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Contents Introduction Item Check List... 3 Contents at a Glance... 6 Handling Precautions ... 10 Quick Start Guide ... 12 Nomenclature ... 14 Conventions Used in this Manual ... 20 Getting Started Recharging the Battery... 22 Installing and Removing the Battery... 25 Using a Household Power Outlet ...
Autofocus and Drive Modes Selecting the AF Mode...80 Selecting the AF Point...82 Registering and Switching the AF Point...84 AF Point Activation Area ...86 AF Sensitivity and Lens’ Maximum Aperture ...87 When Autofocus Fails (Manual Focusing) ...89 Selecting the Drive Mode ...91 Self-timer Operation ...92 Exposure Control Selecting a Metering Mode ...94...
Contents at a Glance Image Quality Set picture effects Set custom picture effects Print the image to a large size Take many photos Adjust the color tone Take black-and-white or sepia photos Focusing Change the AF point Photograph a still subject Photograph a moving subject Set the number of AF points from 45 to 11 or 9 Enhance subject tracking with AI SERVO AF...
Shooting Freeze or blur the action Blur or the background or make everything look sharp Set the ISO speed to suit the scene’s brightness Adjust the image brightness (exposure) p.106, 107 (OExposure compensation, YAEB) Set mirror lockup Create a new folder to save images Image backup on another card Save RAW and JPEG images separately Restore camera’s default settings...
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.
Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens, viewfinder, mirror, and focusing screen. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. For stubborn dirt, take the camera to a Canon Service Center.
Always store your memory cards in a case to protect the data stored on them. Non-Canon memory cards may not be able to record and playback images. Using Canon memory cards is recommended. Do not bend the card or subject it to any excessive force or physical shock.
Quick Start Guide Insert the battery. (p.25) Take off the cap and insert a fully- charged battery. Attach the lens. (p.29) Align the red dot. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. (p.29) Insert a memory card. Insert a CF card into the left slot and/ or insert an SD card into the right slot.
Shooting will be possible only when a CF card or SD card is in the camera. To view images captured so far, see “Image Playback” (p.120). To delete an image, see “Erasing Images” (p.130). Set the camera to the default settings.
Nomenclature For detailed information, reference page numbers are provided in parentheses (p.**). Lens mount index (p.29) Self-timer lamp (p.92) Shutter button (p.34) Strap mount (p.50) Grip Depth-of-field preview button (p.103) Vertical-grip on/off switch (p.37) <I> Vertical-grip FE lock/ Multi-spot metering button (p.37, 166/96) Vertical-grip Main Dial (p.37, 35)
Flash-sync contacts Focal plane mark <Q> Metering mode selection/Flash exposure compensation button (p.94/95) <W> Shooting mode selection button (p.98) <E> AF mode selection button (p.80) <R> Drive mode selection button (p.91) <i> ISO speed set button (p.55) <Y> AEB set button (p.107) Strap mount (p.50)
Nomenclature <H> Protect /Sound recording button (p.127/129) <M> Menu button (p.38) <X> Select button (p.38) <q> VIDEO OUT terminal (p.126) <C> DIGITAL terminal Direct printing terminal <V> Display button (p.71, 120) <e/r> Memory card selection/Magnify button (p.72, 124) <L> Erase button (p.130) Rear LCD Panel (p.18) <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 eCenter-weighted...
Nomenclature Rear LCD Panel SD card indicator SD card selection icon CF card indicator CF card selection icon image-recording card slot indicator White balance bracketing level Folder Number File No. Color temperature Personal white balance The actual display will show only the applicable items. White balance Q Auto W Daylight...
Viewfinder Information Center 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 (FP flash) Shutter speeds Bulb AF point selection mode ([ 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 settings 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 N.
Recharging the Battery To charge the Ni-MH Pack NP-E3, connect it to Ni-MH Charger NC-E2. CHARGE Lamp A (red) REFRESH (discharge) Lamp A (orange) REFRESH (discharge) Button POWER Lamp REFRESH (discharge) Lamp B (orange) Connect the power cord. Connect the AC plug to a power outlet and connect the power cord to the charger.
Refreshing the Battery If the Ni-MH battery is repeatedly recharged before it has discharged completely, the capacity degrades due to the memory effect. To eliminate this memory effect, follow the procedure below. Connect the battery. Hold down the button until the orange <REFRESH> lamp lights.
