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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.
If you shoot with a 5D Mark II, then you should still find this course useful. At the time of the shooting, the 5D Mark II is still for sale, and with good reason. It's a great camera. However, there are some interface differences between the Mark II, and the Mark III, and obviously, the Mark III has some different features. For most of the basics, though, the cameras have matching features, and matching interfaces, so you should easily be able to follow through this course with your Mark II. For times when I am covering a feature that the Mark II does not have, we're going to put up this graphic to let you know that what you're seeing in that movie may not apply to your camera.
We'll also be showing you this whenever a Mark III feature is radically different from the Mark II. So, when you see this, you'll either be able to skip a movie entirely, or you'll need to check your Mark II manual for more details.
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