Chapter 11

Ten More Ways to Customize Your Camera


Changing the function of the Set button

Turning off the beep and AF-assist beam

Creating your own folders and camera menu

Customizing a few other camera behaviors

Have you ever tried to cook dinner in someone else’s house or work from another colleague’s desk? Why is nothing stored in the right place? The coffee cups, for example, should be stowed in the cabinet above the coffee maker, and yet there they are, way across the kitchen, in the cupboard near the fridge. And everyone knows that the highlighter pens belong in the middle top drawer, not the second one on the left. Yeesh.

In the same way, you may find a particular aspect of your camera’s design illogical or a tad inconvenient. If so, check out this chapter, which introduces you to ten customization options not detailed in earlier chapters. You can give the Set button a new job, for example, silence the camera’s beeper, and even create your own camera menu.

remember Many of the adjustments covered here involve the Custom Functions menu, which I explain how to navigate in Chapter 1. You can access this menu only when the camera’s Mode dial is set to P, Tv, Av, or M.

Changing the Function of the Set Button

Normally, the main role of the Set button during shooting is to select items from the camera menus and Quick Settings screens. In the P, Tv, Av, or M exposure modes, ...

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