How to use Av (Aperture priority) mode on the EOS 10D

Article ID: ART103096 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


How to use Av (Aperture priority) mode on the EOS 10D


In this mode, you set the desired aperture and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the subject brightness. The larger or brighter the aperture (lower f/number) the more blurred the background will become. This effect is ideal for portraits. The smaller or darker the aperture (higher f/number), the clearer the focus will be for near and far objects (wider depth of field).

* is an abbreviation for Aperture value.

Set the Mode Dial to <Av>.

Turn the < > dial to set the desired aperture.

Focus on the subject.

  • Press the shutter button down halfway.
  • The shutter speed is determined automatically.

Check the display, then shoot.

  • If the shutter speed is not blinking, the exposure is correct.
  • Compose the shot, then press the shutter button down fully.



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