<CHARGE> lamp and <REFRESH> lamp both blink during charging An abnormally-high battery temperature was detected so the charging was terminated. Consult your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. <REFRESH> lamp does not light If the battery cannot be discharged even if it has some charge left, there might be a problem with the 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 at one of four levels: Detach the battery compartment cap.
Installing and Removing the Battery Battery Life Temperature Shots remaining At 20°C / 68°F At 0°C / 32°F The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing criteria. 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. Power cord AC adapter DC Coupler DC terminal Insert the DC Coupler. Insert the coupler and while pushing it in, turn the release handle as shown by the arrow.
Using a Household Power Outlet The DC Coupler is not water-resistant, so do not get it wet when using it outdoors. The DCK-E1 is dedicated to the EOS-1D series camera only. It cannot be used with any other camera. When the < >...
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.
CF card indicator SD card indicator Memory card selection icon The camera is compatible with Type I and Type II CF cards. Removing the Card Installing and Removing the Memory Card Turn the < > switch to < The number of possible shots will be displayed on the top LCD panel and in the viewfinder.
Installing and Removing the Memory Card 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.
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.45). To turn on the camera again, just press the shutter button halfway. If you turn the < being recorded onto the memory card, the remaining number of captured images to be recorded will be displayed on the top LCD panel.
Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. You can press the shutter button halfway. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. If you press the shutter button halfway and ( it 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.
Basic Operation 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 on/off switch. When you are not using the vertical grip, be sure to turn off the vertical- grip on/off switch to prevent...
Menu Operations By setting various optional settings with the menus, you can set Picture Style, the date/time, Custom Functions, etc. While looking at the LCD monitor, you use the < on the camera back. <M> button <X> button LCD Monitor Playback menu Shooting menu Menu items...
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 Operations Menu Settings < > Shooting menu (Red) Custom WB JPEG quality Color space Picture Style Review Review time Noise reduction ISO expansion < > Playback menu Protect images Rotate Erase all on card Print Order Highlight alert Display AF points Histogram display Enlarge display set.
< > Set-up 1 menu Auto power off File numbering File name setting BackUp Auto rotate Save camera settings Loading camera settings Read camera settings saved in memory card Format < > Set-up 2 menu LCD Brightness Date/Time Language Video system Firmware Sensor cleaning <...
Menu Operations 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, optional) is recommended. (p.183) 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.
Setting the Language The LCD monitor’s interface language can be set to one of fifteen languages. Select [Language]. Select the < Hold down the < turn the < > dial to select [Language]. Then let go of the < > button. The Language screen will appear.
Set the power-off time/Auto power off You can set the auto power-off time for the camera to turn off automatically after a set time of idle operation. If you do not want the camera to turn off automatically, set this to [Off]. After the power turns off, you can turn on the camera again by pressing the shutter button or other button.
Setting 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 5 years. If the date/time is reset when the battery is replaced, replace the back-up battery with a new CR2025 lithium battery as described below. Set the < >...
Cleaning the CMOS sensor The image sensor is like the film in a film camera. If any dust adheres on the image sensor, it may show up as a dark speck on the images. To avoid this, detach the lens and follow the procedure below to clean the image sensor.
Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. If you cannot remove all of the dust, consult a Canon Service Center. 3 Cleaning the CMOS sensor Clean the image sensor.
Attaching the Neck Strap and Hand Strap Attaching the Neck Strap Attaching the Hand Strap (optional) After attaching the strap, pull it at the buckle to take up the slack and to make sure it does not loosen. Attaching the Neck Strap...
Image Settings This chapter explains the settings for shooting digital images: Image-recording quality, ISO speed, white balance, color space, and Picture Style.
Setting 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 and maximum burst apply to a Canon 512MB memory card. The single image size, number of possible shots, and maximum burst during continuous shooting are based on Canon’s testing criteria (JPEG quality: 8, Picture Style: Standard, ISO 100, etc.
3 Setting the Image-recording Quality Setting the JPEG Quality (Compression rate) You can set the recording quality for the The higher the recording quality (compression rate), the fewer the number of possible shots will be. On the other hand, the lower the recording quality (compression rate), 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.
Selecting a Picture Style By selecting a Picture Style, you can obtain the desired image effects. You can also adjust the settings of each Picture Style to obtain custom image effects. Picture Style Effects Standard The image looks vivid, sharp, and crisp. Portrait For nice skin tones.
