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Canon EOS 70D

Book Description

The Canon EOS 70D is the latest of Canon's full-sized DSLR cameras. Its impressive array of advanced capabilities allows the photographer more influence over the final image.

This book's exploration of the EOS 70D goes beyond that of the user's manual. It provides illustrations, step-by-step setting adjustments, helpful suggestions for setup, and detailed explanations for each of the camera's many features and menu configurations. The text is illustrated with easy-to-follow screenshots and example images. This book will also introduce intermediate-level camera users to DSLR model-differentiating features such as Wi-Fi and Dual Pixel autofocus. The content covers effective use of the camera's hardware (and some software) as well as certain related accessories, with little emphasis on general photography.

Author James Johnson covers everything from basic camera features to advanced photographic options. With this book as your guide, you'll learn to successfully use this powerful camera.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Acknowledgements
  4. Preface
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Chapter 1: The Equipment
    1. Checking Out the New Package
      1. The Body-Only Package
      2. The Body and Lens Kits
      3. What Else Do I Need?
        1. Memory Cards
          1. SD Memory Cards
          2. SD
          3. SDHC
          4. SDXC
        2. Speed-Class Ratings
      4. Optional Items
        1. Lens Filters
        2. Lens Hoods
        3. Tripod
        4. Electronic Flash
  7. Chapter 2: Parts and 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)
      8. From the Right Side (Open)
    2. Functional Descriptions
      1. From the Back (See Figure 2-1)
      2. From the Top (See Figure 2-2)
      3. From the Front (See Figure 2-3)
      4. From the Bottom (See Figure 2-4)
      5. From the Left Side, Closed (See Figure 2-5)
      6. From the Left Side, Open (See Figure 2-6a and 2-6b)
      7. From the Right Side, Closed (See Figure 2-7)
      8. From the Right Side, Open (See Figure 2-8a)
  8. Chapter 3: Managing Dials, Buttons, Knobs ...
    1. Dials
      1. The Mode Dial
      2. The Main Dial
      3. The Quick Control Dial
      4. The Dioptric Adjustment Knob
    2. Buttons
      1. The Quick Control Button
      2. The Index/Reduce/Magnify Buttons
      3. The Shutter Button
      4. The Depth-of-Field Preview Button
      5. The Lens Release Button
      6. The Mode Dial Lock Release Button
      7. The MENU Button
      8. The INFO Button
      9. The SET Button
      10. The AF Point Selection Button
      11. The AE Lock/FE Lock Button
      12. The Autofocus Start Button
      13. The AF (Autofocus Operation Selection) Button
      14. The DRIVE (Drive Mode Selection) Button
      15. The ISO (ISO Speed Setting) Button
      16. The Metering Mode Selection Button
      17. The LCD Panel Illumination Button
      18. The AF Area Selection Mode Button
      19. The Playback Button
      20. The Erase Button
      21. The Start/Stop Button
      22. The Multi-controller
    3. Switches
      1. The Power Switch
      2. The Live View/Movie Shooting Switch
      3. The Multi-function Lock Switch
  9. Chapter 4: 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
  10. Chapter 5: Using the EOS 70D in the Basic Zone
    1. Scene Intelligent Auto
    2. Flash Off
    3. Creative Auto
    4. Special Scene
  11. Chapter 6: Using the EOS 70D in the Creative Zone
    1. The Creative Zone
      1. Program
      2. Time Value
      3. Aperture Value
      4. Manual
      5. Bulb
      6. Custom
    2. Capturing the Image—Composition and Focus
      1. Composition
      2. Focus
        1. How It Works
          1. How Many Autofocus Points Do You Need?
  12. Chapter 7: Utilizing Some of the Camera’s Advanced Features
    1. Shooting with Live View
    2. Silent Shooting
      1. Silent LV Shooting
    3. Continuous Shooting
    4. Long Exposures
    5. Delayed Exposures
    6. Depth of Field and Focus Stacking
      1. Focus Stacking
    7. Wi-Fi
  13. Chapter 8: The Shoot1 Menu
    1. Menus
    2. Shoot1
      1. Image Quality
      2. VF Grid Display
      3. Viewfinder Level
      4. Beep
      5. Release Shutter Without Card
