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    INSTRUCTION MANUAL...

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    After shooting, playback and check the image whether it has been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to the personal computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused. Copyrights...

  • Page 3: Item Check List

    Item Check List Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer. The accessories included can also be checked in the System Map (p.194). Camera: EOS-1Ds Mark III (includes eyecup, body cap, battery compartment cap, and installed battery for the date/time clock) Battery: Battery Pack LP-E4...

  • Page 4: Conventions Used In This Manual

    Conventions Used in this Manual Icons in this Manual <6> indicates the Main Dial. <5> indicates the Quick Control Dial. <9> indicates the Multi-controller. <0> indicates the SET button. 9 or 8 indicates that the respective function remains active for 6 sec.

  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents Introduction Item Check List ...3 Conventions Used in this Manual...4 Index to Features ...8 Handling Precautions ...12 Quick Start Guide...14 Nomenclature...16 Getting Started Recharging the Battery ...26 Installing and Removing the Battery ...29 Using a Household Power Outlet ...31 Installing and Removing the Memory Card ...32 Mounting and Detaching a Lens ...35 Basic Operation...36...

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    Contents Setting the AF and Drive Modes Selecting the AF Mode ... 82 Selecting the AF Point ... 84 When Autofocus Fails... 86 Manual Focusing ... 86 Selecting the Drive Mode ... 87 Self-timer Operation ... 88 Exposure Control Metering Modes... 90 Program AE ...

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    Sensor Cleaning Automatic Sensor Cleaning...132 Appending Dust Delete Data...133 Manual Sensor Cleaning...135 Direct Printing from the Camera/Digital Print Order Format Preparing to Print ...138 Printing ...140 Trimming the Image ...145 Digital Print Order Format (DPOF)...147 Direct Printing with DPOF ...150 Transferring Images to a Personal Computer Transferring Images to a Personal Computer ...152 Customizing the Camera and Saving Camera Settings...

  • Page 8: Index To Features

    Index to Features Power Battery • Charging • Calibration • Battery check • Battery information Power outlet Auto power off Menus & Basic Settings Menus Camera setting display LCD brightness adjustment Language Date/Time Beeper Shoot w/o card Recording Images Memory card formatting Selecting the memory card Create/select a folder File name...

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    Mirror lockup Self-timer Shooting Program AE Shutter-priority AE • Safety shift Aperture-priority AE Manual exposure Bulb Exposure adjustment Exposure compensation AE lock Exposure level increments Flash External flash External flash control • Flash settings • Flash Custom Functions Live View shooting Live View shooting •...

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    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.

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    • 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.

  • Page 12: Handling Precautions

    The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. If you accidentally drop the camera into water, promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. 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.

  • Page 13: Memory Cards

    LCD Panel and LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99.99% effective pixels, there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0.01% or less pixels. Dead pixels displaying only black or red, etc., are not a malfunction. They do not affect the images recorded.

  • Page 14: Quick Start Guide

    Quick Start Guide Insert the battery. Take off the cap and insert a fully- charged battery. Attach the lens. (p.35) Align the red dot. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. (p.35) Insert a memory card. The left slot is for the CF card, and the right slot is for the SD card.

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    Shooting will be possible with either a CF card or SD card is in the camera. To view the images captured so far, see “Image Playback” (p.116). To delete an image, see “Erasing Images” (p.128). Set the camera to the default settings.

  • Page 16: Nomenclature

    Nomenclature Lens mount index (p.35) Self-timer lamp (p.88) Shutter button (p.36) Strap mount (p.24) Grip Depth-of-field preview button (p.97) Vertical-grip on/off switch (p.39) <I> Vertical-grip FE lock/ Multi-spot metering button (p.39, 105/91) Vertical-grip Main Dial (p.39, 37) Hand strap E1 mount Vertical-grip shutter button (p.39, 36) Mirror (p.104)

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    <U> LCD panel illumination button (p.102) Flash-sync contacts <V> Focal plane mark <Q> Metering mode selection/Flash exposure compensation button (p.90/105) <W> Shooting mode selection button (p.92) < > AF mode selection/Drive mode selection button (p.82, 87) <Y> AEB set button (p.100) Strap mount (p.24)

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    Nomenclature <B> Info/Trimming orientation button (p.114, 116, 186/145) <M> Menu button (p.41) WFT-E2 II A/B/C/D or WFT-E2/A mounting hole Extension system terminal Terminal cover <x> Playback button (p.116) <L> Erase button (p.128) Rear LCD Panel (p.20) <D> PC terminal (p.108) <F>...

  • Page 19: Top Lcd Panel

    Top LCD Panel Shutter speed Bulb (buLb) Bulb exposure time (min.:sec.) FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Error (Err) Sensor cleaning (CLn) ISO speed Highlight tone priority display - - - - Dust Delete Data acquisition ( Shooting mode d : Program AE f : Aperture-priority AE a : Manual exposure s : Shutter-priority AE...

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    Nomenclature Rear LCD Panel External media selection icon* SD card indicator SD card selection icon CF card indicator CF card selection icon Image size Large Medium1 Medium2 Small 1 RAW Small RAW Monochrome shooting Wired LAN connection* Wireless LAN connection* :Displayed when Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2 II A/B/C/D or WFT-E2/A is used.

  • Page 21: Viewfinder Information

    Viewfinder Information Center spot metering circle Focusing screen <q> Metering mode <q> Manual exposure <w> AE lock AEB in-progress Multi-spot metering <D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <r> FE lock FEB in-progress AF point selection mode AF, SEL [ ], SEL AF) Recording media indicator (Card *) AF point registration...

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    Nomenclature Battery Pack LP-E4 Handle end Battery Charger LC-E4 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E4. (p.26) Battery pack slot Power cord socket Protective covers (2) Lock lever Battery release handle Contact end Charge level/Calibration (Discharge) status indicator/ Car battery cable socket Power cord Contacts Protective cover...

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    Nomenclature AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4 Powers the camera from a household power outlet. (p.31) Power cord Protective cover Power cord socket DC coupler AC adapter DC terminal DC plug...

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    Nomenclature Attaching the Neck Strap and Hand Strap E1 Using the USB Cable Protector Strap Hand strap E1 (sold separately) After attaching the strap, pull it at the buckle to take up the slack and to make sure it does not loosen. Attach the extension system terminal cap securely, making sure it is not loose.

  • Page 25: Getting Started

    Getting Started This chapter explains preliminary steps and basic camera operations.

  • Page 26: Recharging The Battery

    The charger cannot charge any battery other than Battery Pack LP-E4. Battery Pack LP-E4 is dedicated to Canon only. Using it with a non-Canon battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable.

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    Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. Even during non-use or storage, a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. After recharging the battery, detach it and unplug the power cord from the power outlet.

