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David Busch’s Compact Field Guide for the: Canon® EOS 5D Mark II

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Are you tired of squinting at the tiny color-coded tables and difficult-to-read text you find on the typical laminated reference card that you keep with you when you're in the field or on location? Well throw away your cheat sheets and command cards! DAVID BUSCH'S COMPACT FIELD GUIDE FOR THE CANON EOS 5D MARK II is your solution. This new, full-color, spiral-bound, reference guide condenses all the must-have information you need while shooting into a portable book you'll want to permanently tuck into your camera bag. You'll find every settings option for your Canon EOS 5D Mark II listed, along with advice on why you should use--or not use--each adjustment. Useful tables provide recommended settings for a wide variety of shooting situations, including landscapes, portraits, sports, close-ups, and travel. With this guide on hand you have all the information you need at your fingertips so you can confidently use your camera on-the-go.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Introduction
  3. About the Author
  4. 1. Quick Set-up Guide
    1. Pre-Flight Checklist
      1. Charging the Battery
      2. Introducing Menus and Navigation Controls
      3. Setting the Time and Date
      4. Mounting the Lens
      5. Adjusting Diopter Correction
      6. Inserting and Formatting a Compact Flash Card
    2. Selecting a Shooting Mode
    3. Choosing a Metering Mode
    4. Choosing a Focus Mode
    5. Selecting a Focus Point
      1. Adjusting White Balance and ISO
      2. Using the Self-Timer
    6. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      1. Cruising Through Index Views
    7. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
  5. 2. Canon EOS 5D Mark II Roadmap
    1. Canon EOS 5D Mark II: Front View
    2. The 5D Mark II’s Back Panel
    3. Going Topside
    4. LCD Panel Readouts
    5. Underneath Your 5D Mark II
    6. Looking Inside the Viewfinder
    7. Lens Components
  6. 3. Shooting and Playback Menu Settings
    1. Anatomy of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II’s Menus
    2. Shooting 1 and 2 Menu Options
      1. Quality Settings
      2. Beep
      3. Shoot without a Compact Flash Card Installed
      4. Review Time
      5. Peripheral Illumination Correction
      6. Exposure Compensation/Automatic Exposure Bracketing
      7. White Balance
      8. Custom White Balance
      9. White Balance Shift and Bracketing
      10. Color Space
      11. Picture Style
      12. Selecting Picture Styles
      13. Defining Picture Styles
      14. Adjusting Styles with the Picture Style Editor
      15. Get More Picture Styles
      16. Dust Delete Data
    3. Playback 1 and 2 Menu Options
      1. Protect
      2. Rotate
      3. Erase Images
      4. Print Order
      5. Transfer Order
      6. Highlight Alert
      7. Histogram
      8. Slide Show
      9. Image Jump with Main Dial
  7. 4. Set-up, Custom Functions, and My Menu Settings
    1. Set-up 1, 2, and 3 Menu Options
      1. Auto Power Off
      2. Auto Rotate
      3. Format
      4. File Numbering
      5. Select Folder
      6. LCD Brightness
      7. Date/Time
      8. Language
      9. Video System
      10. Sensor Cleaning
      11. Live View/Movie Function Settings
      12. Battery Info.
      13. Registering Your Battery Packs
      14. INFO Button
      15. External Speedlite Control
      16. Camera User Setting
      17. Clear Camera Settings
      18. Firmware Version
    2. Custom Functions I/II/III/IV
      1. Custom Function I (C.Fn I): Exposure
      2. C.Fn I-01: Size of Exposure Adjustments
      3. C.Fn I-02: Size of ISO Sensitivity Adjustments
      4. C.Fn I-03: Whether ISO 50, 12800, and 25600 Are Available or Disabled
      5. C.Fn I-04: Whether Bracketing Is Cancelled Automatically
      6. C.Fn I-05: Order in Which Bracketing Changes Are Applied
      7. C.Fn I-06: Overriding Your Preference in Aperture-Priority or Shutter-Priority Modes
      8. C.Fn I-07: Flash Synchronization Speed when Using Aperture-Priority
      9. Custom Function II (C.Fn II): Image
      10. C.Fn II-01: Reducing Noise Effects at Shutter Speeds of One Second or Longer
      11. C.Fn II-02: Eliminating Noise Caused by Higher ISO Sensitivities
      12. C.Fn II-03: Improving Detail in Highlights
      13. C.Fn II-04: Improving Contrast
      14. Custom Function III (C.Fn III): Autofocus/Drive
      15. C.Fn III-01: How the Autofocus System Behaves when Autofocus Fails
      16. C.Fn III-02: Function of the AF Stop Button on Certain Canon Image-Stabilized Lenses
      17. C.Fn III-03: Controller Used to Select Autofocus Points Manually
      18. C.Fn III-04: Whether the Autofocus Points Are Highlighted in the Viewfinder
      19. C.Fn III-05: Activation of the Autofocus Assist Lamp
      20. C.Fn III-06: Whether It Is Possible to Lock Up the Viewing Mirror Prior to an Exposure
      21. C.Fn III-07: Enable/Disable Assist AF points
      22. C.Fn III-08: Fine-tuning Your Autofocus Lenses
      23. C.Fn IV-01: What Happens when You Partially Depress the Shutter Release/Press the AF-ON Button
      24. C.Fn IV-02: Swapping the Functions of the AF-ON and AE Lock Buttons
      25. C.Fn IV-03: Using the SET Button as a Function Key
      26. C.Fn IV-04: Reverse Dial Direction when Using Shutter-Priority or Aperture-Priority
      27. C.Fn IV-05: Which Focusing Screen Is Installed
      28. C.Fn IV-06: Activating Data Verification Feature
      29. Clear All Custom Func (C.Fn) Settings
    3. My Menu
  8. 5. Using an External Flash
    1. Getting Started with Electronic Flash
      1. Using FE Lock and Flash Exposure Compensation
    2. More on Flash Control Settings
      1. Using Flash Mode
      2. E-TTL II
      3. Manual Flash
      4. MULTI Flash
      5. High-Speed Sync
      6. Other External Flash Settings
      7. Clear External Flash Custom Function Setting
      8. Ghost Images
    3. Using External Electronic Flash
      1. Speedlite 580EX II
      2. Speedlite 430EX II
      3. Speedlite 320EX
      4. Speedlite 270EX II
  9. 6. Shooting Movies with Live View
    1. Enabling Live View
    2. Screen Settings
      1. Activating Live View
      2. Focusing in Live View
      3. Live Mode
      4. Live (Face Detection) Mode
      5. Quick Mode
      6. Manual Mode
      7. Using Simulated Exposure
      8. Silent Shooting
    3. Shooting Movies
      1. Capturing Video/Sound
    4. Tips for Shooting Better Video
      1. Use a Shooting Script/Storyboards
      2. Advance a Story
      3. Keep Transitions Basic
      4. Composition
      5. Lighting for Video
  10. 7. Shooting Tips
    1. Default, All Purpose, Sports—Outdoors, Sports—Indoors
    2. Stage Performance, Long Exposure, HDR, Portrait
    3. Studio Flash, Landscape, Macro, Travel, E-Mail