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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide Charlotte K. Lowrie

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide By Charlotte K. Lowrie

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide by Charlotte K. Lowrie

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Guides you step-by-step through the functions on your new Canon EOS 5D Mark III dSLR camera The Canon EOS 5D Mark III full-frame dSLR camera features an impressive 22. 3 megapixels, a 3. 2-inch LCD screen, 6 fps continuous shooting, Live View, an ISO range of 50 to 102,400 and full HD 1080 resolution movie shooting.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide Summary

Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide by Charlotte K. Lowrie

Guides you step-by-step through the functions on your new Canon EOS 5D Mark III dSLR camera The Canon EOS 5D Mark III full-frame dSLR camera features an impressive 22.3 megapixels, a 3.2-inch LCD screen, 6 fps continuous shooting, Live View, an ISO range of 50 to 102,400 and full HD 1080 resolution movie shooting. Here to help you get the most out of these remarkable features and offering you more in-depth coverage than the standard manual, this full-color Canon 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide provides you with guidance on how and when to use each button, dial, and menu option. Delivering information in an easy-to-understand format, this portable guide features more than 200 inspirational photos by acclaimed photographer and veteran author Charlotte Lowrie. The handy trim size allows this guide to go where you go, providing you with easy access to information quickly so you can get the exact shot you want when you want it. * Helps you make the most of your Canon EOS 5D Mark III and get the shots you want * Offers full detailed coverage of when and how to use each and every button, dial, and menu option on this sophisticated new dSLR * Provides step-by-step explanations on techniques and tips, all aimed at getting you comfortable and confident with your new Canon 5D Mark III * Sized to fit in a camera bag, the book includes a bonus gray and color checker card to help you capture perfect white balance and color every time. Ideal reading for both amateur and professional photographers alike, you'll reference Canon 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide again and again.

About Charlotte K. Lowrie

Charlotte K. Lowrie is a professional stock, editorial, and portrait photographer and an award-winning writer. She is the author of 15 photography books, including the bestselling Canon EOS 7D Digital Field Guide and Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital Field Guide. See more of her work at

