Canon Rebel Proficiency Test

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Answers may be found in the gear guides for the XT / XSi, T1i/T2i, and in the T5i/T6i/T7i Gear Guide. Complete this written portion and bring it with you to your scheduled operational proficiency. Call 867-6253 if you have any questions.

  1. Describe at least one method to adjust the three exposure settings: aperture, ISO and shutter speed.
  2. What the Av, Tv, P, and M icons on the mode dial stand for and what do they mean?
  3. When setting the Mode Dial to Full Auto, what three exposure variables are set?
  4. What are the two switches that can be found on most lenses and what do they control?
  5. How do you activate Live View and what does it do?
  6. How do you change white balance settings in the menu to obtain optimum color rendering?
  7. What does the "Q" button do?
  8. Name three things that might permanently damage this camera.
  9. If you check out a camera and it is lost, stolen or damaged, who is 100% responsible for the replacement costs of it?


To be done during your scheduled proficiency.

  1. Remove the camera from the case and identify all controls and parts.
  2. Correctly identify the memory card and format the card.
  3. Describe the use of the menu button.
  4. Set camera to manual focusing.
  5. Demonstrate how to change the image resolution.
  6. Demonstrate how to set proper exposure.
  7. Set camera on tripod correctly and use the camera to capture a couple of still images or record video.
  8. Playback the still images or video.
  9. Set up a battery to be charged.
  10. Pack the camera back in its case.