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David Busch’s Compact Field Guide for the Canon® EOS 60D

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 that you keep with you when you're in the field or on location? Well throw away your cheat sheets and command cards! DAVID BUSCH'S COMPACT FIELD GUIDE FOR THE CANON EOS 60D is your solution. This new, full-color, 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 60D 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 Control
      3. Setting the Time and Date
      4. Mounting the Lens
      5. Adjusting Diopter Correction
      6. Inserting and Formatting a Secure Digital Card
    2. Selecting a Shooting Mode
      1. Choosing a Basic Zone Mode
      2. Using Ambience
    3. Choosing a Metering Mode
    4. Choosing a Focus Mode
    5. Selecting a Focus Point
      1. Adjusting the ISO Sensitivity
      2. 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 60D Roadmap
    1. Canon EOS 60D: Front View
    2. The 60D’s Back Panel
      1. Using the Quick Control Screen
    3. Going Topside
    4. LCD Panel Readouts
    5. Underneath Your 60D
    6. Looking Inside the Viewfinder
    7. Lens Components
  6. 3. Shooting and Playback Menu Settings
    1. Anatomy of the Canon EOS 60D’s Menus
    2. Shooting 1, 2, 3, and 4 Menu Options
      1. Quality Settings
      2. Beep
      3. Shoot without a Memory Card Installed
      4. Image Review
      5. Peripheral Illumination Correction
      6. Red-Eye Reduction
      7. Flash Control
      8. Flash Firing
      9. Built-in Flash Function Setting
      10. External Flash Function Setting
      11. External Flash Custom Function Setting
      12. Clear External Flash Custom Function Setting
      13. Exposure Compensation/Automatic Exposure Bracketing
      14. Auto Lighting Optimizer
      15. Picture Style
      16. Selecting Picture Styles
      17. Defining Picture Styles
      18. Adjusting Styles with the Picture Style Editor
      19. Get More Picture Styles
      20. White Balance
      21. Custom White Balance
      22. White Balance Shift and Bracketing
      23. Color Space
      24. Dust Delete Data
      25. ISO Auto
      26. Live View Shooting Settings
      27. AF Mode
      28. Grid Display
      29. Aspect Ratio
      30. Exposure Simulation
      31. Silent Shooting
      32. Metering Timer
    3. Playback 1 & 2 Menu Options
      1. Protect
      2. Rotate
      3. Erase Images
      4. Print Order
      5. Creative Filters
      6. Resize
      7. RAW Image Processing
      8. Highlight Alert
      9. Autofocus Points Display
      10. Histogram
      11. Image Jump with Main Dial
      12. Slide Show
      13. Rating
      14. Ctrl over HDMI
  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. Lock
      12. Battery Info.
      13. Registering Your Battery Packs
      14. INFO. Button
      15. Camera User Setting
      16. Copyright Settings
      17. Entering Text
      18. Clear All Camera Settings
      19. Firmware Version
    2. Custom Functions I/II/III/IV
      1. Custom Function I (C.Fn I): Exposure
      2. C.Fn I-01: Size of Exposure Adjustments
      3. C.Fn I-02: Size of ISO Sensitivity Adjustments
      4. C.Fn I-03: Whether ISO 12800 Is Available or Disabled
      5. C.Fn I-04: Whether Bracketing Is Cancelled Automatically
      6. C.Fn I-05: Order in Which Bracketing Changes Are Applied
      7. C.Fn I-06: Overriding Your Preference in Aperture Priority or Shutter Priority Modes
      8. C.Fn I-07: Flash Synchronization Speed when Using Aperture-Priority
      9. Custom Function II (C.Fn II): Image
      10. C.Fn II-01: Reducing Noise Effects at Shutter Speeds of One Second or Longer
      11. C.Fn II-02: Eliminating Noise Caused by Higher ISO Sensitivities
      12. C.Fn II-03: Improving Detail in Highlights
      13. Custom Function III (C.Fn III): Autofocus/Drive
      14. C.Fn III-01: How the Autofocus System Behaves When Autofocus Fails
      15. C.Fn III-02: Control Used to Select an Autofocus Point
      16. C.Fn III-03: Whether the Autofocus Points Are Highlighted in the Viewfinder
      17. C.Fn III-04: Activation of the Autofocus Assist Lamp
      18. C.Fn III-05: Whether It Is Possible to Lock Up the Viewing Mirror Prior to an Exposure
      19. Custom Function IV (C.Fn IV): Operation/Others
      20. C.Fn IV-01: What Happens When You Partially Depress the Shutter Release/Press the AF-ON Button/Press the AE Lock Button
      21. C.Fn IV-02: Using the SET Button as a Function Key
      22. C.Fn IV-03: Reverse Dial Direction When Using Shutter-Priority or Aperture-Priority
      23. C.Fn IV-04: Which Focusing Screen Is Installed
      24. C.Fn IV-05: Activating Data Verification Feature
      25. Clear All Custom Func (C.Fn) Settings
    3. My Menu
  8. 5. Using the Flash
    1. Using the Built-in Flash
      1. Basic Zone Flash
      2. Creative Zone Flash
      3. Flash Range
      4. Flash Control Menus
      5. Flash Firing
      6. Built-in Flash Function Setting
      7. Ghost Images
      8. External Flash Function Setting
      9. External Flash Custom Function Setting
      10. Clear External Flash Custom Function Setting
      11. Using FE Lock and Flash Exposure Compensation
    2. Using External Electronic Flash
      1. Speedlite 580EX II
      2. Speedlite 430EX II
      3. Speedlite 320EX
      4. 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
    4. Live Mode
    5. Live (Face Detection) Mode
    6. Quick Mode
    7. Manual Mode
    8. Using Exposure Simulation
    9. Silent Shooting
    10. Shooting Movies
      1. Movie Settings
      2. Capturing Video/Sound
    11. 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
      6. Tips for Better Audio
  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