Use the Quick Control screen Canon 5D Mark III


show more The Quick Control screen on your Canon 5D Mark III is an alternative to your camera's external controls. Quick Controls are especially useful if you're working with a tripod because you only need to access the back of the camera. Press the Q button to bring up the screen and change the controls. Learn how to use the Quick Control screen in this online course. show less
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Using the Quick Control screen

You've been seeing so far how we can use a lot of these external controls to drive the camera, but there is another way to change many of the same parameters, and that's to use the quick control screen. From any shooting mode, with the camera turned on, obviously, if I just press the Q button, I get this screen here, which gives me a readout of the camera's current settings, many of the current settings, as well as a way to change them. So I can see that I'm currently in Program Mode. It times out, just like many of the displays on the camera. I am set to Auto ISO, I have no exposure compensation, and so on, and so forth.

Using the multi-controller, I can actually select different features here, and alter them on the back of the camera. So for example, I could go here to AWB -- Auto White Balance -- and it's giving me a hint down here as to what this is. This is set to Auto. Hit the Set button, and now I've got my white balance control. So I could change to, say, ...

Using the Quick Control screen
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The Quick Control screen on your Canon 5D Mark III is an alternative to your camera's external controls. Quick Controls are especially useful if you're working with a tripod because you only need to access the back of the camera. Press the Q button to bring up the screen and change the controls. Learn how to use the Quick Control screen in this online course.

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