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How to set up your Canon EOS 2000D or Rebel T7 DSLR camera

Canon 2000D / T7 Configuration


The first thing to do is to fully charge the battery. Everyone wants to put the battery in and take pictures right away, but you need to fully charge the battery first. By fully charging and then draining the battery as you use it, extend the battery life. It only takes three or four hours. Then put the battery in the camera at the bottom of the camera. If you look at the battery, you will see that there are electrical connectors on one end and there is a Canon logo on the battery, so to place the battery correctly you have the connectors facing the camera and the logo facing you and it will. enters. Like most modern batteries, it will only work one way, so if it doesn’t go in very easily, you’ve likely taken it backwards. When it comes in it will click the clip at the bottom that keeps the battery in and when you want to take the battery out, just undo the clip and it bounces.

Memory card

The second thing to do is put in your memory card. Most professionals tend to use SanDisk memory cards because they offer a lifetime warranty on the card. However, it is worth bearing in mind that they will not replace the contents of the card. So if you have a 16 gigabyte card and you have 10 gigabytes of information videos and still images and then it gets corrupted, they will just replace the card. It really is essential to have a place where you can permanently and securely store these photos and videos and that usually means an external hard drive. Like the battery, the card is electrically conductive and has the logo on the front and if you put it this way so that the logo is facing towards you and goes into the little slot above the battery, you can slide it in.

Lens placement

The next thing to do is put on the lens. The Canon 2000D or Rebel T7 is an APS-C camera, which means it is a crop frame camera. There are two types of 35mm DSLR cameras: full frame or cropped frame. The Canon EOS 2000D is a crop frame camera, which means the sensor is slightly smaller and cheaper, as are the lenses. However, you can still take professional-quality photos and videos. This camera supports EF-S or EF lenses, but the recommended lens group for the Canon Rebel T7 is the EF-S lens group. When changing your lens, try to keep the camera tilted so that dust and dirt don’t fall on it. This is because the sensor inside the camera is very sensitive and if dust and dirt accumulates, it will damage the sensor and affect your images and videos. It is also incredibly difficult to clean. So when you change lenses, try to do it quickly. On the side of the lens you will see a white square and if you look at the mounting ring on the Canon T7 you will see a white dot. You just need to wed them together and turn the lens clockwise until you hear them click together. Once it’s clicked, it means that it is fixed on the camera and because it is an EF-S lens it can now communicate with the camera and thus will help with autofocus and automatic exposure.

The menus

When you want to access the camera menus, it is very important to make sure you are in manual mode and the reason is that when you press the menu button, all the menu tabs go to the top. If you were in a different semi-automatic or fully automatic option, when you press the menu options, you won’t see all the tabs at the top. When you turn on the camera for the first time, the screen will ask you to set the date, time zone, and language. The date and time information will be added to the metadata for each image you take. You can change these details by using the cross keys and pressing set. Once you’ve set the time and date, you can set the date format in either the UK version or the US version. Once you’ve chosen the one you want, press that again and then move on. to daylight saving time and move to the time zone and region once everything is correct, just hit OK. If you want to come back at any time to change the time, date or language, you will find them in the CONFIGURATION TAB 2.

Format your memory card

If you have a new card or a card that you have taken from a previous camera, it is very important to format it so that the card and the camera work together. The way to do it is by pressing the menu button and then go to CONFIGURATION TB 1 and here you can see the option to format the card. The important thing to remember here is that when you format the card, you will lose everything, even the images and videos that you have protected will be deleted. Therefore, you should know that everything on the card has been copied or is something you do not want before formatting your card. But if you are happy to do so, click OK and it will format the card and prepare it for use with this camera.

The diopter adjuster

The next thing you need to do is look through the viewfinder and see if what you can see through it looks sharp. If you don’t have 20/20 vision or if you wear glasses, although the camera’s autofocus makes the image absolutely sharp, when you look through the viewfinder it may appear out of focus. By using that diopter adjuster, which is right next to the viewfinder eyepiece, you can change the focus setting to match your eyesight. But remember that if you have the lens in autofocus, the camera will automatically focus the image even if it doesn’t seem sharp to you.

Monitor brightness

If you find that the brightness of the LCD monitor is too bright or too dark, you can change it by going to the SETTINGS TAB 2. Click on the brightness of the LCD screen and choose to make it brighter or darker. However, remember that the optimal setting for checking the exposure on the live view screen is level 4.

The automatic shutdown setting

There is nothing more irritating than the camera turning itself off while you’re still trying to compose an image. While it helps save battery life, it can interrupt your train of thought and slow it down. You can change the time it takes for the camera to turn off by going to SETUP TAB 1 and selecting AUTO POWER OFF. Here you can see that you will be able to choose between 30 seconds and 15 minutes and you can disable it completely if you want. I think setting it in a minute is a good compromise.

ISO setting

The ISO setting manages your sensor’s sensitivity to light entering the camera. The Canon T7 will be in auto ISO settings to begin with, which is very convenient in most cases. However, you will want to control this at some point, especially since the ISO setting has a direct impact on the quality of your image. It is easy to control the ISO using the cross keys. Press the top ISO label and the ISO options will appear on the LCD screen. As a general rule of thumb, ISO 100 to 400 is suitable for sunny or bright light, 400 to 1600 for cloudy or evening skies, and 1600 to 6400 for night and low light shots.

File size and compression

The next thing to consider is the file size and compression ratio. The Canon 2000D will record a 24 megapixel file and that is a very high quality image. The JPEG compression rate will decide the quality of the image when it is stored on your memory card and also how many images you can save on your card. Obviously, it is better to choose the best compression rate so that the choice goes to SHOOTING TAB 1 and goes to the first option, which is image quality. I prefer to choose a large file size and the best compression quality.

If you want to know more, you may not take a look at our manual, which has been written especially for this camera. In fact, we are giving away a sample of our manual absolutely free. It contains 2 full videos including the full video on how to shoot movies with the Rebel t7 all you have to do is click the link below and we will send it to you immediately and absolutely free.

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