Join Justin Reznick for an in-depth discussion in this video Using depth-of-field preview button in Live View, part of Canon Digital SLR: Tips, Tricks, & Techniques.
- The Depth of Field Preview button is a powerful tool…on your camera body and it's often neglected.…People are a little bit confused by it…and it's also partly where they put it.…Let's take a look on the 5DS and the 5D Mark III…you can actually reach it when you're…gripping the camera with your ring finger.…It's right next to the lens.…On the Cannon 60, it's in such an awkward position…I can't actually reach it, I have to take my opposite hand,…go underneath the lens and it's a tiny little button.…
So it's a little bit lost being…it's on the front of the camera…we often don't see it.…But I want to show you exactly how to utilize it.…We're going to come over here to the 5D Mark III…and go into Live View…and we've got our still-life camera setup.…I'm going to come onto the very first camera…and my goal is to get everything sharp front to back.…I'm going to zoom in times five,…I'm going to manual focus…until the camera's perfectly sharp.…
Alright, really locked on.…I just love focusing in Live View.…Now, as I move my box higher with my directional pad…
In this course, photographer and educator Justin Reznick demonstrates a set of customizing strategies aimed at making a Canon DSLR far more responsive and effective. That way, you can focus on composition and artistic expression, and let your Canon handle the rest.
- Maximizing Live View
- Configuring Drive mode
- Working with bracketed settings
- Creating custom menus
- Configuring card slots in a multiformat camera
- Working with autofocus in the viewfinder