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User currently offlineRydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 873 posts, RR: 7
Posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2146 times:


Just got my 300D and I was hoping that someone can point me in the right direction. I am curious to hear which settings you guys have your 300D set to for good photos. I know these all come down to personal preference and many things can dictate what will work and what won't, but just looking for some initial guidance.

I have learned with my Sony 707 that shooting ISO 100 is usually perfect. But what about AEB, Contrast, Sharpness (Iv heard -2 suggested, but seems too soft), Saturation, and Color tone?

Thanks for you help....

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User currently offlineIL76 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2004, 2239 posts, RR: 42
Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

I have everything standard except sharpness at -2...
If you have a RAW converter you can see exactly what 'in-camera' sharpening does. Personally, I don't like it... I prefer Photoshop methods of sharpening over the method the camera uses.

edit: Of course, if you shoot RAW you don't have to worry about these things anyway. You can correct everything at home on the computer...

[Edited 2004-03-11 13:56:58]

User currently offlineGlennstewart From Australia, joined Jun 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

I would recommend P generally.
If you have a consumer lens, then if low light, switch to Av to keep aperture smaller than 5.6 (i.e. 7.1), and bump ISO up as required (too high and you'll have to turn to Neat Image - your new best friend)

I would leave all parameters as zero. If you want to parallel the 10D, bring sharpness down to -1 (300D is equiv of 10D +1 for sharpness).


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User currently offlineSulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2041 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

'p' mode is absolutely fine in good light with the kit lens. If you've got a zoom lens for it (like Canon's 78-300) try AV or TV mode: The reason is on dim, grey days, at long focal lengths, 'P' can choose combinations that result in shutter speeds below 1/100sec - and subsequently this can be very difficult if you're shooting handheld.

Try and keep it to ISO100, simply for quality, although I've had very pleasing results with 200-400. Most of these were shot with a totally inappropriate lens (100-300 lol) and on a horrible afternoon, in woodland (sucks in the light).


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User currently offlineRydawg82 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 873 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1973 times:

Hey guys,

Thanks for the posts so far, any other 300D users able to post your ideal settings for me to try out? Also what do you guys recommend for the AEB setting?

Thanks for your help,

You can take the pup out of Alaska, but you can't take the Alaska out of the pup.
User currently offlineCopa737 From Panama, joined Jan 2002, 331 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 1948 times:


I always put "P" mode with +0.3 of exposure. I think that's all. If its too sunny I put the exposure in 0. And always use ISO 100.

Best Regards,


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