Canon EOS-5D Mark III User’s Guide
Regular readers here know that I have been loving my 5D Mark III ever since I got my hands on it. I love the light weight, image files and especially the killer new AF system. Right now, the 5D III’s AF system is the best by far on any Canon camera body and that includes the vaunted EOS-1D Mark IV. Don’t get me wrong, I love my two MIV bodies and use them every time I am in the field, but for birds in flight and in action I go with my 5D MIII.
I have been working on the 5D Mark III User’s Guide for more than three months. It will be our most expensive camera user’s guide yet because the 5D Mark III is pretty much all-new and the menu is the most extensive ever in a Canon camera.
You can learn everything that I know about the following important topics:
5D III exposure fine points
Handling the WHITEs
The top LCD and all camera control buttons
5D Mark III drive modes
How to manually select an AF sensor
Choosing an AF Area Selection Mode; how and why (includes extensive detail)
Menu Item Access
Coverage of almost all Menu Items and Custom Functions including the following: Image Quality, Auto Lighting Optimizer, Highlight Tone Priority, AF Configuration Tool (includes details on the custom setting that I use), Acceleration/deceleration tracking, Tracking sensitivity, Lens drive when AF impossible, Orientation linked AF point (I love this feature on the 5D III!), Highlight alert, Histogram display, Auto rotate, Custom Shooting Mode set-up, Safety shift, using the Q button, and setting up rear focus.
The guide is–of course–written in my informal, easy-to-follow style.
Please note: Some Menu items will not be mentioned in this guide either because they deal only with video (which is not covered in this guide) or they are irrelevant to nature photography. Each should be left at the default setting.
Please also note: This is a PDF file sent by email