Index
RI
TE
MA
D
GH
TE
1/250-second sync speed, 209
1/3 stop, 118
1/2 stop, 118
1 stop, 118
2-second mode, 88
10-second mode, 88
15mm fisheye lens, 171
16-35mm f/2.8L USM lens, 166
24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens, Canon EF, 166
50mm f/1.4 USM lens, 166
70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens, 166, 179
100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens, 176
180mm f/3.5L Macro USM lens, 176
420EZ Speedlite, 159
420EX Speedlite, 159
430EX II Speedlite, 159
430EX Speedlite, 159
540EZ Speedlite, 159
550EX Speedlite, 159
580EX II Speedlite, 159
580EX Speedlite, 159
AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing)
cancelling, 118
outdoor photos, 198
overview, 79–80
AF (autofocus) points, 19, 83–87, 137
AF Microadjustment option, C.Fn III: Autofocus/
Drive functions, 124–125, 180
AF mode button, 8–9
AF point disp. command, Playback 2 Menu, 38
AF Stop button, 122–123, 186
AF-assist beam firing option, C.Fn III:
Autofocus/Drive functions, 124
AF-Drive button, 4
AF-ON/AE lock button switch option, C.Fn IV:
Operation/Others functions, 126
AF-On/AF start button, 13
AF-point disp. command, Playback 2 menu, 21
AF-point selection method option, C.Fn III:
Autofocus/Drive functions, 123
AF-Point Selection/Magnify button, 13
AI Focus AF mode, 81–82
AI Servo AF mode, 53, 62, 81, 216
ambient light, 158, 249
angle of view, 249
aperture. See also Aperture-priority AE (Av) mode
autofocus and small, 85
choosing, 55, 228–229
defined, 249
depth of field, 229–230
exposure, 49, 227–230
narrow, 227–228
overview, 227
viewfinder display, 19
wide, 227
wide-angle lenses, 172
Aperture-priority AE (Av) mode
apertures, 228
built-in flash, 151
buttons and dials, 7
choosing, 50
Exposure Compensation, 78
for landscapes, 193–194
overview, 55–56
portrait photography, 208
artifact, 249
artificial light, 249
aspherical elements, lenses, 185
AL
Numerics
A
CO
PY
RI
Access lamp, 14
accessory flash, 152
action photography. See also Shutter-priority AE
(Tv) mode
exposure, 75, 217–218
packing gear bag, 214–215
setting up for, 215–216
shooting images, 218–219
shutter speeds, 54
special modes for, 53
actuations, tracking, 34
Add original decision data option, C.Fn IV:
Operation/Others functions, 127
A-DEP shooting mode
built-in flash, 151
buttons and dials, 7
overview, 58–59
Adobe Camera Raw plug-in, 239
Adobe RGB color space, 92–94
AE (automatic exposure), 249
AE lock (Automatic Exposure Lock), 249
AE lock/AEB in-progress viewfinder icon, 19
AE Lock/FE Lock/Index/Reduce button, 13
258 Index ✦ A—B
Assign FUNC. button option, C.Fn IV: Operation/
Others functions, 127–128
Assign SET button option, C.Fn IV: Operation/
Others functions, 126
Auto cleaning, 244
Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB)
cancelling, 118
outdoor photos, 198
overview, 79–80
Auto Exposure Lock, 76–77
Auto ISO, 61
Auto Lighting Optimizer
Basic Zone modes, 62
exposure simulation and metering, 138
Flash Exposure Compensation, 153
outdoor photos, 199
overview, 74, 121–122
Auto power off command, Setup 1 menu, 21, 39
Auto reset option, 35
Auto Rotate command, Setup 1 menu, 21, 39
Auto White Balance (AWB), 99, 203
autofocus
defined, 250
improving accuracy and performance, 85
modes, 9, 81–83
autofocus (AF) points, 19, 83–87, 137
autofocus assist beam, flash, 157
Autofocus/Drive Custom Functions
AF Microadjustment option, 124–125
AF-assist beam firing option, 124
AF-point selection method option, 123
Lens AF Stop button function option, 122–123
Lens drive when AF impossible option, 122
Mirror lockup option, 124
Superimposed display option, 123–124
automatic exposure (AE), 249
Automatic Exposure Lock (AE lock), 249
Automatic flash operation, 62
automatic shooting modes
Close-up, 63
Creative Auto, 59–62
drive mode, 88
flash, 148
Flash Off, 64
Full Auto, 62
Landscape, 63
menus, 19–20
Night Portrait, 64
overview, 7, 59
Portrait, 62–63
Sports, 63
Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode
apertures, 228
built-in flash, 151
buttons and dials, 7
choosing, 50
Exposure Compensation, 78
for landscapes, 193–194
overview, 55–56
portrait photography, 208
AWB (Auto White Balance), 99, 203
axial chromatic aberration, 250
B
back of camera, 11–15
Background control, CA screen, 60
banding, 66
barrel distortion, 250
Basic Zone shooting modes
Close-up, 63
Creative Auto, 60–62
drive mode, 88
flash, 148
Flash Off, 64
Full Auto, 62
Landscape, 63
menus, 19–20
Night Portrait, 64
overview, 7, 59