  • Page 28: Calibration

    (including the <CAL/CHARGE> lamp), remove the battery from the charger and take it to your dealer or to nearest Canon Service Center. Also, if a battery other than the LP-E4 is attached to the charger, the lamps will blink between red and green (including the <CAL/CHARGE>...

  • Page 29: Installing And Removing The Battery

    Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged LP-E4 battery pack into the camera. Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1> (p.36), the battery level will be indicated in one of six levels: Select the [6 Battery info.] menu to see the detailed battery information.

  • Page 30: Battery Life

    Installing and Removing the Battery Battery Life Temperature Possible Shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged LP-E4, no Live View shooting, and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. The actual number of shots may be fewer than indicated above depending on the shooting conditions.

  • Page 31: Using A Household Power Outlet

    Using a Household Power Outlet With AC Adapter Kit ACK-E4, 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.

  • Page 32: Installing And Removing The Memory Card

    Installing and Removing the Memory Card The camera can use a CF card and SD card. Images can be recorded with at least one memory card installed in the camera. If both card slots have a card, you can select which card to record images with or record the same images simultaneously on both cards.

  • Page 33: Removing The Card

    Memory card selection icon CF card indicator SD card indicator The camera is compatible with both Type I and Type II CF cards which differ in thickness. High-capacity (2GB or higher) CF cards, SD cards, and hard disk-type cards can also be used. The number of possible shots varies depending on the memory card’s capacity, image-recording quality, ISO speed, etc.

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    Installing and Removing the Memory Card The access lamp lights during any of the following operations: The image is being exposed, being written to or read by the memory card, being erased, or data is being transferred. While the access lamp is lit, never do any of the following.

  • Page 35: Mounting And Detaching A Lens

    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. Not compatible with EF-S lenses. Remove the caps. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrow.

  • Page 36: Basic Operation

    Basic Operation Power/Quick Control Dial Switch Whenever you set the power switch to <1/J> or <2>, the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. During the sensor cleaning, the LCD monitor will display <f>. To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after about 1 minute of non-operation.

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    If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately, the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. Even during the menu display, image playback, and image recording, you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway.

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    Basic Operation < > Using the Quick Control Dial for Selecting Before using the < You can also do step (1) when the power switch is set to <1>. < > Operating the Multi-controller > dial, set the power switch to <J>. (1) After pressing a button, turn the <5>...

  • Page 39: Dioptric Adjustment

    Vertical Shooting The bottom of the camera provides a shutter button, <6> Main Dial, <S> AF point selection button, <A> AE Lock button, <p> AF Start button, and <I> FE lock/Multi-spot metering button all for vertical shooting. Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image, using Dioptric Adjustment Lens Eg (sold separately) is recommended.

  • Page 40: Holding The Camera

    Basic Operation Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images, hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly. 2. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. 3.

  • Page 41: Menu Operations

    Menu Operations By setting various optional settings with the menus, you can set the Picture Style, date/time, Custom Functions, etc. While looking at the LCD monitor, you use the <M> button on the camera back and the <6> < > dials. <M>...

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    Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure You can also use <9> to select the tab and menu item. (Works only with the menu’s top layer items.) Display the menu. Press the <M> button to display the menu. Select a tab. Turn the < Select a menu item.

  • Page 43: Menu Settings

    Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) White balance Custom WB regist. WB SHIFT/BKT Color space Picture Style 2 Shooting 2 (Red) JPEG quality Image size Review time Beep Shoot w/o card Dust Delete Data 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order...

  • Page 44: Lcd Brightness

    Menu Operations 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Highlight alert AF point disp. Histogram Enlarge display Image jump w/6 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Record func+media/ folder sel. File numbering File name setting Auto rotate Format 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language...

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    7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Save/load settings on media Regist/apply basic settings Clear all camera settings Resets the camera to the default settings Sensor cleaning Firmware Ver. WFT settings 8 Custom Functions (Orange) C.Fn I: Exposure C.Fn II: Image/Flash exp/Disp C.Fn III: Auto focus/Drive C.Fn IV: Operation/Others...

  • Page 46: Before You Start

    Before You Start 3 Setting the Interface Language 3 Setting the Date and Time Check if the camera’s date and time are set correctly. If necessary, set the correct date and time. It is important to set the correct date/time because it will be recorded together with each captured image.

  • Page 47: Set The Power-off Time/auto Power Off

    3 Set the Power-off Time/Auto Power Off To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after a certain time of non-operation. You can change this auto power-off time. 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.

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    Before You Start When the memory card is formatted or erased, only the file management information is changed. The actual data is not completely erased. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. When discarding the memory card, destroy the card physically to prevent personal data from being leaked.

  • Page 49: Reverting Camera Settings To The Default

    About Low-level Formatting When [g] SD card is selected, low-level formatting is possible. If the writing speed to the SD card is slower than usual or if you want to completely erase the data in the SD card, checkmark [Low level format] and format the card.

  • Page 50: Shooting Settings

    Before You Start Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the following default settings: Shooting Settings Shooting mode P (Program AE) AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection Metering mode Evaluative metering Drive mode Single shooting Exposure 0 (Zero) compensation...

  • Page 51: Image Settings

    This chapter explains the settings for shooting digital images: Image-recording quality, ISO speed, Picture Styles, white balance, and color space. When the camera is ready to shoot, you can press the <B> button to see the image settings. (p.186) Image Settings...

  • Page 52: Setting The Image-recording Quality

    Setting the Image-recording Quality You can set the image size (recorded pixels), image type (JPEG, RAW, sRAW), and JPEG quality (compression rate). Selecting the Image Size 3/4/5/6 will record the image in the JPEG. In the 1/9 mode, the image will require processing with the software provided. 9 is a small RAW image which is one-fourth (approx.

  • Page 53: Maximum Burst

    The file size, number of possible shots, and maximum burst during continuous shooting are based on Canon’s testing standards (JPEG quality: 8, ISO 100, Picture Style: Standard). Check the viewfinder or top LCD panel for the current number of possible shots.

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    Maximum Burst During Continuous Shooting The maximum burst shown on the preceding page indicates the number of continuous shots that can be taken with a formatted 2GB CF card based on Canon’s testing standards. The actual maximum burst will vary depending on the...

  • Page 55: Setting The Jpeg Quality (compression Rate)

    If the viewfinder displays “99” for the maximum burst, it means the maximum burst is 99 or higher. If 98 or lower is displayed, the maximum burst is 98 or lower. If you stop the continuous shooting, the maximum burst will increase. After all the captured images are written to the memory card, the maximum burst will be as listed on page 53.

  • Page 56: Setting The Iso Speed

    Z: 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.

