2CSAS Canon 70-200 mm f/2.8L Lens Pelican 1650 Case Canon EOS 5D Mark IIIThere is one basic differences between the legacy kits and the new kits and that is the upgrade form the Mark II to the Mark III. Today we will discuss the main differences between the 2 cameras and a few of the upgrades.Canon 50 mm f/2.5 EF LensCanon 16-35mm f/2.8L LensCanon 2x EF Extender IIICanon Speedlite 580 EX2
3Upgrades in the Mark III More focus points (61 AF) to set focus accurately within the frame41 cross-type focus points to help grab focus in difficult situationsApproximately 10% larger screenHigher resolution screenLower noise at high ISO.In-camera HDR that combines multiple exposures.Maximum light sensitivity is 2 f-stops better.Better boost ISO 102,400 ISO (2 f-stops better)40% less shutter lag when taking photos!Shoots 6 fps for more than 50% faster continuous shooting.View finder coverage has been increased to 100%Two storage slots CF and SD switch automatically when one is full.22.1 MP resolution to capture around 10% more detail.950 shots of battery life an increase of about 10%.First let’s go over some of the Upgrades in the Mark III. Another improvement that may not be noticed upon initial inspection is weather proofing is significantly better than with the Mark II. This is one reason Canon did not include an articulating screen, was due for the desire for increased weather proofing.
4CSAS Kit LayoutReview the kit layout. There is no cleaning kit.
5Front View Comparisons Mark IIIMark IISelftimerlampMicMicRemoteControlSensorRemoteControlSensorSelftimerlampIn comparing the fronts of the cameras, we see a few differences. The location of the MIC, Remote Control Sensor and Self Timer Lamp are minimal. The biggest difference is the location of the Depth of Field Preview Button. This button has moved from under the lens release button to the opposite side. (Ask how many have used this feature and explain its use if some have not used it) This button allows you to see what is in focus by closing the lens diaphragm to the aperture setting. Although this will make the screen appear dark this is a valuable tool to allow you to see light and dark spots, detecting unwanted elements, finding the best background, and detecting flare problems when shooting into the sun. See page 165.Depth of Field Preview Button
6Canon EOS 5D Mark III Front View Self-Timer Lamp Lens Mount Index Shutter ButtonMicrophoneRemote Control SensorLens ReleaseThis slide shows the front of the Mark III and the basic parts.Lens Lock PinDepth-of-Field Preview ButtonMirrorContactsLens Mount
7Rear View Comparisons Mark III Mark II Live View shooting Movie Shooting switchON/OFFMENU and INFO buttonsDirect PrintDirect Print/Creative PhotoSpeakerZoomOn the rear of the camera is where most of the changes have been made. You can see that the MENU and the INFO buttons have been moved to the top of the camera.A lock switch has been placed to where the ON/OFF switch previously resided. This switch locks the Main Dial, Quick Control Dial and the Multi Controller.Magnifying Buttons, Speaker and Light Sensor have all been relocated. The direct print button has been slightly moved on the Mark III and also contains the Creative Photo, Comparative Playback feature. The “Creative Photo” button replaces the old Picture Style button and adds multiple exposure and HDR controls. The Comparative Playback feature that lets you compare two images next to each other. Below the Direct Print/Creative Photo button there’s a new “Rating” button that allows you to rate a photo from one to five while it’s still in the camera. And yes, those ratings do show up in Adobe Lightroom.Two additional buttons on the right rear include the Live Shooting ON/OFF switch and the Quick Control button located just below the joystick (IN GREEN) The Q button is now standard on most SLR cameras and offers access via the LCD screen to basic camera functions like exposure, white balance, ISO, metering, shooting mode, etc.Quick Control ButtonSpeakerLight SensorLock ButtonLight SensorLock Button