Portrait, 62–63
Sports, 63
battery compartment cover, 16
Beep command, Shooting 1 menu, 20, 38
bit depth, 29, 241, 250
blocked up (shadows), 71, 250
blooming, 250
blown highlights, 71, 197
bokeh, 187, 250
bottom of camera, 16
bounce light/flash, 160, 162, 210–211, 250
Bracketing auto cancel option, C.Fn I: Exposure
functions, 118–119
Bracketing sequence option, C.Fn I: Exposure
functions, 119
brightness
defined, 250
LCD, 15, 22, 37, 39, 127
Live View shooting, 136
Brightness adjustment slider, Raw image tool
palette, DPP, 240
Brightness control, CA screen, 61
Brightness histogram, 21, 42–43, 71–72
buffer, 250
Index ✦ B—C
buffering, smart, 88
built-in flash
control options, 155–157
disabling, but enabling autofocus assist
beam, 157
modifying exposure, 152–155
overview, 150–152
range, 152
Red-eye Reduction, 152
techniques, 158
Built-in flash func. setting, Flash Control menu, 156
Built-in flash recycling information, viewfinder, 19
bulb, defined, 250
Bulb mode, 57–58
butterfly lighting, 212
C
C modes (Camera User Settings)
overview, 115
purpose of, 59
registering, 129–130
CA (Creative Auto) shooting mode, 7, 59–62
cable release, 250
Camera Raw plug-in, 239
Camera user setting command, Setup 3 Menu, 22
Camera User Settings (C modes)
overview, 115
purpose of, 59
registering, 129–130
camera-to-subject distance, and depth of field, 230
Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L USM lens, 166
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens, 179
Canon Digital Photo Professional, 238–242
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens, 176
Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM lens, 176
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens, 166
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, 166
Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens, 166, 179
Canon EOS Utility, 40–41, 112–113, 141, 143,
145–146. See also Live View shooting
Card error warning (Err CF), viewfinder, 19
Card full warning (FuLL CF), viewfinder, 19
catchlights
adding to eyes, 162–163
outdoor portraits, 210
Center-weighted Average metering, 69–70
CF (CompactFlash) card
file size, 26
formatting, 46
CF (CompactFlash) card slot door, 15
C.Fn (Clear all Custom Func.) option, Custom
Functions menu, 23, 117
259
C.Fn I: Exposure functions
Bracketing auto cancel option, 118–119
Bracketing sequence option, 119
Exposure-level increments option, 118
Flash sync. speed in Av mode option, 119–120
ISO expansion option, 118
ISO speed setting increments option, 118
overview, 23
Safety Shift option, 75, 119, 195
C.Fn II: Image functions
Auto Lighting Optimizer option, 121–122
High ISO speed noise reduction option, 120–121
Highlight tone priority option, 121
Long-exposure noise reduction option, 120
overview, 23
C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive functions
AF Microadjustment option, 124–125
AF-assist beam firing option, 124
AF-point selection method option, 123
Lens AF Stop button function option, 122–123
Lens drive when AF impossible option, 122
Mirror lockup option, 124
overview, 23
Superimposed display option, 123–124
C.Fn IV: Operation/Others functions
Add original decision data option, 127
AF-ON/AE lock button switch option, 126
Assign FUNC. button option, 127–128
Assign SET button option, 126
Dial direction during Tv/Av option, 126–127
Focusing screen option, 127
overview, 23
Shutter button/AF-ON button option, 125
chroma noise, 66, 225, 250
chromatic aberration, 185–186, 250
chromatic difference of magnification, 250
classic loop lighting, 213
Clean manually option, 244
Clean now option, 244
cleaning sensor
manually, 245–246
mapping and removing dust, 244–245
overview, 243–244
Clear all Custom Func. (C.Fn) option, Custom
Functions menu, 23, 117
Clear ext. flash C.Fn set. setting, Flash Control
menu, 157
Clear settings command, Setup 3 Menu, 22
close-up lens, 183–184
Close-up mode, 7, 63
Cloudy White Balance setting, 211
260 Index ✦ C—D
CMOS (complementary metal-oxide
semiconductor), 3, 250
color
color space, 91, 92–94, 251
color temperature, 95, 100–101, 251
overview, 91–92
Picture Style Editor, 109–113
Picture Styles, 103–109
with RAW images, 97
white balance, custom, 97–99
white balance, fine-tuning, 101–103
white balance, setting, 94–97
color balance, 250
color channel, 71
Color saturation slider, DPP, 241
color space
choosing, 92–94
defined, 251
overview, 91
Color space command, Shooting 2 menu, 20
color temperature
defined, 251