  • Page 57: Selecting A Picture Style

    A Selecting a Picture Style By selecting a Picture Style, you can obtain the desired image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. You can also use the [1 Picture Style] menu to select the Picture Style. Picture Style Effects Standard The image looks vivid and sharp.

  • Page 58: About The Symbols

    A Selecting a Picture Style Monochrome For black-and-white images. To obtain natural-looking, black-and-white images, set a suitable white balance. With JPEG 3/4/5/6 images, color cannot be restored to the black-and-white image. Do not use this Picture Style if you want color JPEG images.

  • Page 59: Customizing The Picture Style

    A Customizing the Picture Style You can customize the Picture Style by adjusting the individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast]. To customize [Monochrome], see the next page. Parameter Settings and Effects g Sharpness h Contrast i Saturation j Color tone Press the <A>...

  • Page 60: Filter Effect

    A Customizing the Picture Style By selecting [Default set.] in step 3, you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameters. To shoot with the Picture Style you modified, follow step 2 on the preceding page to select the Picture Style and then shoot. Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome, you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast].

  • Page 61: Registering The Picture Style

    A Registering the Picture Style You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape], adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def. 1], [User Def. 2], or [User Def. 3]. You can create Picture Styles whose parameters such as sharpness and contrast are different.

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    A Registering the Picture Style If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. *], changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameters of the registered contents of the Picture Style. To shoot with the registered Picture Style, follow step 2 for selecting [User Def.

  • Page 63: Selecting The White Balance

    About White Balance To the human eye, a white object looks white regardless of the type of lighting. With a digital camera, the color temperature is adjusted with software to make the white areas look white. This adjustment serves as the basis for the color correction.

  • Page 64: Custom White Balance

    O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. Up to five Custom white balance data can be registered to the camera. You can also append a name (caption) to the registered Custom white balance data.

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    A Custom WB data can also be registered as follows: 1. Press the <B> button and turn the <5> dial to select <O>. (p.63) 2. Then turn the <6> dial to select the No. under which the Custom WB is to be registered. 3.

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    O Custom White Balance [Register image on card] First follow step 4 under [Record and register image] to take a picture of a plain, white object. This image saved in the memory card can then be registered for Custom WB. The procedure up to step 2 is the same as with [Record and register image].

  • Page 67: Take The Picture

    3 Selecting and Shooting with the Custom WB data You can shoot with the registered Custom WB data. Registered images You can also select the Custom WB No. while looking at the rear LCD panel. Press the <B> button and turn the <5> dial to select <O>. Then turn the <6>...

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    O Custom White Balance Entering a name which indicates the Custom WB’s place or light source type makes it convenient. Select [Edit caption]. Turn the <5> dial to select [Edit caption], then press <0>. Enter any name. Press the <H> button, and the text palette will be highlighted in a color frame and text can be entered.

  • Page 69: Setting The Color Temperature

    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 <P> to the reading taken with a commercially- available color temperature 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.

  • Page 70: White Balance Correction

    White Balance Correction You can correct the white balance that has been set. This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter 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.

  • Page 71: Wb Bracketing

    White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot, three images having a different color tone can be recorded simultaneously. Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting, the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT).

  • Page 72: Setting The Color Space

    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 normal images, sRGB is recommended. About Adobe RGB This is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses.

  • Page 73: Selecting The Media, Folder, And Recording Method

    Selecting the Media, Folder, and Recording Method This Instruction Manual assumes that a CF card or SD card is in the camera. When an external media is used via the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2 II A/B/C/D or WFT-E2/A (sold separately), the <u> icon will appear as the third recording media.

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    Selecting the Media, Folder, and Recording Method 3 Setting the Recording Method You can set how the image is recorded to the memory card. Standard When both memory cards are in the camera, the selected card will record the images. Auto switch media When both memory cards are in the camera, the selected card will record the images.

  • Page 75: Creating A Folder

    When [Auto switch media] is set, the card for recording will switch from f to g. When [Rec. separately] or [Rec. to multiple] is set, the image will be recorded under the same file number in both the CF and SD cards. The number of shots remaining displayed on the top LCD panel and in the viewfinder is based on the card with fewer remaining shots than the other card.

  • Page 76: About Folders

    Selecting the Media, Folder, and Recording Method About Folders As with “100EOS1D” for example, the folder name starts with three digits (folder number) followed by five characters. A folder can contain up to 9999 images (file No. 0001 - 9999). When a folder becomes full, a new folder with a higher one-up folder number is created automatically.

  • Page 77: Changing The File Name

    Changing the File Name The file name has four alphanumeric characters followed by a four-digit image number (p.79) and extension. The first four alphanumeric characters are set upon factory shipment and unique to the camera. However, you can change it. With “User setting1,”...

  • Page 78

    3 Changing the File Name Settings About User setting2 When you select the “*** + image size” registered with User setting2 and take pictures, the image size character will be automatically appended as the file name’s fourth character from the left. The meaning of the file name characters is as follows: “*** L”...

  • Page 79: File Numbering Methods

    File Numbering Methods The 4-digit file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved to one folder. You can also change how the file number is assigned. Continuous Continues the file numbering sequence even after the memory card is replaced or a new folder is created.

  • Page 80: Auto Reset

    3 File Numbering Methods Auto Reset The file numbering restarts from 0001 each time the memory card is replaced or a new folder is created. Whenever the memory card is replaced or a new folder created, the file numbering starts from 0001. This is convenient if you want to organize images according to memory cards or folders.

  • Page 81: Setting The Af And Drive Modes

    Setting the AF and You can also select the AF mode to match the shooting conditions and subject and select the best drive mode. <f> stands for auto focus. <g> stands for manual focus. Drive Modes The Area AF has 45 AF points (19 high-precision cross-type points and 26 Assist AF points).

  • Page 82: Selecting The Af Mode

    E: Selecting the AF Mode Select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects On the lens, set the focus mode switch to < Press the <o> button. Select the AF mode. Turn the <6> dial to select the AF mode.

  • Page 83: Beeper

    If focus cannot be achieved, the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. If this occurs, a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. Recompose the picture and try and focus again. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p.86). If the [2 Beep] menu is set to [Off], the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved.

  • Page 84: Selecting The Af Point

    S Selecting the AF Point Automatic AF Point Selection From among the 45 AF points, the camera selects the AF point automatically to suit the shooting conditions. Manual AF Point Selection You can manually select any of the 19 cross-type AF points. This is best when you want to focus the target subject at will, or autofocus quickly while composing the shot.

  • Page 85

    Lens’ Maximum Aperture and AF Sensitivity The EOS-1Ds Mark III can execute high-precision AF with lenses whose maximum aperture is f/2.8 or larger. With f/2.8 and faster lenses* Assist AF points Cross-type points With lenses whose maximum aperture is f/4 or larger If the maximum aperture of the lens or Extender and lens combination is faster than f/4, the center AF point will work as a high-precision, cross-type point sensitive to both horizontal and vertical lines.