8Canon EOS 5D Mark III Rear View Live View Shooting/Movie Shooting SwitchStart/StopDioptric Adjustment KnobInfo ButtonAF start buttonMenu ButtonAE Lock ButtonCreative Photo/Comparative Playback/Direct PrintAF Point SelectionMulti controllerRate ButtonQuick Control ButtonMagnify /Reduce /IndexQuick Control DialIndex/Select ImageReview the buttons on the back. (pg )Menu: (pg. 51,338) In the menu, you can set/see various functions such as the image-recording, quality, date/time, check battery information etc. while looking at the LCD monitor. Use the Menu and Q button on the back along with the Main and Quick Dials to select various Tabs.INFO: (pg.336) Each time the INFO button is selected, different information is shown. Here you can find information on Camera Settings, Shooting Settings, and the Electronic Leveling.Dioptric Adjustment Knob: (pg. 43) Turning this know sharpens the look of the AF points.Live Shooting/Movie Shooting Switch: (pg & ) To select Live View and Video Shooting.Multi-Controller: (pg. 47) This is an 8 directional switch (aka joystick) used to select AF points, correct WB, Move AF points, magnify during Live View, scroll around magnified images during playback, operate the Quick Control Screen, etc. It works in the menu mode to select menu options.Quick Control Button: (pg. 49) Pushing this button displays shooting function on the “Quick Control Screen” (LCD Screen). From there you can set various function/setting using the Main Dial or the Quick Control Dial.Multi- Function Lock Switch: (pg. 47, 319) The lock switch prevents the Main Dial, Quick Control Dial and the Multi-controller from moving inadvertently.Light Sensor: (pg. 279) Used to automatically set the LCD playback brightness.Speaker:Erase: (pg. 277) Using this you can erase one or multiple images.Playback: (pg. 244)Magnify/Reduce/Index: (pg )Rate: (pg. 255, 273) Each time you press the rating button it will rate an image using a star value 1-5 or the work NONE. This button is used when protecting an image or movie.Creative Photo/Comparative Playback/Direct Print: This button preforms many functions such as the two image display, which we will do later, direct printing, and creative photo functions. (pg. 129,173,177,253,301)PlaybackEraseTouch PadSetting ButtonSpeakerLight SensorMulti Function Lock Switch
9Top View Comparison's Mark III Mark II M-Fn Scene AF Button IntelligentAutoFull AutoCreative AutoThe main change to the top of the cameras is the location of the ON/OFF switch which was located on the back of the Mark II where the Multi-function Lock Switch is located. There has been a change in the Mode Dial from a The Full Auto and Creative Auto being changed to the Scene Intelligent Auto. Using this setting the AF points will generally be placed on the nearest object. By holding the shutter button half way down, the camera will then automatically focus the object, making a beep and displaying a confirmation light at the bottom of the viewfinder. ( in low light the AF points will light up briefly in red).In the center of the Mode Dial, there is now a button in the middle you have to push before changing modes.The M-Fn (pg. 73, 188)button serves a double function as a programmable function button as well as selecting the AF focus area mode once within the AF point selection menu. The default for the Function button is Flash Exposure Lock (FEL) but it can also be programmed to access other functions such like one-touch RAW/JPEG control, AE lock and the electronic level. There is an entire section in the users manual on using the auto focus setting beginning on page 69.ON/OFF SwitchNotice On/Off switch has been moved to the top
10Canon EOS 5D Mark III Top View <AF-Drive>< -WB> White Balance<M-Fn> AF ButtonShutter ButtonFlash-sync ContactsHot ShoeMain DialLCD PanelIllumination ButtonMode Dial Lock Release ButtonISO Speed SettingMode DialThis is the view of the camera from the top. The following slides will talk in greater detail to the LCD Display area and the Mode Dial.LCD Display
11Canon EOS 5D Mark III LCD Panel This is an up close view of the LCD Panel. This panel shows lots of information. The buttons are fairly self explanatory. When selecting these buttons you have 6 seconds to make your selection using either the Main Dial or the Quick Control Dial, respectively.Metering Mode/WB:Metering Mode: There are 4 metering modes: Evaluative Metering, Partial Metering, Spot Metering, Center Weighted Metering. (pg. 167).WB: White Balance: (pg. 137) AWB (Automatic White Balance) automatically sets the White Balance. In cases, when the creative modes are used, where the natural looking colors can not be obtained you can select the white balance to match the light source. Daylight, Shade, Cloudy or twilight, Tungsten, Florescent, Flash, Custom (pg. 138), and Color Tem (pg. 139) AWB is automatically set in A+ modeAF /Drive:AF Mode (pg. 70) Creative Modes, One shot (Still Subjects), AI Focus (Still to Moving Subjects),(AI Servo (Moving Subjects),Drive Mode: choose single shooting, High speed (6 shots/sec), Low speed (3 shots/sec), Silent single shooting, silent continuous shooting, 10 sec self timer and 2-sec self timer (Remote Control Shooting) pg. 112.ISO/ Flash Exposure Compensation:ISO: (pg. 124) The ISO can be set 100 to in 1/3 stop increments. The “A” indicates ISO is automatically selected.The last button lights the LCD Panel. All of these features can also be set using the LCD Screen and the Menu buttons.Flash Exposure Compensation: (pg. 188) Flash exposure Compensation can be set up to +/- 3 stops in 1/3-stop increments.Light Bulb: Lights up the LCD PanelAF-ON: (pg. 44, 70, 199, 226)In P/Tv/Av/M/B modes (AKA Creative Zones), this button will autofocus, doing the same operation as holding the shutter button half way down.* Button< AE Lock Button>: (pg. 171) Auto Exposure Lock is used when the area of focus is to be different from the metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting.AF Point Selection Button:(pg ) This button is used in Creative Modes. Press this button and look through the viewfinder and press the M-Fn button to switch the AF selection area. Ways to program the AF area are on pg. 99 and On page 79 , information concerning the usable AF points with certain lenses is listed.
12Canon EOS 5D Mark III LCD Panel Other areas on the LCD panel are shown on this slide. Be sure to point out these areas this chart is on pages 21,22; 1)White Balance pg. 137; 2)Shutter Speed; 3)ISO speed pg. 124; 4)Exposure Level Indicator pg. 169; 5)Image-Recording quality pg. 116; 6)Card Indicator;7)Battery Check
13Review of Mode DialA+: Scene Intelligent Auto: Fully Automatic Shooting. Aim the AF on the subject, usually the closest, press shutter halfway down to achieve focus, Press shutter down completely to take picture.P: Program AE: Program with autoexposure. The difference between this and Automatic shooting is in <A+> mode, the AF and metering modes are set automatically. In <P> mode, only the shutter speed and aperture are automatically set. You can set the AF mode, metering, and other functions (pg. 346). In Program AE mode you can change the shutter speed and aperture combination set by the camera while maintaining the same exposure. This is called Program Shift. To shift the program, press the shutter half way down then turn the Main Dial until the desired shutter speed or aperture is displayed. This is automatically canceled after the photo is taken and can not be used with flash.Tv: (Time Value) Shutter Priority AE: In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the camera sets the aperture atomically to obtain standard exposure based on the subjects brightness. After setting the speed, if the aperture light in the viewfinder is blinking, use the Main Dial to adjust the shutter speed accordingly.Av: (Aperture Value)Aperture Priority AE: In this mode, as expected, you set the aperture and the camera automatically sets the shutter speed. (FSR NOTE: The higher the f/number the more of the foreground and background is in focus). As with the Tv, of the shutter speed blinks, use the Main Dial to adjust the shutter speed OR ISO. Here is where the use of the Depth of Field button can be used to check the acceptable focus range. This can be seen in Live View image. (pg. 198). The exposure is locked while the DOF button is pressed.M: Manual Exposure: In this mode both the Shutter speed and the aperture are set by the photographer. To determine the exposure, refer to the exposure level indicator in the viewfinder. If the ISO is set to auto, the ISO speed setting will change to sure the shutter speed and the aperture to obtain standard exposure, thus perhaps altering the desired exposure effect. If the Auto Light Optimizer under camera 2(pg. 142) if the checkmark for Disabled during man expo is removed, it can be set in M mode. When ISO Auto is set, you can press the * button to lock the ISO speed. Metering modes, exposure compensation, AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing and AE Lock are explained on pg. 167 to 171.B: Bulb: In this mode, the shutter stays open as long as the shutter button is completely held down. (FSR Note this is used for night scenes, fireworks, the heavens, or other subjects requiring exposures.C1 C2 C3: are custom shooting modes.Note: in P/Tv/Av/M/B modes, the <AF-ON> button will execute the same operation as holding the shutter button half way down.
