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Library Cameras

A guide to the cameras and A/V equipment we have at the Olin College Library.

Photography & Videography Quick Tips

Canon Rebel t5i

Quick Start:

1. Insert charged battery and SD card
2. Switch lens to AF (auto focus)
3. Turn the power switch to ON and turn the mode dial to [A] (auto)
4. Look through the view finder or on the LCD screen and point at your subject
5. Half click the shutter button to focus on your subject
6. Fully press the shutter button to take a photo
7. Press the playback button (rectangle with a triangle) to view photos that you have taken


Additional References from the User Manual:

Quick Start Guide p.18-19

Shooting Settings p.22

Body Parts p.20-21

Mode Dial p.24

Attaching/detaching Lens p.39


user manual:

quick reference guide:

additional references: 

Lumix GH5

Quick Start:

1. Insert charged battery and SD card(s)
2. Turn on the power and set the mode dial to iA (intelligence auto)
NOTE: in order to change the mode, you must push down on the button at its center to allow it to turn
3. Switch the display to LCD 
3. Press the motion picture button to start recording
5. Press the motion picture button again to stop recording


Additional References from the User Manual

Body Parts p.16-17

Attaching/Detaching Lens p.36

Modes p.44


Technical Skills:

  • Focus: Depending on whether your subject is moving, you may want different autofocus modes.
    • Autofocus Single (AFS)
    • Autofocus Continuous (AFC)
  • Custom Settings: Save settings so that you can keep them constant while working on a project (video)
  • Setting up for filming: Video walkthrough for starting video capture (video)

user guide:


Canon EOS 5D