Examine level and grid display Canon 5D Mark III


show more The Canon 5D Mark III includes a two-axis level and a grid display. The level makes sure your picture is completely straight no matter the shooting conditions. Additionally, the grid feature will display a grid within your viewfinder to keep your image aligned horizontally and vertically. In this online video, you'll be examining the nuts and bolts of level and grid display. show less
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Examining level and grid display

The lynda.com crew works really hard on getting the details right in these movies, so I don't want you to blame them for the fact that the camera is a little bit crooked right now. I put it that way on purpose, because the 5D Mark III has this really cool level feature, which I am now going to use to straighten the camera out. You saw the Info button in the last movie. If I press it once, I get this screen, which gives me some camera status info. If I press it again, I get my level. Now, this is actually a two axis level. It's showing me whether I am level this way; it's also showing me if my tilt is correct.

So let's just address both of these. This line, this horizontal line, if the camera is level, will be green. So the fact that it's red shows me that things are off. In this particular instance, you can see the camera is unlevel, because you've got the reference lines of the frame here. But out in the wild, it can be a little harder to tell, so it's really ni...

Examining level and grid display
Video duration: 3m 45s 5h 30m Beginner Updated Feb 04, 2016

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The Canon 5D Mark III includes a two-axis level and a grid display. The level makes sure your picture is completely straight no matter the shooting conditions. Additionally, the grid feature will display a grid within your viewfinder to keep your image aligned horizontally and vertically. In this online video, you'll be examining the nuts and bolts of level and grid display.

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5D Mark III
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