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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.
By now you've probably come to realize that your camera has a lot of functions and features. Many of these functions can be modified and customized through the use of custom functions. For example, maybe you'd prefer your exposure compensation changes to go in full stop increments instead of one third stop increments, or maybe you want to change the behavior of the auto bracketing feature. These are things you can easily change through the use of custom functions, allowing you to tailor your camera to your particular taste. Custom functions are not available in Auto mode. You'll need to be in Program, or a priority, or manual mode to get to the custom functions menu.
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