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Before using the camera, take a few test shots and check that the images are properly recorded on the memory card. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or read by a personal computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused. Copyrights Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment.
Explains the procedure for transferring images to a personal computer and for RAW image processing. ¢ Warranty card * Be careful not to misplace any of the above items. * Using Canon memory cards is recommended. (Instructions included) (Instructions included) (this booklet)
Contents Introduction Equipment Check List ... 3 Handling Precautions ... 8 Nomenclature ... 10 Conventions Used in this Manual ... 16 Getting Started ... 17 Recharging the Battery ... 18 Installing and Removing the Battery ... 20 Using a Household Power Outlet ... 22 Mounting and Detaching a Lens ...
Registering and Switching the AF Point ...70 AF Point Activation Area ...72 AF Sensitivity and Lens’ Maximum Aperture ...73 When Autofocus Fails (Manual Focusing) ...75 Selecting the Drive Mode ...77 Self-timer Operation ...78 Exposure Control ... 79 Selecting a Metering Mode ...80 Program AE ...84 Shutter-Priority AE ...86 Aperture-Priority AE ...88...
Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury, death, and material damage. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • 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 this booklet.
• Do not use paint thinner, benzene, or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. Doing so may cause ﬁre or a health hazard. If the product does not work properly or requires repair, contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center.
The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. If the camera gets wet, remove the battery and promptly take it to the nearest Canon dealer. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. If the camera has been exposed to salty air, wipe with a well-wrung wet cloth.
To protect the recorded image data, always store the memory card in a case. ¡ Some non-Canon memory cards may not be able to record and playback images. In such a case, use a memory card made by Canon. ¡...
Nomenclature For detailed information, reference page numbers are provided in parentheses (p.**). Lens mount index (p.23) Self-timer lamp (p.78) Shutter button (p.28) Strap eyelet (p.42) Grip Depth-of-field preview button (p.89) Vertical-grip on/off switch (p.31) 〈I〉 Vertical-grip FE lock/ Multi-spot metering button (p.31, 151/82) Vertical-grip Main Dial (p.31, 29)
Flash-sync contacts Image plane mark 〈Q〉 Metering mode selection/Flash exposure compensation button (p.80/81) 〈W〉 Shooting mode selection button (p.84) 〈E〉 AF mode button (p.66) 〈R〉 Drive mode button (p.77) 〈i〉 ISO speed button (p.47) 〈Y〉 AEB button (p.93) Strap eyelet (p.42) 〈D〉...
〈H〉 Protect /Sound recording button (p.112/114) 〈M〉 Menu button (p.33) 〈X〉 Select button (p.33) 〈q〉 Digital OUT terminal (p.111) 〈C〉 DIGITAL terminal Direct printing terminal 〈V〉 Display button (p.60, 105) 〈e〉 Memory card selection/Magnify button (p.61, 109) 〈L〉 Erase button (p.115) Rear LCD Panel (p.14) 〈N〉...
Top LCD Panel Aperture AEB amount AF point selection mode (AF, [ ], HP) Memory card No. (1, 2) Shooting mode d : Program AE a : Manual exposure s : Shutter-priority AE f : Aperture-priority AE Metering mode qEvaluative Metering wPartial Metering rSpot Metering eCenterweighted...
Rear LCD Panel White balance Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light White fluorescent light Flash O Custom P Color temperature CF card selection icon SD card selection icon Memory card indicator White balance bracketing level Folder Number The actual display will show only the applicable items.
Viewﬁnder Information Spot metering circle Laser-matte screen q Manual exposure w AE lock AEB in progress Multi-spot metering r Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning e High-speed sync (p.FP flash) Shutter speeds Bulb AF point selection mode ([ ], SEL) FE lock Busy (buSY) Aperture AF point selection mode (AF, [ ], HP)
¡For more information, reference page numbers are provided in parentheses (p.**). ¡The Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens is used as the demonstration lens in this Instruction Manual. ¡The procedures assume that the Menu and Custom Functions are set to the default settings.
Getting Started This chapter explains a few preparatory steps and basic operations with the EOS-1D Mark II...
Recharging the Battery For details on using the battery, refer to the instructions for the Ni-MH Pack NP-E3 or Ni-MH Charger NC-E2. Connect the power cord. The <POWER> lamp will light. Detach the protective cover and connect the battery. ¡Attach the cover to the battery compartment cap and store it.
Recharge the battery. When you connect the battery, the recharging will start automatically and the <CHARGE> lamp will light. When the battery is fully recharged, the lamp will blink quickly (twice per sec.). It takes about 120 minutes to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery.
Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery If the battery’s rubber lining (to repel water) is not clean, use a moist cotton swab to wipe it clean. Checking the Battery Level When the < > switch is set to < indicated as follows: Detach the battery compartment cap.
Battery Life Temperature Shots remaining At 20˚C / 68˚F At 0˚C / 32˚F The ﬁgures above are based on Canon’s testing standards. ¡ The actual number of shots may be fewer than indicated above depending on the shooting conditions. ¡...
Using a Household Power Outlet With DC Coupler Kit DCK-E1, you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. ¡ The DC Coupler is not water-resistant, so do not get it wet when using it outdoors.
Mounting and Detaching a Lens Mounting a Lens Detaching the Lens When attaching or detaching the lens, take care to prevent dust from entering the camera through the lens mount. Remove the caps. ¡Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrow.