determining, 95
setting specific, 100–101
Color Tone parameter, Picture Styles, 105
Color tone slider, DPP, 241
CompactFlash (CF) card, 26
CompactFlash (CF) card slot door, 15
complementary metal-oxide semiconductor
(CMOS), 3, 250
compression. See also Joint Photographic Experts
Group (JPEG)
defined, 251
lossless, 26, 253
lossy, 253
computer, transferring images to, 36–37
contacts, 6
continuous file numbering, 34–35
Continuous shooting drive mode
AEB, 80
autofocus, 83
Live View shooting, 138
contrast
autofocus, 85
calculating scene, 70
defined, 251
Picture Styles, 104, 105
Contrast slider, RGB image adjustment tab,
DPP, 241
contrasty, defined, 251
Convert and save dialog box, 241
copyright information, 40–41
Creative Auto (CA) shooting mode, 7, 59–62
Creative Zone shooting modes
A-DEP, 7, 58–59, 151
Aperture-priority AE, 7, 50, 55–56, 78, 151, 228
Bulb, 57–58
Camera User Settings, 59, 115, 129–130
ISO sensitivity, 65
Manual, 7, 49, 56–57, 127, 151, 228
overview, 7, 50
Program AE, 49, 51–52, 151, 229
Shutter-priority AE, 7, 50, 52–54, 78, 151
critical focus, 83, 137, 194, 208, 254
crop, defined, 251
Custom Functions
Autofocus/Drive, 122–125
defined, 115
event and action photography, 216
Exposure, 118–120
groupings, 116–117
Image, 120–122
for landscapes, 194–195
Operation/Others, 125–128
overview, 23
portrait photography, 208–209
setting, 128
Custom WB command, Shooting 2 menu, 20
custom white balance, 95, 97–99
D
Date/Time command, Setup 2 Menu, 22
daylight balance, 251
Daylight White Balance setting, 96, 211
DC coupler card hole, 6
Dennis, J., 159
depth of field
defined, 251
extensive, 172, 229–230
focal length multiplier, 167
maximizing, 206
shallow, 174, 229
Depth of Field Preview button, 6–7, 56, 138
Dial direction during Tv/Av option, C.Fn IV:
Operation/Others functions, 126–127
diaphragm, 187, 224, 251. See also aperture
diffractive optics (DO), 186
diffuser, 251
DIGIC 4 processor, 4
digital noise
checking for, 226
defined, 254
ISO setting, 64–65
in portraits, 212
reduction, 66
types of, 66
Index ✦ D—E
Digital Photo Professional (DPP), 238–242
Digital terminal, 15–16
dioptric adjustment knob, 8
Direct transfer screen, 12, 36
distance scale, 17–18
distortion, 173, 175
DO (diffractive optics), 186
dots per inch (dpi), 251
DPP (Digital Photo Professional), 238–242
Drive mode button, 8–9
Drive modes, 9–10, 87–89. See also specific modes
by name
Dust Delete Data command, Shooting 2 menu, 21,
244–245
dust-resistant lenses, 185
dynamic range, 236, 251
E
Edit menu, 241
EF Extenders, 85
EF lens mount index, 6
EF lenses
100mm f/2.8 Macro USM, 176
180mm f/3.5L Macro USM, 176
24-70mm f/2.8L USM, 166
50mm f/1.4 USM, 166
70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM, 166
overview, 7, 184
Ef-A: Standard Precision Matte focusing screen,
87, 127
Ef-D: Precision Matte with grid focusing screen,
87, 127
EF-S lens mount, 6, 167
EF-S lenses, 7, 167
Ef-S: Super Precision Matte focusing screen, 87, 127
EOS 50D
back of camera, 11–15
bottom of camera, 16
features overview, 4–5
front of camera, 6–7
side of camera, 15–16
technology, 3–4
top of camera, 7–11
EOS Digital Solution Disk
Digital Photo Professional, 238–242
Picture Style Editor, 109–113
updates, 247
EOS Utility, 40–41, 112–113, 141, 143, 145–146. See
also Live View shooting
equivalent exposures, 49, 232–233
Erase button, 14, 46
Erase images command, Playback 1 Menu, 21, 46
erasing images, 45–46
Err CF (Card error warning), 19
establishing shots, 219
261
E-TTL (Evaluative Through-the-Lens) technology,
147–148
EV (Exposure Value), 57
evaluating exposures
Brightness histogram, 71
RGB histogram, 71–73
Evaluative metering mode, 9, 62, 68–69, 194,
208, 224
Evaluative Through-the-Lens (E-TTL) technology,
147–148
event photography
exposure approaches, 217–218
packing gear bag, 214–215
setting up for, 215–216
shooting action images, 218–219
Expo. comp/AEB (Exposure Compensation/Auto
Exposure/Bracketing) command, Shooting 2
menu, 20
exposure. See also Creative Zone shooting modes
action photography, 75, 217–218
aperture, 49, 227–230
Auto Exposure Bracketing, 79–80
Auto Exposure Lock, 76–77
Auto Lighting Optimizer, 74
Basic Zone shooting modes, 59–64
contrast, calculating scene, 70
defined, 251
defining goals, 48
depth of field, 229–230
digital noise, 66
equivalent, 49, 232–233
evaluating with histograms, 71–73
event photography, 217–218
Exposure Compensation, 77–79
flash, modifying, 152–155
good, 195
Highlight tone priority, 74–75
