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Canon EOS 6D

Book Description

The Canon EOS 6D is the latest of Canon's full-frame DSLR cameras. Its array of advanced capabilities allows the photographer more influence over the image.

This book's exploration of the EOS 6D goes beyond that of the user's manual. It provides explanations for all the camera's features and menu configurations, complete with informative screenshots and example images. This book will also introduce intermediate-level camera users to DSLR model-differentiating features: built-in GPS and Wi-Fi. The content covers effective use of the camera's hardware (and some software), with little emphasis on general photography.

Author James Johnson covers everything from basic features to advanced photographic options. This book will teach you to successfully use this powerful camera.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Acknowledgements
  5. Preface
  6. Table of Contents
  7. Foreword
  8. Chapter One: The Equipment
    1. Checking Out the New Package
      1. The Body-Only Package
      2. The Body and Lens Kit
    2. What Else Do I Need?
      1. Memory Cards
        1. SD Memory Cards
        2. Speed-Class Ratings
      2. Optional Items
        1. Lens Filters
        2. Tripod
        3. Electronic Flash
  9. Chapter Two: Buttons, Dials, Knobs, and Their Purposes
    1. Camera Body Reference
      1. From the Back
      2. From the Top
      3. From the Front
      4. From the Bottom
      5. From the Left Side (Closed)
      6. From the Left Side (Open)
      7. From the Right Side (Closed)
    2. From the Right Side (Open)
  10. Chapter Three: Managing Dials, Buttons, and Switches
    1. The Dials
      1. The Mode Dial
      2. The Main Dial
      3. The Quick Control Dial
    2. The Dioptric Adjustment Knob
    3. Buttons
    4. The Quick Control Button
      1. The Magnify Button
      2. The Shutter Button
    5. The Depth-of-Field Preview Button
      1. The Lens Release Button
      2. The Mode Dial Lock Release Button
      3. The MENU Button
      4. The INFO Button
      5. The SET Button
      6. The AF Point Selection Button
      7. The AE Lock/FE Lock Button
      8. The Autofocus Start Button
    6. The AF (Autofocus Operation Selection) Button
      1. The DRIVE (Drive Mode Selection) Button
      2. The ISO (ISO Speed Setting) Button
      3. The Metering Mode Selection Button
      4. The LCD Panel Illumination Button
      5. The Playback Button
      6. The Erase Button
      7. The Start/Stop Button
    7. The Multi-controller
    8. Switches
    9. The Power Switch
      1. The Live View Shooting/Movie Shooting Switch
      2. The Multi-function Lock Switch
  11. Chapter Four: Finding and Interpreting Image-Related Information
    1. Before an Exposure
      1. External Information
      2. Internal Information
    2. After an Exposure
      1. It’s All in the LCD Monitor
  12. Chapter Five: Capturing Light—The Exposure Parameters
    1. ISO
    2. Aperture
    3. Shutter Speed
    4. Metering
  13. Chapter Six: Capturing the Image—Composition and Focus
    1. Composition
    2. Focus
      1. How It Works
      2. How Many Autofocus Points Do You Need?
  14. Chapter Seven: Utilizing Some of the Camera’s Advanced Features
    1. Shooting with Live View
    2. Silent Shooting
    3. Silent LV Shooting
    4. Continuous Shooting
    5. Long Exposures
    6. Delayed Exposures
    7. Depth of Field and Focus Stacking
    8. GPS (Global Positioning System)
    9. Wi-Fi
  15. Chapter Eight: The Shoot1 Menu
    1. Menus
    2. Shoot1
      1. Image Quality
      2. Beep
      3. Release Shutter Without Card
      4. Image Review
  16. Chapter Nine: The Shoot2 Menu
    1. Shoot2
      1. Lens Aberration Correction
      2. External Speedlite Control
        1. Flash Firing
        2. E-TTL II Metering
        3. Flash Sync. Speed In Av Mode
        4. Flash Function Settings
