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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:27 am 
Hiya
I have a Canon EOS 300D which I just got recently.Just upgraded to a DSLR.
Iam missing having the display for rule of thirds but cant find how to turn this on
in the instructions, is this not a feature on this camera? I loved it in previous cameras
for helping to compose a shot :)

thank you for any help :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:45 am 
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Hi Allende69,

May I wish you a warm welcome to the CameraLabs forum.

I think you are going to be unlucky so far as the "rule of thirds" display is concerned. But hey, why not turn a negative into a positive and creatively step away from the rule of thirds a bit more often than you might otherwise have done. Enjoy your new camera. 8)

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:51 am 
lol
thanks for the warm welcome
I thought there must not be this function, loving the DSLR and learning all the time so my photos should get better hopefully :D


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:38 pm 
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I thought there are grid screens available for in the viewfinder. That's nothing digitally or simply a turn on/off though. You have to place it in the mirror house.

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Well, if you have 9 point AF dots, 4 in the corners are usually in the thirds of the shot, you can use them.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 4:58 pm 
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The 300D has 7 AF points, but with some imagination Im sure you can do the same.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 6:39 am 
thanks for the help :D.
yes the camera has 7 AF points so I will have to use these as a guide.
I just thought most cameras had the rule of thirds grid but no problem. :D

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 07, 2012 3:32 pm 
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The Rule of Thirds is a general artistic recommendation, not requiring mathematical accuracy. :)

No, most cameras do not have grids with lines showing the thirds.

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Indeed most of them don't, but my old Fuji S6500 did for some reason!

I used it for horizon levelling. Some DSLRs (like Nikon) have optional grids for the viewfinder, which can be used, but I agree with Thomas - go free!

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 4:11 pm 
Thanks Hilary,
yes they are handy for horizons etc, i'm sure I will manage without it! :D


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