Installing and Removing the Memory Card The camera can use both a CF card and SD card. There must be at least one card installed to enable shooting. If both cards are installed, you can select which card to record the images.
The camera is compatible with Type I and Type II CF cards. Removing the Card Turn the < > switch to < The number of possible shots will be displayed on the top LCD panel and in the viewﬁnder. The folder No. and ﬁle No. will be displayed on the rear LCD panel.
¡ The access lamp lights or blinks while the picture is taken, when data is being transferred to the memory card and when data is being recorded, read, or erased on the memory card. Never do the following while the access lamp is lit or blinking. Such actions may destroy the image data.
Basic Operation Power Switch The camera can operate only after the < ¡ To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after 1 minute of non-operation. (p.35) To turn on the camera again, just press the shutter button halfway. ¡...
Shutter Button The shutter button has two stages. You can press the shutter button halfway. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. ¡ If you press the shutter button halfway and ( halfway again and wait a moment before pressing it completely to take a picture.
Using the < > Dial The < > dial is mainly used for shooting-related settings. There are three ways to use this dial: (1) While pressing a button, turn the < > dial until the desired setting appears on the top LCD panel.
Using the < > Dial The < > dial is used for AF point selection and selecting the desired setting on the LCD monitor. This < switch is set to < >. There are three ways to use this < >...
Vertical Shooting For vertical shooting, the vertical grip (camera bottom) has a shutter button, Main Dial, AF point selection button, AE lock button, Assist button, and FE lock/multi-spot metering button. ¡Before using the vertical grip controls, turn on the vertical grip operation on/ off switch.
Menu Operations By setting various optional settings with the menus, you can set processing parameters, the date/time, Custom Functions, etc. While looking at the LCD monitor, you use the < button, and < > dial on the camera back to proceed to the next step. <M>...
Menu Setting Procedure Display the menu. ¡Press the < the menu. To turn off the menu, press the button again. ¡With the menu displayed, follow the procedure below. Select a menu tab zxcbn ¡Hold down the < turn the < >...
Menu Settings < > Shooting menu Manual setting of Custom WB white balance Compression rate for JPEG Quality 3, 4, 5, 6. Standard Set 1 Parameters Set 2 Set 3 Set up 1 Standard 2 Portrait 3 High saturation 4 Adobe RGB Color matrix 5 Low saturation 6 CM set 1...
< > Set-up 1 menu 1 min. 2 min. 4 min. Auto power off 8 min. 15 min. 30 min. Auto Reset File numbering Continuous Manual Reset BackUp mode CF card main SD card main Auto rotate Save camera Save settings to settings memory card Loading...
About the LCD Monitor ¡When using the LCD monitor, you can use the < the < > switch is < ¡The LCD monitor cannot be used as a viewﬁnder to shoot. ¡To adjust the LCD monitor’s brightness, select the < and select [LCD Brightness].
Dioptric Adjustment If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a clear viewﬁnder image, using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types) is recommended. (p.169) Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images, hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. Horizontal shooting ¡Firmly grasp the camera grip with your right hand, and press your both elbows lightly against your body.
3Setting the Date and Time Each captured image is recorded with the date and time it was taken. If the date and time are not properly set, the wrong date/time will be recorded. Make sure you set the date and time correctly. Select [Date/Time].
Replacing the Date/Time Battery The date/time (back-up) battery’s service life is about 10 years. If the date/time is reset, replace the back-up battery with a new CR2025 lithium battery as described below. Set the < > switch to < and remove the battery pack. ¡The back-up battery is on the ceiling of the battery compartment.
To avoid this, follow the procedure below to clean the CMOS sensor. Note that the CMOS sensor is very delicate. If possible, you should have it cleaned by a Canon Service Center. When you want to clean the CMOS sensor, use the DC Coupler Kit to power the camera with a household power outlet.
¡ Be sure not to turn off the camera while cleaning the CMOS sensor. If the power is turned off, the shutter will close and the shutter curtains might be damaged. ¡ Use a blower not attached with a brush. The brush can scratch the CMOS sensor.
Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap eyelet and the strap’s clasp on the under side. After attaching the strap, pull it to make sure it does not loosen at the buckle.
Image Settings This chapter explains the settings for shooting digital images: Image-recording quality, ISO speed, white balance, color matrix, and processing parameters.
3Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the image size (recorded pixels) and JPEG quality (compression rate). The simultaneous recording of RAW and JPEG images can be selected when you select the image size. Select the image size Except for < >, high-quality JPEGs will be recorded.
– ¡The number of possible shots applies to a 250MB memory card. ¡The ﬁle size and number of possible shots are based on Canon’s testing criteria (JPEG quality: 8, processing parameters: Normal, ISO 100, etc. ). The actual ﬁle size and number of possible shots will depend on the subject, JPEG quality, shooting mode, ISO speed, processing parameters, etc.
Setting the JPEG Quality (Compression rate) You can set the recording quality for the ¡ The higher the recording quality, the fewer the number of possible shots will be. On the other hand, the lower the recording quality, the higher the number of possible shots will be.
Setting the ISO Speed The ISO speed is a numeric indication of the sensitivity to light. A higher ISO speed number indicates a higher sensitivity to light. Therefore, a high ISO speed is suited for low light and moving subjects. However, the image may look more coarse with noise, etc.