        5. Flash C.Fn (Custom Function) Settings
      3. Clear Settings
      4. Mirror Lockup
  17. Chapter Ten: The Shoot3 Menu
    1. Shoot3
      1. Expo.Comp./AEB
      2. ISO Speed Settings
      3. Auto Lighting Optimizer
      4. White Balance
      5. Custom White Balance
      6. WB Shift/Bkt.
      7. Color Space
  18. Chapter Eleven: The Shoot4 Menu
    1. Shoot4
      1. Picture Style
      2. Long Exp. Noise Reduction
      3. High ISO Speed NR
      4. Highlight Tone Priority
      5. Dust Delete Data
      6. Multiple Exposure
      7. HDR Mode
  19. Chapter Twelve: The Live View Shooting Menus
    1. Live View Shoot1
      1. Live View Shooting
      2. AF Method
      3. Grid Display
      4. Aspect Ratio
      5. Expo. Simulation
    2. Live View Shoot2
      1. Silent LV Shoot.
      2. Metering Timer
  20. Chapter Thirteen: Movie-Mode-Specific Menus
    1. ShootMovie1
      1. AF Method
      2. Silent LV Shoot.
      3. Metering Timer
    2. ShootMovie2
      1. Grid Display
      2. Movie Rec. Size
      3. Sound Recording
      4. Time Code
        1. Count Up
        2. Start Time Setting
        3. Movie Rec Count
        4. Movie Play Count
        5. Drop Frame
      5. Video Snapshot
  21. Chapter Fourteen: The Playback Menus
    1. Play1
      1. Protect Images
      2. Rotate Image
      3. Erase Images
      4. Print Order
      5. Photobook Set-up
      6. RAW Image Processing
    2. Play2
      1. Resize
      2. Rating
      3. Slide Show
      4. Image Jump
    3. Play3
      1. Highlight Alert
      2. AF Point Disp.
      3. Playback Grid
      4. Histogram Disp
      5. Movie Play Count
      6. Magnificatn (apx)
      7. Ctrl Over HDMI
  22. Chapter Fifteen: The Set Up Menus
    1. Set Up1
    2. Select Folder
    3. File Numbering
    4. Auto Rotate
    5. Format Card
    6. Set Up2
    7. Auto Power Off
    8. LCD Brightness
    9. LCD Off/On Button
    10. Date/Time/Zone
    11. Language
    12. GPS
    13. Set Up3
    14. Video System
    15. Feature Guide
    16. INFO Button Display Options
    17. Wi-Fi
    18. Wi-Fi Function
    19. Set Up4
      1. Sensor Cleaning
      2. Battery Info
      3. Certification Logo Display
      4. Custom Shooting Mode (C1, C2)
      5. Clear All Camera Settings
      6. Copyright Information
      7. Camera Firmware Ver.
  23. Chapter Sixteen: The Custom Functions Menu
    1. Overview of the Custom Functions Menu
    2. C.Fn I: Exposure
      1. Exposure Level Increments
      2. ISO Speed Setting Increments
      3. Bracketing Auto Cancel
      4. Bracketing Sequence
      5. Number of Bracketed Shots
      6. Safety Shift
    3. C.Fn II: Autofocus
      1. Tracking Sensitivity
      2. Accel./Decel. Tracking
      3. AI Servo 1st Image Priority
      4. AI Servo 2nd Image Priority
      5. AF-Assist Beam Firing
      6. Lens Drive When AF Impossible
      7. Orientation Linked AF Point
      8. Superimposed Display
      9. AF Microadjustment
    4. C.Fn III: Operation/Others
      1. Dial Direction During Tv/Av
      2. Focusing Screen
      3. Multi Function Lock
      4. Warnings in Viewfinder
      5. Custom Controls
      6. Clear All Custom Func. (C.Fn)
  24. Chapter Seventeen: The My Menu Menu
    1. My Menu Settings
      1. Register to My Menu
      2. Sort
      3. Delete Item/Items
      4. Delete All Items
      5. Display From My Menu
  25. Chapter Eighteen: Adding Illumination
    1. Characteristics of Light
      1. Amount
      2. Intensity
      3. Color
      4. Direction
    2. Continuous Lighting
      1. Natural
      2. Man-Made
    3. Flash Illumination
      1. Strobes
      2. Speed Lights
  26. Chapter Nineteen: After the Shutter is Tripped
    1. In-Camera Post-processing
    2. Transferring Images to a Computer
      1. Memory Card Reader
      2. USB Cable
      3. Wireless Data Transfer
      4. Storage Considerations
    3. On-Computer Post-processing
      1. Printing
  27. Chapter-Opening Photo Credits
  28. Index