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David Busch's Canon EOS 80D Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Book Description

David Busch's Canon EOS 80D Guide to Digital SLR Photography is your all-in-one comprehensive resource and reference for the Canon EOS 80D camera. This upgraded 24-megapixel model features an enhanced autofocus system with twice as many focus points as its predecessor. The Dual Pixel CMOS hybrid autofocus brings lightning-fast phase detect AF to live view and high-definition movie modes, too. The 80D has Wi-Fi/ NFC connectivity to allow linking the camera to a computer and iOS or Android smart devices, and an improved swiveling touch screen LCD. With this book in hand, you can quickly apply all these advanced features to your digital photography, while boosting your creativity to take great photographs with your Canon EOS 80D. Filled with detailed how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch's Canon EOS 80D Guide to Digital SLR Photography covers all this upscale camera's features in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lens selection, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy 80D "roadmap," an easy-to-use visual guide to the camera's features and controls. Learn when to use each option and, more importantly, when not to use them, by following the author’s recommended settings for every menu entry. With best-selling photographer and mentor David Busch as your guide, you'll quickly have full creative mastery of your camera’s capabilities, whether you're shooting on the job, as an advanced enthusiast, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge and confidence, while bringing your vision to light with the Canon EOS 80D today.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. Introduction
  3. Chapter 1 Thinking Outside of the Box
    1. First Things First
    2. Initial Setup
      1. Battery Included
      2. Final Steps
  4. Chapter 2 Canon EOS 80D Quick Start
    1. Navigating the Menus
      1. Mastering the Touch Screen
    2. Selecting a Shooting Mode
    3. Choosing a Metering Mode
    4. Choosing a Focus Mode
    5. Selecting an AF Area Selection Mode
    6. Other Settings
      1. Adjusting ISO
      2. Using the Self-Timer
      3. Using the Built-in Flash
    7. Taking a Picture
    8. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      1. Cruising Through Index Views