ISO sensitivity, 64–67, 225–227
JPEG, 73
landscape and nature photography, 197–201
light, 224–225
metering modes, 67–70
narrow aperture, 227–228
overexposure, 71, 78, 254
overview, 47–48, 73, 223–224
portrait photography, 211–212
practical considerations, 48–49
RAW, 73
Safety Shift, 75
shooting modes, 50, 59–64
shutter speed, 54, 231–232
simulation and metering, Live View
shooting, 138
underexposure, 237, 256
wide aperture, 227
262 Index ✦ E—F
Exposure Compensation, 77–79
Exposure Compensation/Auto Exposure/Bracketing
(Expo. comp/AEB) command, Shooting 2
menu, 20
Exposure Custom Functions
Bracketing auto cancel option, 118–119
Bracketing sequence option, 119
Exposure-level increments option, 118
Flash sync. speed in Av mode option, 119–120
ISO expansion option, 118
ISO speed setting increments option, 118
Safety Shift option, 75, 119, 195
exposure level indicator, 19
exposure meter, 56, 251
Exposure Value (EV), 57
Exposure-level increments option, C.Fn I: Exposure
functions, 118
extenders, 182–183, 251
extension system terminal, 16
extension tubes, 183–184, 251
extensive depth of field, 172, 229–230
External flash C.Fn setting, Flash Control menu, 157
External flash func. setting, Flash Control
menu, 156
External media backup command, Playback 1
Menu, 21
F
Faithful Picture Style, 104, 106
fast, defined, 251
FE Lock (Flash Exposure Lock), 150, 154–155
FEC (Flash Exposure Compensation), 10, 19, 150,
152–154
15mm fisheye lens, 171
50mm f/1.4 USM lens, 166
file numbering
auto reset, 35
continuous, 34–35
manual reset, 35–37
overview, 33–34
File numbering command, Setup 1 Menu, 21
film, 103
Filter or Toning effect, 108
filters
defined, 252
graduated neutral density, 192
mounting thread for, 17
neutral density, 54, 192, 254
overview, 191
polarizing, 54, 192, 254
variable neutral density, 192
warm-up, 192
firmware, updating, 246–248
Firmware Ver. (Firmware Version) command, Setup
3 Menu, 22
fisheye lens, 252
550EX Speedlite, 159
580EX Speedlite, 159
580EX II Speedlite, 159
540EZ Speedlite, 159
fixed-pattern noise, 66
flare, 252
flash
balancing lighting extremes, 163
bounce, 160, 162, 210–211, 250
catchlights, adding to eyes, 162–163
control options, 155–157
disabling, but enabling autofocus assist
beam, 157
Live View shooting, 139
modifying exposure, 152–155
multiple Speedlites and studio lights, 159–161
shooting with, 150–152
Speedlites as auxiliary lights, 163
sync speed, 149
techniques, 158
technology basics, 147–149
Flash button, 6–7
Flash control, CA screen, 60
Flash Control, Setup 3 Menu, 22, 155–157
Flash Exposure Compensation (FEC), 10, 19,
150, 152–154
Flash Exposure Compensation button, 5, 8–11
Flash Exposure Lock (FE Lock), 150, 154–155
Flash Firing setting, Flash Control menu, 155
Flash Off mode, 7, 64
flash sync contacts, 8
Flash sync. speed in Av mode option, C.Fn I:
Exposure functions, 119–120
Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning, 19
flat, defined, 252
floating lens system, 186
fluorite, 185, 252
f-number, 252. See also aperture
focal length
autofocus, 85
defined, 252
depth of field, 230
multiplication factor, 167–168
shutter speed, 194
focal plane mark, 8–9
focal point, 252
focus
autofocus mode, 81–83
autofocus points, 83–87
defined, 252
drive mode, 87–89
full-time manual focusing, 185–186
inner and rear, 186
overview, 47
Index ✦ F—I
preset, 186
sharp, 83, 137, 194, 208, 254
Focus confirmation light, 19
Focus mode switch, 17
focusing distance range selection switch, 17–18
focusing ring, 17–18
Focusing screen option, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
functions, 127
focusing screens, 19, 87
focus-lock and recompose method, 82
folders, creating and selecting, 32–33
Format command, Setup 1 Menu, 21
formats, image. See Joint Photographic Experts
Group (JPEG); RAW images; sRAW files
420 EZ Speedlite, 159
430EX II Speedlite, 159
430EX Speedlite, 159
420EX Speedlite, 159
frame, defined, 252
frames per second (fps), 3
Fraser, Bruce, 72
front of camera, 6–7
f-stop. See aperture
FujiFilm Velvia film, 103
Full Auto mode, 7, 62
FuLL CF (Card full warning), 19
full-time manual focusing, 185–186
FUNC. (Function) button, 15
G
gapless microlens technology, 3–4
ghosting, 252
gigabyte, 252
good exposure, 195
graduated neutral density filter, 192
grain. See noise
gray cards
advanced exposure approach, 200–201
defined, 252
metering on, 68
for RAW images, 97
gray-balanced, defined, 252
grayscale
chart, 39
defined, 253
grip, 6
guide number, 150
