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Canon® EOS 60D: Digital Field Guide by Charlotte K. Lowrie

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Chapter 5: Customizing the 60D

One of the best ways to increase your shooting efficiency and enjoyment with the EOS 60D is to customize it for your everyday shooting as well as for specific shooting situations. The 60D offers three major categories of customization:

arrow Custom Functions. These enable you to change camera controls and behavior as well as to set up the camera for both general and venue-specific shooting situations.

arrow Camera User Settings (C) mode. This mode enables you to set up virtually everything on the camera and then save all the settings as C shooting mode.

arrow My Menu. This is a menu tab where you can place your six most frequently used menu items for quick access.

All three features will save you time and offer shooting advantages that are well worth the time it takes to make the adjustments.

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Custom Functions, including Long exposure noise reduction and Mirror lockup, came in handy when I made this image of a shooting star and star trails. Exposure: ISO 100, f/5.6, 20 minutes.

Exploring Custom Functions

The major advantage of Custom Functions is that you can set ...

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