You lastly bought that Canon 5D Mark III digicam you’ve got been needing and now you are attempting to determine how finest to reap the benefits of all it is nice new options. Listed here are 5 methods I’ve personalized my digicam to finest match my wants whereas taking pictures weddings, occasions and portraits.
There are numerous alternative ways you may customise your digicam’s settings and I would undoubtedly encourage you to discover the digicam and play with the settings to search out out what works finest for you. Listed here 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 photographs are from the 5D Mark III additionally it is related to different cameras as many of those settings might 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 kind of forgotten buttons that almost all digicam customers infrequently 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 verify the depth of area, 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 photograph (folks 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 regularly give attention to them.
2. Use solely cross-type Autofocus factors
Whereas I admire that the 5D Mark III has 61 Auto Focus factors, I actually solely need to use the 41 factors which can be cross-type focus protection thereby giving me a better degree of focus. So as to insure that I’m at all times 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 “Fee” button so I can do some preliminary culling in digicam. I do that for 2 causes. 1. So I can present among the finest photographs on the finish of a shoot to the purchasers instantly utilizing the in digicam slideshow and set it to solely present the photographs I rated good. 2. I can obtain the photographs I star rated in the course of the supper time at a marriage to rapidly create a slideshow of some photographs from the marriage.
The digicam lets you fee photographs 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 tips on how to do it.
First, go to the third web page of the yellow wrench.
Now press the “Q” button in your digicam to deliver up the settings for the Ranking button.
Then simply toggle off settings 2-5. Now once you press the Fee button you both get one star or press it once more it can flip it again to O. No must cycle by rankings 2-5.
4. Change ISO speeds to 1-stop increments
I wish to hold issues easy on the digicam every time 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 trying 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 (giant button in the midst of the big dial on the again of the digicam) after which rotate the Shutter dial on high of the digicam. I’ve discovered this to be a lot simpler than attempting to decide on the right ISO button on high of the digicam.
Lastly, here’s a bonus tip. It surprises me to learn the way many Canon photographers should not utilizing this menu operate on their digicam. In actual fact, it’s in all probability the one I exploit most frequently. Within the digicam menu settings if you happen to transfer all the way in which over to the best you will see that a inexperienced star with the title “My Menu.”
What this lets you do is about up that web page so that you could put your favourite, most accessed menu settings on one web page in order that once you press the menu button it can take you proper to a web page of these menu choices. That means you may 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. Report Func+Card – so I can select which card to play again photographs from
E. Customized Controls – in case I need to change any customized settings
F. Slide Present – so I can rapidly arrange a slide present on my digicam to indicate purchasers photographs 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 photographs you “rated” that means it would not present the whole lot you shot.
There are numerous others that I’ve on the digicam, comparable to again button focus, however I felt like these is perhaps ones that aren’t fairly so apparent and will assist folks organising their cameras. What are some customizations you’ve got in your digicam? Let me know within the feedback beneath. If this has been useful please you should definitely share it with others.