  • Page 86: When Autofocus Fails

    When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Low-contrast subjects Example: Blue sky, solid-color walls, etc. Subjects in low light Extremely backlit and reflective subjects Example: Car with a reflective body, etc.

  • Page 87: Selecting The Drive Mode

    R: Selecting the Drive Mode When the internal buffer memory becomes full during continuous shooting, “buSY” will be displayed on the top LCD panel and in the viewfinder and shooting will be disabled temporarily. As the captured images are recorded to the memory card, you will be able to shoot more images.

  • Page 88: Self-timer Operation

    j Self-timer Operation Do not stand in front of the camera when you press the shutter button to start the self-timer. Doing so prevents the camera from focusing the subject. Use a tripod when using the self-timer. Before starting the self-timer, look through the viewfinder or cover it with the eyepiece shutter (p.103).

  • Page 89: Exposure Control

    Exposure Control Select the shooting mode to suit the subject or shooting objective. You can set the shutter speed and/or aperture to obtain the exposure you want. Also, with an EX-series Speedlite, you can take flash pictures as easily as normal shooting without flash. First set the power switch to <J>.

  • Page 90: Metering Modes

    q Metering Modes When C.Fn I -7 [Spot meter. link to AF point] is set to [1:Enable (use active AF point)], spot metering can be linked to the 19 (or 9 outer or inner points) AF points. (p.160) Press the <Q> button. Select the metering mode.

  • Page 91: Multi-spot Metering

    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. Set the metering mode to r spot metering. Press the <I> button. Aim the spot metering circle over the area where you want a relative exposure reading, then press the <I>...

  • Page 92: Program Ae

    d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture to suit the subject’s brightness. This is called Program AE. * <d> stands for Program. * AE stands for Auto Exposure. Press the <W> button. Select <d>. Turn the <6/5> dial to select <d>.

  • Page 93

    If “30"” shutter speed and the maximum aperture blink, it indicates underexposure. Increase the ISO speed or use flash. If the “8000” shutter speed and the minimum aperture blink, it indicates overexposure. Lower the ISO speed or use an ND filter (sold separately) to reduce the amount of light entering the lens.

  • Page 94: Shutter-priority Ae

    s: Shutter-Priority AE In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the camera automatically sets the aperture to obtain the correct exposure matching the brightness of the subject. This is called shutter-priority AE. A faster shutter speed can freeze the action or moving subject. Or a slower shutter speed can create a blurred effect, giving the impression of motion.

  • Page 95

    Shutter Speed Display The shutter speeds from “8000” to “4” indicate the denominator of the fractional shutter speed. For example, “125” indicates 1/125 sec. Also, “0"5” indicates 0.5 sec. and “15"” is 15 sec. s: Shutter-Priority AE If the maximum aperture blinks, it indicates underexposure.

  • Page 96: Aperture-priority Ae

    f: Aperture-Priority AE In this mode, you set the desired aperture and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to obtain the correct exposure suiting the subject brightness. This is called aperture-priority AE. A higher f/number (smaller aperture hole) will make more of the foreground and background fall within acceptable focus.

  • Page 97: Depth-of-field Preview

    Aperture 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, “00” will be displayed for the aperture value. Depth-of-Field Preview A higher f/number will make more of the foreground and background fall within acceptable focus.

  • Page 98: Manual Exposure

    a: Manual Exposure In this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture as desired. To determine the exposure, refer to the exposure level indicator in the viewfinder or use a commercially-available handheld exposure meter. This method is called manual exposure. * <a>...

  • Page 99: Exposure Compensation

    O Exposure Compensation Exposure compensation is used to alter the standard exposure set by the camera. You can make the image look brighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). You can set the exposure compensation up to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments. Increased exposure Decreased exposure The exposure compensation amount will remain in effect even after you...

  • Page 100: Auto Exposure Bracketing (aeb)

    h Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) By changing the shutter speed or aperture automatically, the camera brackets the exposure up to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments for three successive shots. This is called AEB. * AEB stands for Auto Exposure Bracketing. Standard Decreased Increased...

  • Page 101: Ae Lock

    A AE Lock Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure, then recompose and take the shot.

  • Page 102: Bulb Exposures

    Bulb Exposures When bulb is set, the shutter stays open while you hold down the shutter button completely, 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.

  • Page 103: Eyepiece Shutter

    Eyepiece Shutter Connecting the Remote Switch You can connect Remote Switch RS-80N3 or Timer Remote Controller TC-80N3 (both sold separately) or any EOS accessory equipped with an N3-type terminal to the camera and shoot with it. To operate the accessory, refer to its instruction manual. If your eye is not looking at the viewfinder, stray light entering the eyepiece can adversely affect the...

  • Page 104: Mirror Lockup

    Mirror Lockup Although using the self-timer or Remote Switch can prevent camera shake, using mirror lockup to prevent camera vibrations can also help when you use a super telephoto lens or shoot close ups. When C.Fn III -15 [Mirror lockup] is set to [1:Enable] or [2:Enable: Down with SET] (p.172), shooting with mirror lockup is possible.

  • Page 105: Flash Photography

    Flash Photography Using an EX-series Speedlite An EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) makes flash photography as easy as normal shooting without flash. You can easily do the flash operations below. For detailed instructions, see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual. E-TTL II Autoflash E-TTL II is an autoflash exposure system incorporating improved flash exposure control and lens focusing distance information, making it more precise than the previous E-TTL system (evaluative...

  • Page 106: Flash Settings

    Flash Photography 3 Flash Function Settings and Flash Custom Functions When an EX-series Speedlite (such as the 580EX II) controllable by the camera is attached, you can use the camera’s menu screen to set the Speedlite’s flash function settings such as the flash mode, FEB, and 1st or 2nd curtain sync, and wireless flash.

  • Page 107

    Metered Manual Flash Exposure This is for close-up flash photography when you want to set the flash level manually. Use an 18% gray card and an EX-series Speedlite which has manual flash mode. Follow the instructions below: 1. Set the camera and Speedlite settings. •...

  • Page 108: Pc Terminal

    Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with non-Canon compact flash units at 1/250 sec. and slower speeds. With large studio flash units, since the flash duration is longer, set the sync speed within 1/30 sec. to 1/125 sec.

  • Page 109: Live View Shooting

    Live View Shooting You can shoot while viewing a real-time image on the camera’s LCD monitor or on a personal computer screen. This is called “Live View shooting.” Using a hard disk-type card is not recommended. Use a memory card. When you use Live View shooting for a long period, the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality.