gyro sensors, 177
H
1/2 stop, 118
HDMI mini out terminal, 16
HDR (high-dynamic range) imaging, 80
head-and-shoulders portrait, 210
high bit-depth files, 29
263
High ISO speed noise reduction option, C.Fn II:
Image functions, 120–121
high-dynamic range (HDR) imaging, 80
Highlight alert command, Playback 2 menu,
21, 38, 71
Highlight tone priority option, C.Fn II: Image
functions, 19, 74–75, 121, 196
highlights
blown, 71, 197
defined, 253
High-speed Continuous drive mode, 9, 53, 88,
138, 216
High-speed sync (FP flash) FE lock/FEB in-progress
indicator, viewfinder, 19
Histogram command, Playback 2 Menu, 21
histograms
Brightness, 21, 42–43, 71–72
defined, 253
in DPP, 241
image-playback display, 42
RGB, 21, 71–73
hot pixels, 66
hot shoe
mounting, 8
PC adapter, 161
hue, 105, 253
hyperfocal distance focusing, 206
I
Image Custom Functions
Auto Lighting Optimizer option, 121–122
High ISO speed noise reduction option, 120–121
Highlight tone priority option, 121
Long-exposure noise reduction option, 120
image file numbering
auto reset, 35
continuous, 34–35
manual reset, 35–37
overview, 33–34
image formats. See Joint Photographic Experts Group
(JPEG); RAW images; sRAW (small RAW) files
Image jump w/Main dial command, Playback 2
menu, 21, 43–44
image playback options
displaying and moving through multiple, 43–44
displaying on TV, 44
erasing, 45–46
overview, 42–43
protecting, 45
image protection, 45
Image recording quality, CA screen, 61
image sensor, cleaning
manually, 245–246
mapping and removing dust, 244–245
overview, 243–246
264 Index ✦ I—L
Image Stabilized (IS) lenses, 4, 54, 122, 177–179, 185
Image stabilizer mode switch, 17–18
Image stabilizer switch, 17–18
index display, 43
infinity, 18, 245, 253
infinity compensation mark, 18
Info button, 14
INFO. button, Setup 3 menu, 22, 39
inner focusing, 186
intensity of light, 224. See also aperture
International Organization for Standardization
(ISO) sensitivity
action photography, 217–218
built-in flash, 150, 152
defined, 225, 253
ISO/Flash Exposure Compensation button
options, 10–11
overview, 223
role of in exposure, 225–227
setting, 64–67
Sunny f/16 rule, 203
on viewfinder, 19
Inverse Square Law, 150
IPTC (International Press Telecommunications
Council) metadata, 40
IS (Image Stabilized) lenses, 4, 54, 122, 177–179, 185
ISO sensitivity
action photography, 217–218
built-in flash, 150, 152
defined, 225, 253
ISO/Flash Exposure Compensation button
options, 10–11
overview, 223
role of in exposure, 225–227
setting, 64–67
Sunny f/16 rule, 203
on viewfinder, 19
ISO expansion option, C.Fn I: Exposure
functions, 118
ISO speed setting increments option, C.Fn I:
Exposure functions, 118
ISO/Flash Exposure Compensation button, 5, 8–11
J
Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)
defined, 253
histograms, 72
overview, 26–27
shooting RAW or sRAW and, 30–32, 215
K
K White Balance setting, 100, 213
Kelvin scale, 95, 253
key icon, protection, 45
keystoning, 173
Kodak Portra film, 103
L
Landscape mode, 7, 63–64
landscape photography
advanced exposure approach, 199–201
basic exposure technique, 197–199
exposing nonaverage scenes, 201–204
packing camera bag, 190–192
setting up for, 193–195
shooting images, 204–206
Landscape Picture Style, 104, 106
Language command, Setup 2 Menu, 22
LCD (liquid crystal display), 8, 10–11, 253
LCD brightness command, Setup 2 menu, 22, 37, 39
LCD Panel Illumination button, 8–9
Lens AF Stop button function option, C.Fn III:
Autofocus/Drive functions, 122–123
lens controls
menus, 19–23
overview, 17–18
viewfinder display, 18–19
Lens drive when AF impossible option, C.Fn III:
Autofocus/Drive functions, 122
lens extenders, 182–183, 251
lens lock pin, 6
lens mount, 6–7
lens mounting index, 6–7, 17
Lens Release button, 6–7
lenses. See also lens controls; specific lenses by
name
building a lens system, 166–167
calibrating for focus accuracy, 179–181
close-up, 183–184
EF-S, 7, 167
extenders, 182–183, 251
extension tubes, 183–184, 251
fisheye, 252
focal length multiplier, 167–168
gapless microlens technology, 3–4
Image Stabilized, 4, 54, 122, 177–179, 185
L-series Canon, 182–183, 185
macro, 175–176, 185, 191
normal, 174–175, 254
overview, 168–170
peripheral correction, setting, 181–182
prime, 169–170
single focal-length, 169–170
technology, 184–187
telephoto, 122, 173–174, 191, 256
terminology, 184–187
tilt-and-shift, 177
Index ✦ L—M
variable-aperture, 169
wide-angle, 85, 170–173, 191, 256
zoom, 169–170
light. See also aperture; natural-light portraits
