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If you are one of the many who purchased Canon Rebel T6, then you need to go through some basic set-up procedures. Charging the camera's battery is basically the first thing that you need to do. It is advisable to charge the battery full so that you will not have any problem in the future concerning battery life. The battery should fit in one way through a door located on the bottom of the camera.
If the camera is on its back, the Canon logo should be facing upwards. There are some stores who will give you a free memory card and there are some who doesn't - make sure to check the package first. A lot of the professional photographers uses Sandisk cards. Although these memory cards may cost you more, don't worry, they have a lifetime guarantee on most of their products. Always download your images or video files to an external drive or your computer so that the files will be stored more securely. The memory card slot is located next to the battery and it will only fit in one way. Do refer from this Canon EOS 1300d guide.
After placing your battery and memory card, then you need to fix the lens. If you bought a standard kit lens which is the 18-55mm EF-SII, then you should notice a small white square on the rim. Remove the cap of the camera and you will see a corresponding white square on it. Align the two items and turn the lens clockwise until it clicks. When changing the lens of your camera, make sure you keep the camera body facing down so that dust will not enter into it.
After this, you are going to change some of the settings of the camera. The option to set time and date will pop up after you turn on the camera for the first time. The digits can be changed using the cross keys located on the back of the camera. After setting the time and date, the next thing that you are going to do is go to the menu tabs. Canon Rebel T6 or Canon EOS 1300D offers manual setting on the mode dial, and most professionals use this setting. Refer from this post too: http://www.ehow.com/how_12284202_use-canon-rebel-dslr-moon-eclipse.html.
As you notice, if you place the camera in manual mode, all available tabs will then show up unlike in automatic modes.
Don't forget to set the preferred language as well. Changing the language can be done by navigating the cross keys located on the back of your camera.
Professionals reformat their memory cards regularly. Memory card sometimes go nuts especially if it is over-written with too many files. The camera warns you in case you pressed the format memory card.
There are times when the LCD screen automatically turns off. This is one of the cool features of the camera, this helps you save battery life. You can disable it or extend it up to 15 minutes, but it is advisable to extend it to a minute. Here’s a good canon 1300D manual you can read.