  • Page 110: Live View Shooting

    During Live View shooting, do not point the camera toward the sun. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. If you handhold the camera like a compact digital camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor, camera shake can cause blurred images. For Live View shooting, mounting the camera on a tripod is recommended.

  • Page 111: Setting The Shooting Functions

    Displaying Live View Image on the LCD Monitor During Live View image display, if you point the camera in a different direction, it might throw off the correct brightness momentarily and the image might not look right. Wait until the image stabilizes at the correct brightness before shooting. If you shoot while the image brightness is not yet stable, the resulting image might be overexposed or underexposed.

  • Page 112

    Live View Shooting Magnifying the Image for Manual Focusing Magnification: Approx. 10x AE lock Magnified area Magnification High temperatures, high ISO speeds, or long exposures may cause noise or irregular colors in the captured image shot with Live View shooting. During continuous shooting, the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots.

  • Page 113: Taking The Picture

    Taking the Picture To check the exposure simulation and depth of field, press the depth-of- field preview button. Flash photography is also possible. However, FE lock, modeling flash, and test firing are not possible. The Speedlite’s Custom Functions also cannot be set with the Speedlite. With the 580EX II, the wireless setting cannot be changed.

  • Page 114: Battery Check

    Live View Shooting About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button, the information display will change. Live View exposure simulation Battery check Picture Style AE lock Flash-ready Shutter speed When the [6 Live View function settings] menu’s [Grid display] is set to [On], a grid will appear to make it easier to align the horizontal or vertical shot.

  • Page 115: Image Playback

    Image Playback Learn how to view or erase images, and copy images between the CF card and SD card. 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 name was changed.

  • Page 116: Image Playback

    x Image Playback Single image display Single image display Histogram display Playback the image. Press the <x> button. The last captured image or last image viewed will appear. Select the image. To playback images starting with the last image, turn the <5> dial counterclockwise.

  • Page 117: Shooting Information Display

    Shooting Information Display Single image display + Image size Exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed Image-recording quality Playback image number/ Total images recorded Shooting Information Display Flash exposure compensation White balance correction Metering mode Shooting mode Color temperature if <P> is set Image-recording quality Playback image...

  • Page 118: Highlight Alert

    x Image Playback About the Highlight Alert When the [4 Highlight alert] menu is set to [Enable], overexposed highlight areas will blink. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas, set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. About the AF Point Display When the [4 AF point disp.] menu is set to [Enable], the AF point which achieved focus will be displayed in red in the shooting...

  • Page 119: Index Display, Jump Display

    Index Display Jump Display With the single image display, index display, and magnified view, you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. Browsing Through Images With the [4 Image jump w/6] menu’s [1 image/10 images/100 images/Screen/Date/Folder] option, you can set the desired jump method. With the index display, you can jump by a single screen by selecting [1 image].

  • Page 120: Magnified View

    x Image Playback u/y Magnified View You can magnify the image by 1.5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. Magnified area Magnified View’s Starting Position Normally, the magnified view starts at the image center. When the [4 Enlarge display] menu is set to [Enlarge from selected AF point], the magnified view starts at the selected AF point.

  • Page 121: Rotating An Image

    b Rotating an Image You can rotate the image to the desired orientation. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p.130) before taking the vertical shots, you need not rotate the image as described above. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback, set the [5 Auto rotate] menu to [OnzD].

  • Page 122: Viewing The Images On Tv

    x Image Playback Viewing the Images on TV By connecting the camera to a TV set with the video cable (provided), you can view the captured images on a TV set. Turn off the camera and the television before connecting them. If the video system format does not match the TV’s, the image will not be displayed properly.

  • Page 123: Protecting Images

    J Protecting Images Protecting the image prevents it from being erased accidentally. Protecting a Single Image 3 Protecting All Images in a Folder or Card You can protect all the images in the folder or memory card at one time. When the [3 Protect images] menu is set to [All images in folder] or [All images on card], all the images in the folder or card will be protected.

  • Page 124: Sound Recording

    J Protecting Images Images can also be protected individually when the [3 Protect images] menu is set to [Select images]. Press <0> to protect or unprotect the image. Once an image is protected, it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function.

  • Page 125: Copying Images

    a Copying Images The images in a memory card can be copied to the other memory card. 3 Copying Individual Images Lowest file number Quantity of images in folder Folder name Highest file number Select [Image copy]. Under the [3] tab, select [Image copy], then press <0>.

  • Page 126

    a Copying Images Total images selected Select the image. Turn the <5> dial to select the image to be copied, then press <0>. The <X> icon will appear on the upper left of the screen. Press the <y> button to display the three-image view.

  • Page 127

    3 Copying All Images in a Folder In step 2, select [Sel.n]. Select the source folder to be copied, then the target folder. 3 Copying All Images in a Memory Card In step 2, select [All image]. All the folders and images in the source memory card will be copied to the target card.

  • Page 128: Erasing Images

    L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. Protected images (p.123) will not be erased. Once an image is erased, it cannot be recovered. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally, protect them.

  • Page 129: Changing Image Playback Settings

    Changing Image Playback Settings 3 Setting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. To check the image’s exposure, you should look at the histogram (p.118). 3 Setting the Image Review Time How long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture can be set.

  • Page 130: Auto Rotate Of Vertical Images

    Changing Image Playback Settings 3 Auto Rotate of Vertical Images [OnzD] The vertical image is automatically rotated on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the personal computer. [OnD] The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the personal computer. [Off] The vertical image is not rotated.

  • Page 131: Sensor Cleaning

    In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning, having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Even while the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit is operating, you can press the shutter button halfway to interrupt the cleaning and start shooting immediately.

  • Page 132: Automatic Sensor Cleaning

    Automatic Sensor Cleaning Whenever you set the power switch to <1/J> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates (approx. 3.5 sec.) to automatically shake off any dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not be aware of this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

  • Page 133: Appending Dust Delete Data

    Appending Dust Delete Data Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image to later erase the dust spots.

  • Page 134

    3 Appending Dust Delete Data About the Dust Delete Data After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG, RAW, and sRAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. For erasing dust spots automatically with the bundled software, see the Software Instruction Manual in the CD-ROM.

  • Page 135: Manual Sensor Cleaning

    The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

  • Page 136

    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 smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains, having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended.

  • Page 137: Direct Printing From The Camera/digital Print Order Format

    In this way, you can print multiple pictures in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher. Canon’s PictBridge Web Site The Web site below gives more information on using your Canon camera with various printers, such as which paper types to use. http://canon.com/pictbridge/...

  • Page 138: Preparing To Print

    Preparing to Print You do the direct printing procedure entirely with your camera while you look at the LCD monitor. Connecting the Camera to a Printer Set the camera’s power switch to <2>. Set up the printer. For details, see the printer’s instruction manual.

