Canon Peripheral Illumination Correction

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Canon Peripheral Illumination Correction

You might have come across some images you shot using your Canon EOS Rebel T6 with dark edges, unlike the center of the frame, even if the frame was captured in a uniform lighting condition.

Well, then, you are not alone in facing such scenarios.

Light fall-off and Vignetting Condition

Countless Canon camera users have faced the same or similar conditions and are looking for ways to adjust Canon peripheral illumination correction.

The confusion arises from the multiple terms used to define this lighting issue on peripheral illumination.

The most common names among the users associated with this condition of the frame are known as the light fall-off condition and the vignetting condition.

The amount of vignetting that will appear on your frame depends on a few factors, such as the focal length of the lens and the aperture setting of your Canon DSLR.

To minimize vignetting in your Canon EOS Rebel, there is the Peripheral Illumination correction on your camera, which will adjust the image’s brightness around the edges of your frame.

The most noticeable part of the light fall-off in a frame can be seen at the top. It is equally visible in all four corners, but the top two corners are the most visible.

Even if most people don’t notice the vignetting in your frame, to capture the right shot, you must ensure that you have correctly set every setting in your camera.

And if your settings are altered incorrectly, your image may suffer from high light-fall-off conditions.

So, to help you better, we have described the settings of the Canon EOS Rebel that will help you to get rid of the light fall-off.

Adjusting Canon Peripheral Illumination Correction

Note: The below settings are available in all the exposure modes of your camera, but a few factors that will affect the settings are:

The image format

It is essential to note that the correction can only be made if the image is captured in JPEG mode. If the image is captured in any other mode, the correction can only be made through Canon Digital Photo Professional.

The data must be included in the firmware

To correct this, the data of your lens must be uploaded into the firmware of the Canon EOS Rebel T6.

You can know if the lens you use is supported by the Canon EOS Rebel by going to the Shooting Menu 1 and selecting Canon peripheral illumination correction.

Then, you will need to press Set. And then, if the screen displays the correction data, the feature will be enabled automatically.

If your lens isn’t supported, you will need to manually add the information about the lens to your Canon EOS Rebel T6’s firmware.

This can be done by connecting your camera to the computer using a USB cable and using the Canon EOS Utility software tools.

If you are shooting using a Non-Canon lens, you must disable the Canon peripheral illumination correction even if the correction data is available. However, it can be done while shooting in RAW format if you still want to apply the correction.