14Canon EOS 5D Mark III Side Views Card SlotsPhoto 1) Card SlotsPhoto 2)External MIC in terminal, PC Terminal, Remote Control TerminalHeadphone Terminal, A/V Out/ Digital Terminal, HDMI Out TerminalPhoto 3) Battery CompartmentBattery CompartmentInput/output
15Exercises Using the Operators Manual, review the following: Insert/Remove the batteryInstall/Remove the CF cardsReview the Mode Dial, Main Dial and Quick Control DialPower on the camera and review the LCD panel icons such as the CF/SD card indicator, the low battery indicator, etc.Set the time, date and zoneNOTE: To save power the camera automatically powers off after 1 min of non-operation. To turn it back on, just press the shutter button half way down. Follow the directions below to reset/disable this option. See page 55 in manual to set the desired power off time.Use this slide in reference to the Operators Manual.1.) pg. 30,2.) pg. 33,3.) Review the Mode Dial to use the center button had to be depressed. The Main Dial and the Quick Control Dial make selections such as WB, ISO, Menu Selections, etc. in the LCD Panel and the LCD Monitor. (pg ).4.) Card Insertion/Card Indicator (Pg. 31), Caution should be used when inserting the cards. If cards are inserted into the camera incorrectly , damage may occur. Face the CF card’s label toward you and insert the end with the holes into the camera. With SD cards, the label should be facing you and push the card in until it clicks. With cards inserted in both slots, you can select which card to record images or record the same image to both cards. (pg. 116,118) Battery Level, (pg. 35),5.) To set the time and date, press the <MENU> button to display the screen. Press the <Q> button to select the Setup tab. Use the Main dial or the Multi Controller to get to Setup 2 Tab. Use the Quick Control Dial to scroll down and select Date/Time/Zone option and push the Set Button. By default the Time zone is set to London, use the Quick Control Dial to select the appropriate times zone by city, Press Set. Follow the same procedures to set the time and date. Set the daylight savings time if desired. (pg. 36),6.) Setting the Power–off Time/Auto Power Off. Under the Setup 2 tab, select Auto power off and press Set, the select the desired time delay and again select the Set button. Even if DISABLE is set, the LCD Monitor will shut off in 30 min to save power. This same process is used to set the image review time under the Shoot 1 tab. (pg. 55)
16Exercises Format a card following these directions Follow the instructions on Pg. 52 in manual.
17Grid Lines and Electronic Level Photo 1) shows the gridlines and the auto focus points. Although several gridline styles are available, the 3x3 gridlines can be uses in keeping with the rule of thirds and in keeping the camera angle level with the horizon.Photo 2) Shows the Electronic Level. This feature shows if the camera is level both horizontally and vertically.These photos show the in the LCD monitor, they can also be displayed in the viewfinder.Grid Lines and Auto Focus PointsElectronic Level
18Exercises Display Grid in the View Finder and LCD Monitor Displaying the Grid in your viewfinderTo set the grid, press the menu button, and use the multi-controller to go to Set Up 2 (yellow section) Select VF grid display, and select Enable the press the, <SET> buttonDisplaying the Grid on your LCDTo display a grid on your LCD, press the menu button. Ensure that Live View shooting is Enabled. (In A+ mode select Shoot Tab 2/ In Creative Modes Camera Tab 4). Select Grid Display and select <Set> . Using the Quick Control Dial select which grid you desire and select <Set>. Directions are on page 60 if you want the grid in Playback mode under Playback 3 (Blue Section)1).Display grid in Viewfinder (pg. 59)PLAYBACK mode(Pg. 245) in manual.2).To display the grid in Live View and Movie shooting on the LCD Monitor the directions are on (pg. 203 and 239).
