Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video ISO expansion, part of Canon 60D Essential Training.
One of the great things about your 60D is its incredible ability to shoot in…very low light, which you can achieve by turning up your ISO.…By default, you can go all the way up here to ISO 6400; a speed that would make…older film shooters green with envy.…Your camera can actually go higher than this.…If you go into the menus, into Custom Function, into the Exposure group, and…go to the third custom function, ISO Expansion, and turn it On, that gets you…one more stop of ISO.…
That's a whopping ISO 12800.…So now I can go from 6400 up one more full stop, which is 12800, which it…displays as an H for High ISO;…not that 6400 is particularly low.…And now I can shoot at a full ISO 12800.…Now you maybe thinking, well, why I can't just by default set ISO to 12800?…Why has Canon locked this out into this custom function? I don't know.…My theory has always been that they're kind of trying to tell you ISO 12800 is…really pushing things, and it is.…
You're going to want to do some tests, because high ISO is pretty chunky, and…
- What is an SLR?
- Attaching a lens to a camera
- Deciding how many batteries and media cards are needed
- Setting Auto mode
- Changing ISO
- Changing image format and size
- Manually selecting a focus point
- Correcting exposure while shooting
- Controlling white balance
- Using a driver and self-timer
- Auto exposure bracketing
- Selecting a picture style
- Using Live View
- Shooting video
- Using custom functions, such as ISO expansion and mirror lockup
- Cleaning the camera and sensor
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting to Know Your Canon SLR
2. Shooting in Auto Mode
3. Shooting in Program Mode
4. Controlling Autofocus
5. Controlling White Balance
Using white balance presets2m 28s
6. Using Drive Mode and the Self-Timer
7. Using Exposure Control Options
8. More Playback Options
9. Shooting with Scene Modes
10. Shooting with Flash
11. Shooting with Picture Styles
12. Using Live View
13. Shooting Video
14. Customizing Menus and Functions
15. Using Custom Functions
16. Caring for Your Camera
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