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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 2Canon EOS 5D Mark III Roadmap

You should find this roadmap of the functions of the 5D Mark III’s controls more useful than the tiny black-and-white drawings in the manual packed with the camera, which has dozens of cross-references that send you on an information scavenger hunt through dozens of pages. Everything you need to know about the controls themselves is here. You’ll find descriptions of menus and settings in Chapters 3 and 4.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III: Front View

Figure 2.1 shows a front view of the Canon 5D Mark III and a view from a 45-degree angle. The main components you need to know about are as follows:

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