To the human eye, a white object looks white regardless of the type of lighting. With a digital camera, the color temperature can be adjusted with software so that the colors in the image look more natural. The subject’s white color is used as the criteria for adjusting the other colors.
3Custom White Balance With custom white balance, you shoot a white object that will serve as the basis for the white balance setting. By selecting this image, you import its white balance data for the white balance setting. Photograph a white object. ¡Make sure the plain, white subject ﬁlls the entire center spot metering circle.
Instead of a white object, an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. Import the white balance data. ¡Hold down the < turn the < > dial to select [OK]. Then let go of the < The image’s white balance data will be imported.
Setting the Color Temperature You can numerically set the white balance’s color temperature. ¡ When setting the color temperature for an artiﬁcial light source, set white balance correction (magenta or green) as necessary. ¡ If you want to set < meter, take test shots and adjust the setting to compensate for the difference between the color temperature meter’s reading and the camera’s color temperature reading.
White Balance Correction You can correct the standard color temperature for the white balance setting. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a color temperature conversion or color compensating ﬁlter. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. Users familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating ﬁlters will ﬁnd this feature handy.
White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot, three images having a different color tone can be recorded simultaneously. Based on the white balance mode’s standard color temperature, the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. This is called white balance bracketing. It can be set up to ±3 levels in single-level increments.
¡ One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion ﬁlter. ¡ You can also set white balance correction and AEB shooting in addition to the white balance bracketing. If you set AEB in combination with white balance bracketing, a total of nine images will be recorded for a single shot.
3Selecting the Color Matrix The color matrix enables you to select the preferred color shade, color tone, and color space (range of reproducible colors). These are equivalent to color ﬁlm characteristics. Provides natural-looking color shades and tones. Effective Standard for bringing out the subject’s natural colors. Provides ideal color tones for portraits.
Creating Custom Color Matrix Settings You can customize the following color matrix settings: ([Color space], [Saturation] [Color tone]) Select [Color matrix]. ¡Select the < > tab. ¡Hold down the < turn the < > dial to select [Color matrix]. Then let go of the button. Select [Set up].
Color Matrix Settings Color matrix 1 Standard 2 Portrait 3 H-saturat. 4 Adobe RGB 5 L-saturat. ¡ When [Color tone] is a negative value, it will be more reddish. A positive value makes it more yellowish. ¡ In accordance with the DCF 2.0 (Exif 2.21) standard, the ﬁle number of images captured in the Adobe RGB color matrix will start with an underbar (_).
3Setting the Processing Parameters The image you capture can be processed automatically by the camera according to one of three sets of processing parameters ([Tone Curve], [Sharpness], and [Contrast]) you set. To register the tone curve, use the provided software. Parameter Tone Curve Change the image brightness, color tone, etc.
¡ The [Standard] parameter setting cannot be modiﬁed. ¡ For the tone curve setting, [TCD * ] stands for Tone Curve Data. Select the item to be set. ¡Hold down the < turn the < > dial to select the parameter.
Setting the Folder and Memory Card You can create and select folders. When using both a CF card and SD card in the camera, you can select which memory card to use. Or you can have the same images recorded onto both cards for backup purposes.
A folder cannot be created beyond folder No. 999. Creating Folders with a Personal Computer With the memory card open on the screen, create a new folder named “Dcim.” Open the Dcim folder and create as many folders as necessary to save and organize your images.
Using Both Memory Cards for Image Recording (Backup) The image is recorded with the same ﬁle No., pixel count, and recording quality in the same-numbered folder in both the CF card and SD card. Difference between After image capture, you can have the image displayed from the CF card or SD card.
3File Numbering Methods The ﬁle number is like the frame number on ﬁlm. There are two ﬁle numbering methods: [A-Reset] and [Continuous]. The captured pictures are automatically assigned a ﬁle number from 0001 to 9999. The images are saved in the selected folder. Auto Reset (A-Reset) Each time you replace the memory card, the ﬁle numbering will be reset to the ﬁrst ﬁle number (XXXX0001).
Continuous Numbering The ﬁle numbering continues in sequence even after you replace the memory card. This prevents images from having the same ﬁle number, so image management with a personal computer is easier. File numbering after changing the folder Memory card 1 XXXX0001 XXXX0002 ¡...
Autofocus and Drive Modes The Area AF ellipse has 45 AF points. By selecting a suitable AF point, you can shoot with autofocus while maintaining the desired subject framing. You can also set the AF mode to suit the subject or obtain the desired effect.
Selecting the AF Mode One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Pressing the shutter button halfway activates the autofocus and achieves focus once. The AF point which achieves focus ﬂashes brieﬂy and the focus conﬁrmation light < exposure is also set. AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects While you press the shutter button halfway, the camera continues to focus the subject approaching or moving away from the camera.
Focusing an Off-Center Subject To focus a peripheral subject not covered by the Area AF ellipse, follow the procedure below. This technique is called focus lock. Focus lock works only in the One-Shot AF mode. Aim the Area AF or AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus.
Selecting the AF Point Automatic selection From among the 45 AF points, the camera selects the AF point automatically to suit the subject. Manual AF Point Selection (One of three groups of selectable AF points can be used) 1. You can select one of the 45 AF points manually. 2.
¡ To select a vertical AF point, you can also press the < hold down the < > button and turn the < ¡ If two AF points ( ) light up, both AF points will be used for autofocusing. If you then select the left or right AF point, only that AF point will be active.