Monochrome You can take black-and-white photos. To obtain natural-looking, black-and-white images, set a suitable white balance. JPEG black-and-white images captured with the [Monochrome] setting cannot be converted into color images even with image- editing software. RAW images captured with the [Monochrome] setting can be converted into color images with the bundled software.
Customizing the Picture Style You can customize the Picture Style by changing the individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast] from their default settings to suit your preferences. To customize [Monochrome], see page 59. Parameters and Their Settings Sharpness  : Less sharp outline Contrast [-4] : Low contrast Color saturation...
Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome, you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. With the Detail set screen displayed, you can reset all the Picture Styles to their default settings by pressing the <L> button. Any settings different from the default will be displayed in blue.
3 Customizing the Picture Style Filter effects The same effect as using filters with black-and-white film can be obtained with digital images. A color can be brightened by using a filter having a similar or same color. At the same time, the complementary colors will be darkened.
Registering the Picture Style You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape], adjust its parameters to suit your preferences and register it in User Defined 1 to 3. You can also select a Picture Style already set with the provided software.
3 Registering the Picture Style Changing the Picture Style setting inadvertently If a User Defined Picture Style is already registered with your own Picture Style, following the procedure on page 61 up to step 3 for that User Defined Picture Style will revert it back to the default setting. If you do not want to change the User Defined Picture Style, do not repeat this procedure.
Setting the Color Space The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this camera, you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. For general shooting, sRGB is recommended. About Adobe RGB This is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses.
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.
Custom 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.
3 Custom White Balance If an image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p.57), it cannot be selected in step 3. Instead of a white object, an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. Import the white balance data.
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 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.
White Balance Auto Bracketing 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.
Setting the Folder and Memory Card You can create and select folders. If you have both the CF card and SD card installed in the camera, you can select which card to save captured images or use both cards to save identical images.
Setting the Folder and Memory Card 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.
Recording Identical Images on Both Cards You can record the same image on both the CF card and SD card. Setting the Folder and Memory Card Select [BackUp]. Select the < Hold down the < turn the < > dial to select [BackUp]. Then let go of the button.
Setting the Folder and Memory Card Record RAW+JPEG Images Separately When the image size is set to 1+3/4/5/6 (RAW+JPEG), you can save the RAW image to the CF card (f) and the JPEG image to the SD card (g) (or vice versa). When shooting with “Dual image recording”...
Setting the File Name The factory default sets the file name with four camera-unique, alphanumeric characters followed by the file number (p.76). You can customize these first four alphanumeric characters in the file name. The first character cannot be an underscore (_). (Example) Select [File name setting].
File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. It can start counting in one of three different ways: [A-Reset], [Continuous], and [M-Reset]. The images you take are automatically assigned a file number from 0001 to 9999. The images are saved in the selected folder.
Continuous 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 If the memory card in use has a DCIM folder, the file numbering might continue from the last image saved in the folder.
Noise Reduction of Long Exposures For long exposures 1 sec. or longer, noise reduction can be applied. At the [Auto] or [On] setting, the maximum burst during continuous shooting will be slightly lower. The noise reduction process may require the same amount of time as the exposure.
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 AF Point 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.
Manual selection limited to 11 AF points (p.166) Manual selection limited to 9 AF points With C.Fn-13-1/2/3/4, all 45 AF points will be available for automatic selection. SSelecting the AF Point C.Fn-13-1, 2 Since the selectable AF points are limited to 11, you can better concentrate on framing the subject.
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 When using a Speedlite and spot metering, first press the <...
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.168), 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.167) 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 N’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.
AF Sensitivity and Lens’ Maximum Aperture (3) With the following L-series lenses whose maximum aperture is f/8 or larger 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. ·...
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.
When Autofocus Fails (Manual Focusing) 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 and the focus confirmation light will light.
Selecting the Drive Mode When you shoot, the images are first stored in the camera’s internal buffer memory and then transferred to the memory card. When the buffer memory becomes full, shooting cannot continue until the buffer memory starts to empty to the memory card. As the images are transferred, you can continue shooting.
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. Before starting the self-timer, look through the viewfinder or cover it with the eyepiece shutter (p.111).
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.
Flash exposure compensation can be set by holding down the < button and turning the < qSelecting a Metering Mode Center-weighted 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).
qSelecting a Metering Mode 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.
qSelecting a Metering Mode 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.
d Program 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 ND (neutral density) filter (optional) to the lens. If automatic AF point selection (p.82) has been set, all the AF points that achieve focus will light.
s Shutter-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 “ fractional shutter speed. For example, “ indicates 0.5 sec. and “ If the maximum aperture blinks, it indicates underexposure. Turn the < slower shutter speed until the aperture value stops blinking. Or increase the ISO speed.
f Aperture-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 (smaller f/number) will result in a blurred background ideal for portraits.
