How to Use Manual Mode on the Canon 5D Mark III


show more Using Manual mode on the 5D Mark III provides full control over the camera, from the shutter speed and aperture to the focal length. This online video tutorial explains exactly how to use the manual settings to take photos with advanced composition requirements that the automatic settings can't handle. show less
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Using Manual mode

Sometimes you might have a very peculiar creative vision, or be facing a particularly complex exposure situation; maybe you're shooting a scene, and you want shallow depth of field, and you want to blur some motion in the scene, and you don't care if the whole thing is a little overexposed. Or maybe you're used to working with a hand-held light meter, and you were using it to calculate exposure settings, which you then need to dial in by hand. Manual mode gives you full control of both shutter speed and aperture on your camera. You can dial in any settings you want, regardless of whether the camera's meter thinks they've a good idea.

It might flash warnings to you about how it thinks you are making bad decisions, but it will still take the shot. M on the mode dial is Manual mode, so I am just going to press the lock button, and move that over there. Now, notice on my screen, I haven't done any metering, but it's already showing me a shutter speed, and an apert...

Using Manual mode
Video duration: 3m 27s 5h 30m Beginner Updated Feb 04, 2016

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Using Manual mode on the 5D Mark III provides full control over the camera, from the shutter speed and aperture to the focal length. This online video tutorial explains exactly how to use the manual settings to take photos with advanced composition requirements that the automatic settings can't handle.

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Photography
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5D Mark III
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