  • Page 139

    PictBridge The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. When connecting the camera to the printer, do not use any cable other than the interface cable provided. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5, it indicates a problem with the PictBridge printer.

  • Page 140: Printing

    wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. Some settings might not be available. For details, see the 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.

  • Page 141

    The paper type screen will appear. Turn the <5> dial to select the type of the paper loaded in the printer, then press <0>. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper, read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used.

  • Page 142: Set The Printing Effects

    wPrinting Item Same as the printing characteristics turned “On”. No automatic EOff correction will be performed. The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce EVivid more vivid blues and greens.

  • Page 143: Start Printing

    You can also print RAW and sRAW images taken by the camera. With RAW+JPEG images, the RAW image will be printed. And with sRAW+JPEG images, the JPEG image will be printed. For details on trimming, see page 145. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer.

  • Page 144

    wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. Adjust levels kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. When [On] is set, the face will be brightened for printing. Red-eye corr. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye.

  • Page 145: Trimming The Image

    Trimming the Image Tilt correction On the print setting screen, select [Trimming]. Set the trimming frame size, position, and proportion. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. The trimming frame’s vertical-to-horizontal proportion can be changed with [Paper settings]. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u>...

  • Page 146: Error Messages

    wPrinting 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 on the print. While trimming the image, look at the camera’s LCD monitor. If you look at the image on a TV screen, the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately.

  • Page 147: Digital Print Order Format (dpof)

    W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) 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.) Set the Printing Options Print type Select [Print order].

  • Page 148

    W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Standard Index Print type Both Date File No. 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 model. When printing with DPOF, you must use the memory card whose print order specifications have been set.

  • Page 149: Print Ordering

    Print Ordering Sel.Image Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon Select Mark all and select the folder. A print order for 1 copy of all the images in the folder will be placed. If you select Clear all and a folder, the print order for all the images in the folder will be canceled.

  • Page 150: Direct Printing With Dpof

    W Direct Printing with DPOF Preparing to print. See page 138. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. Under the [3] tab, select [Print order]. Select [Print]. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible.

  • Page 151: Transferring Images To A Personal Computer

    Transferring Images to a Personal Computer You can use the camera to select images in the memory card and transfer them directly to a personal computer. If the computer software (EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk CD-ROM) provided with the camera has been installed in your personal computer, you can easily transfer the images without operating the...

  • Page 152: Transferring Images To A Personal Computer

    d Transferring Images to a Personal Computer Before connecting the camera to the personal computer, be sure to first install the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk software (in the CD-ROM provided with the camera) in the personal computer. Preparation for Image Transfer Shooting will be disabled while the direct transfer screen is displayed.

  • Page 153: Transferring Images To A Personal Computer

    Transferring Images to a Personal Computer All images All the images in the memory card will be transferred. New images Images which have not yet been transferred to the personal computer will be selected by the camera automatically and transferred. Transfer order images You select the images and they are transferred to the personal computer in a batch.

  • Page 154: Transfer Order

    d Transferring Images to a Personal Computer 3 Selecting the Images to be Transferred Sel.Image Select Mark all and select the folder. All the images in the folder will then be included in the transfer order. If you select Clear all and a folder, the transfer order for all the images in the folder will be canceled.

  • Page 155: Customizing The Camera And Saving Camera Settings

    Customizing the Camera and Saving Camera Settings To suit your shooting preferences, you can change the camera’s functions and also save the camera settings to a memory card. The saved settings can also be registered to the camera.

  • Page 156: Setting Custom Functions

    Setting Custom Functions Custom Function No. Clearing All Custom Functions In step 2, select [Clear all Custom Func. (C.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings. Even after all the Custom Functions are cleared, the setting for C.Fn IV -11 [Focusing Screen] will remain intact.

  • Page 157: Custom Functions

    Custom Functions C.Fn I: Exposure Exposure level increments ISO speed setting increments Set ISO speed range Bracketing auto cancel Bracketing sequence Number of bracketed shots Spot metering link to AF point Safety shift Select usable shooting modes 10 Select usable metering modes 11 Exposure mode in manual exposure 12 Set shutter speed range 13 Set aperture value range...

  • Page 158: Custom Function Settings

    Custom Function Settings The Custom Functions are organized in four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image/Flash exp (exposure)/ Disp (Display), C.Fn III: Auto focus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others. Note that the Custom Function numbers differ from previous EOS-1Ds-series cameras.

  • Page 159

    C.Fn I -4 Bracketing auto cancel 0: On The AEB and WB-BKT settings will be canceled when the power switch is set to <2> or the camera settings are cleared. AEB will also be canceled when bulb exposure is set or the flash is ready to fire. 1: Off The AEB and WB-BKT settings will be retained even when the power switch is set to <2>.

  • Page 160: Safety Shift

    3 Custom Function Settings C.Fn I -7 Spot metering link to AF point 0: Disable (use center AF point) 1: Enable (use active AF point) Enables spot metering linked to the selected AF point. With automatic AF point selection, spot metering will be at the viewfinder center. C.Fn I -8 Safety shift 0: Disable...

  • Page 161

    C.Fn I -10 Select usable metering modes Disable: All the metering modes (q: Evaluative, w: Partial, r: Spot, e: Center-weighted average) will be selectable. Enable: Only the metering modes set with [Register] will be selectable. Register: To make a metering mode unselectable, uncheck the checkmark <X>.

  • Page 162

    3 Custom Function Settings C.Fn I -14 Apply shooting/metering mode While holding down the <A> (AE lock) button, you can switch to the registered setting (shooting mode, metering mode, shutter speed, aperture, or exposure compensation). Disable: Pressing the <A> button will lock the exposure (AE lock). Enable: By holding down the <A>...

  • Page 163: C.fn Ii: Image/flash Exposure/display

    C.Fn II: Image/Flash exposure/Display C.Fn II -1 Long exposure noise reduction 0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures 1 sec.

  • Page 164: Highlight Tone Priority

    3 Custom Function Settings C.Fn II -3 Highlight tone priority 0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. With setting 1, noise in the shadow areas may be slightly more than usual.

  • Page 165: Camera Setting Display

    C.Fn II -6 Flash firing Enables or disables the firing of an external flash or non-Canon flash connected to the PC terminal. 0: Enable 1: Disable Convenient when you want to use the external flash’s AF-assist beam only. Note that whether or not the AF-assist beam is emitted is dependent on the C.Fn III -14 setting.

