Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide [NOOK Book]


Learn the ins and outs of your new Camera C3

Offering you more in-depth coverage than the standard manual, this full-color Digital Field Guide provides you with a better understanding of your camera. Delivering information in an easy-to-understand format, this portable guide features more than 200 inspirational photos by acclaimed photographer and veteran author Charlotte Lowrie. The handy trim size allows this guide to go where you go, ...

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Digital Field Guide

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Learn the ins and outs of your new Camera C3

Offering you more in-depth coverage than the standard manual, this full-color Digital Field Guide provides you with a better understanding of your camera. Delivering information in an easy-to-understand format, this portable guide features more than 200 inspirational photos by acclaimed photographer and veteran author Charlotte Lowrie. The handy trim size allows this guide to go where you go, allowing you easy access to information quickly so you can get the exact shot you want when you want it.

  • Helps you make the most of your Camera C3 and get the shots you want
  • Offers inspiration with more than 200 lavish photos from the author's own portfolio
  • Provides step-by-step explanations on techniques and tips, all aimed at getting you comfortable and confident with your camera

Ideal reading for both amateur and professional photographers alike, you'll reference Camera C3 Digital Field Guide again and again.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118239759
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 6/20/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 643,168
  • File size: 47 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Charlotte K. Lowrie is a professional stock, editorial, and portrait photographer and an award-winning writer. She is the author of 15 photography books, including the bestselling Canon EOS 7D Digital Field Guide and Canon EOS Rebel T3i Digital Field Guide. See more of her work at

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Table of Contents

Introduction xvi

CHAPTER 1 Roadmap to the Canon EOS 5D Mark III 1

Camera Controls Overview 2

Front of the camera 2

Top of the camera 4

Back of the camera 8

Side of the camera 11

Lens Controls Overview 13

Viewfi nder display 15

Quick Control screen 15

Camera menus 17

CHAPTER 2 Camera Setup and Image Playback 25

Setting Up Media Card Recording and Using Eye-Fi Cards 26

Managing dual media card recording 26

Working with Eye-Fi cards 28

Setting Image Quality and Processing RAW Images In-Camera 29

JPEG format 30

RAW capture 32


Processing RAW images in the camera 36

Improving Image Quality 38

Reducing digital noise in the camera 38

Correcting vignetting and color fringing 40

Working with Folders and File Numbering 42

Creating and selecting folders 42

Setting and changing fi le numbering 44

Customizing fi le names 44

Setting the fi le numbering method 46

Miscellaneous Setup Options 48

General setup options 48

Adding copyright information 54

Copying one or more images to the other media card 55

Image and Movie Playback Options 56

Image magnifi cation 58

Side-by-side image comparison 58

Image playback with Quick Control access 59

Searching for and moving through multiple images and movies 59

Protecting and Erasing Images and Movies 60

Erasing images and movies 60

Protecting images and movies 61

CHAPTER 3 Working with Exposure 63

Setting Exposure Objectives 64

Defining exposure goals 64

Practical exposure considerations 64

Choosing an Exposure Mode 67

Going fully automatic 67

Taking creative control 69

Program AE (P) mode 69

Shutter-priority AE (Tv) mode 71

Aperture-priority AE (Av) mode 75

Manual (M) mode 76

Bulb mode 79

Custom modes 79

Setting the ISO Sensitivity 80

Metering Light and Adjusting Exposures 83

Using metering modes 85

Evaluating exposures 88

Brightness histogram 89

RGB histogram 90

Modifying and bracketing exposures 91

Auto Lighting Optimizer 91

Highlight Tone Priority 93

Safety shift 94

Auto Exposure Lock 94

Exposure compensation 95

Auto Exposure Bracketing 97

Creative Exposure Techniques 99

Making multiple-exposure images 99

Setting up for Multiple exposure mode shooting 100

Shooting in Multiple exposure mode 103

Shooting HDR images 105

Selecting a Drive Mode 109

CHAPTER 4 Getting Sharp Focus 111

Understanding the Autofocus System 112

Cross-type sensors 112

High-precision and dual-cross-type sensors 112

Lens groups and available AF points 114

Setting Up and Using Autofocus 115

Choosing an autofocus mode and an AF point 115

Focusing with AF area selection modes 118

Focusing on Action 124

Using the AF Configuration tool 125

Adjusting Case parameters 128

Customizing Autofocus and Lenses 129

Autofocus functions 129

AF 2 menu 129

AF 3 menu 131

AF 4 menu 133

AF 5 menu 136

AF Microadjustment 137

CHAPTER 5 Getting Great Color 143

Working with Color 144

Choosing a Color Space 144

Comparing color spaces 145

Setting the color space 147

Setting the White Balance 148

Setting a Custom white balance 150

Setting a specific color temperature 153

Fine-tuning white balance 155

Using White Balance Auto Bracketing 155

Using White Balance Correction 156

Working with Picture Styles 157

Choosing and customizing Picture Styles 159

Registering a new Picture Style 162

Using the Picture Style Editor 164

CHAPTER 6 Customizing the EOS 5D Mark III 165

Exploring Custom Functions 166

Custom Function groupings 166

Custom Functions specifics 167

C.Fn1: Exposure 167

C.Fn2: Disp./Operation 171

C.Fn3: Others 177

Setting Custom Functions 178

Registering Custom Modes 179

Customizing My Menu 181

CHAPTER 7 Shooting in Live View 185

About Live View Shooting 186

Live View Features and Functions 187

Live View focus options 187

Aspect ratio 189

Exposure simulation 191

Silent shooting modes 192

Metering timer 193

Using a flash 193

Working with Live View 194

Setting up for Live View shooting 194

Shooting in Live View 195

CHAPTER 8 Making Movies 199

About Movies 200

Video standards 200

Video on the 5D Mark III 201

Setting Up for Movie Recording 205

Choosing the resolution and exposure mode 205

Menu setup 207

Shooting 4 menu options 208

Shooting 5 menu options 209

Focusing options 212

Setting the ideal shutter speed 213

Color, audio, and lighting settings 214

Recording Movies 215

Starting the recording 215

Playing back movies 218

Tips for better movies 219

CHAPTER 9 Working with Flash 221

Deciding Whether to Use Flash 222

Calculating Flash Exposure 222

Using E-TTL II Technology 224

Radio versus Optical Speedlite Systems 226

Comparing radio- and optical-based Speedlites 227

Multicamera remote shooting 229

Working with Speedlites 229

Setting flash options 229

Flash function settings 231

Flash exposure compensation 234

Flash exposure bracketing 236

Flash Exposure Lock 237

Setting Up Wireless Flashes 238

Using a one-light setup 239

Setting up multiple Speedlites 240

CHAPTER 10 Exploring Lenses and Accessories 245

Evaluating Lens Choices for the 5D Mark III 246

Types of Lenses 247

Zoom lenses 248

Prime lenses 249

Working with Different Types of Lenses 250

Wide-angle lenses 251

Telephoto lenses 253

Normal lenses 254

Macro lenses 256

Tilt-and-shift lenses 257

Image Stabilized (IS) lenses 258

Hybrid IS for macro shooting 261

Doing More with Lens Accessories 262

Lens extenders 262

Extension tubes and close-up lenses 264

APPENDIX A How to Use the Gray Card and Color Checker 265

The Gray Card 265

The Color Checker 266

Glossary 267

Index 277

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