Registering and Switching the AF Point By registering the AF point you often use, you can switch to it instantly. Any of the 45 AF points can be registered. Only one AF point can be registered. Registering an AF Point Automatic AF point selection ¡...
Switching to the Registered AF Point Normally, you press the < to switch to the registered AF point. However, with C.Fn-18-1/2 (p.153), you can just press the < Set Custom Functions with ¡ If you set or cancel C.Fn-13, the center AF point will become the registered AF point.
AF Point Activation Area C.Fn-17 can be set to expand the AF point’s activation area to include the surrounding AF points. (C.Fn-17) (p.152) Set Custom Functions with • Expanding the activation area to 7 points This larger activation area makes it easier to focus subjects moving erratically.
AF Sensitivity and Lens’ Maximum Aperture The EOS-1D Mark II’s AF points are all horizontal-line sensitive. However, bright lenses with a large maximum aperture enable certain AF points to work as cross-type sensors for higher AF precision. (1) With lenses whose maximum aperture is f/2.8 or larger, work as cross-type sensors sensitive to both vertical and horizontal lines.
(3) With the following L-series lenses whose maximum aperture is f/8 or brighter and attached with an Extender, AF will work with the center AF point (horizontal-line sensitive) only. AF will not work with the other AF points. ¡ With Extender EF 1.4x or EF 1.4x II: ·...
When Autofocus Fails (Manual Focusing) Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus conﬁrmation light < blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus (a) Low-contrast subjects Example: Blue sky, solid-color walls, etc. (b) Subjects in low light. (c) Extremely backlit and reﬂective subjects Example: Car with a reﬂective body, etc.
Manual Focusing ¡ If you select an AF point and press the shutter button halfway while manual focusing, the AF point will ﬂash and the focus conﬁrmation light will light when focus is achieved. ¡ During automatic AF point selection, when the center AF point achieves focus, it will ﬂash in red and the focus conﬁrmation light will light.
Selecting the Drive Mode ¡ When you shoot, the images are ﬁrst stored in the camera’s internal memory and then transferred to the memory card. When the internal memory becomes full during continuous shooting, the camera cannot continue to take more pictures until the images are transferred to the memory card.
Self-timer Operation Do not stand in front of the camera when you press the shutter button to start the self-timer. Doing so will throw off the focus. ¡ Use a tripod when you use the self-timer. ¡ To cancel the self-timer after it starts, set the < ¡...
Exposure Control You can set the optimum metering mode, drive mode, and shooting mode ( subject. Other easy-to-use features are also provided for diverse shooting. ) to suit the particular First set the < > switch to < necessary, also set the < <...
qSelecting a Metering Mode Select the metering mode. ¡Hold down the < turn the < > dial to select the desired metering mode. Then let go of the button. Evaluative Metering This is the camera’s standard metering mode suited for most subjects even under backlit conditions.
If you use ﬂash, you can set ﬂash exposure compensation by holding down the < > button and turning the < Centerweighted Averaged Metering The metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. AF Point-Linked Spot Metering To make AF point selection faster, the selectable AF points can be limited to 11 (C.Fn-13-1) or 9 (C.Fn-13-3).
Multi-Spot Metering With multiple spot meter readings, you can see the relative exposure levels of multiple areas in the picture and set the exposure to obtain the desired result. ¡While referring to the exposure level indicator’s three spot metering marks, you can set the exposure compensation to obtain the desired result.
¡ You can take up to eight spot meter readings for one picture. If you press the < > button to try and take a ninth spot meter reading, no spot meter reading will register. ¡ The exposure setting obtained with multi-spot meter readings will be canceled in the following cases: (1) After taking the last spot meter reading, 16 seconds elapse.
dProgram AE Select < > on the LCD panel. ¡Hold down the < turn the < > dial to select < Then let go of the button. Focus the subject. ¡Look through the viewﬁnder and aim the Area AF ellipse over the subject. Then press the shutter button halfway.
¡ If “ underexposure. Increase the ISO speed. Or use ﬂash. ¡ If “ 8000 indicates overexposure. Decrease the ISO speed. Or attach a neutral density ﬁlter to the lens. ¡ If automatic AF point selection (p.68) has been set, all the AF points that achieve focus will light.
sShutter-Priority AE In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of the subject. This is called Shutter-Priority AE. A fast shutter speed can freeze the motion of a fast-moving subject and a slow shutter speed can blur the subject to give the impression of motion.
Shutter Speed Display The shutter speeds from “ 8000 fractional shutter speed. For example, “ indicates 0.5 sec. and “ "” is 15 sec. ¡ If the maximum aperture blinks, it indicates underexposure. Turn the < slower shutter speed until the aperture value stops blinking.
fAperture-Priority AE In this mode, you set the desired aperture and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the subject brightness. This is called aperture-priority AE. A larger aperture (lower f/number) will result in a blurred background ideal for portraits. The lower the f/number, the more blurred the background will become.
Aperture Value Display The larger the f/number, the smaller the aperture opening will be. The aperture values displayed will differ depending on the lens. If no lens is attached to the camera, “ Depth-of-field Preview The exposure will be locked (AE lock) while you press the depth-of-ﬁeld preview button.
aManual Exposure In this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture value as desired. To determine the exposure, refer to the exposure level indicator in the viewﬁnder or use a handheld exposure meter. This method is called manual exposure. stands for Manual.
