Hot Digital Cameras How-Tos

How To: Clean the camera contacts on a DSLR

When the camera has trouble auto focusing the first step to take is to clean the contacts on the lens. If it continues then the contacts on the camera may need cleaning. When you clean the contacts in the camera you have to be extremely careful because they are inside the shutter chamber and there are a lot of small parts that can be easily broken in there. Face the camera down at all times during the cleaning procedure. Take the battery out of the camera and remove the lens. Put the rear cap...

How To: Transmit files wirelessly on the Canon EOS 7D

You can easily share and transport your photo and videos on the Canon EOS 7D by using the wireless file transmission option. See exactly how sharing and downloading your files to computers and other devices works in this video. When the digital SLR camera is combined with the WFT-E5A Wireless File Transmitter, transmitting is easy.

How To: Set up the Pocketwizard with a Nikon SB-800 and SB-900

In this Electronics video you will see how to set up the Pocketwizard with a Nikon SB-800 and SB-900. When you use Pocketwizard as a master to trigger the flash, the remote flashes for a working distance of 1600 feet as against 33 feet. First attach a Pocketwizard unit to the flash by using the Velcro stickers. Plug in the cable supplied with the Pocketwizard in the ‘Flash’ slot. Open the rubber door on SB-800 and plug in the other end of the cord into ‘sync’. Turn it ON. When the connection ...

How To: Format a memory card with a Panasonic G1 or GH1 camera

Learn how to format a SD memory card using a Panasonic G1 or GH1 digital camera. Whether you're the proud owner of a Panasonic Lumix DMC-G1 or DMC-GH1 micro four thirds digital camera or perhaps just considering picking one up, you're sure to like this free video tutorial, which presents a complete overview of how to format a memory card when it's in a G1 or GH1 camera. For more information, including detailed instructions, watch this digital camera user's guide.

How To: Solve the blinking "FEE" error message on a Nikon DSLR

In this video, it is demonstrated how to get rid of a "FEE" error message on a Nikon DSLR camera. The solution is fairly simple and quick to do. First you will want to turn your camera on to where you see the "FEE" error message on the LCD screen. Next, you will set the camera's aperture ring to the highest number available. After this, the last step is to lock the aperture ring by using the switch. After doing this step, your camera should return back to normal working order and the "FEE" er...

How To: Set up a Canon 7D for slow motion

In this video, learn how to set-up a Canon EOS 7D camera for slow motion. Learn about the settings you need to use to prepare to shoot in one of the high speed modes. To see more of the videos on this subject, check out the parts below, especially on processing the slow motion film.

How To: Set up the D80 pop-up flash as commander for Nikon CLS

These are the steps required to set your D80's pop-up flash. First, go to the "Custom Shooting Menu." Then you choose #22 on the screen: "Built in Flash." Choose the "Commander Mode" option. The modes that are available for the pop-up flash include TTL, AA (Auto Aperture) M (Manual) and Off (no flash). If you are using an external flash unit, you use either group A or B. The light frequencies and proper settings are related to how much light compensation is needed. +3. 0 is high power, 1. 1 i...

How To: Operate the Nikon D80 digital camera

Watch this instructional video brought to you by Nikon's Digitutor to learn how to operate the Nikon D80. This Nikon D80 video tutorial demonstrates how to use different solutions for various shooting situations, search from control panel, search from viewfinder, use the caerma body: front, top, back, maulti selector and mode dial, attach a lens, insert the battery, set the time and date, insert a memory card, format a memory card, adjust the viewfinder focus, use different shooting modes suc...

How To: Use the RPT mode on a Nikon SB-800 and SB-900

This is an Electronics video tutorial where you will learn how to use the RPT mode on a Nikon SB-800 and SB-900. Repeat mode gives a flashing strobe effect with which you can take multiple shots in one single long exposure. In Nikon SB-800, switch on the flash and select the RPT mode. The video then demonstrates the various selections available in the RPT mode. In Nikon SB-900, again switch on the flash and select the RPT mode by pressing on ‘mode’ button. The video then goes on to demonstrat...

How To: Delete pictures and videos on a Kodak EasyShare camera

This interactive Kodak EasyShare camera tutorial takes you through every step necessary to delete pictures and videos. If you have a Kodak EasyShare digital camera, you're going to need to know how to do this important step in maintaining your camera. Let Kodak teach you how. It's easy to remove unwanted media and is basically the same on all Kodak EasyShare digital cameras. Delete pictures and videos on a Kodak EasyShare camera.

How To: Clean the rear LCD on a DSLR

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to clean the rear LCD on a camera. Begin by dry cleaning using Giottos Rocket Blower and nylon fine brush. Users will also need a isopropyl rubbing alcohol and microfiber cloth. Users may also need gloves to protect their hands from the alcohol. Begin by blowing off any dust and brush it with the brush. Now users will be wet cleaning using the isopropyl alcohol and microfiber cloth. Users are advised to clean weekly. This video will benefit those view...

How To: Use zoom and telephoto lenses on a Canon DSLR camera

Need a primer on how to use zoom lenses with your Canon DSLR camera (a 7D, 5D, or Rebel T2i, for example)? This brief video tutorial from the folks at Butterscotch will teach you everything you need to know. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using zoom and telephoto lenses on your own Canon digital camera, take a look.

How To: Use a digital camera as a webcam for Skype

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to use a digital camera as a webcam on Skype. Users will need the AV cable and a USB capture device. Begin by connecting the AV cable to the USB capture device. Plug the cable to your computer and your digital camera. Users will need to download and install the Debut Video Recording software. Open the program and click on Device. Users may have to go to Options and configure the settings. On Skype, right-click the person you want to call and select Sh...

How To: Set a custom white balance on the Canon 5D Mark II

Most DSLR's like the Canon 5D Mark II come with pre-programmed white balance settings: daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent. But what do you do when you're in a mixed lighting situation and you want to balance between exterior daylight and interior tungsten light? If you set it to daylight, your tungsten light will be too orange. If you set it to tungsten, your exterior light will be too blue. The solution: set a custom white balance to balance the disparate lighting situations.

How To: Select the AF points with the Canon 40D

Watching this video will teach you a couple different ways to use the auto-focus function on your Canon 40D camera. You can set the auto-focus to the same for every shot, or you to change it for every shot very easily. Whichever one you choose, this video makes it easy to understand.

How To: Use the Nikon SB-900

Now that you've got your Nikon SB-900 professional-grade speedlight, make sure that you get the most out of it with this free photographer's guide, which will walk you through the flash unit's basic features and functionalities.

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