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01. C836-E (2~).h9.10.23 28-01-2003 10:46 Pagina 3 Thank you for purchasing a Canon product. The EOS-3 is the world’s first high-performance AF single-lens reflex camera with Eye-Control area AF. The camera’s many features can suit diverse picture-taking requirements from fully automatic operations to highly specialized applications. It also retains the simple electronic dial operation found on other top-tier EOS cameras. Before using the camera, read this Instructions booklet and familiariz
01. C836-E (2~).h9.10.23 28-01-2003 10:46 Pagina 4 Contents Handling Precautions ...........................6 Conventions Used in this Instructions Attaching the Strap.............................14 Nomenclature.......................................9 Booklet.........................................13 1. Basic Operation ...........................16 4. Loading Film ................................24 5. Unloading Film.............................28 2. Installing the Battery and Setting the Fi
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01. C836-E (2~).h9.10.23 28-01-2003 10:46 Pagina 6 Handling Precautions Camera Care and Storage ( 1 ) The camera is a precision instrument. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. ( 2 ) This camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. If the camera gets really wet, promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. If the camera has been exposed to salty air, wipe with a well-wrung damp cloth. ( 3 ) Do not leave the camera in
01. C836-E (2~).h9.10.23 28-01-2003 10:46 Pagina 7 Handling Precautions (11) After detaching the lens from the camera, put on the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. (12) Even when the Main switch is set to < >, a small amount of power is still supplied to the camera’s LCD panel. However, this does not affect the number of film rolls which can be taken with the battery. LCD Panel In time, the camera’s LCD (liquid-c
01. C836-E (2~).h9.10.23 28-01-2003 10:46 Pagina 8 Handling Precautions About the Battery The camera operates only after the battery is properly installed (see page 21). Check the battery power in the following cases: (1) After replacing the battery. (2) After not using the camera for an extended period. (3) The shutter does not work. (4) The camera is being used in a low-temperature environment. (5) Before using the camera for an important event. • Before installing the battery, wipe the ba
01. C836-E (2~).h9.10.23 28-01-2003 10:46 Pagina 9 Nomenclature • Reference page numbers are indicated in parentheses. • In the text, camera controls are indicated by their respective icons. Mirror (page 89) Lens mount Self-timer lamp (page 87) Lens mount index (page 23) Shutter button (page 16) Focusing screen Depth-of-field preview button Lens lock pin (page 90) Lens release button (page 23) Grip (page 21) Strap eyelet (page 14) Grip screw Camera back lock release (page 21) button (page
01. C836-E (2~).h9.10.23 28-01-2003 10:46 Pagina 10 Nomenclature Hot shoe <> Metering mode button / < >Exposure compensation X-sync contact button (page 54, 97) <> Eye-Control switch (page 40) <> Shooting mode selector (page 30) <> LCD panel illumination button (page 90) <> AF mode button (page 34) LCD panel (page 11) <> Film advance <> FE lock button / Multi- mode buttons (page 85) spot metering button (pages 57, 95) <> Film speed button (page 81) <> Exposure compensation <> AEB button
01. C836-E (2~).h9.10.23 28-01-2003 10:46 Pagina 11 Nomenclature LCD Panel • On the LCD panel, the display boxes are colored to match the color of the camera controls. Shooting mode Shutter speed ( ~ ) P : Program AE bulb display ( ) : Manual exposure Depth-of-field AE point ( ) : Shutter speed-priority Focusing point selection mode : AE (, , , ) : Depth-of-field AE ISO film speed ( ~ ) : Aperture-priority AE Custom Function No. ( ~ ) Aperture ( ~ ) Calibration display ( , ) () , Battery c
01. C836-E (2~).h9.10.23 28-01-2003 10:46 Pagina 12 Nomenclature Viewfinder Information Area AF ellipse Spot metering focusing points (Lights at the required point) Center spot metering circle Exposure compensation scale Film Counter New Lasermatte screen Eye-Control AF icon In-focus indicator AE lock indicator Lights when focus is achieved, blinks (8 Hz) when not achieved. Flash-ready indicator During manual focus, lights when focus FE lock warning indicator is achieved and stays off when
01. C836-E (2~).h9.10.23 28-01-2003 10:46 Pagina 13 Conventions Used in this Instructions Booklet • All the operations described in this booklet assume that the < > switch is already set to < >. Before proceeding with any operation, first turn the < > switch to < > or <>. • For < > dial operations, make sure the < > switch is set to < >. • This symbol is used to indicate that there is a related Custom Function. For details, see “Custom Functions” CF on page 111 • In the text, the < > icon i
01. C836-E (2~).h9.10.23 28-01-2003 10:46 Pagina 14 • The ( 6) icon indicates that the respective function or setting remains effective for 6 seconds after you take off your finger from the shutter button. • The ( 16) icon indicates that the respective function or setting remains effective for 16 seconds after you take off your finger from the shutter button. Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap eyelet and the strap’s clasp on the under side. Pull the stra
02. C836-E (15~) 28-01-2003 10:55 Pagina 15 Before You Start This chapter explains a few preliminary steps and basic operations which you should know before you start taking pictures. If you are a new EOS user, read this chapter first. If you are familiar with the basic operations of EOS cameras and want to start using the camera right away, see “Quick Start with Program AE” on page 29. 15
02. C836-E (15~) 28-01-2003 10:55 Pagina 16 1. Basic Operation Main Switch The camera operates only after the < > switch is turned on. This main switch has three settings: <>: Lock position. The camera does not operate. Set to this position when not using the camera. <>: To turn on the camera, set to this position. The “A” stands for “Advance.” <>: This is the same as < > except that it also enables the beeper to sound in the following cases: • Focus is achieved in One-Shot AF mode. • Focus
02. C836-E (15~) 28-01-2003 10:55 Pagina 17 Basic Operation (1) Halfway pressing When the shutter button is pressed halfway, autofocusing (AF) is activated to focus the subject. Autoexposure (AE) metering is also turned on to set the correct shutter speed and aperture which is displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel for ( 6 ). (2) Complete pressing This releases the shutter and takes the picture. After the frame is exposed, the camera advances the film automatically. Using the Elec
02. C836-E (15~) 28-01-2003 10:55 Pagina 18 Basic Operation 2. After pressing a button, turn the < > dial. When a button is pressed, its function turns on for 6 or 16 seconds. You then look at the LCD panel and turn the < > dial during this time. After the function turns off or when the shutter button is pressed halfway again, the camera will be ready to take a picture. Buttons which turn on for 6 or 16 seconds are indicated in these Instructions with the following icons: ( 6 ): The button’
02. C836-E (15~) 28-01-2003 10:55 Pagina 19 Basic Operation There are two ways to use the < >: 1. While holding down a button, turn the < > dial. 2. After pressing and releasing a button, turn the < > dial. 3. Just turn the < > dial. Look at the LCD panel to confirm the setting. To restore the button’s function or to ready the camera for picture taking, turn the < > dial. The < > is used to set the following: 1. Real-time exposure compensation 2. Aperture 3. Flash exposure compensation 4. S
02. C836-E (15~) 28-01-2003 10:55 Pagina 20 Basic Operation To reset the camera to the default settings: Open the side door and press the 1 <> button. This resets the camera to the default settings shown in the table below. Shooting mode P AF mode One-Shot AF Metering mode Evaluative Film advance mode Single Focusing point selection Automatic Multiple exposures Canceled Exposure compensation 0 Flash exposure 0 compensation AE lock Canceled FE lock Canceled AEB Canceled Custom Functions Sett
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