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Canon EOS 6D The Guide to Understanding and Using Your Camera

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ISBN-10: 193753829X

ISBN-13: 9781937538293

Edition: 2013

Authors: James Johnson

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The Canon EOS 6D is the latest of Canon's full-frame DSLR cameras. Its impressive array of advanced capabilities allows the photographer more influence over the final image.This book's exploration of the EOS 6D goes beyond that of the user's manual. It provides illustrations, step-by-step setting adjustments, helpful suggestions for setup, and detailed explanations for each of the camera's many features and menu configurations. The text is illustrated with easy-to-follow screenshots and example images. This book will also introduce intermediate-level camera users to DSLR model-differentiating features: built-in GPS and Wi-Fi. The content covers effective use of the camera's hardware (and…    
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List price: $25.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Rocky Nook
Publication date: 8/30/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

When James (Jim) Johnson retired from a 25-year career as a software developer for IBM, he had already been working as a contract technical editor for Microsoft. After his retirement, technical editing and technical writing became his primary source of income to cover the cost of his 'toys'-most of which were computer equipment and photographic equipment. Jim's involvement with cameras began in the mid '50s when he needed to record the interior of caves in Kentucky. At the time, the greatest challenge was to provide adequate illumination, and in a manner that did not defile the cave, thus he purchased a Leica 3F camera (which was the norm at that time) and experimented with numerous…    

The Equipment
Checking Out the New Package
The Body-Only Package
The Body and Lens Kit
What Else Do I Need?
Memory Cards
Optional Items
Buttons, Dials, Knobs, and Their Purposes
Camera Body Reference
From the Back
From the Top
From the Front
From the Bottom
From the Left Side (Closed)
From the Left Side (Open)
From the Right Side (Closed)
From the Right Side (Open)
Managing Dials, Buttons, and Switches
The Dials
The Mode Dial
The Main Dial
The Quick Control Dial
The Dioptric Adjustment Knob
The Quick Control Button
The Magnify Button
The Shutter Button
The Depth-of-Field Preview Button
The Lens Release Button
The Mode Dial Lock Release Button
The MENU Button
The INFO Button
The SET Button
The AF Point Selection Button
The AE Lock/FE Lock Button
The Autofocus Start Button
The AF (Autofocus Operation Selection) Button
The DRIVE (Drive Mode Selection) Button
The ISO (ISO Speed Setting) Button
The Metering Mode Selection Button
The LCD Panel Illumination Button
The Playback Button
The Erase Button
The Start/Stop Button
The Multi-controller
The Power Switch
The Live View Shooting/Movie Shooting Switch
The Multi-function Lock Switch
Finding and Interpreting Image-Related Information
Before an Exposure
Internal Information
After an Exposure
It's All in the LCD Monitor
Capturing Light-The Exposure Parameters
Shutter Speed
Capturing the Image-Composition and Focus
How It Works
How Many Autofocus Points Do You Need?
Utilizing Some of the Camera's Advanced Features
Shooting with Live View
Silent Shooting
Silent LV Shooting
Continuous Shooting
Long Exposures
Delayed Exposures
Depth of Field and Focus Stacking
GPS (Global Positioning System)
The Shoot1 Menu
Image Quality
Release Shutter Without Card
Image Review
The Shoot2 Menu
Lens Aberration Correction
External Speedlite Control
Clear Settings
Mirror Lockup
The Shoot3 Menu
ISO Speed Settings
Auto Lighting Optimizer
White Balance
Custom White Balance
WB Shift/Bkt.
Color Space
The Shoot4 Menu
Picture Style
Long Exp. Noise Reduction
High ISO Speed NR
Highlight Tone Priority
Dust Delete Data
Multiple Exposure
HDR Mode
The Live View Shooting Menus
Live View Shoot1
Live View Shooting
AF Method
Grid Display
Aspect Ratio
Expo. Simulation
Live View Shoot2
Silent LV Shoot.
Metering Timer
Movie-Mode-Specific Menus
AF Method
Silent LV Shoot.
Metering Timer
Grid Display
Movie Rec. Size
Sound Recording
Time Code
Video Snapshot
The Playback Menus
Protect Images
Rotate Image
Erase Images
Print Order
Photobook Set-up
RAW Image Processing
Slide Show
Image Jump
Highlight Alert
AF Point Disp.
Playback Grid
Histogram Disp
Movie Play Count
Magnificatn (apx)
Ctrl Over HDMI
The Set Up Menus
Set Up1
Select Folder
File Numbering
Auto Rotate
Format Card
Set Up2
Auto Power Off
LCD Brightness
LCD Off/On Button
Set Up3
Video System
Feature Guide
INFO Button Display Options
Wi-Fi Function
Set Up4
Sensor Cleaning
Battery Info
Certification Logo Display
Custom Shooting Mode (C1, C2)
Clear All Camera Settings
Copyright Information
Camera Firmware Ver.
The Custom Functions Menu
Overview of the Custom Functions Menu
C.Fn I: Exposure
Exposure Level Increments
ISO Speed Setting Increments
Bracketing Auto Cancel
Bracketing Sequence
Number of Bracketed Shots
Safety Shift
C.Fn II-Autofocus
Tracking Sensitivity
Accel./Decel. Tracking
Al Servo 1st Image Priority
Al Servo 2nd Image Priority
AF-Assist Beam Firing
Lens Drive When AF Impossible
Orientation Linked AF Point
Superimposed Display
AF Microadjustment
C.Fn III: Operation/Others
Dial Direction During Tv/Av
Focusing Screen
Multi Function Lock
Warnings in Viewfinder
Custom Controls
Clear All Custom Func. (C.Fn)
The My Menu Menu
My Menu Settings
Register to My Menu
Delete Item/Items
Delete All Items
Display From My Menu
Adding Illumination
Characteristics of Light
Continuous Lighting
Flash Illumination
Speed Lights
After the Shutter is Tripped
In-Camera Post-processing
Transferring Images to a Computer
Memory Card Reader
USB Cable
Wireless Data Transfer
Storage Considerations
On-Computer Post-processing
Chapter-Opening Photo Credits