19Exercises Display Electronic Level in the View Finder Set the power switch to <ON>.Press the <MENU.> button to display the menu screen.Press the <Q> button to select the tab , then turn the <Main Dial> to selectTurn the Quick Control dial> to [Custom Controls], then press the <Set> button.When the Custom Control Screen appears, select either the Depth of Field Preview Button or the Multi-Function (M-FN) button and press the <SET> button (This example uses the DOF button)Select the (VF electronic level), then press <SET>When the Custom Control Screen returns, confirm the setting has been changed, and press the <MENU> button to return to the menu.Press the shutter button halfway and the camera will be ready.Custom Controls can also be selected from the Quick Control Screen.Electronic Level in the VF is done with the use of AF points (Pg. 321) in Manual.
20Exercises Display Electronic Level in the LCD Monitor Set the power switch to <ON>.. Press the <INFO.> button.Each time you press the <INFO.> button, the screen display will change. Display the electronic levelNote: If the electronic level does not appear, set [ INFO. button display options] under [ ] tab so that the electronic level can be displayedThe Horizontal and Vertical tilt are displayed in 1° incrementsWhen the red light turns green, that indicates the tilt is correctPg. 60 in Manual
21Exercises You can compare two images side by side in the LCD Monitor Set the Two-Image displayDuring image playback, press the button. Two images will be displayed. The current image will be highlighted in a blue frame.Select the images to be compared.Pressing the Set button switches the blue frame between the two images. Turn the Quick Control Dial to select an image. Repeat step to select the other image. By pressing the Quick control button you can set the same magnification and magnified area for both images. By holding the button, you can display the image highlighted image as a single image. To return to the single-image display, press the button.Reference page 251(Magnification)-253 (Two-image display) in manual. Magnify the selected image first, select set this will move to the second image, the push the Q button to get the same magnification. You can move the magnified image to a certain area by using the joy stick.
22Understanding AF ModeSetting the AF Mode: The 61 AF points in the viewfinder make AF shooting suitable for a wide variety of subjects and scenes. You can also select the AF mode and drive mode that best match the shooting conditions and subjects in Creative Mode. (The Lens must be set to AF)To select the AF mode press the <AF· Drive> button giving you 6 seconds to choose which setting you want. Using the Main Dial select One-Shot: for Still subjects, AI Servo: for Moving Subjects, or AI Focus: if the after focusing the subject starts moving.Selecting the AF Area: Depending on the lens attached you can select the suitable AF point suitable for the scene or subject.To select the AF area Selection Mode, press the < > button. Look through the View Finder and press the <M-Fn> button to select one of the 6 AF Area Modes.The next several slides will take an overview of Chapters in the Users Manual:Chapter 3 AF-Drive Mode. The chapter also goes into depth on the AF Area Modes for various Lenses, Selecting AF characteristics for AI Servo, Customizing Functions.