Exposure level indicator If the top or bottom of the exposure level blinks, it indicates that the exposure exceeds ±3 stops. Set the exposure. ¡Check the exposure level and set the desired shutter speed and aperture value. Take the picture.
Setting Exposure Compensation Exposure compensation is used to alter the camera’s standard exposure setting. You can make the image look lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure compensation amount can be set up to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments. First set the <...
hAuto Exposure Bracketing The camera brackets the exposure automatically up to ±3 stops in 1/3- stop increments for three successive shots. This is called Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB). AEB is possible by automatically changing the shutter speed or aperture or by changing the ISO speed and keeping the shutter speed and aperture ﬁxed.
AEB with the ISO Speed Set the ISO speed that is to be the standard AEB exposure. For example, if you want AEB with ±1 stop and ISO 200, 400, and 800, set the ISO speed to 400. ¡ AEB shooting (by changing the shutter speed/aperture or ISO speed) cannot be used with ﬂash photography and bulb exposures.
AE Lock AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining the desired exposure level. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted subjects. Partial or spot metering is recommended for AE lock over a speciﬁc point.
Bulb Exposures When bulb is set, the shutter stays open while you hold down the shutter button fully. This method is called bulb exposure. Use bulb exposures for night scenes, ﬁreworks, etc., and other subjects requiring long exposures. ¡ Bulb exposures may result in grainy images due to picture noise. Under the menu’s <...
Mirror Lockup Mirror lockup is enabled with C.Fn-12. (p.151) This prevents mirror vibrations which may blur the image during close-ups or when a super telephoto lens is used. Set Custom Functions with ¡ In very bright light such as at the beach or ski ground on a sunny day, take the picture promptly after mirror lockup.
Flash Photography With EX-series Speedlites An EOS-dedicated, EX-series Speedlite makes ﬂash photography as easy as any AE mode. For details on using the EX-series Speedlite, refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. The EOS-1D Mark II is a Type-A camera compatible with all EX-series Speedlites providing the features below.
Metered Manual Flash Exposure For closeup ﬂash photography, you can set the ﬂash exposure manually. With an EX-series Speedlite having a manual ﬂash mode, follow the procedure below: Set the camera and Speedlite settings. ¡ Set the camera’s shooting mode to < ¡...
Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The EOS-1D Mark II can synchronize with compact, non-Canon ﬂash units at 1/250 sec. or slower shutter speeds. With large studio ﬂash, the sync speed is 1/125 sec. or slower. Be sure to test the ﬂash to see if it synchronizes properly with the camera.
Image Playback You can view or erase the images you captured with the camera. You can even add a sound recording to an image. For images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images in the following cases: Images captured with a different camera, images edited with a personal computer, and images whose ﬁle names were changed.
3Reviewing Images You can see the image on the LCD monitor immediately after you take the picture. You can set one of three image review options: [On] to display the image, [On (INFO.)] to display both the image and shooting information, and [Off] to not display the image.
Image Review Time You can change the number of seconds the image is displayed on the LCD monitor after being captured. The [Hold] setting will set the review time to half of the auto power off (p.35) time. If auto power off is [Off], the image review time will be 15 min. Select [Review time].
3Auto Image Rotation Vertical shots can be rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback. Auto rotate will work only with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was [On]. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was [Off]. If the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down, the image might not rotate automatically for playback.
Image Playback You can select any image to view. You can view a single image, the shooting information, an index display, or a magniﬁed view. ¡ If you leave the camera in playback mode, the playback mode will turn off after half of the auto power-off time elapses (p.35).
Changing the Image Display Format Shooting information Single image Playback the image. Change the image display format. ¡Hold down the < turn the < > dial. The image display format on the LCD monitor will change. ¡When the desired image display format appears, let go of the button.
Shooting Information Display Exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed AF point Flash exposure compensation amount Metering mode Shooting mode White balance ISO speed Color temperature if <P> set. ISO speed bracketing Highlight Alert Set the < > menu’s [Highlight alert] to [On]. This will display the highlight alert on the shooting information and single image displays.
3Histogram With the < > menu, you can set [Histogram display] to [Bright.] or [RGB]. [Bright.] Display This histogram is a graph showing the Sample distribution of the image’s brightness level. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right), while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels Dark image exist for each brightness level.
Magnified View You can magnify the image by 1.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. While in the magniﬁed view, you can maintain the same magniﬁed view and position when you hold down the < view another image. Select the image to be magniﬁed. Magnify the image.
3Rotating an Image You can rotate an image by 90˚ or 270˚ clockwise. Images will then be displayed in the correct orientation during playback. If you hold down the < index will appear. Select [Rotate]. ¡Select the < > tab. ¡Hold down the <...
Viewing the Images on TV Set the < > menu’s [Video system] to [NTSC] or [PAL] to match your TV system. Always turn off the camera and the television before connecting or disconnecting them. ¡ While looking at the TV screen, you can view images and set the menu settings as you can with the LCD monitor.
Image Protection Protecting a Single Image This prevents the image from being erased accidentally. ¡ Since the < > button has dual functions for image protection and sound recording (p.114), if you press the button too long (2 sec.), sound recording will start instead and image protection will not be set.
