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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