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David Busch’s Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Guide to Digital SLR Photography

Book Description

David Busch’s Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Guide to Digital SLR Photography is your essential reference and guide book for Canon’s ground-breaking 30.4 megapixel full frame dSLR. Canon’s most versatile professional/enthusiast camera is adept at still photography, combining a high-resolution sensor with 7 fps continuous shooting, blazing fast autofocus, and excellent high-ISO performance. Those shooting video will be equally impressed with its 4K Ultra High Definition movie mode and Dual Pixel AF that allows continuous autofocus even when capturing video. Touch screen access to features, a 150,000-pixel RGB+infrared exposure sensor, and built-in Wi-Fi and GPS add to the 5D Mark IV’s appeal. With this book in hand, you will discover all the capabilities of the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV as you explore the world of digital photography, develop your creativity, and capture the best photographs you’ve ever taken. Filled with detailed how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch’s Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Guide to Digital SLR Photography describes every feature of this sophisticated camera in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lens selection, lighting, and more. It relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy camera “roadmap,” an easy-to-use visual guide to the Mark IV’s features and controls. Learn when to use every 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, taking pictures as an advanced enthusiast exploring photography for the first time, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge and confidence, while bringing your vision to light with the Canon 5D Mark IV.

Table of Contents

  1. Acknowledgments
  2. About the Author
  3. Preface
  4. Introduction
  5. Chapter 1 Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Quick Start
    1. First Things First
    2. Initial Setup
      1. Power Options
      2. Final Steps
    3. Setting the Time and Date
    4. Selecting a Shooting Mode
    5. Choosing a Metering Mode
    6. Choosing a Focus Mode
    7. Selecting a Focus Point
    8. Other Settings
      1. Adjusting White Balance and ISO
      2. Using the Self-Timer
    9. Taking a Picture
    10. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      1. Cruising through Index Views
    11. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
  6. Chapter 2 Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Roadmap
    1. Front View
    2. The Canon EOS 5D Mark IV’s Business End
      1. Rating Images
      2. Right Side Controls
    3. Going Topside
    4. LCD Panel Readouts
    5. Lens Components
    6. Looking Inside the Viewfinder
    7. Underneath Your EOS 5D Mark IV
    8. Mastering the Touch Screen
  7. Chapter 3 Recommended Settings
    1. Changing Default Settings
      1. Resetting the Canon 5D Mark IV
    2. Recommended Default Changes
  8. Chapter 4 Nailing the Right Exposure
    1. Getting a Handle on Exposure
    2. How the 5D Mark IV Calculates Exposure
      1. Correctly Exposed
      2. Overexposed
      3. Underexposed
    3. Choosing a Metering Method
    4. Choosing an Exposure Method
      1. Aperture-Priority
      2. Shutter-Priority
      3. Program AE Mode
      4. Scene Intelligent Auto
      5. Manual Exposure
    5. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
      1. Dealing with Visual Noise
    6. Making EV Changes
    7. Bracketing Parameters
      1. Number of Exposures
      2. Bracketing Sequence
      3. Bracketing Auto Cancel
      4. Increment Between Exposures
    8. Creating a Bracketed Set
    9. Working with HDR
      1. Using HDR Mode
    10. Bracketing and Merge to HDR
    11. Fixing Exposures with Histograms
      1. Histograms and Contrast
      2. Understanding Histograms
  9. 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
      5. Usable AF Points and Lens Groups
      6. Adding Circles of Confusion
    2. Working with the AF System
      1. Focus Modes
      2. Setting the AF Area Selection Mode
    3. Fine-Tuning Your Autofocus
      1. AF Configuration Tool
      2. Modifying Cases
    4. AF with Color Tracking
      1. Other AF Options
    5. Dual Pixel RAW Focus Adjustments
    6. Back-Button Focus
      1. Activating Back-Button Focus
  10. Chapter 6 Advanced Techniques, Wi-Fi, and GPS
    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. Interval/Time Lapse Photography
    6. Introducing Wi-Fi
      1. General Wi-Fi Guidelines
      2. Using Wi-Fi and NFC
    7. Geotagging
  11. Chapter 7 Choosing Your Lens Arsenal
    1. Your First Lenses
      1. Buy Now, Expand Later
    2. What Lenses Can You Use?
      1. EF vs. EF-S
    3. Ingredients of Canon’s Alphanumeric Soup
    4. More Interesting Optics
      1. The Magic Three
      2. More Winners
  12. Chapter 8 Making Light Work for You
    1. Continuous Illumination versus Electronic Flash
    2. Continuous Lighting Basics
      1. Living with Color Temperature
      2. Daylight
      3. Incandescent/Tungsten Light
      4. Fluorescent Light/Other Light Sources
      5. Other Lighting Accessories
  13. Chapter 9 Electronic Flash Basics
    1. How Electronic Flash Works
      1. Ghost Images
      2. Avoiding Sync Speed Problems
    2. Determining Exposure
      1. Guide Numbers
    3. Getting Started with Electronic Flash
      1. Flash Exposure Compensation and FE Lock
      2. Flash Range
    4. External Speedlite Control
      1. Flash Firing
      2. E-TTL II Meter.
      3. Flash Sync Speed in Av Mode