3Protecting All Images in a Folder or Card You can protect all the images in the selected folder (p.61) or memory card all at once. Or you can cancel the image protection all at once. Protected images cannot be erased with the camera’s Erase function. To erase protected images, ﬁrst cancel the image protection.
KSound Recording for an Image You can record and add sound to any image. The sound data is recorded in the image ﬁle and can be played with the software provided. microphone ¡ Sound recording is possible while in any image display format. ¡...
Erasing Images You can erase a single image with the < folder, or use menu commands to erase all images in a memory card. Only protected images will not be erased. Once an image is erased, it cannot be recovered. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it.
LErasing All Images in a Folder Select the folder containing the images to be erased. Set the playback mode. ¡Press the < ¡If the folder selection screen is displayed, hold down the < button and turn the < the playback mode. Any image display format is okay.
3Erasing All Images in the Memory Card Once an image is erased, it cannot be recovered. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. Select [Erase all on card]. ¡Select the < > tab. ¡Hold down the < turn the <...
¡ A non-Canon memory card or a card formatted with another camera or personal computer might not work properly with the camera. If this happens, format the card with the camera ﬁrst. Then it might work with the camera.
Handling “Card Err” If “Card Err” is displayed on the LCD panel, it indicates a problem with the memory card that is preventing the image data from being recorded or read. Use another memory card instead. Or, if you have a memory card reader (commercially available) that can read the card, use it to transfer the images to a personal computer.
Camera Direct Printing This section explains how to print your digital camera photos with a printer capable of direct printing via < or Canon’s own < PictBridge standard. Bubble Jet Direct Canon CP printer Compatible Compatible Compatible with with PictBridge...
Preparing to Print You do the direct printing procedure entirely through your camera’s LCD monitor. The operation method is the same as selecting and setting menu settings. For details, see “Menu Operations” (p.32). ¡ 1 images are not compatible with direct printing. ¡...
Printers and Cables Printer Compatibility PictBridge only PictBridge and CP Direct PictBridge and Bubble Jet Direct CP Direct only Bubble Jet Direct only PictBridge CP Direct Bubble Jet Direct Suitable Cable Cable provided with camera Both plugs have the < Cable provided with printer Only one plug has the <...
¡ If you use a battery to power the camera, make sure it is fully charged. During direct printing, keep checking the battery level. ¡ If there is a long beeping sound in step 5, it indicates a problem with the PictBridge printer.
wPrinting with PictBridge Depending on your printer, certain settings might be different or might not be available. For details, refer to your printer’s instruction manual. Connected printer icon Print setting screen The Paper Size, Type, and Page Layout you have set will be displayed. * Depending on your printer, certain settings like the date imprinting and trimming might not be available.
TSetting the Paper Size YSetting the Paper Type About the Paper Type If you are using a Canon printer with Canon paper, set the respective paper type as follows: Photo Photo Paper Plus Glossy Fast Photo Photo Paper Pro Default Photo Paper Plus Glossy If you are using a non-Canon printer, refer to the printer’s instruction...
If your printer cannot print borderless prints, the print will have borders. 8-UP Eight copies of the same image will be printed on a single sheet. Default With a Canon printer, the print will be borderless. H[Date imprinting] Set the other options. ¡If desired, also set the < imprinting, <...
¡ Depending on the image’s size and recording quality, it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. ¡ The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. See the printer’s instruction manual to ﬁnd out what the default settings are.
Printing with CP Direct Connected printer icon Print setting screen Trimming frame: Appears when you want to trim the image. The printing style settings will be displayed. < Select the image to be printed. ¡Check that the < on the upper left of the LCD monitor. Press the <...
[Image] Set the options. ¡Set the [Image], [Borders], and [Date] as desired. [Borders] ¡[Image] is selectable when card-size paper is used. If you set [Multiple], 8 small images of the same picture will be printed on the paper. ¡Check the [Borders] and [Date] settings and set them if necessary.
¡ The date may look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or border. ¡ If [Multiple] is selected, [Borders] and [Date] cannot be selected. [Borderless] will be set and [Date] will be set to [Off]. The image will also be cut off along all four edges.
SPrinting with Bubble Jet Direct Connected printer icon Print setting screen Trimming frame: Appears when you want to trim the image. The printing style settings will be displayed. < Select the image to be printed. ¡Check that the < on the upper left of the LCD monitor. Press the <...
Set the options. [Paper] ¡[Paper] is for setting the size of the ¡Check the [Borders] and [Date] ¡When you are done, press the Set the number of copies and trimming. ¡Set as necessary. ¡For details on trimming, see page 135. Print the image.
If you set [Bordered], certain printers may print the date on the border. ¡ If [Date] is set to [On], the recorded date will be imprinted on the lower right of the print. ¡ If you select [Stop] during the printing, the picture being printed will stop printing and the paper will be discharged.
Setting the Trimming You can trim the image and print only the trimmed portion. Do the trimming before printing. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings, you may have to set the trimming again. Select [Trimming]. The trimming screen will appear.
Image area to be printed ¡ Depending on the printer, the trimmed image area might not be printed as you speciﬁed. ¡ The smaller you make the trimming frame, the grainier the picture will look. If the picture will be too grainy, the trimming frame will turn red. ¡...
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a standard for recording print ordering instructions to the memory card. It is for images taken with a digital camera, and you can specify which photos and the quantity to print. With a DPOF-compatible digital camera, you can do the following: ¡By ﬁtting a Memory card into a printer compatible with...
