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Canon EOS 70D Digital Field Guide by Charlotte K. Lowrie

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Chapter 6: Customizing the Canon EOS 70D

The Canon EOS 70D offers a full complement of options, so that you can customize it to suit your style and shooting preferences. The 70D offers three major categories of customization. First are the Custom Functions that enable you to change camera controls and behavior, as well as to set up the camera for both general and venue-specific shooting situations. The Custom mode ( camerasetting.eps ) enables you to set up virtually everything on the camera, save all the settings, and then recall them by switching to the Custom mode ( camerasetting.eps ). In My menu ( mymenu.eps ), you can place your six most frequently used menu items for quick access.

These three features not only save time, but they also offer shooting advantages that are well worth the time it takes to set them up.

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One of the first things I do with a new camera is set the Custom Functions to suit my personal preferences, so I’m always ready to capture scenes like this. Exposure: ISO 400, f/8.0, 1/250 second.

Exploring Custom Functions

The 70D has 23 Custom Functions that enable you to tailor the camera to your shooting preferences. ...

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