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.
a Manual 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 Set the exposure. Check the exposure level and set the desired shutter speed and aperture value. Take the picture. a Manual Exposure...
Setting Exposure Compensation Exposure compensation is used to alter the standard exposure setting set by the camera. 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 <...
h Auto 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.
h Auto Exposure Bracketing 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 cannot be used with flash or 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 setting. This is called AE lock. It is effective for backlit subjects.
Bulb Exposures When bulb is set, the shutter stays open while you hold down the shutter button fully, and closes when you let go of the shutter button. This is called bulb exposure. Use bulb exposures for night scenes, fireworks, the heavens, and other subjects requiring long exposures.
Mirror Lockup Mirror lockup is enabled with C.Fn-12. (p.165) The mirror can be swung up separately from when the exposure is made. 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 area 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 N 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 < Set the Speedlite to manual flash.
Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The EOS-1D Mark II N 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 captured with a different camera or edited with a personal computer or whose file names were changed.
Reviewing 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.45) time. If auto power off is [Off], the image review time will be 15 min. Select [Review time].
Auto 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.
Setting the LCD Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to one of five levels. To check the image’s exposure, look at the histogram (p.123). Select [LCD Brightness]. Select the < Hold down the < turn the < >...
Image Playback You can select any captured image to view. You can view a single image, the shooting information, an index display, or a magnified view. If you quit the image playback and return to image playback without doing any shooting, the image playback will start with the image last displayed.
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.
Image Playback Shooting Information Display Image protection Exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed AF point Flash exposure compensation amount Metering mode Shooting mode White balance ISO speed Color temperature if <P> is set ISO speed bracketing White balance correction Highlight Alert Set the <...
Histogram Display With the < > menu, you can set [Histogram display] to [Bright.] or [RGB]. (p.40) [Bright.] Display This histogram is a graph showing the 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 exist for each brightness level.
Image Playback Magnified View You can magnify the image by 1.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. In step 2, you can start the magnified view at the center of the image or at a AF point. While in the magnified view, you can maintain the same magnified view and position when you hold down the <...
With [Enlarge from selected AF point] • The starting magnification varies depending on the image size that was set. • If C.Fn-17-1/2 is also set, the AF point activation area will expand. The actual point of focus might therefore fall outside the starting magnification area.
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. If the proper video system format is not set, the image will not be displayed properly.
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.129), if you press the button too long (2 sec.), sound recording will start instead and image protection will not be set. To apply image protection, press the <...
J Image Protection 3 Protecting All Images in a Folder or Card You can protect all the images in the selected folder (p.72) 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 and can be played with the software provided. microphone Sound recording is possible while in any image display format. Sound recording is not possible with a protected image.
Erasing Images You can erase a single image with the < a 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.
Erasing Images 3 Erasing 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 < Hold down the < turn the <...
If necessary, transfer the images to a personal computer before formatting the card. 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.
3 Formatting a Memory Card The memory card’s capacity displayed on the Format screen may be lower than the capacity indicated on the card. 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.
Direct Printing from the Camera For the latest information on connecting the camera to a Canon printer, see the Canon Web site at canon.com/pictbridge. You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the memory card.
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.38). Printers and Cables Printer Compatibility PictBridge only PictBridge and CP Direct PictBridge and Bubble Jet Direct...
PictBridge CP Direct Bubble Jet Direct Turn on the printer. Set the < > switch to < Some printers may have a beeping sound. Playback the image. The image and the printer icon <w>, <A>, or <S> indicating a printer connection will be displayed.
Preparing to Print RAW images are not compatible with direct printing. 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 The setting options will differ depending on the printer. Some settings might be disabled. For details, refer to your printer’s instruction manual. Printer connected icon Print setting screen The paper size, type, and layout you have set will be displayed. * Depending on the type of printer, the date and file number imprinting, trimming, and other settings might not be available.
PictBridge QSetting the Paper Size YSetting the Paper Type About the Paper Type If you are using a Canon PIXMA/DS/BJ printer with Canon paper, set the respective paper type as follows: Photo Photo Paper Plus Glossy Fast Photo Photo Paper Pro...