ambient, 158, 249
artificial, 249
autofocus, 85
bounce, 160, 162, 210–211, 250
exposure, 224–225
light falloff, 181
light temperature, 95, 251
lighting
butterfly, 212
classic loop, 213
studio, 159–163, 213
tungsten, 256
lightness, 253. See also brightness
linear, defined, 253
linear capture, 72
liquid crystal display (LCD), 8, 10–11, 253
Live View function settings, Setup 2 Menu, 22
Live View shooting
exposure simulation and metering, 138
flash, 139
focus, 137–138
mirror, 7
overview, 135–136
setting up for, 139–140
silent shooting modes, 138–139
tethered or wireless connection, 143–146
working with, 141–142
Live View shooting/Print/Share button, 11
Long exposure noise-reduction option, C.Fn II:
Image functions, 66, 120
lossless (file compression), 26, 253
lossy (file compression), 253. See also Joint
Photographic Experts Group (JPEG)
Low-speed Continuous drive mode, 9, 61, 88,
194, 208
L-series Canon lenses, 182–183, 185
luminance, defined, 253
luminance noise, 66, 225
M
M (Manual) shooting mode
apertures, 228
built-in flash, 151
equivalent exposures, 49
Main dial, 127
Mode dial, 7
overview, 56–57
Quick Control dial, 127
macro lenses, 175–176, 185, 191
Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX, 149, 159
Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, 149, 159
265
Main dial
defined, 4–5
general setup options, 38–39
overview, 8–9
reversing direction of, 127
using with LCD panel buttons, 10–11
maintenance
cleaning image sensor, 243–246
updating firmware and software, 246–248
manual focusing (MF), 17, 138, 169, 185–186
Manual reset option, 35–37
Manual (M) shooting mode
apertures, 228
built-in flash, 151
equivalent exposures, 49
Main dial, 127
Mode dial, 7
overview, 56–57
Quick Control dial, 127
Max. Burst indicator, viewfinder, 19
megabyte, 30–31, 253
megapixels, 30–31, 253
memory card, 254
Menu button, 11
menus, 19–23. See also specific menus by name
metadata, 40, 236, 254
Metering mode button, 5, 7–9
metering modes, 9, 67–70. See also specific modes
by name
MF (manual focusing), 17, 138, 169, 185–186
microlens technology, 3–4
middle gray, 200, 254
midtone, 200, 254
mirror, 6–7, 57, 88, 124, 137, 139
Mirror lockup option, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
functions, 124
Mode dial, 7–8, 50
Monochrome Filter effects, 108
Monochrome Picture Style, 104–106
Monochrome shooting indicator, viewfinder, 19
Monochrome Toning effects, 108
MR-14EX Macro Ring Lite, 149, 159
MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite, 149, 159
Multi-controller control
CA shooting mode, 60
defined, 5
Live View shooting, 136
overview, 13
multiple images, displaying and moving through,
43–44
My Menu
customizing, 131–132
defined, 115
options, 23
266 Index ✦ N—P
N
NAA (Newspaper Association of America), 40
narrow aperture, 227–228
natural-light portraits
exposure approaches, 211–212
outdoor, 210–211
overview, 209–210
window light, 211
nature photography
advanced exposure approach, 199–201
basic exposure technique, 197–199
exposing nonaverage scenes, 201–204
packing camera bag, 190–192
setting up for, 193–195
shooting images, 204–206
Neat Image, 226
neutral density filters, 54, 192, 254
Neutral Picture Style, 104, 106, 208
Newspaper Association of America (NAA), 40
Night Portrait mode, 7, 64
NIK Dfine, 226
No card warning (no CF), 19
noise
checking for, 226
defined, 254
ISO setting, 64–65
in portraits, 212
reduction, 66
types of, 66
Noise Ninja, 226
nonlinear, defined, 254
nonrobust image files, 28
normal lenses, 174–175, 254
NTSC option, Video system, Setup 2 menu, 44
numbering, file
auto reset, 35
continuous, 34–35
manual reset, 35–37
overview, 33–34
O
1 stop, 118
1/2 stop, 118
100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens, 176
180mm f/3.5L Macro USM lens, 176
One-shot AF mode, 58, 81, 83
One-shot shooting drive mode, 80, 83
1/3 stop, 118
1/250-second sync speed, 209
open up, defined, 254
Operation/Others Custom Functions
Add original decision data option, 127
AF-ON/AE lock button switch option, 126
Assign FUNC. button option, 127–128
Assign SET button option, 126
Dial direction during Tv/Av option, 126–127
Focusing screen option, 127
Shutter button/AF-ON button option, 125
optical aberrations, 186
Orientation locking knob, 17
outdoor portraits, 210–211
overexposure, 71, 78, 254
P
P (Program AE) shooting mode
apertures, 229
built-in flash, 151
equivalent exposures, 49
overview, 51–52
PAL option, Video system, Setup 2 menu, 44
