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

Canon Eos 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide


Published: 22nd June 2012
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Guides readers step-by-step through the functions on their new Canon EOS 5D Mark III

The Canon EOS 5D Mark III 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?

Offering you more in-depth coverage than the standard manual, this full-color Canon 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide provides you with a better understanding of your camera. 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, allowing you 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 5D Mark III and get the shots you want
  • Offers inspiration with more than 200 lavish photos from the author's own portfolio
  • Provides step-by-step explanations on techniques and tips, all aimed at getting you comfortable and confident with your new Canon 5D Mark III
  • Ideal reading for both amateur and professional photographers alike, you'll reference Canon 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide again and again.
About the Author

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.


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      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

      ISBN: 9781118169117
      ISBN-10: 1118169115
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 304
      Published: 22nd June 2012
      Country of Publication: US
      Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.7  x 1.9
      Weight (kg): 0.56
      Edition Number: 1