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David Busch’s Compact Field Guide for the Canon® EOS 7D

Book Description

Are you tired of squinting at the tiny color-coded tables and difficult-to-read text you find on the typical laminated reference card or cheat sheet that you keep with you when you're in the field or on location? DAVID BUSCH'S COMPACT FIELD GUIDE FOR THE CANON EOS 7D is your solution! This new, lay-flat, spiral bound, reference guide condenses all the must-have information you need while shooting into a portable book you'll want to permanently tuck into your camera bag. You'll find every settings option for your Canon EOS 7D listed, along with advice on why you should use—or not use—each adjustment. Useful tables provide recommended settings for a wide variety of shooting situations, including landscapes, portraits, sports, close-ups, and travel. With this guide on hand you have all the information you need at your fingertips so you can confidently use your camera on-the-go.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Introduction
  3. About the Author
  4. 1. Quick Set-up Guide
    1. Pre-Flight Checklist
      1. Charging the Battery
      2. Introducing Menus and Navigation Controls
      3. Setting the Time and Date
      4. Mounting the Lens
      5. Adjusting Diopter Correction
      6. Inserting and Formatting a Compact Flash Card
    2. Selecting a Shooting Mode
    3. Choosing a Metering Mode
    4. Choosing a Focus Mode
    5. Selecting a Focus Point
      1. Setting the AF Point
        1. Single-Point AF
        2. Zone AF
        3. Auto Select 19-point AF
      2. Additional AF Selection Modes
        1. Spot AF
        2. AF Point Expansion
      3. Specifying the AF Area Selection Mode
      4. Adjusting White Balance and ISO
      5. Using the Self-Timer
    6. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
      1. Cruising Through Index Views
    7. Using the Built-in Flash
    8. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
  5. 2. Canon EOS 7D Roadmap
    1. Canon EOS 7D: Front View
    2. The 7D’s Back Panel
    3. Going Topside
    4. LCD Panel Readouts
    5. Underneath Your 7D
    6. Looking Inside the Viewfinder
    7. Lens Components
  6. 3. Shooting and Playback Menu Settings
    1. Anatomy of the Canon EOS 7D’s Menus
    2. Shooting 1, 2, and 3 Menu Options
      1. Quality Settings
      2. Red-Eye Reduction
      3. Beep
      4. Shoot without a Compact Flash Card Installed
      5. Review Time
      6. Peripheral Illumination Correction
      7. Flash Control
        1. Flash Firing
        2. Built-in Flash Function Setting
        3. External Flash Function Setting
        4. External Flash Custom Function Setting
        5. Clear External Flash Custom Function Setting
      8. Exposure Compensation/Automatic Exposure Bracketing
      9. Auto Lighting Optimizer
      10. White Balance
      11. Custom White Balance
      12. White Balance Shift and Bracketing
      13. Color Space
      14. Picture Style
        1. Selecting Picture Styles
        2. Defining Picture Styles
        3. Adjusting Styles with the Picture Style Editor
        4. Get More Picture Styles
      15. Dust Delete Data
      16. One-Touch RAW+JPEG
      17. Live View Shooting Settings
      18. AF Mode
      19. Grid Display
      20. Exposure Simulation
      21. Silent Shooting
      22. Metering Timer
    3. Playback 1 and 2 Menu Options
      1. Protect
      2. Rotate
      3. Erase Images
      4. Print Order
      5. Highlight Alert
      6. Autofocus Points Display
      7. Histogram
      8. Slide Show
      9. Image Jump with Main Dial
  7. 4. Set-up 1, 2, 3, Custom Functions, and My Menu Settings
    1. Set-up 1, 2, and 3 Menu Options
      1. Auto Power Off
      2. Auto Rotate
      3. Format
      4. File Numbering
      5. Select Folder
      6. LCD Brightness
      7. Date/Time
      8. Language
      9. Video System
      10. Sensor Cleaning
      11. VF Grid Display
      12. Battery Info.
        1. Registering Your Battery Packs
