How to use auto flash with red-eye reduction on the EOS D60
Article ID: ART105188 | Date published: 05/11/2015 | Date last updated: 08/15/2015


How to use auto flash with red-eye reduction on the EOS D60


When you use flash in low-light conditions, it can reflect off your subject's pupils and make their eyes look red in the recorded image. This effect is called "red-eye," and is caused by the light of the flash reflecting off the retina of the eye. The Red-eye reduction function uses the camera's red-eye reduction lamp, which gently shines into the subject's eyes to constrict the pupils and thereby reduces the likelihood that red-eye will occur. You can use red-eye reduction in any picture-taking mode except <> and <> modes.

From the menu, select [Red-eye on/off].

  • Press the <MENU> button.
  • Turn the <> dial to select [Red-eye on/off], then press the <SET> button.

Set the Red-eye reduction function.

  • Turn the <> dial to select [On], then press the <SET> button.

The red-eye reduction function is turned On, and the display returns to the Menu.

  • Press the <MENU> button to clear the screen and exit the menu.
  • When you press the shutter button down halfway, the redeye reduction lamp indicator appears in the viewfinder.
  • Red-eye reduction is effective only when the subject is looking at the red-eye reduction lamp. Be sure to tell your subjects to look at the lamp.
  • To increase the effectiveness of red-eye reduction, press the shutter button down fully after the red-eye reduction lamp (which lights for approximately 1.5 seconds) indicator goes off.
  • You can take a picture anytime by pressing the shutter button down fully, even if the red-eye reduction lamp is on.
  • Red-eye reduction also operates when you use an EOS dedicated Speedlite.
  • The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies from subject to subject.
  • Red-eye reduction is more effective in bright interior locations, with the camera closer to the subject.