    9. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
    10. Shooting Tips
  5. Chapter 3 Canon EOS 80D Roadmap
    1. Front View
    2. The Canon EOS 80D’s Business End
      1. Jumping Around
    3. Going Topside
    4. LCD Panel Readouts
    5. Underneath Your 80D
    6. Lens Components
    7. Looking Inside the Viewfinder
  6. Chapter 4 Nailing the Right Exposure
    1. Getting a Handle on Exposure
    2. How the 80D Calculates Exposure
      1. Correctly Exposed
      2. Overexposed
      3. Underexposed
    3. Choosing a Metering Method
    4. Choosing an Exposure Method
      1. Basic Zone Exposure Methods
      2. Aperture-Priority
      3. Shutter-Priority
      4. Program Mode
      5. Manual Exposure
    5. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
      1. Dealing with Visual Noise
    6. Making EV Changes
      1. Fast EV Changes
      2. Slower EV Changes
    7. Bracketing Parameters
      1. Bracketing Auto Cancel
      2. Bracketing Sequence
      3. Number of Exposures
      4. Increment Between Exposures
    8. Working with HDR
      1. Using HDR Mode
      2. HDR Backlight Control
    9. Bracketing and Merge to HDR
    10. Fixing Exposures with Histograms
      1. Tonal Range
      2. Histograms and Contrast
      3. Understanding Histograms
    11. Basic Zone Modes
      1. Making Changes in Basic Zone Modes
  7. Chapter 5 Mastering the Mysteries of Autofocus
    1. How Focus Works
      1. Contrast Detection
      2. Phase Detection
      3. Dual Pixel CMOS AF
      4. Cross-Type Focus Point
    2. Focus Modes
      1. Adding Circles of Confusion
    3. Your Autofocus Mode Options
      1. One-Shot AF
      2. AI Servo AF
      3. AI Focus AF
      4. Manual Focus
    4. Selecting an AF Area Selection Mode
    5. AF with Color Tracking
      1. Other Important AF Parameters
    6. Back-Button Focus
      1. Activating Back-Button Focus
    7. Fine-Tuning the Autofocus of Your Lenses
      1. Lens Tune-Up
  8. Chapter 6 Live View and Movies
    1. Working with Live View
      1. Live View Essentials
      2. Enabling Live View
      3. Activating Live View
      4. Live View Information Screens
      5. Final Image Simulation
      6. Silent Shooting
      7. Quick Control
    2. Focusing in Live View
      1. Face Detection+Tracking Mode
      2. FlexiZone (Multi) Mode
      3. FlexiZone—Single AF Mode
    3. Using the Touch Shutter
    4. Shooting Movies
      1. Shooting 4 and 5 (Movie) Menus
      2. Exposure Options
      3. Formats, Compression, Resolution, and Frame Rates
      4. Video Snapshots
      5. Shooting Movies with Creative Filters
      6. Shooting HDR Movies
      7. Playback and Editing
  9. Chapter 7 Advanced Shooting
    1. Continuous Shooting
    2. More Exposure Options
    3. A Tiny Slice of Time
      1. Working with Short Exposures
    4. Long Exposures
      1. Three Ways to Take Long Exposures
      2. Working with Long Exposures
    5. Delayed Exposures
      1. Self-Timer
      2. Time-Lapse/Interval Photography
    6. Introducing Wi-Fi
      1. General Wi-Fi Guidelines
      2. Using Wi-Fi and NFC
  10. Chapter 8 Customizing with the Shooting and Playback Menus
    1. Anatomy of the 80D’s Menus
    2. Shooting Menu Options
      1. Image Quality
      2. Image Review
      3. Beep
      4. Release Shutter without Card
      5. Lens Aberration Correction
      6. Flash Control
      7. Red-Eye Reduction
      8. Exposure Compensation/Automatic Exposure Bracketing
      9. ISO Speed Settings
      10. Auto Lighting Optimizer
      11. White Balance
      12. Custom White Balance
      13. White Balance Shift and Bracketing
      14. Color Space
      15. Picture Style
      16. Long Exposure Noise Reduction
      17. High ISO Speed Noise Reduction
      18. Highlight Tone Priority
      19. Dust Delete Data
      20. Multiple Exposure
      21. HDR Mode
      22. Interval Timer
      23. Bulb Timer
      24. Anti-Flicker Shooting
      25. Mirror Lockup
      26. Aspect Ratio
    3. Live View and Movie Shooting Menus
    4. Playback Menu Options
      1. Protect Images
      2. Rotate Image
      3. Erase Images
      4. Print Order
      5. Photobook Set-up
      6. Creative Filters
      7. RAW Image Processing
      8. Cropping
      9. Resize
      10. Rating
      11. Slide Show
      12. Image Jump with Main Dial
      13. Highlight Alert
      14. AF Point Disp.
      15. Playback Grid
      16. Histogram Display
      17. Ctrl over HDMI
  11. Chapter 9 Customizing with the Set-up Menu and My Menu
    1. Set-up Menu Options
