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Canon T6 Fast Start

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Front Side of Camera

John Greengo

Canon T6 Fast Start

John Greengo

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9. Front Side of Camera

Lesson Info

Front Side of Camera

Looking over into the front of the camera, we have our microphone for our movies that we are recording. This is not a stereo microphone, it's just a mono microphone. The camera has two different lens mount alignment pieces depending on the lenses that you mount. We'll talk about those here in just a moment. So, we have EF, which is the standard line up of Canon lenses, and the EF-S lenses, which are designed for the smaller sensor that this camera has. And then there's a little lock pin, and you'll hear that clicking when you get your lens mounted, which I'll do a little demo right now for you on that. 'Cause a lot of people, they get these entry level cameras, it's their first interchangeable lens camera, and they're very scared about taking that lens off. Do I take it off, can I do that? Yes, that's what it's designed for. Let's take a look over a little bit here on the side, so there's a white box on the side of the camera, on the side of the lens, and there's gonna be a white box r...

ight up there. Line up that white box with that white one, and when we get it lined up you're gonna here a real definitive click (lens clicks) and that means you've mounted the lens on, and done so properly. It's very easy to do, get used to doing it. Hopefully you'll be doing it thousands of times in the future 'cause you have all these different lenses to choose from. The sensor in this camera is an 18 megapixel sensor. It's the APS-C size sensor in there. It's got a 1.6 crop compared to the full frame. Our lens release button, that I was just pressing, was right there. We see our mirror for our single lens reflex in there. There are CPU contacts that you will see on the lens and the body, and these need to be able to connect to each other. Make sure they're not obstructed or dirty or broken in any way, that could cause a loss of communication between the body and the lens. We also see a little light on the front of the camera. That's our self-timer lamp. It's also a red eye reduction lamp. It can be something, sometimes, that is a little distracting and that is something you can turn off when you get into the menu system of the camera.

Class Description

The Canon EOS Rebel T6 camera is the perfect DSLR if you're looking to move up from taking pictures on your smartphone. This class will give you an in-depth instruction on how to make this transition easily so that you can capture high quality images. John will guide you through the features, menus, and buttons on your camera, giving you the confidence you need to take pictures like a pro. You’ll learn how to:

  • Use the EOS Rebel T6's broad range of light sensitivity settings to take perfect images in any light
  • Master the wireless capabilities so that you can send images to any compatible devices
  • Create high quality videos with full HD quality
If you've just purchased this camera, or are thinking about buying it, this in-depth class will help everyone you love the Canon EOS Rebel T6 camera.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Canon T6 Recommended Settings

Canon T6 Keynote A

Canon T6 Keynote B

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May Brown

Thank you so much John Gringo!!! This class was fantastic!! I have learnt so much about my camera an setting it up properly to use!! I am so grateful for taking your course. I will be looking into the starter kit soon!! Thank you also for the pdf manual!!! I'm so excited!! Its like you turned on a light out of darkness with my Canon Rebel T6 Camera!! God Bless you!

Myrta Rivera

I learned so much about my canon camera in this course. John is an excellent teacher because he shows you and demonstrates the functions of the camera so you can really understand it. I feel so much more knowledgeable about my camera now and feel more confident to take better photos. Thank you John!!!


This class was great! I've had my Canon Rebelt6 for a year and a half and now I finally feel like I know how to use it! He does a great job reviewing all of the functions of this camera.