      4. Flash Function Settings
      5. Flash C.Fn Settings
      6. Clear Settings
    5. Using Flash Settings
      1. When to Disable Flash Firing
      2. More on Flash Modes
    6. 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 10 Working with Wireless Flash
    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. Setting Up a Master Flash or Controller
      1. Using a Speedlite as an Optical Master
      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
    4. Setting Up a Slave Flash
    5. Choosing a Channel
    6. Working with Groups
      1. Ratio Control
    7. Flash Release Function
  15. Chapter 11 Customizing with the Shooting Menu
    1. Anatomy of the 5D Mark IV’s Menus
    2. Shooting Menu Options
      1. Image Quality
      2. Dual Pixel RAW
      3. Image Review
      4. Beep
      5. Release Shutter without Card
      6. Lens Aberration Correction
      7. External Speedlite Control
      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/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. Live View Shooting
      27. AF Method
      28. Touch Shutter
      29. Grid Display
      30. Aspect Ratio
      31. Exposure Simulation
      32. Silent LV Shooting
      33. Metering Timer
  16. Chapter 12 Customizing with the Autofocus Menus
    1. AF 1 Menu
    2. AF 2 Menu
      1. AI Servo 1st Image Priority
      2. AI Servo 2nd Image Priority
    3. AF 3 Menu
      1. Lens Electronic MF
      2. AF-Assist Beam Firing
      3. One-Shot AF Release Priority
    4. AF 4 Menu
      1. Lens Drive When AF Impossible
      2. Selectable AF Point
      3. Select AF Area Selection Mode
      4. AF Area Selection Method
      5. Orientation Linked AF Point
      6. Initial AF Point, Auto Selection, AI Servo AF
      7. Auto AF Point Selection: EOS iTR AF
    5. AF 5 Menu
      1. AF Point Selection Movement
      2. AF Point Display During Focus
      3. VF Display Illumination
      4. AF Status in Viewfinder
      5. AF Microadjustment
    6. Fine-Tuning the Autofocus of Your Lenses
      1. Lens Tune-Up
  17. Chapter 13 Customizing with the Playback and Set-up Menus
    1. Playback Menu Options
      1. Protect Images
      2. Rotate Image
      3. Erase Images
      4. Print Order
      5. Photobook Set-up
      6. Image Copy
      7. RAW Image Processing
      8. Cropping
      9. Resize
      10. Rating
      11. Slide Show
      12. Image Transfer
      13. Image Jump with Main Dial
      14. Highlight Alert
      15. AF Point Disp.
      16. Playback Grid
      17. Histogram Disp.
      18. Movie Play Count
      19. Magnification (apx)
      20. Ctrl over HDMI
    2. Set-up Menu Options
      1. Record Funct+Card/Folder Select
      2. File Numbering
      3. File Name
      4. Auto Rotate
      5. Format Card
      6. Eye-Fi Settings
      7. Auto Power Off
      8. LCD Brightness
      9. LCD Color Tone
      10. Date/Time/Zone
      11. Language
      12. Viewfinder Display
      13. Touch Control
      14. Video System
      15. Battery Information
      16. Sensor Cleaning
      17. INFO. Button Display Options
      18. Custom Quick Control
      19. INFO. Button Live View Display Options
      20. RATE Button Function
      21. HDMI Frame Rate
      22. GPS Settings
      23. Communications Settings
      24. Multi Function Lock
      25. Custom Shooting Mode (C1–C3)
      26. Clear All Camera Settings
      27. Copyright Information
      28. Certification Logo Display
      29. Camera Firmware Version
  18. Chapter 14 The Custom Functions and My Menus
    1. Custom Function 1 (C.Fn I): Exposure
      1. Exposure Level Increments
      2. ISO Speed Setting Increments
      3. Bracketing Auto Cancel
      4. Bracketing Sequence
      5. Number of Bracketed Shots
      6. Safety Shift
      7. Same Exposure for New Aperture
    2. Custom Function 2 (C.Fn II): Exposure
      1. Set Shutter Speed Range
      2. Set Aperture Range
    3. Custom Function 3 (C.Fn III): Display/Operation
      1. Warnings in Viewfinder
      2. LV Shooting Area Display
      3. Dial Direction During Tv/Av
      4. Custom Controls
    4. Custom Function 4 (C.Fn IV): Others
      1. Add Cropping Information
      2. Default Erase Option
      3. Retract Lens on Power Off
      4. Add IPTC Information
    5. Custom Function 5 (C.Fn V): Clear
      1. Clear All Custom Func. (C.Fn)
    6. My Menu
  19. Chapter 15 Using Live View
    1. Enabling Live View
    2. Shooting Menu Options
      1. Activating Live View
      2. Live View Information Screens
      3. Final Image Simulation
      4. Quick Control
    3. Focusing in Live View
      1. AF Operation
      2. AF Methods
      3. FlexiZone (Multi) Mode
      4. FlexiZone—Single AF Mode
    4. Using the Touch Shutter
  20. Chapter 16 Capturing Video
    1. Shooting 4 (Movie) Menu
    2. Shooting 5 (Movie) Menu
    3. Compression, Resolution, and Frame Rates
      1. Compression
      2. Resolution
      3. Frame Rate
    4. HDR Movies
    5. Exposure Options
      1. More on Shutter Speeds
    6. Playback and Editing
    7. Tips for Shooting Better Video
      1. Lens Craft
      2. Keep Things Stable and on the Level
      3. Shooting Script
      4. Storyboards
      5. Storytelling in Video
      6. Composition
      7. Lighting for Video
      8. Audio
  21. Chapter 17 Troubleshooting and Prevention
    1. Updating Your Firmware
      1. Official Firmware
      2. Upgrading Your Firmware
    2. Protecting Your LCD
    3. Troubleshooting Memory Cards
      1. All Your Eggs in One Basket?
      2. What Can Go Wrong?
      3. What Can You Do?
    4. Cleaning Your Sensor
      1. Dust the FAQs, Ma’am
      2. Identifying and Dealing with Dust
      3. Avoiding Dust
      4. Sensor Cleaning