Print Order Print settings Set the print type, date imprinting, and ﬁle No. imprinting. The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. (They cannot be set individually for each image.) The print settings are set in the same way as with menu settings.
[Print Type] ¡ images cannot be selected for printing. ¡ Even if [Date] and [File No.] are set to [On], the date or ﬁle No. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer type. (See the table below.) Print Type Standard Index*...
Selecting Individual Images Indication when [Standard] and [Both] are set. Indication when [Index] is set. Select [Order]. The order screen will appear. Select the image to be printed. ¡If you set the camera for index playback, a three-image display will appear. To return to single image display, set the camera for standard image display.
Selecting All Images The print order can also be set or canceled for all the images in the memory card. One standard-type print will be ordered for all the images. Note that after following the “Selecting Individual Images” procedure, if you do the “Selecting All Images”...
¡ Note that images cannot be selected for printing even when you set “Mark all.” ¡ When using a PictBridge printer, print no more than 100 images for one print order. If you specify more than this, all the selected images might not be printed.
Direct Printing with DPOF With a printer compatible with direct printing, you can easily print images speciﬁed with DPOF. PictBridge Prepare to print. ¡See pages 122-123 and follow “Preparing to Print” up to step 5. Select [Print Order]. The Print Order screen will appear. Select [Print].
¡ When printing with a PictBridge or Bubble Jet Direct printer, be sure to set the paper size. ¡ With PictBridge, the ﬁle No. cannot be imprinted. ¡ If [Borders] is set, the date might be imprinted on the border, depending on the printer.
Customizing the Camera Custom Functions enable you to customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences.
3Setting a Custom Function Clearing All Custom Functions In step 1 above, if you select [Clear all Custom Functions], the Clear all Custom Functions screen will appear. ¡Hold down the < When you let go of the button, all the Custom Function settings will be cleared.
Custom Function Settings C.Fn-03 is unused. C.Fn-01 Viewﬁnder display during exposure 1: Displays the exposure information and number of remaining shots during continuous shooting. C.Fn-02 Shutter release without card 1: The shutter button will not work without a memory card in the camera.
C.Fn-05 Manual Tv/Av set. for M exp. 1: This is convenient when you often have to change the aperture during studio shooting with studio ﬂash units. Also, when you use AEB in the manual exposure mode, the shutter speed can stay ﬁxed while only the aperture is shifted for AEB.
C.Fn-07 C.Fn-07 USM lens electronic MF 1: This prevents the focus from being thrown off by inadvertent turning of the focusing ring after One-Shot AF. With both C.Fn-07-1 and C.Fn-07-2, manual focusing is possible with the lens focus mode switch set to < 2: Electronic manual focusing is disabled in the AF mode.
C.Fn-09 Auto bracketing sequence / Auto cancel You can change the AEB sequence when you bracket with the shutter speed, aperture, or ISO speed. You can also change the white balance bracketing sequence. When “Auto cancellation” is set, bracketing will be canceled after you change the lens or turn the <...
C.Fn-12 Mirror lockup 1: Effective for close-up and telephoto shots to prevent camera shake caused by the mirror’s reﬂex action. See page 97 for the mirror lockup procedure. C.Fn-13 Number of AF points/Spot metering 1: The selectable AF points are limited to 11. Spot metering is linked to the active AF point.
C.Fn-16 Safety shift setting Safety shift can be set for the shutter-priority AE and aperture-priority AE modes. 1: If the subject’s brightness changes suddenly and the current shutter-priority AE or aperture-priority AE setting becomes unsuitable, the shutter speed or aperture is shifted to obtain a suitable exposure automatically.
C.Fn-18 Switch to the registered AF point 1: Press the < > button to switch to the registered AF point. 2: Switch to the registered AF point only while you press the < button. When you release the button, the AF point selected previously becomes active again.
C.Fn-20 AI Servo tracking sensitivity 1 or 2: Prevents the autofocus from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. 3 or 4: Effective when you want to consecutively photograph multiple subjects located at random distances. This Custom Function does not affect the AI Servo AF tracking speed.
3Custom Function group registration You can register up to three groups of Custom Function settings. A group of Custom Function settings can be used for a speciﬁc shooting situation such as sports, snapshooting, and landscapes. Note that C.Fn-00 “Focusing screen” cannot be registered in any Custom Function group.
Register or apply. ¡Hold down the < turn the < > dial to select [OK]. Then let go of the < ¡To register, press the < when the conﬁrmation dialog appears. > button and > button. > button...
Personal Functions Beyond Custom Functions, Personal Functions enable you to further customize your camera settings. They are set with the provided software (EOS Viewer Utility). Only P.Fn-00 (Custom Function group registration) can be set with the camera. P.Fn No. Custom Function group registration. Disables the shooting modes.
3Clearing and Resetting Personal Functions You can clear or reset Personal Functions that have been set and registered with the provided software. The Personal Function settings can be modiﬁed only with the provided software. Clearing All Personal Functions In step 1 above, if you select [Clear all Personal Functions], the Clear all Personal Functions screen will appear.
3Saving and Reading Camera Settings You can save the shooting mode, menu settings, Custom Function settings, Personal Function settings, etc. , onto the memory card and later read them into the camera. Therefore, you can read all these settings into another EOS-1D Mark II camera body. Saving camera settings ¡...
