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David Busch’s Compact Field Guide for the Canon® EOS® 5D Mark III by David D. Busch

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Chapter 1Quick Setup Guide

This chapter contains the essential information you need to get your Canon EOS 5D Mark III prepped and ready to go. You’ll learn how to use a few of the basic controls and features, and how to transfer your photos to your computer. If you want a more complete map of the functions of your camera, skip ahead to Chapter 2.

Pre-Flight Checklist

The initial setup of your 5D Mark III is fast and easy. You just need to learn a few controls, charge the battery, attach a lens, and insert a memory card.

Charging the Battery

When the battery is inserted into the LC-E6/LC-E6E charger properly (it’s impossible to insert it incorrectly), a Charge light begins glowing orange-red. When the battery completes the charge, the lamp turns ...

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