      6. Image Review
  14. Chapter 9: The Shoot2 Menu
    1. Shoot2
      1. Lens Aberration Correction
      2. Flash Control
        1. Flash Firing
        2. E-TTL II Meter.
        3. Flash Sync. Speed In AV Mode
        4. Built-in Flash Settings
          1. Flash Mode
          2. Internal Flash Output
          3. Shutter Sync.
          4. Flash Exp. Comp.
          5. Wireless Func.
          6. Channel
        5. External Flash
          1. External Flash Func. Setting
          2. Flash Mode
          3. Wireless
          4. Zoom
          5. Shutter Sync.
          6. Flash Exposure Compensation
          7. Flash Exposure Bracketing
        6. External Flash C.Fn Setting
        7. Clear Settings
      3. Red-eye Reduction
      4. Mirror Lockup
  15. Chapter 10: 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
  16. Chapter 11: 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
  17. Chapter 12: The Live View Shooting Menus
    1. Live View Shoot1
      1. Live View Shooting
      2. AF Method
      3. Continuous AF
      4. Touch Shutter
      5. Grid Display
      6. Aspect Ratio
      7. Expo. Simulation
    2. Live View Shoot2
      1. Silent LV Shoot.
      2. Metering Timer
  18. Chapter 13: The Movie-Mode Specific Menus
    1. ShootMovie1
      1. AF Method
      2. Movie Servo AF
      3. Silent LV Shoot.
      4. Metering Timer
    2. ShootMovie2
      1. Grid Display
      2. Movie Rec. Size
      3. Digital Zoom
      4. Sound Recording
      5. Time Code
      6. Count Up
      7. Start Time Setting
      8. Movie Rec Count
      9. Movie Play Count
      10. Drop Frame
      11. Video Snapshot
  19. Chapter 14: The Playback Menu
    1. Play1 Menu
      1. Protect Images
      2. Rotate Image
      3. Erase Images
      4. Print Order
      5. Photobook Set-up
      6. Creative Filters
      7. RAW Image Processing
    2. Play2 Menu
      1. Resize
      2. Rating
      3. Slide Show
      4. Image Jump W/
    3. Play3 Menu
      1. Highlight Alert
      2. AF Point Disp.
      3. Playback Grid
      4. Histogram Disp
      5. Movie Play Count
      6. Ctrl Over HDMI
  20. Chapter 15: The Set Up Menus
    1. Set Up1
      1. Select Folder
      2. File Numbering
      3. Auto Rotate
      4. Format Card
    2. Set Up2
      1. Auto Power Off
      2. LCD Brightness
      3. LCD Off/On Btn
      4. Date/Time/Zone
      5. Language
      6. GPS Device Settings
    3. Set Up3
      1. Video System
      2. Feature Guide
      3. Touch Control
      4. INFO Button Display Options
      5. Wi-Fi
      6. Wi-Fi Function
    4. Set Up4
      1. Sensor Cleaning
      2. Battery Info
      3. Certification Logo Display
      4. Custom Shooting Mode (C Mode)
      5. Clear All Camera Settings
      6. Copyright Information
      7. Camera Firmware Ver.
  21. Chapter 16: 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. Select AF Area Selec. Mode
      8. AF Area Selection Method
      9. Orientation Linked AF Point
      10. Manual AF Pt. Selec. Pattern
      11. AF Point Display During Focus
      12. VF Display Illumination
      13. AF Microadjustment
    4. C.Fn III: Operation/Others
      1. Dial Direction During Tv/Av
      2. Multi Function Lock
      3. Warnings In Viewfinder
      4. Custom Controls
    5. Clear All Custom Func. (C.Fn)
  22. Chapter 17: The My Menu Menu
    1. The My Menu Menu
      1. My Menu Settings
        1. Register to My Menu
        2. Sort
        3. Delete Item/Items
        4. Display From My Menu
        5. Re-entering the My Menu Settings Menu
  23. Chapter 18: Considering Lenses
    1. EF vs. EF-S Lenses
    2. EF-M Lenses
    3. UltraSonic Motor (USM) Lenses
    4. Stepping Motor (STM) Lenses
    5. Image Stabilization
  24. Chapter 19: 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
      4. Strobes
      5. Speed Lights
  25. Chapter 20: 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
        1. Short-term:
        2. Long-term:
    3. In-Computer Post-processing
    4. Printing
  26. Chapter 21: Movies and the EOS 70D
    1. Concept
      1. Major Differences
    2. Capturing
      1. Camera Hardware Considerations
      2. Lens Choices
      3. Telling the Story
        1. Photojournalism
      4. Sharing
      5. Viewing
  27. Chapter-opening Photo Credits