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Custom Function Menus - Canon 80D Experience Manual

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4.1 C.Fn I: Exposure
Figure 122 - Custom Functions C.Fn I: Exposure.
I-1: Exposure Level Increments
This is to change the increments of shutter speed, aperture, and exposure
compensation available for you to select, either 1/3-stop increments or 1/2-stop (see
Figure 123 - left). This will apply to the Shooting Modes where you can select your
desired aperture setting and/ or shutter speed, such as Aperture-Priority (Av) Mode,
Shutter-Priority (Tv) Mode, or Manual (M) Mode. This setting will also apply to the
increments for Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) and Flash Exposure Compensation.
For example, to progress 1 full stop using 1/3-stop increments, you will be able to
Aperture: f/5.6, f/6.3, f/7.1, f/8.0, etc.
Shutter speed: 125, 160, 200, 250, etc.
With 1/2-stop increments, you can select:
Aperture: f/5.6, f/6.7, f/8.0, etc.
Shutter speed: 125, 180, 250, etc.
Set this based on your personal preference and what you are used to using for these
increments. Many photographers prefer the greater precision of 1/3 stops, which is
generally the traditional and standard setting, but you may prefer the simplicity and ease
of 1/2 stops (which may also make "in-your-head" exposure calculations easier). Shutter
speed, aperture, and Exposure Compensation will all be fully explained in the Exposure
chapters of this text.
recommend: 1/3-stop

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