Default With a Canon printer, the print will be borderless. * From the Exif data, the camera name, lens name, shooting mode, shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation amount, ISO speed, white balance, etc., will be imprinted.
wPrinting with PictBridge Depending on the image’s file 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 Printer connected icon Print setting screen Trimming frame: Appears when you want to trim the image. The printing style settings are displayed. <H> is the date icon. Select the image to be printed. Check that the < on the upper left of the LCD monitor.
APrinting with CP Direct [Image] Set the options as desired. Set the [Image], [Borders], and [Date] as desired. [Borders] [Image] is selectable when card-size paper is used. If you select [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. If [Date] is [On], the date recorded for the image will appear on the print.
SPrinting with Bubble Jet Direct Printer connected icon Print setting screen Trimming frame: Appears when you want to trim the image. The printing style settings are displayed. < > is the date icon. Select the image to be printed. Check that the < on the upper left of the LCD monitor.
[Paper] SPrinting with Bubble Jet Direct Set the options as desired. [Borders] [Paper] is the size of the paper loaded in the printer. Check the [Borders] and [Date] settings and set them if necessary. When you are done, press the <...
SPrinting with Bubble Jet Direct If [Bordered] is set, the date might be imprinted on the border, depending on the printer. If [Date] is [On], the date recorded for the image will appear on the print. The date will appear on the lower right of the image. 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 as if the image was recomposed. Do the trimming right before printing. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings, you may have to set the trimming again. Select [Trimming].
Setting the Trimming 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. When trimming the image, look at the camera’s LCD monitor.
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...
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.
Standard Index Print Type Both Date [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. File No. [On] imprints the file No. on the print. RAW 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.
Print Order 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. With the same procedure for magnifying and reducing the image (p.124), reducing it will result in a three-image display.
Selecting All Images The print order can also be set or canceled for all the images in the memory card. With standard printing, one print will be printed for each image. Note that after following the “Selecting Individual Images” procedure, if you do the “Selecting All Images”...
Print Order Note that RAW images cannot be selected for printing even when you set “Mark all.” When using a PictBridge printer, print no more than 400 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 136-137 and follow “Preparing to Print” up to step 5. Select [Print Order]. The Print Order screen will appear. Select [Print].
Direct Printing with DPOF When printing with a PictBridge or Bubble Jet Direct printer, be sure to set the paper size. With PictBridge, the file No. cannot be printed with certain printers. If [Bordered] 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.
Setting 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 < [OK]. 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 Finder display during exposure 0: No viewfinder display 1: Finder display on Displays the exposure information and number of remaining shots during continuous shooting. C.Fn-02 Shutter release without card 0: Possible without card 1: Not possible The shutter button will not work without a memory card in the camera.
3 Custom Function Settings C.Fn-05 Manual Tv/Av set. for M exp. 0: Tv=6 Av=5 1: Tv=5 Av=6 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 USM lens electronic MF 0: Turns on after One-Shot AF 1: Turns off after One-Shot AF 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 <...
3 Custom Function Settings C.Fn-09 Auto bracketing sequence/cancel You can change the AEB sequence when the pictures are bracketed with the shutter speed or aperture and the file-saving sequence for white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). When “Auto cancellation” is set, bracketing will be canceled after you change the lens or turn the <...
C.Fn-11 AF point selection method 0: z=S+6 x=S+5 1: z=O+6 x=O+5 This reverses the functions of the < 2: z=5 only x=P+6 While exposure metering is active, turn the < horizontal AF point. (If C.Fn-13-3 has been set, select a peripheral AF point.) This is also possible while you press the shutter button halfway and during continuous shooting with AI Servo AF.
3 Custom Function Settings C.Fn-13 Number of AF points/Spot metering 0: 45/Center AF point 1: 11/Active AF point The selectable AF points are limited to 11. Spot metering is linked to the active AF point. (p.95) 2: 11/Center AF point The selectable AF points are limited to 11.
C.Fn-15 Shutter curtain synchronization 0: 1st-curtain synchronization 1: 2nd-curtain synchronization By using a slow sync speed, you can create a light trail following a moving subject. The flash fires right before the shutter closes. This Custom Function can be used to obtain 2nd-curtain sync effects even with EX-series Speedlites which do not have this feature.
3 Custom Function Settings C.Fn-18 Switch to registered AF point 0: P+S 1: P Press the < > button to switch to the registered AF point. 2: Only while pressing P Switch to the registered AF point only while you press the < release the button, the AF point selected previously becomes active again.
