Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding how the depth of field preview works, part of Canon 7D Mark II: Tips, Tricks, & Techniques.
- One of the best tools we have as photographers…in terms of creatively interpreting…the scene before the lens is depth of field.…The ability to increase or decrease…the amount of that scene.…The degree to which that scene is rendered in focus.…Sometimes we want everything in focus…and sometimes we want to focus…on a single element within the frame…with everything else rendered out of focus.…We can preview that effect…in terms of depth of field in the scene,…but by default the camera is actually…showing us the minimum depth of field for the scene…and that's because by default,…the aperture in the lens is wide open.…
So, for example, if i activate the Live View display…and take a look at the image on that display,…I'm only seeing the image…based on an aperture that is wide open.…That's not necessarily giving me an accurate preview…and that's not necessarily all that helpful in terms of…evaluating my overall settings for the camera.…At the moment, my camera is actually set to an aperture…of F22 which is the minimum size for the aperture…
The Canon 7D Mark II is photographer Tim Grey's favorite camera for his own work. In this course, he demonstrates a set of customization strategies aimed at making your camera far more responsive. Learn how to adjust the size and quality of RAW and JPEG capture, add metadata such as copyright and geolocation data in-camera, set up custom exposure modes, and create time lapses by using the built-in intervalometer.
- Adjusting RAW mode options
- Setting copyright metadata
- Configuring back-button autofocus
- Configuring custom modes
- Working with the built-in flash and intervalometer