23Understanding Drive Mode Selecting the Drive Mode: Single and Continuous Drive Modes are available.Press the <AF · Drive> button and while looking at the LCD Panel turn the Quick Control Dial to select the mode. Single Shooting: for one short shot taken, H or High Speed Continuous shooting: 6 shots/sec., Low Speed Continuous shooting: 3 shots/sec., Silent Single Shooting: Quieter single shooting, Silent Continuous Shooting: for Quiet shooting at 3 shots/sec, 2 or 10 sec Self –timer settings: Uses the self timer or remote control.Chapter 3 pg. 112.( this was also reviewed earlier on the LCD Panel slide)
24Understanding Image Settings Setting the Image-Recording Quality: You can select the pixel and image quality . There are 8 JPEG image recording quality settings and 3 RAW image quality settings.To set the Quality, press the Menu button, scroll to the Shoot 1 tab and select Image Quality and press <SET>. Select which quality you want by using the Main Dial for RAW settings or the Quick Control Dial for the JPEG settings.This tab is also where the Image Review time an other shooting options are set.Setting the ISO Speed:To set the ISO, press the <ISO· > button and while looking at the LCD panel or View Finder, use the Main Dial to select the ISO.Ranges can also be set for ISO by pressing the Menu button and selecting the SHOOT 2 tab. Press <SET> and using the Quick Control Dial, select the ISO Speed Range, press <SET> and enter the Min./Max . ISO Speeds.Chapter 4 cont. Image Recording (pg )ISO Speed 9pg. ( )
25Understanding Image Settings When both and SD and CF cards are inserted you can select recording method and select which card to use for recording and playing back images. Recording Methods are set in the Setup 1 tab and using the Quick Control Dial choose one of the following recording methods:Standard: Uses the selected card,Auto Switch Card: same as standard but if the chosen card becomes full it will automatically switch to the other card,Rec. Separately: You can set the image quality on each card. Each image is recorded on both cards and you manage the quality from L to S3 (JPEG) + RAW, MRAW, or SRAW.Rec. to Multiple: each image is recorded to both the CF and SD card at the same size either RAW or JPEG.Chapter 4 of the Users Manual. (pg )
26Understanding Picture Style By selecting a Picture Style, you can obtain image characteristics matching your photographic expression or the subject.To select a Picture Style, Press the Creative Photo Button, Select Picture Style and press <SET>. Chose which Picture style you want by turning the Quick Control Dial. Chose fromAuto: Auto Adjusted to vivid color tonesStandard: General Purpose StylePortrait: Nice skin tones and a softer lookLandscape: Vivid Blues and Greens vary sharp, crisp imagesNeutral: for Computer Image ProcessingFaithful: For Computer Image Processing when the subject captured is under daylight color temps. Images will appear subdued and dullMonochrome: for B&W images, and there are 3 Custom Settings.There are also parameters to set for Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation, Color Tone, and in addition, there is Filter Effect, and Toning Effect available for Monochrome Settings.Chapter 4 (pg )
27Understanding White Balance As We all know White Balance is used to make white areas look white. Normally the AWB will obtain the correct balance but, as earlier discussed, occasionally the white balance may need to be adjusted. On the Mark III the white balance can be set to match the light source or manually set by shooting a white object.By pressing the <WB> button and looking at the LCD panel, you can use the Quick Control Dial to select the Lighting Mode. The WB can also be set using the Menu button and the SHOOT 2 tab.For custom WB, select a white object and focus manually take a photo. Press the Menu button and select the SHOOT 2 tab. Select Custom White Balance and press <Set>. Select the WB Photo by using the Quick Control Dial then press <SET>. On the dialog screen select OK and the data will be imported. To use the custom WB, press the WB button, look at the LCD panel and turn the Quick Control Dial to the Custom WB icon and select.Under the Menu, SHOOT 2 tab, select K using the Quick Control Dial and turn the Main Dial to select the desired color temp can be set ranging form 2500K to 10000K in 100K incrementsChapter 4 (pg )
