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In this course, photographer and author Ben Long details the features, controls, and options in the Canon 5D Mark III digital SLR. The course begins with an overview of what a digital SLR is and takes a tour of the basic camera components. Ben then discusses the basic camera operation: changing lenses, navigating the menus, shooting in automatic mode, reviewing and managing photos on the LCD screen, and transferring photos to a computer.
Next, the course introduces more advanced exposure options: program mode, exposure compensation, ISO adjustments, and more. After Ben briefly defines each option, he shows how to adjust it using the camera controls.
Ben also discusses white balance options, advanced metering and autofocus controls, flash, live view, and video shooting. The course ends with a chapter on maintenance, including sensor- and camera-cleaning and care tips.
You've seen how you can use the quick control button, this little button with a Q on it, while you're shooting to get a single interface to a lot of different shooting controls. It'll do the same thing in playback mode. If I'm reviewing images, I can hit the Q button, and get this single interface to a lot of things that I might want to do to an individual image. So, for example, right off the bat, I can protect to the image. Now, the way this interface works is the wheel here lets me control my confirmation or not, while the multi-controller lets me move up and down my selection over here. So I've got rotate, I've got ratings; I've got the ability to process a RAW file into a JPEG.
If this was a JPEG, the next item would be lit up, which is resizing. I can enable highlight alert, I can enable autofocus point display, or I can jump forward -- or I can control my jump interval down here. So this is just a really nice way to quickly get into a bunch of different functions. I don't have delete on here, because I get delete simply from the delete button down here, so there's no need for a shortcut. So as you're reviewing, you might find the quick control an easier way to get to some of the features that you're using more often, quicker than digging into the menu system.
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