  • Page 166: C.fn Iii: Auto Focus/drive

    3 Custom Function Settings C.Fn III: Auto focus/Drive C.Fn III -1 USM lens electronic MF USM lens electronic MF can be enabled or disabled for when you use any of the following lenses. EF50mm f/1.0L USM, EF85mm f/1.2L USM, EF85mm f/1.2L II USM, EF200mm f/1.8L USM, EF300mm f/2.8L USM, EF400mm f/2.8L USM, EF400mm f/2.8L II USM, EF500mm f/4.5L USM, EF600mm f/4L USM, EF1200mm f/5.6L USM, or EF28-80mm f/2.8-4L USM...

  • Page 167: Tracking Method

    1: AF priority/Drive speed priority For the first shot, focusing the subject is given priority. During continuous shooting, the continuous shooting speed is given priority over the focus- tracking of the subject. 2: Release/Drive speed priority For the first shot, shutter release is given priority over focusing the subject.

  • Page 168

    3 Custom Function Settings C.Fn III -6 Lens AF stop button function 0: AF stop 1: AF start AF operates only while the button is pressed. While the button is pressed, AF operation with the camera is disabled. 2: AE lock When the button is pressed, AE lock is applied.

  • Page 169

    C.Fn III -7 AF Microadjustment Normally, this adjustment is not required. Do this adjustment only if necessary. Note that doing this adjustment may prevent correct focusing from being achieved. With setting 1 or 2 selected, press the <B> button to view the register screen.

  • Page 170: Af Point Expansion

    3 Custom Function Settings C.Fn III -8 AF expansion with selected point In the AI Servo AF or One-Shot AF mode with manual AF point selection, you can increase the number of AF points by using the Assist AF points. Effective when it is difficult to track a moving subject with just one AF point.

  • Page 171

    C.Fn III -10 Switch to registered AF point You can instantly switch to the registered AF point with <9> while the metering timer is active. (AF is activated at the moment when AF point is switched.) 0: Disable 1: Enable By pressing <9>, you can switch to the registered AF point.

  • Page 172

    3 Custom Function Settings C.Fn III -13 AF point brightness 0: Normal 1: Brighter C.Fn III -14 AF-assist beam firing Enables or disables the EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s AF-assist beam. 0: Enable The external Speedlite will emit the AF-assist beam when necessary. 1: Disable The external Speedlite’s Custom Function [AF-assist beam firing] set to [Disable] will override this Custom Function’s 0 setting.

  • Page 173: C.fn Iv: Operation/others

    C.Fn IV: Operation/Others C.Fn IV -1 Shutter button/AF-ON button 0: Metering + AF start 1: Metering + AF start/AF stop During autofocusing, you can press the <p> button to stop the autofocusing. 2: Metering start/Meter + AF start This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <p>...

  • Page 174

    3 Custom Function Settings C.Fn IV -4 SET button when shooting You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. When the camera is ready to shoot, you can press <0>. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: White balance While looking at the rear LCD panel, you can change the WB. 2: Image size While looking at the rear LCD panel, you can change the memory card and image size.

  • Page 175

    C.Fn IV -6 Dial direction during Tv/Av 0: Normal 1: Reverse direction The dial’s turning direction for setting the shutter speed and aperture can be reversed. In the manual exposure mode, the direction of the <6> and <5> dials will be reversed. In other shooting modes, the <6> dial will be reversed. The direction of the <5>...

  • Page 176

    3 Custom Function Settings C.Fn IV -10 Button function when 5 <OFF> 0: Normal (enable) 1: Disable 6,5,Multi-controller When the power switch is set to <1>, the <6>, <5>, and <9> will be disabled from setting anything. The shutter button can still be used to shoot.

  • Page 177

    C.Fn IV -12 Timer length for timer You can change how long the function settings remain in effect after you let go of the respective button. Disable: The timer length is set to the default. Enable: The timer length is set to the time set with [Register]. Register: You can set the 6-sec.

  • Page 178: Aspect Ratio

    3 Custom Function Settings C.Fn IV -14 Add aspect ratio information During Live View shooting, vertical lines corresponding to the aspect ratio will be displayed. You can thereby simulate framing for medium- and large-format film sizes such as 6x6 cm, 6x4.5 cm, and 4x5 in. This aspect ratio information will be appended automatically to the captured image.

  • Page 179: Registering And Applying Custom Function Settings

    Registering and Applying Custom Function Settings You can register up to three sets of Custom Function settings. You can register a different set of Custom Function settings for different shooting situations such as sports, snapshots, and landscapes. You can then instantly apply a registered set of Custom Function settings.

  • Page 180

    3 Registering and Applying Custom Function Settings The settings for C.Fn III -7 [AF Microadjustment] and C.Fn IV -11 [Focusing Screen] will not be included in the registered Custom Function settings. To view the registered Custom Function settings, select [Confirm settings]. The numbers of options changed from the default setting are displayed in blue.

  • Page 181: Registering My Menu

    Registering My Menu Sample Registering My Menu Items By registering the menu items and Custom Functions which you change frequently, you can access and change them quickly with My Menu. You can register the top layer of items under each menu tab and any Custom Function.

  • Page 182: Saving And Loading Camera Settings

    3 Registering My Menu Deleting My Menu Items In step 2, select [Delete], then select the item to be deleted. To delete all the My Menu items, select [Delete all items]. Start Display with My Menu In step 2, select [Display from My Menu], and set [Enable]. With the camera ready for shooting, pressing the <M>...

  • Page 183

    Loading camera settings In step 2, select [Load]. Up to 10 camera settings files saved in the memory card will be displayed. When you select the desired file, it will be loaded and the settings will be applied to the camera. Settings for the date/time, language, video system, C.Fn III -7 and C.Fn IV -11 will not be saved in the file.

  • Page 184: Registering Basic Camera Settings

    Registering Basic Camera Settings You can set the basic settings for major functions such as the shooting mode, AF mode, metering mode, and drive mode and register them in the camera. This is convenient when you want to instantly switch to frequently-used shooting settings.

  • Page 185: Reference 185

    Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features, system accessories, etc. The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up things.

  • Page 186: Camera Settings & Battery Information

    Camera Settings & Battery Information B Camera Settings When the camera is ready to shoot, you can press the <B> button to view the function settings on the LCD monitor. Auto rotate display (p.130) AF microadjustment (p.169) If C.Fn II -9-1 is set, the shooting functions will be displayed. (p.165) Display the camera settings.

  • Page 187: Battery Information

    3 Battery Info. You can check the battery’s condition on a menu screen. If “Calibration is recommended when charging battery next time” is displayed at the bottom of the LCD monitor, see page 28. If for some reason, communication with the battery is not successful, the battery check display will show <c>...

  • Page 188: Replacing The Date/time Battery

    Replacing the Date/Time Battery The date/time (back-up) battery maintains the camera’s date and time. Its 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.