      1. Select Folder
      2. File Numbering
      3. Auto Rotate
      4. Format Card
      5. Eye-Fi Settings
      6. Wireless Communication Settings
      7. Auto Power Off
      8. LCD Brightness
      9. LCD On/Off Button
      10. Date/Time/Zone
      11. Language
      12. Viewfinder Display
      13. GPS Device Settings
      14. Video System
      15. Feature Guide
      16. Touch Control
      17. Battery Info.
      18. Sensor Cleaning
      19. INFO. Button Display Options
      20. INFO. Button Live View Display Options
      21. Multi Function Lock
      22. Custom Shooting Modes (C1/C2 Modes)
      23. Clear All Camera Settings
      24. Copyright Information
      25. Certification Logo Display
      26. Firmware Version
    2. Custom Functions Menu
      1. C.Fn I-1: Exposure Level Increments
      2. C.Fn I-2: ISO Speed Setting Increments
      3. C.Fn I-3: Bracketing Auto Cancel
      4. C.Fn I-4: Bracketing Sequence
      5. C.Fn I-5: Number of Bracketed Shots
      6. C.Fn I-6: Safety Shift
      7. C.Fn II-1: Tracking Sensitivity
      8. C.Fn II-2: Accel/Decel Tracking
      9. C.Fn II-3: AF Point Auto Switching
      10. C.Fn II-4: AI Servo 1st Image Priority
      11. C.Fn II-5: AI Servo 2nd Image Priority
      12. C.Fn II-6: AF-Assist Beam Firing
      13. C.Fn II-7: Lens Drive When AF Impossible
      14. C.Fn II-8: Select AF Area Selection Mode
      15. C.Fn II-9: AF Area Selection Method
      16. C.Fn II-10: Orientation Linked AF Point
      17. C.Fn II-11: Initial AF Point, AI Servo AF
      18. C.Fn II-12: Auto AF Point Selection: Color Tracking
      19. C.Fn II-13: Manual AF Point Selection Pattern
      20. C.Fn II-14: AF Point Display During Focus
      21. C.Fn II-15: VF Display Illumination
      22. C.Fn II-16: AF Microadjustment
      23. C.Fn III-1: Warnings in Viewfinder
      24. C.Fn III-2: Dial Direction During Tv/Av
      25. C.Fn III-3: Retract Lens on Power Off
      26. C.Fn III-4: Custom Controls
      27. Clear All Custom Func. (C.Fn)
    3. My Menu
  12. Chapter 10 Working with Lenses
    1. But Don’t Forget the Crop Factor
    2. Your First Lens
      1. Buy Now, Expand Later
    3. What Lenses Can You Use?
      1. EF vs. EF-S
    4. Ingredients of Canon’s Alphanumeric Soup
    5. Your Second (and Third . . .) Lens
      1. What Lenses Can Do for You
      2. Zoom or Prime?
    6. Categories of Lenses
    7. Using Wide-Angle and Wide-Zoom Lenses
      1. Avoiding Potential Wide-Angle Problems
    8. Using Telephoto and Tele-Zoom Lenses
      1. Avoiding Telephoto Lens Problems
      2. Telephotos and Bokeh
  13. Chapter 11 Working with Electronic Flash
    1. How Electronic Flash Works
      1. Determining Exposure
    2. Getting Started with the Built-in Flash
      1. Basic Zone Flash
      2. Creative Zone Flash
      3. Flash Range
      4. Red-Eye Reduction and Autofocus Assist
      5. Using FE Lock and Flash Exposure Compensation
    3. More on Flash Control Settings
      1. Flash Firing
      2. E-TTL II Metering
      3. Flash Sync Speed in AV mode
      4. Built-in Flash Settings
      5. Using Flash Mode
      6. External Flash Function Settings
      7. External Flash Custom Function Settings
      8. Clear External Flash Custom Function Setting
    4. Fire When Ready!
    5. Using External Electronic Flash
      1. Speedlite 600EX-RT/600EX II-RT
      2. Speedlite 580EX II
      3. Speedlite 430EX III-RT
      4. Speedlite 320EX
      5. Speedlite 270EX II
      6. Close-Up Lites
  14. Chapter 12 Wireless Flash Basics
    1. Wireless Evolution
    2. Elements of Wireless Flash
      1. Flash Combinations
      2. Controlling Flash Units
      3. Why Use Wireless Flash?
      4. Key Wireless Concepts
      5. Which Flashes Can Be Operated Wirelessly?
    3. Getting Started
      1. Easy Wireless Flash Shooting
      2. Wireless Flash Shooting with Built-in and External Flash
    4. Setting Up an External Master Flash or Controller
      1. Using a Speedlite or Transmitter as the Master in Optical Mode
      2. Using the ST-E2 Transmitter as Master
      3. Using the Speedlite 600EX-RT/600EX II-RT as Radio Master
      4. Using the Speedlite 430EX III-RT as Radio Master
      5. Using the ST-E3-RT as Radio Master
      6. Setting Up a Slave Flash
    5. More Wireless Options and Capabilities
      1. Internal/External Flash Ratio Setting
      2. Wireless Flash Only
      3. Using Wireless and Built-in Flash
    6. Working with Groups
      1. Ratio Control
      2. Choosing a Channel
    7. Flash Release Function