You lastly acquired that Canon 5D Mark III digicam you’ve gotten been wanting and now you are attempting to determine how finest to benefit from all it is nice new options. Listed below are 5 methods I’ve custom-made my digicam to finest match my wants whereas capturing weddings, occasions and portraits.
There are various alternative ways you possibly can customise your digicam’s settings and I would undoubtedly encourage you to discover the digicam and play with the settings to seek out out what works finest for you. Listed below are the 5 settings I’ve modified to make an already nice digicam even higher. Whereas the main target of this text and accompanying display screen photographs are from the 5D Mark III additionally it is related to different cameras as many of those settings will be positioned on quite a few digicam fashions.
1. Change the DOF button to right away change One Shot to Ai Servo
The DOF (Depth of Discipline) button is a type of forgotten buttons that almost all digicam customers rarely use and even comprehend it exists. It’s positioned on the entrance of the digicam by the lens mount beneath the shutter launch button. Since I by no means use it to examine the depth of subject, I made a decision to assign it utilizing the Customized Menu Settings in order that once I press and maintain the button down it adjustments my digicam from One Shot to Ai Servo.
By making this customization I can shoot most frequently in my favourite focus setting (One Shot) however once I encounter motion in my picture (individuals strolling in direction of me for instance) I can use my ring finger on my proper hand to carry this button down thereby altering my settings from One Shot to Ai Servo permitting my digicam to trace the topic and frequently give attention to them.
2. Use solely cross-type Autofocus factors
Whereas I recognize that the 5D Mark III has 61 Auto Focus factors, I actually solely wish to use the 41 factors which might be cross-type focus protection thereby giving me a better stage of focus. With a purpose to insure that I’m all the time utilizing one of many cross-type focus factors I turned off all others. It is quite simple to do.
Simply go to the fourth web page on the AF settings of the Menu. There select the second choice down “Selectable AF Level” after which “Solely cross-type AF factors.”
3. Flip off Star Ranking 2-5
Whereas out on a shoot I really like utilizing the brand new “Charge” button so I can do some preliminary culling in digicam. I do that for 2 causes. 1. So I can present among the finest images on the finish of a shoot to the shoppers instantly utilizing the in digicam slideshow and set it to solely present the images I rated good. 2. I can obtain the images I star rated through the meal time at a marriage to rapidly create a slideshow of some images from the marriage.
The digicam lets you fee images 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. I do not want all these choices. I both fee a photograph with one star or no star. So I went within the digicam and turned off 2-5. Here is learn how to do it.
First, go to the third web page of the yellow wrench.
Now press the “Q” button in your digicam to convey up the settings for the Ranking button.
Then simply toggle off settings 2-5. Now whenever you press the Charge button you both get one star or press it once more it is going to flip it again to O. No must cycle by rankings 2-5.
4. Change ISO speeds to 1-stop increments
I prefer to hold issues easy on the digicam at any time when I can. For me I’ve actually discovered no cause to have precision management over my ISO speeds. So fairly than change them in 1/3 cease increments I modified it so my ISO solely adjustments in full stops. I nonetheless get loads of management, 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200…
5. Change ISO utilizing Set button and Shutter Pace Dial
One different customization that I really like is whereas I’m wanting by my viewfinder if I really feel want to vary my ISO all I must do is use my thumb to carry down the SET button (massive button in the course of the massive dial on the again of the digicam) after which rotate the Shutter dial on prime of the digicam. I’ve discovered this to be a lot simpler than attempting to decide on the proper ISO button on prime of the digicam.
Lastly, here’s a bonus tip. It surprises me to learn how many Canon photographers are usually not utilizing this menu perform on their digicam. In truth, it’s in all probability the one I take advantage of most frequently. Within the digicam menu settings when you transfer all the best way over to the precise you can see a inexperienced star with the title “My Menu.”
What this lets you do is ready up that web page in an effort to put your favourite, most accessed menu settings on one web page in order that whenever you press the menu button it is going to take you proper to a web page of these menu choices. That manner you possibly can entry them rapidly with out having to try to web page by your menu system. As an illustration on “My Menu” I’ve…
A. White Stability – permits me to rapidly dial in my customized Kelvin temperature.
B. Format Card – simply format my playing cards earlier than a shoot.
C. Customized Taking pictures Modes – so I can register my settings to C1, C2 or C3
D. Document Func+Card – so I can select which card to play again images from
E. Customized Controls – in case I wish to change any customized settings
F. Slide Present – so I can rapidly arrange a slide present on my digicam to indicate shoppers images that I’ve already rated from the shoot. After selecting to play a Slide Present simply go into the settings and choose to have it solely show the images you “rated” that manner it would not present all the things you shot.
There are various others that I’ve on the digicam, reminiscent of again button focus, however I felt like these could be ones that aren’t fairly so apparent and will assist individuals establishing their cameras. What are some customizations you’ve gotten in your digicam? Let me know within the feedback beneath. If this has been useful please make sure you share it with others.