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

Canon Eos 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide


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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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A must have reference guide


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    Charlotte Lowrie writes excellent camera guides. I read her books with my camera and the manual supplied with the camera, so I can apply all the information and cross reference with the supplied manual, as I only carry the supplied manual with me. She writes very simply and all her information and instructions are easy to follow and understand.

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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): 22.8 x 15.4  x 1.6
        Weight (kg): 0.58
        Edition Number: 1