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Canon EOS 6D Digital Field Guide by Michael Corsentino

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Chapter 1: A Map of the Canon EOS 6D

If you’ve used the Canon EOS 6D, you know it delivers high-resolution images and provides snappy performance. Equally important, the camera offers a full complement of automated, semiautomatic, and manual creative controls. You also probably know that the 6D is the smallest and lightest full-frame dSLR available (at this writing), yet it still provides ample stability in your hands when you’re shooting. Controls on the back of the camera are streamlined, clearly labeled, and within easy reach during shooting. The exterior belies the power under the hood: the 6D includes Canon’s robust autofocus and metering systems and the very fast DIGIC 5+ image processor. There’s a lot that is new on the 6D, but its intuitive design makes it easy for both novice and experienced Canon shooters to jump right in. This chapter provides a roadmap to using the camera controls and the camera menus.

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This chapter is designed to take you under the hood and help find your way around the Canon EOS 6D quickly and easily. Exposure: ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/60 second, with a Canon 28-70mm f/2.8 USM.

The Controls on the Canon EOS 6D

There are several main controls that you can use together or separately to control many functions on the 6D. Once you learn these controls, you can make camera adjustments more efficiently. Here is a summary of the controls:

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