panning, 54, 178–179, 217, 254
Partial metering, 9, 68–69
PC terminal, 15–16
Peripheral Illumination Correction (Peripheral
illumin.Correct.) option, Shooting 1 menu, 20,
179, 181–182
perspective, 171, 173–174
photosite, 254
Picture Style button, 14
Picture Style command, Shooting 2 menu, 20
Picture Style Editor, 109–113
Picture Style options, CA screen, 61
Picture Styles
changing in DPP, 240
choosing, 104–108
color, 92
customizing, 104–108
event and action photography, 216
fine-tuning, 109–113
for landscapes, 194
overview, 103–104
portrait photography, 208
registering new, 108–109
pincushion distortion, 254
pixels, 3–4, 66, 71–72, 254
pixels per inch (ppi), 255
plane of critical focus, 83, 137, 194, 208, 254. See
also depth of field
Playback 1 Menu, 21
Playback 2 Menu, 21, 38
Playback button, 14
playback options
displaying and moving through multiple
images, 43–44
displaying images on TV, 44
erasing images, 45–46
overview, 42–43
protecting images, 45
point of sharpest focus, 83, 137, 194, 208, 254. See
also depth of field
Index ✦ P—S
polarizing filter, 54, 192, 254
Portra film, 103
Portrait mode, 7, 62–63
portrait photography
exposure approaches, 211–212
natural-light, 209–212
outdoor, 210–211
overview, 206
selecting gear, 207–208
setting up for, 208–209
studio, 212–213
window light, 211
Portrait Picture Style, 104, 106
Power/Quick Control dial switch, 15
ppi (pixels per inch), 255
Precision Matte with grid (Ef-D) focusing screen,
87, 127
preset focus, 186
preset White Balance, 94
prime lenses, 169–170
Print Order command, Playback 1 Menu, 21
Print/Share button, 37
Program AE (P) shooting mode
apertures, 229
built-in flash, 151
equivalent exposures, 49
overview, 51–52
Protect images command, Playback 1 Menu, 21, 45
Q
Quality command, Shooting 1 menu, 20, 31
Quality screen, 31–32
Quick Control dial
adjusting brightness, 15
AF points, 13, 123
cycling through multiple images, 42
direction of, 126–127
disabling, 79
Drive mode, selecting, 89
Exposure Compensation, 79
general setup options, 38–39
JPEG options, 31–32
overview, 4, 14
power switch, 15
using with LCD panel buttons, 10–11
viewing folders, 33
Quick Control screen
activating, 5
overview, 13
Set button, programming, 126
shutter speeds, 53
R
Random Access Memory (RAM), 255
random noise, 66
267
RAW images
accurate color with, 97
Canon RAW conversion program, 238–240
capture, 235–237
choosing, 26
combining with JPEG, 30–32, 215
defined, 255
histograms, 72
overview, 27–29
sample conversion, 240–242
rear focusing, 186
Recording func.+media select command, Setup 1
Menu, 21
Red, Green, Blue (RGB) color model, 29, 255
Red-eye On/Off command, Shooting 1 menu, 20
Red-eye Reduction function, 152
Red-eye Reduction/Self-timer lamp, 6
reflected light meter, 255
reflector, 162, 207, 210–211, 213, 255
reflex mirror, 6–7, 57, 88, 124, 137, 139
Remote control terminal, 16
Remote Shooting control panel, EOS Utility, 143
Remote Switch RS-80N3, 16, 57, 124, 138
resolution, defined, 255
Review time command, Shooting 1 menu, 20, 38
RGB (Red, Green, Blue) color model, 29, 255
RGB color space, 92–94
RGB histogram, 21, 71–73
RGB image adjustment tab, DPP, 241
robust image files, 28
Rockwell, Ken, 187
Rotate command, Playback 1 Menu, 21
RS-80N3 Remote Switch, 16, 57, 124, 138
S
Safety Shift option, C.Fn I: Exposure functions, 75,
119, 195
saturation, defined, 255
Saturation parameter, Picture Styles, 105
scene contrast, 70
Select folder command, Setup 1 Menu, 21
Self-timer drive mode, 6, 9, 88
sensitivity, 223. See also ISO sensitivity
sensor, cleaning
manually, 245–246
mapping and removing dust, 244–245
overview, 243–244
Sensor Cleaning command, Setup 2 Menu, 22
Setting (Set) button, 5, 14, 38–39
Setup 1 menu, 21, 39
Setup 2 menu, 22, 39
Setup 3 menu, 22, 39
Set-up menu, EOS Utility, 41
setup options, general, 37–39
70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM lens, 166, 179
268 Index ✦ S—T
shadows, blocked, 71, 250
Shady White Balance setting, 96
shallow depth of field, 174, 229
sharp, defined, 255
sharp focus, 83, 137, 194, 208, 254. See also depth
of field
Sharpness parameter, Picture Styles, 105
Sharpness slider, DPP, 241
Shoot w/o card command, Shooting 1 menu, 20, 38
Shooting 1 menu, 20, 38
Shooting 2 menu, 20–21
Shooting information display (image-playback
display), 42
Shooting speed, CA screen, 61
shutter, defined, 255
Shutter button, 6, 148
Shutter button/AF-ON button option, C.Fn IV:
Operation/Others functions, 125