Reading camera settings Transfer the camera settings saved in the memory card to the camera. Select [Loading camera settings]. ¡Select the < > tab. ¡Hold down the < turn the < > dial to select [Loading camera settings]. Then let go of the button.
Reference This section will help you understand your camera better. It covers basic shooting concepts, system accessories, camera speciﬁcations, and other reference information.
Troubleshooting Guide If there is a problem, ﬁrst refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. Power Source The battery cannot be recharged. ¡ You are using the wrong battery. Use the dedicated Ni-MH Pack. (p.18) ¡ The battery is not properly attached to the charger. Attach the battery properly to the charger.
The camera turns off by itself. ¡ Auto power off is in effect. Set the < > switch to < (p.35) Only the <c> icon blinks on the top LCD panel. ¡ The battery is almost exhausted. Recharge the battery. (p.18) Shooting No images can be shot or recorded.
The image is out of focus. ¡ The lens focus mode switch is set to < On the lens, set the focus mode switch to < ¡ Camera shake occured when you pressed the shutter button. To prevent camera shake, hold the camera still and press the shutter button gently.
Err 04 or replace the memory card. An error other than the above has occurred. This error may occur if you use a non-Canon lens and the Err 99 camera or lens does not operate properly. Remove and reload the battery.
Changing the Focusing Screen You can change the camera’s focusing screen to better suit the subject or shooting situation. You must also set C.Fn-00 so that the standard setting for obtaining a correct exposure matches the focusing screen. Focusing Screen Type :New Laser-matte Screen :Laser-matte Screen C.Fn-00 cannot be registered in any Custom Function group.
¡ If you do not change the focusing screen that came with the camera, you need not change C.Fn-00-1 factory setting. ¡ To change the focusing screen, refer to the instructions that came with the focusing screen. ¡ The Ec-A, Ec-B, Ec-I, and Ec-L focusing screens have a prism at the center.
Major Accessories (Optional) Ni-MH Pack NP-E3 Dedicated, high-capacity power pack. Rated voltage of 12 V. It can be recharged up to 500 times. When fully charged, it enables the camera to take up to about 1200 shots at normal temperature. Ni-MH Charger NC-E2 Quick charger dedicated to the Ni-MH Pack NP-E3.
Memory card Data storage media where the captured images are recorded. Using Canon memory cards is recommended. PC card adapter Enables a CF card to be inserted into a PC card slot or PC card reader.
System Map ST-E2 220EX 420EX Rubber Frame Ec Bundled Accessories E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Anti-Fog Eyepiece Ec Wide Strap L5 Eyecup Ec-II Angle Finder C Hand Strap E1 DC Coupler Kit DCK-E1 Focusing Screen Ec Macro Ring Lite 550EX MR-14EX CR2025 lithium battery EOS DIGITAL Digital Photo...
Timer Remote Canon EF lenses Interface Cable IFC-400PCU Interface Cable IFC-200D4 Video Cable VC-100 TV/Video Card reader CF card SD memory card PC card adapter Remote Controller Switch TC-80N3 RS-80N3 PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-450D4 IFC-200D44 IFC-450D44 IEEE 1394 port...
Type I or II CF card, SD memory card Image size: 28.7 x 19.1mm Compatible lenses: Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lens) (35mm-equivalent focal length is equal to approx. 1.3 times the marked focal length. ) Lens mount: Canon EF mount •...
Interface: IEEE1394 for personal computers USB for direct printing Video output (NTSC/PAL) • White Balance Settings: Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, ﬂuorescent light, ﬂash, custom, color temperature setting, Personal white balance (Total 10 settings) Auto white balance: Auto white balance with the image sensor Color temperature compensation: White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop...
AF working range: EV 0-18 (at ISO 100 at 20°C/68˚F) Focusing modes: One-Shot AF (ONE SHOT) AI Servo AF (AI SERVO) Manual focusing (MF) AF point selection: Automatic selection, manual selection, home position (switch to registered AF point) Selected AF point display: Superimposed in viewﬁnder and indicated on LCD panel AF-assist beam: Emitted by the dedicated Speedlite •...
Shutter release: Soft-touch electromagnetic release Self-timer: 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay Remote control: Remote control with N3 type terminal • Flash EOS-dedicated Speedlite: E-TTL II autoﬂash with EX-series Speedlite PC terminal: Provided • Drive System Drive modes: Single, low-speed continuous, high-speed continuous, self-timer Continuous shooting speed: Low-speed continuous: Approx.
• Working Conditions Working temperature range: 0˚C- 45˚C / 32˚F - 113˚F Working humidity: 85% or less ¡ All the speciﬁcations above are based on Canon’s testing standards. ¡ The camera’s speciﬁcations and physical appearance are subject to change without notice. coupler.
— Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help . The cable with the ferrite core provided with the digital camera must be used with this equipment in order to comply with Class B limits in Subpart B of Part 15 of the FCC rules.
Index accessories...168 Adobe RGB...55 AE lock...95 AEB...93 AF mode ...66 AF point activation area ...72 AF point registration/switching ...70 AF point selection ...68 AI Servo AF ...66 aperture value...88 auto power off ...27 auto rotate...104 Av (Aperture-priority AE) ...88 backup ...62 battery...18, 20, 168 battery check ...20 bulb exposures...96...