28Correcting WB and Other Settings You can correct the White Balance that has been set, having the same effect as using commercially available color temp. conversion filter or color compensating filter. Each color can be corrected to 1 of 9 level. This correction is done by pressing Menu, SHOOT 2 tab under the WB Shift/Bkt menu.This is also where the White Balance Auto Bracketing is done. By using this option, with just 1 shot, 3 images having a different color balance can be recorded. (Refer to pages in Users Manual)Correcting Brightness and Contrast can be done automatically if an image comes out too dark or the contrast is low. This Function is called Auto Lighting Optimizer. (Refer to page 142 in the Users Manual)High ISO speed noise reduction. Press the MENU button and in SHOOT 3 tab select High ISO speed NR. Turn the Quick Control Dial to the desired noise reduction setting and press <SET>. This will apply the reduction to the image. Long Exposure NR and High Tone Priority for over exposed areas follows the same procedure.Pg. 140
29Flash PhotographyWith and EX-series Speedlite having compatible flash function settings, you can use the camera’s Menu screen to set the flash functions.Attach the flash and turn on the Speedlite. Press Menu and under the SHOOT 1 tab select External Speedlite Control then press <SET>. Select the desired option and press <SET> again.Flash Firing: to enable flash photography set ENABLE, for AF-assist beam set DISABLE,E-TTL II meter.: for normal flash set the Evaluate, if AVERAGE is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered sceneFlash Sync speed in Av Mode: sets the flash sync speed for flash photography in the Aperture Priority ModeFlash Function Setting/Flash Function Custom Settings: Refer to Speedlite Instruction Manual. This tab is also where custom flash settings would be cleared.Chapter 6. (pg )
30Live View ShootingLive View Shooting means shooting while viewing the picture on the LCD monitor.To Enable/Disable Live Shooting, press the Menu Button, Select SHOOT 4 tab. In <A+> mode select SHOOT 2 tab, Select Live Mode Shoot, press <SET> and select Enable/Disable.To use the Live Shooting, press the Start/Stop button.Using Live Mode decreases battery life.There are 3 AF modes available in Live Shooting, Live Mode, Face Detection Live Mode, and Quick Mode. Quick Mode is easier and faster for AF shooting.You can magnify the image and focus precisely with the Manual Focus.Set the Lens to MF, turn the focus ring to roughly focus the subject. Use the Multi function controller to move to the desired magnification area. Press the Zoom button to magnify to the desired magnification. Focus manually. Press the Zoom button again to return to normal view and take the picture.Chapter 7 (pg )
31Shooting VideoMovie shooting is enabled by setting the Live View shooting/Movie Shooting switch to < >. The movie recording format will be MOV.When shooting movies, use a large capacity card with a fast writing/reading speed. Minimum Requirements are listed on page 217 of the Users Manual.Four Shooting modes available for Video Shooting: Autoexposure Shooting, (<A+>, <P>, <B>), Shutter-Priority AE (<Tv>), Aperture-Priority AE (<Av>), Manual Exposure Shooting (<M>)Pg. 218
32Canon EOS 5D Mark III Custom Functions C.Fn1ExposureExposure level incrementsISO speed setting incrementsBracketing auto cancelBracketing sequenceNumber of bracketed slotsSafety shiftC.Fn2Display/OperationsWarnings ! In viewfinderLV shooting area displayDial direction during Tv/AvMulti Function lockCustom ControlsC.Fn3OthersAdd cropping informationDefault Erase OptionsC.Fn4ClearClear all Custon Functions (C.Fn)Custom features can be set in the Custom Functions settings in P/Tv/Av/M/B modes. Listed here are the available functions in the custom tabs. To look at these turn on the camera, select one of the Creative Modes, Press the Menu button and scroll over to the Custom Function Tab. Any settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. Also, the current camera settings can be saved in the Mode Dial’s <C1>, <C2> and <C3> positions.
33Image TransferDUE TO DOD INFORMATION ASSURANCE REGUALTIONS, THE CAMERA SHALL NOT BE CONNNECTED TO THE VIIES. IMAGERY SHOULD ONLY BE TRANSFERRED VIA CF/SD CARD FROM THE CAMERA BY INSERTING IT INTO THE INTERNAL CARD READER OF THE VIIES.Add a do not transfer on VIIES.
34Safety Warnings - General Continuous shooting, Live View shooting, or movie shooting for a prolonged period may cause the camera to become hot. Although this is not a malfunction, holding the hot camera for prolonged periods may cause slight skin burns.Do not leave in excessive heat. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns.Do not fire flash near a person’s eyes or at someone driving a car.Do not use equipment where there is flammable gas. This is to prevent an explosion or fire.Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright source through the camera or lens.Do not use paint thinner, benzene, or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard.Do not disassemble or modify the equipment or if internal parts become exposed, do not touch the internal parts due to possibility of electric shock.If water or metal fragments enter inside the camera, promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery to prevent fire and electrical shock.
