how far you are from the 
standard exposure level.
4
Set the exposure.
 
Check the exposure level and set the 
desired shutter speed and aperture.
5
Take the picture.
a
: Manual Exposure
Exposure level mark
Standard exposure index
If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.75) is set to anything other than 
[Disable], the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set.
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