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David Busch’s Canon® EOS 5D Mark II: Guide to Digital SLR Photography by David D. Busch

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Chapter 2. Canon EOS 5D Mark II Quick Start

Now it’s time to fire up your EOS 5D Mark II and take some photos. The easy part is turning on the power—that OFF-ON switch is located on the right side, just below the Quick Control Dial. Turn on the camera, make sure that the Quick Control Dial switch is set at the white line, and, if you mounted a lens and inserted a fresh battery and Compact Flash card—as I prompted you in the last chapter—you’re ready to begin. You’ll need to select a shooting mode, metering mode, and focus mode.

Selecting a Shooting Mode

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