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Canon EOS 6D Digital Field Guide by Michael Corsentino

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Chapter 2: Camera Setup and Image Playback

Setting up the Canon EOS 6D to suit your shooting needs and preferences makes all the difference. This chapter details the setup options ranging from setting the image quality and customizing file numbering to playing back images. I compare the RAW and JPEG file formats and discuss their differences. I also cover the 6D’s ability to convert RAW file format images to JPEGs in-camera, as well as how to resize JPEGs in-camera. In this chapter, I also show you how to review single or multiple images, zoom in and out to check focus, and delete images you don’t want. This chapter also examines the corrections available for lens vignetting and color fringing, as well as a host of other useful features. (See Chapter 6 for additional ways to customize the 6D with Custom Functions.)

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Selective focus and a shallow depth of field call attention to the rings sitting on top of a wedding invitation. Exposure: ISO 400, f/5.0, 1/250 second, with a Canon 100mm, f/2.8L USM.

Setting Image Quality and Processing RAW Images In-Camera

The image-quality setting you should choose varies depending on the shooting assignment or how you plan to use the files. For all but the rarest occasions I shoot in full-resolution RAW format for portraits, weddings, editorial, and commercial work. With the speed, capacity, and relatively low cost of media and hard drives, ...

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