shutter speed, 19, 54, 231–232
Shutter-priority AE (Tv) mode
built-in flash, 151
buttons and dials, 7
choosing, 50
event and action photography, 215
Exposure Compensation, 78
for landscapes, 193–194
overview, 52–54
side of camera, 15–16
silent shooting modes, 138–139
single focal-length lens, 169–170
Single image display with image recording quality
(image-playback display), 42
Single image with basic shooting information
(image-playback display), 42
Single-shot drive mode, 61, 88–89, 194, 208
16-35mm f/2.8L USM lens, 166
slave (flash unit), 255
Slide show command, Playback 2 Menu, 21
slow, defined, 255
small RAW (sRAW) files
correcting vignetting, 181
defined, 26
overview, 27–29
RGB histogram, 72
shooting both JPEG and, 30–32, 215
smart buffering, 88
software, updating, 246–248
speed, defined, 255
Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, 160
Speedlites
as auxiliary lights, 163
flash techniques, 162–163
multiple, 159–161
Sports mode, 7, 61, 63, 148
sports shots, 53, 75. See also action photography;
Shutter-priority AE (Tv) mode
spot meter, defined, 255
Spot metering mode
advanced exposure approach, 199
assessing dynamic range, 197
calculating scene contrast, 70
circle on viewfinder, 19
defined, 9, 68–69
metering window light, 211
outdoor photos, 194
sRAW (small RAW) files
correcting vignetting, 181
defined, 26
overview, 27–29
RGB histogram, 72
shooting both JPEG and, 30–32, 215
sRGB color space, 92–94, 255
Standard Picture Style, 104, 106
Standard Precision Matte (Ef-A) focusing screen,
87, 127
stop. See aperture
stop down, 256. See also aperture
studio lights
flash techniques, 162–163
multiple, 159–161
for portraits, 213
studio portraits, 212–213
subject contrast, 85
subject-to-background distance, 212
Sunny f/16 rule, 203
Super Precision Matte (Ef-S) focusing screen,
87, 127
Superimposed display option, C.Fn III: Autofocus/
Drive functions, 123–124
super-telephoto IS lens, 122
T
Tagged Image File Format (TIFF), 256
TC-80N3 Timer Remote Controller, 57, 124, 138
telephoto lens, 122, 173–174, 191, 256
television, displaying images on, 44
10-second mode, 88
1/3 stop, 118
Through the Lens (TTL), 147–148, 256
TIFF (Tagged Image File Format), 256
tilt-and-shift (TS-E) lenses, 139, 177
time, 224
Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3, 57, 124, 138
tonal range. See also exposure
defined, 256
finding middle gray, 199–201
RAW capture, 236–237
rule for, 195
Index ✦ T—Z
Tone curve assist, RGB image adjustment tab,
DPP, 241
top of camera, 7–11
Transfer order command, Playback 1 Menu, 21
transferring images to computer, 36–37
tripod mount, 17
tripod socket, 16
TS-E (tilt-and-shift) lenses, 139, 177
TTL (Through the Lens), 147–148, 256
tungsten lighting, 256
Tv (Shutter-priority AE) mode
built-in flash, 151
buttons and dials, 7
choosing, 50
event and action photography, 215
Exposure Compensation, 78
for landscapes, 193–194
overview, 52–54
TV, displaying images on, 44
24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens, 166
2-second mode, 88
U
Ultra DMA (UMDA) card, 27
Ultralow Dispersion (UD) elements, lenses, 185
underexposure
defined, 256
RAW capture, 237
updating firmware and software, 246–248
USM lenses, 184
V
variable neutral density filter, 192
variable-aperture lens, 169
Velvia film, 103
Video Out terminal, 16
Video system command, Setup 2 Menu, 22
viewfinder, 18–19, 256
vignetting, 181–182, 256
VisibleDust cleaning products, 245
269
W
warm-up filter, 192
water-resistant lenses, 185
WB SHIFT/BKT (White Balance shift/bracketing)
command, Shooting 2 menu, 20
WB-BKT (White Balance Bracketing), 118–119
weatherproof sleeves, 191
Wein Safe Sync hot shoe PC adapter, 161
WFT Settings command, Setup 1 Menu, 21
white balance
defined, 256
fine-tuning, 101–103
importance of to color, 92
options, 9
setting, 94–97, 144
White Balance adjustment control, RAW image tool
palette, DPP, 240
White Balance Auto Bracketing, 101–102
White Balance Bracketing (WB-BKT), 118–119
White Balance button, 5, 7–9
White Balance command, Shooting 2 menu, 20
White Balance Correction, 19, 102–103
White Balance shift/bracketing (WB SHIFT/BKT)
command, Shooting 2 menu, 20
wide aperture, 227
wide-angle lenses
autofocus, 85
defined, 256
for landscapes, 191
overview, 171–173
zoom, 170
window light portraits, 211
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E3/WFT-E3A, 141, 143
Wireless Transmitter ST-E2, 157
Z
zoom lenses, 169–170
Zoom ring, 17–18
zoom setting, 254
Zucker, Monte, 195