Table of Contents

Introduction xvi CHAPTER 1 Roadmap to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1 Camera Controls Overview 2 Front of the camera 2 Top of the camera 4 Back of the camera 8 Side of the camera 11 Lens Controls Overview 13 Viewfi nder display 15 Quick Control screen 15 Camera menus 17 CHAPTER 2 Camera Setup and Image Playback 25 Setting Up Media Card Recording and Using Eye-Fi Cards 26 Managing dual media card recording 26 Working with Eye-Fi cards 28 Setting Image Quality and Processing RAW Images In-Camera 29 JPEG format 30 RAW capture 32 RAW+JPEG 33 Processing RAW images in the camera 36 Improving Image Quality 38 Reducing digital noise in the camera 38 Correcting vignetting and color fringing 40 Working with Folders and File Numbering 42 Creating and selecting folders 42 Setting and changing fi le numbering 44 Customizing fi le names 44 Setting the fi le numbering method 46 Miscellaneous Setup Options 48 General setup options 48 Adding copyright information 54 Copying one or more images to the other media card 55 Image and Movie Playback Options 56 Image magnifi cation 58 Side-by-side image comparison 58 Image playback with Quick Control access 59 Searching for and moving through multiple images and movies 59 Protecting and Erasing Images and Movies 60 Erasing images and movies 60 Protecting images and movies 61 CHAPTER 3 Working with Exposure 63 Setting Exposure Objectives 64 Defining exposure goals 64 Practical exposure considerations 64 Choosing an Exposure Mode 67 Going fully automatic 67 Taking creative control 69 Program AE (P) mode 69 Shutter-priority AE (Tv) mode 71 Aperture-priority AE (Av) mode 75 Manual (M) mode 76 Bulb mode 79 Custom modes 79 Setting the ISO Sensitivity 80 Metering Light and Adjusting Exposures 83 Using metering modes 85 Evaluating exposures 88 Brightness histogram 89 RGB histogram 90 Modifying and bracketing exposures 91 Auto Lighting Optimizer 91 Highlight Tone Priority 93 Safety shift 94 Auto Exposure Lock 94 Exposure compensation 95 Auto Exposure Bracketing 97 Creative Exposure Techniques 99 Making multiple-exposure images 99 Setting up for Multiple exposure mode shooting 100 Shooting in Multiple exposure mode 103 Shooting HDR images 105 Selecting a Drive Mode 109 CHAPTER 4 Getting Sharp Focus 111 Understanding the Autofocus System 112 Cross-type sensors 112 High-precision and dual-cross-type sensors 112 Lens groups and available AF points 114 Setting Up and Using Autofocus 115 Choosing an autofocus mode and an AF point 115 Focusing with AF area selection modes 118 Focusing on Action 124 Using the AF Configuration tool 125 Adjusting Case parameters 128 Customizing Autofocus and Lenses 129 Autofocus functions 129 AF 2 menu 129 AF 3 menu 131 AF 4 menu 133 AF 5 menu 136 AF Microadjustment 137 CHAPTER 5 Getting Great Color 143 Working with Color 144 Choosing a Color Space 144 Comparing color spaces 145 Setting the color space 147 Setting the White Balance 148 Setting a Custom white balance 150 Setting a specific color temperature 153 Fine-tuning white balance 155 Using White Balance Auto Bracketing 155 Using White Balance Correction 156 Working with Picture Styles 157 Choosing and customizing Picture Styles 159 Registering a new Picture Style 162 Using the Picture Style Editor 164 CHAPTER 6 Customizing the EOS 5D Mark III 165 Exploring Custom Functions 166 Custom Function groupings 166 Custom Functions specifics 167 C.Fn1: Exposure 167 C.Fn2: Disp./Operation 171 C.Fn3: Others 177 Setting Custom Functions 178 Registering Custom Modes 179 Customizing My Menu 181 CHAPTER 7 Shooting in Live View 185 About Live View Shooting 186 Live View Features and Functions 187 Live View focus options 187 Aspect ratio 189 Exposure simulation 191 Silent shooting modes 192 Metering timer 193 Using a flash 193 Working with Live View 194 Setting up for Live View shooting 194 Shooting in Live View 195 CHAPTER 8 Making Movies 199 About Movies 200 Video standards 200 Video on the 5D Mark III 201 Setting Up for Movie Recording 205 Choosing the resolution and exposure mode 205 Menu setup 207 Shooting 4 menu options 208 Shooting 5 menu options 209 Focusing options 212 Setting the ideal shutter speed 213 Color, audio, and lighting settings 214 Recording Movies 215 Starting the recording 215 Playing back movies 218 Tips for better movies 219 CHAPTER 9 Working with Flash 221 Deciding Whether to Use Flash 222 Calculating Flash Exposure 222 Using E-TTL II Technology 224 Radio versus Optical Speedlite Systems 226 Comparing radio- and optical-based Speedlites 227 Multicamera remote shooting 229 Working with Speedlites 229 Setting flash options 229 Flash function settings 231 Flash exposure compensation 234 Flash exposure bracketing 236 Flash Exposure Lock 237 Setting Up Wireless Flashes 238 Using a one-light setup 239 Setting up multiple Speedlites 240 CHAPTER 10 Exploring Lenses and Accessories 245 Evaluating Lens Choices for the 5D Mark III 246 Types of Lenses 247 Zoom lenses 248 Prime lenses 249 Working with Different Types of Lenses 250 Wide-angle lenses 251 Telephoto lenses 253 Normal lenses 254 Macro lenses 256 Tilt-and-shift lenses 257 Image Stabilized (IS) lenses 258 Hybrid IS for macro shooting 261 Doing More with Lens Accessories 262 Lens extenders 262 Extension tubes and close-up lenses 264 APPENDIX A How to Use the Gray Card and Color Checker 265 The Gray Card 265 The Color Checker 266 Glossary 267 Index 277

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide by Charlotte K. Lowrie
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