C.Fn-20 AI SERVO tracking sensitivity 0: Standard 1: Slow / 2: Moderately slow Prevents the autofocus from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. 3: Moderately fast / 4: Fast Effective when you want to consecutively photograph multiple subjects located at random distances.
Custom 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. Select [Personal Functions (P.Fn)].
Personal Functions Beyond Custom Functions, Personal Functions enable you to further customize your camera settings. They are set with the provided software (Camera Window). 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.
Clearing 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.
Saving 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 N camera body. Saving Camera Settings The date/time, number of remaining shots, and other unnecessary settings will not be saved/read.
3 Saving and Reading Camera Settings Reading Camera Settings Transfer the camera settings saved in the memory card to the camera. Select [Loading camera settings]. Select the < Hold down the < turn the < > dial to select [Loading camera settings].
Reference This section will help you understand your camera better. It covers information on camera features, system accessories, 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.22) 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.45) Only the <c> icon blinks on the top LCD panel. The battery is almost exhausted. Recharge the battery. (p.22) Shooting No images can be shot or recorded.
Troubleshooting Guide 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 occurred when you pressed the shutter button. To prevent camera shake, hold the camera still and press the shutter button gently.
An error other than the above has occurred. Remove and reload the battery. Err 99 This error may occur if you use a non-Canon lens and the camera or lens does not operate properly. > button to see if the image...
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 :Laser-matte :Super precision matte...
Ec-series Interchangeable Focusing Screens Ec-A: Standard microprism Ec-B: New split screen Ec-CII: All Laser-matte Ec-CIII: Laser-matte Ec-D: Laser-matte with grid Ec-S: Super precision matte Changing the Focusing Screen Ec-H: Laser-matte with scale Ec-I: Laser-matte with cross hair Ec-L: Cross split screen Ec-N: New Laser-matte Ec-R: New Laser-matte...
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 430EX 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 580EX MR-14EX CR2025 lithium battery EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction...
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 Timer Remote Remote Controller Switch TC-80N3 RS-80N3 Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E1/WFT-E1A Wireless LAN Wireless LAN adapter access point...
Type I or II CF card, SD memory card Image sensor 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 terminal for personal computers USB terminal for direct printing Video output terminal (NTSC/PAL) • White Balance Settings: Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, tungsten light, white 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:...
Specifications AF points: 45 AF points (Area AF) Metering range: EV 0-18 (at 20°C/68°F, ISO 100) 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 external Speedlite...
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 Flash exposure compensation: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: Provided Zooming to match lens focal length: Provided •...
Specifications • Sound Recording Recording method: The voice annotation recorded with the built-in microphone is attached to the image. File type: Recording time: Max. 30 sec. per recording • Direct Printing Compatible printers: CP Direct, Bubble Jet Direct, and PictBridge-compatible printers Printable images: JPEG image compliant to Design rule for Camera File...
Dimensions (W x H x D): 58 x 118 x 25 mm / 2.3 x 4.6 x 1.0 in. Weight: 225 g / 7.9 oz. (excluding power cord) All the specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards. The camera’s specifications and physical appearance are subject to change without notice.
— 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 Access lamp...32 Accessories...182 Adobe RGB...63 AE lock...109 AEB...107 AF mode ...80 AF point activation area ...86 AF point display ...122 AF point registration/switching ...84 AF point selection ...82 AF point-linked spot metering ...95 AI Servo AF...80 Aperture value...102 Auto bracketing sequence ...164 Auto power off...45 Auto reset...76 Auto rotate ...118...
Index File name ...75 File numbering ...76 Filter effects ...60 Firmware...41 Flash ...112 Flash exposure compensation...112 Flash-sync contacts ...15 Focus confirmation light...19 Focus lock...81 Focus mode switch ...80, 89 Focusing screen ...169, 180 Folder creation...71 Folder selecting ...72 Format ...133 FP Flash ...112 Hand strap ...50 Highlight alert...122...
Personal Functions ...171 PictBridge...139 Picture Style ...56, 58, 61 Playback ...120 Playback menu ...38, 40 Portrait ...56 Power switch...33 Pressing completely...34 Pressing halfway...34 Print order ...151 Program AE ...98 Program shift...99 Protect...127 PTP ...138 Quick control dial ...20, 36 RAW...52, 53 RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording...52 RAW+JPEG separate recording ...74...
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