      13. INFO. Button
      14. Camera User Setting
      15. Copyright Settings
      16. Entering Text
      17. Clear All Camera Settings
      18. Firmware Version
    2. Custom Functions I/II/III/IV
      1. Custom Function I (C.Fn I): Exposure
        1. C.Fn I-01: Size of Exposure Adjustments
        2. C.Fn I-02: Size of ISO Sensitivity Adjustments
        3. C.Fn I-03: Whether ISO 12800 Is Available or Disabled
        4. C.Fn I-04: Whether Bracketing Is Cancelled Automatically
        5. C.Fn I-05: Order in Which Bracketing Changes Are Applied
        6. C.Fn I-06: Overriding Your Preference in Aperture-Priority or Shutter-Priority Modes
        7. C.Fn I-07: Flash Synchronization Speed when Using Aperture-Priority
      2. Custom Function II (C.Fn II): Image
        1. C.Fn II-01: Reducing Noise Effects at Shutter Speeds of One Second or Longer
        2. C.Fn II-02: Eliminating Noise Caused by Higher ISO Sensitivities
        3. C.Fn II-03: Improving Detail in Highlights
      3. Custom Function III (C.Fn III): Autofocus/Drive
        1. C.Fn III-01: AI Servo Tracking Sensitivity
        2. C.Fn III-02: How the Autofocus System Prioritizes Focus/Shutter Release in Continuous Shooting
        3. C.Fn III-03: Whether the Camera Switches to a Closer Subject that Appears in AI Servo AF Mode
        4. C.Fn III-04: How the Autofocus System Behaves when Autofocus Fails
        5. C.Fn III-05: Fine-tuning Your Autofocus Lenses
        6. C.Fn III-06: Choose Which AF Area Settings Are Available
        7. C.Fn III-07: Whether Manual Focus Point Selection Wraps around Edges of the Frame
        8. C.Fn III-08: Whether the Autofocus Points, Grid, Etc. Are Illuminated in the Viewfinder
        9. C.Fn III-09: Display All AF Points during Point Selection/Shooting
        10. C.Fn III-10: Focus Display in AI SERVO/MF
        11. C.Fn III-11: Activation of the Autofocus Assist Lamp
        12. C.Fn III-12: Choose AF Area Selection Mode and Manually Selected AF point/Zone for Horizontal and Vertical Shots
        13. C.Fn III-13: Whether It Is Possible to Lock Up the Viewing Mirror Prior to an Exposure
      4. Custom Function IV (C.Fn IV): Operation/Others
        1. C.Fn IV-01: Custom Controls
        2. C.Fn IV-02: Reverse Dial Direction when Using Shutter-Priority or Aperture-Priority
        3. C.Fn IV-03: Activating Data Verification Feature
        4. C.Fn IV-04: Specify an Aspect Ratio in the Image File
      5. Clear All Custom Func (C.Fn) Settings
    3. My Menu
  8. 5. Using the Flash
    1. Using the Built-In Flash
      1. Auto Flash
      2. Semi-Automatic/Manual Flash
      3. Flash Range
      4. Flash Control Menus
        1. Flash Firing
        2. Built-in Flash Function Setting
        3. Ghost Images
        4. External Flash Function Setting
        5. External Flash Custom Function Setting
        6. Clear External Flash Custom Function Setting
      5. Using FE Lock and Flash Exposure Compensation
    2. Using External Electronic Flash
      1. Speedlite 580EX II
      2. Speedlite 430EX II
      3. Speedlite 270EX II
    3. Wireless Flash
    4. Selecting Wireless Functions
      1. Internal/External Flash Ratio Setting
      2. Wireless Flash Only
      3. Using Wireless and Built-in Flash
    5. Working with Groups
      1. Group Configurations
      2. Choosing a Channel
  9. 6. Shooting Movies with Live View
    1. Enabling Live View
    2. Activating Live View
    3. Focusing in Live View
      1. Live Mode
      2. Live (Face Detection) Mode
      3. Quick Mode
      4. Manual Mode
    4. Using Simulated Exposure
    5. Silent Shooting
    6. Shooting Movies
      1. Movie Settings
      2. Capturing Video/Sound
    7. Tips for Shooting Better Video
      1. Use a Shooting Script/Storyboards
      2. Advance a Story
      3. Keep Transitions Basic
      4. Composition
      5. Lighting for Video
  10. 7. Shooting Tips
    1. Default, All Purpose, Sports—Outdoors, Sports—Indoors
    2. Stage Performance, Long Exposure, HDR, Portrait
    3. Studio Flash, Landscape, Macro, Travel, E-Mail