  • Page 189: Program Line

    Program Line The following program line applies when the camera is in Program AE <d> mode. 30 15 8 Understanding the Program Line The lower horizontal axis represents the shutter speed, and the right-hand vertical axis represents the aperture. The combinations of shutter speed and aperture automatically determined by Program AE are shown as lines with respect to the subject brightness (Exposure Value) levels on the left and top edges of the graph.

  • Page 190: Troubleshooting Guide

    Troubleshooting Guide If there is a problem, first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem, contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. Power The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided.

  • Page 191

    Shooting No images can be shot or recorded. The memory card is not properly inserted. (p.32) If the memory card is full, replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room. Or if a not-full memory card is inserted in the other card slot, switch the recording to that card.

  • Page 192

    Troubleshooting Guide Live View shooting is not possible. When using Live View shooting, use a memory card (a hard disk-type card such as MicroDrive is not recommended). A hard disk-type card requires a lower temperature range for operation than with normal memory cards.

  • Page 193: Error Codes

    Error code Countermeasures If the same error keeps appearing, there may be a problem. Write down the error code and consult your nearest Canon Service Center. If there is a problem with the camera, an error message appears. Follow the instructions displayed.

  • Page 194: System Map

    System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II Bundled Accessories Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Eg Anti-Fog Eyepiece Eg Wide Strap L6 Eyecup Eg Angle Finder C Hand Strap E1 AC Adapter Kit Focusing Screen Ec Macro Ring Lite 580EX II MR-14EX CR2025 lithium battery EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Solution Disk...

  • Page 195

    Canon EF lenses Video Cable VC-100 Interface Cable IFC-200U Interface Cable IFC-500U Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader CF card SD memory card PCMCIA adapter Timer Remote Remote Controller Switch TC-80N3 RS-80N3 Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2 II A/B/C/D* or...

  • Page 196: Specifications

    * With Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E2 II A/B/C/D or WFT-E2/ A attached, recording possible with USB external media Approx. 36 x 24 mm Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lenses) (The effective lens focal length is the same as indicated on the lens)

  • Page 197: Color Temperature Setting

    File name: Preset code, User setting1 (4 characters), User setting2 (3 characters + 1 image size character) File numbering: Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset Color space: sRGB, Adobe RGB Picture Style: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1 - 3 Recording methods: (1) Standard (2) Auto switch media...

  • Page 198

    Specifications Viewfinder information: AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), Depth-of-field preview: Enabled with depth-of-field preview button Eyepiece shutter: • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF point selection: Selected AF point display: Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel AF-assist beam: •...

  • Page 199

    Max. burst: JPEG (Large): Approx. 56, RAW: Approx. 12, RAW+JPEG (Large): Approx. 10 * Based on Canon’s testing conditions with a 2GB CF card for high-speed * Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand, • External Speedlite Compatible flash:...

  • Page 200

    Specifications Metering modes: Metering range: Magnified view: Grid display: Exposure simulation: • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size: Dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: 7 levels provided Interface languages: • Image Playback Display format: Highlight alert: • Image Protection and Erase Protect: Erase: •...

  • Page 201

    • Direct Image Transfer Compatible images: JPEG and RAW/sRAW images * Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on • Customization Custom Functions: Total 57 C.Fn setting registration: Provided My Menu registration: Provided Save camera settings: Provided Register basic camera settings: Provided •...

  • Page 202

    All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards. The camera’s specifications and exterior are subject to change without notice. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera, consult the respective lens maker. Rechargeable lithium ion battery 11.1 V DC...

  • Page 203

    Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended. This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non- genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery...

  • Page 204

    — 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.

  • Page 205

    4. Do not expose the charger to rain or snow. 5. Use of an attachment not recommended or sold by Canon may result in fire, electric shock, or personal injury. 6. To reduce risk of damage to electric plug and cord, pull by plug rather than by cord when disconnecting charger.

  • Page 206: Index

    Index Index AC adapter...23, 31 Access lamp ...18, 34 Adjust levels...144 Adobe RGB...72 AE ...92 AE lock...101 AEB...100 AF ...85, 167 AF microadjustment...169 AF mode ...82 AF point ...84 AF point activation area ...170 AF point brightness...172 AF point display ...118 AF point expansion ...170 AF point linked ...160 AF start (AF-ON)...36, 82...

  • Page 207

    Center-weighted average metering ...91 CF card ...13, 32, 47, 73 CF card slot...32 Clean manually ...135 Clean now ...132 Clear all camera settings ...49 Clear all Custom Functions...156 Close-up (macro) photography ...104 Cloudy...63 Color balance...144 Color saturation...59, 144 Color space...72 Color temperature ...69 Color tone ...59, 144 Compensation for damages...2...

  • Page 208: Iso Speed Increments

    Index Eyepiece ...17 Eyepiece shutter ...103 Face brightener...144 Faithful ...57 FE lock...105 FEB...105 File extension...78 File name ...77 File number...79 File size...53 Filter effect ...60 Firmware...45 Flash ...105 Flash Custom Functions ...106 Flash exposure compensation...105 Flash function settings ...106 Flash off ...165 Flash sync speed...162 Flash use ...63 Flash-sync contacts ...17...

  • Page 209: Points/9 Points

    Natural... 142 Neutral... 57 New images... 153 19 points/9 points (inner/outer)... 170 Noise reduction ... 163 Nomenclature ... 16 Non-Canon flash ... 108 NR ... 142 NTSC... 44, 122 One-Shot AF ... 82 Original decision (image verification) data ... 178 Overwrite ...

  • Page 210: Print Order (dpof)

    Index Power cord...22, 26, 31 Power source...26, 31, 47 Power Switch ...36 Pressing completely...37 Pressing halfway...36 Print copies ...143, 149 Print order (DPOF)...137 Print settings ...140 Printer errors...146 Printing effects ...142, 144 Program AE (P) ...92 Program Line ...189 Program shift ...93 Protect ...123 Protect all images ...123 Protecting all images in a card...123...

  • Page 211: Single Image Playback

    Single image display ...116 Single image erase ...128 Single image playback ...116 Single image protection ...123 Single shooting ...87 Skip ...127 Small ...52 Software instruction manual ... CD-ROM Sound clip ...124 Sound recording...124 Specifications ...196 Speedlite ...105 Spot metering...90 sRAW...52, 54 sRGB ...72 Standard...57, 74, 148 Strap ...24...

  • Page 212

    CANON INC. 30-2, Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku, Tokyo 146-8501, Japan CANON U.S.A. INC. U.S.A. One Canon Plaza, Lake Success, NY 11042-1198, U.S.A. For all inquires concerning this product, call toll free in the U.S. 1-800-OK-CANON CANON CANADA INC. HEADQUARTERS CANADA 6390 Dixie Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5T 1P7, Canada CANON CANADA INC.

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