35Safety Warnings - Batteries To prevent fire, excessive heat, chemical leakage, and explosions, follow the safeguards below:Do not use any batteries, power sources, and accessories not specified in the instruction manualDo not short-circuit, disassemble, or modify the battery pack or back-up batteryDo not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or waterDo not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarityDo not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0⁰C - 40⁰C (32 ⁰F ⁰F)Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera, accessories, connecting cables, etc.Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use, remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plugIf battery pack or back-up battery leaks, changes color or deforms, or emits smoke or fumes, remove it immediately. Be careful not to get burned in the process. Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes, skin, and clothing.If excessive heat, smoke, or fume are emitted during battery pack recharging, immediately unplug the battery charger to stop recharging and prevent fire
36Handling & Care - Camera Do not drop or subject the camera to physical shock.Camera is not waterproof. If camera is dropped in water, wipe off droplets with a dry cloth then contact your FSR as soon as possible. If camera is exposed to salty air, wipe with a slightly damp cloth.Never leave the camera near a strong magnetic field or emitted radio waves.Do not leave in excessive heat.Do not block the mirror operations with your finger or other item.Use a blower to blow away dust on lens, mirror, viewfinder, and focusing screen. Do not use cleaners containing organic solvents to clean the body or lens.Do not touch the electrical contacts with finger to prevent corrosion.
37Handling & Care - Camera When bringing the camera in from cold temp to a warm room, first place the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the room temps, this will prevent condensation.If condensation occurs, do not use the camera. Remove the lens, card and battery from the camera until the condensation has evaporated.If the camera will not be used for an extended period, remove the battery and store camera in a cool, dry, well-ventilated location. While in storage, press the shutter button occasionally to verify the camera still works.Avoid storing the camera where corrosive materials are located.If the camera has been stored for a long period of time, test all functions prior to use. See FSR to obtain Operation Checklist and Preventative Maintenance Checklist.
38Handling & Care LCD Panel and LCD Monitor Cards Lenses The LCD monitor is over 99.99% effective pixels, so there may be a few dead pixels in the remaining 0.01% or less. Dead pixels displaying only black, red or etc., are not a malfunction. They do not affect the imagery recorded.If the LCD is left on for an extended period of time, screen burn-in may occur where you see only remnants of what was displayed. However, this is only temporary and will disappear if the camera is left unused for a few days.In low or high temps, the LCD monitor display may seem slow or look black; it will return to normal at room temperature.CardsTo protect the cards, do not drop, bend, or wet the card. Do not subject it to excessive force, physical shock, or vibration. Store card in hard case when not in use.Do not touch the card’s electronic contacts with your finger or anything metal.Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as televisions, video monitors, speakers, or magnets. If at all possible avoid places prone to static electricity.Do not store the card in hot, dusty, or humid locations.LensesAfter detaching the lens from the camera, attach the lens caps and put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts.Break out PM from precautions.
39Battery Charger and Tips Remove the protective cover provided with the battery.Attach the battery to the charger.Insert charger into the power outlet.Recharging starts automatically and the lamp blinks orange.The indicator light will turn green when fully charged.After disconnecting the chargers power plug, do not touch the prongs for 3 sec.After charging (if storing the battery) you can attach the battery cover so the battery shaped hole is aligned over the blue sticker on the battery to show it’s charged. Do not leave the battery in the camera for prolonged periods; a small amount of power current is released resulting in shorter battery life. Store the battery in the protective cover.It the battery becomes exhausted quickly, the battery may have reached the end of its service life.Disposal of Li Ion Battery.*It takes approximately 2.5 hours to fully charge an exhausted battery at 73 degrees. It may take longer at lower temps, up to 4 hours.
40References Manuals: Checklists (See FSR): Updates: Checklists (See FSR):OperationsPreventative MaintenanceUpdates: