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CANON EOS 1Ds Mark III 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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    Contents 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 Picture Style p.57 Color space p.72 Battery Custom Functions for image quality • Charging p.26 • Noise reduction • Calibration p.28 for long exposures p.163 • Battery check p.29 • Noise reduction for high ISO p.163 •...

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    Index to Features Mirror lockup p.104 Magnified view p.120 Self-timer p.88 Image browsing (Jump display) p.119 Shooting Image Rotate p.121 Auto rotate Program AE p.92 of vertical images p.130 Shutter-priority AE p.94 Image protect p.123 • Safety shift p.160 Sound recording p.124 Aperture-priority AE p.96...

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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

    Handling Precautions 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.

  • Page 14: Quick Start Guide

    Quick Start Guide Insert the battery. (p.29) 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. (p.32) The left slot is for the CF card, and the right slot is for the SD card.

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    Quick Start Guide Set the camera to the default settings. (p.49) On the menu screen under the [7] tab, select [Clear all camera settings]. • Press the <M> button and turn the <6> <5> dial to select it, then press <0>. •...

  • Page 16: Nomenclature

    Nomenclature Lens mount index (p.35) Mirror (p.104) Self-timer lamp (p.88) Lens lock pin Shutter button (p.36) Lens release button (p.35) Strap mount (p.24) Lens mount Contacts (p.13) Grip Depth-of-field preview button (p.97) Tripod socket Body number Vertical-grip on/off switch (p.39) <I>...

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    Nomenclature <U> LCD panel illumination <O> Exposure compensation/ button (p.102) Aperture button (p.99/98) Hot shoe <I> FE lock/Multi-spot Flash-sync contacts metering button (p.105/91) <V> Focal plane mark <i> ISO speed set button (p.56) <Q> Metering mode selection/Flash exposure compensation button (p.90/105) <6>...

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    Nomenclature <B> Info/Trimming LCD Monitor (p.41, 129) orientation button (p.114, 116, 186/145) Eyecup (p.39) <M> Menu SD card slot button (p.41) (p.32) WFT-E2 Memory card mounting hole slot cover (p.32) Extension system terminal Terminal CF card cover slot (p.32) CF card eject button (p.33) Access lamp (p.34) Memory card slot cover...

  • Page 19: Top Lcd Panel

    Nomenclature Top LCD Panel Shutter speed Aperture AEB amount Bulb (buLb) Bulb exposure time (min.:sec.) Dust Delete Data acquisition ( FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) AF point selection mode Error (Err) AF, SEL [ ], SEL AF) Sensor cleaning (CLn) Recording media indicator (Card *) AF point registration HP, SEL [ ], SEL HP)

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    Nomenclature Rear LCD Panel External media selection External media connection icon* icon* White balance correction SD card indicator White balance SD card Q Auto selection icon W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy CF card Y Tungsten light indicator White fluorescent light Flash O Custom CF card...

  • Page 21: Viewfinder Information

    Nomenclature Viewfinder Information Center spot metering circle Area AF ellipse Focusing screen AF point : Cross-type points : Assist AF points Exposure level indicator Max. burst <p> JPEG icon <1> <q> Metering mode RAW icon <z> Battery check <q> Manual exposure <o>...

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

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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...

  • Page 24: Attaching The Neck Strap And Hand Strap

    Nomenclature Attaching the Neck Strap and Hand Strap Using the USB Cable Protector Strap USB cable protector Terminal cap Interface cable Extension system terminal Hand strap (sold separately) Attach the strap After attaching the strap, pull it at the buckle to take up the slack and to make sure it does not loosen.

  • 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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    Recharging the Battery 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. Remove the battery compartment cap. Grasp both sides of the cap and pull it out. Insert the battery. Insert the battery firmly all the way, and turn the release handle as shown by the arrow.

  • Page 30: Battery Life

    Installing and Removing the Battery Battery Life Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Possible Shots Approx. 1800 Approx. 1400 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. Connect the DC plug. Connect the DC Coupler’s plug to the AC adapter’s DC terminal. Connect the power cord.

  • 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

    Installing and Removing the Memory Card Set the power switch to <1>. The number of possible shots will be displayed on the top LCD panel and in the viewfinder. The rear LCD panel will indicate which memory card(s) has been Memory card selection icon installed.

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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 Remove the caps. Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrow. Attach the lens. Align the red dots on the lens and camera and turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place.

  • Page 36: Basic Operation

    Basic Operation Power/Quick Control Dial Switch <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. Position for when you do not use the camera. <1> : The camera operates. <J> : The camera and <5> dial operate. (p.38) Whenever you set the power switch to <1/J>...

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    Basic Operation Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. 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 < > dial, set the power switch to <J>. (1) After pressing a button, turn the <5> dial. When you press a button, its function remains selected for 6 seconds (9). During this time, you can turn the <...

  • Page 39: Dioptric Adjustment

    Basic Operation 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. Before using the vertical shooting controls, set the vertical operation on/ off switch to <1>.

  • 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 Display the menu. Press the <M> button to display the menu. Select a tab. Turn the < > dial to select a tab. Select a menu item. Turn the < > dial to select the menu item, then press <...

  • Page 43: Menu Settings

    Menu Operations Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Page Q / W / E / R / Y / U / I / O (1 - 5) / White balance P (2500 - 10000) / PC-1 - 5 Custom WB regist. Manual registration of white balance data WB correction: B/A/M/G bias, 9 levels each WB SHIFT/BKT...

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    Menu Operations 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Page Highlight alert Disabled / Enabled AF point disp. Disabled / Enabled Histogram Brightness / RGB Enlarge from image center / Enlarge from Enlarge display selected AF point 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Screen / Image jump w/6 Date / Folder 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow)

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    Menu Operations 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Page Save/load settings on Save / Load media Regist/apply basic Register / Apply settings Clear all camera settings Resets the camera to the default settings Sensor cleaning Auto cleaning / Clean now / Clean manually Firmware Ver.

  • Page 46: Before You Start

    Before You Start 3 Setting the Interface Language Select [Language]. Under the [6] tab, select [Language] (the third item from the top), then press <0>. Set the desired language. Turn the <5> dial to select the language, then press <0>. The language will change.

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

    Before You Start 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 Select the memory card. [f] is the CF card, and [g] is the SD card. Turn the <5> dial to select the card, then press <0>. Select [OK]. When [g] is selected, low-level formatting is possible. (p.49) Turn the <5>...

  • Page 49: Reverting Camera Settings To The Default

    Before You Start 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 Image-Recording Settings Shooting mode P (Program AE) Record func. Standard AF mode One-Shot AF Image size L (Large) AF point selection Automatic selection JPEG quality Metering mode Evaluative metering...

  • Page 51: Image Settings

    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)

  • 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)

    Setting the Image-recording Quality 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. Press the <A> button. When the camera is ready to shoot, press the <A> button. The Picture Style screen will appear. Select a Picture Style.

  • 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. Press the <A> button. Select a Picture Style. Turn the <5> dial to select a Picture Style, then press the <B>...

  • 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 Set the parameter. Turn the <5> dial to set the parameter as desired, then press <0>. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. The base Picture Style will be displayed on the right of [User Def.

  • Page 63: Selecting The White Balance

    Selecting the White Balance White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. Normally, the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. If natural- looking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>, you can set the white balance manually to suit the respective light source.

  • 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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    O Custom White Balance Photograph a solid-white object. The plain, white object should fill the center spot metering circle. Set the lens focus mode switch to <g>, then focus manually. (p.86) Shoot the white object so that a standard exposure (gray) is obtained. If it is underexposed or overexposed, a correct white balance setting might not be obtained.

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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

    O Custom White Balance 3 Selecting and Shooting with the Custom WB data You can shoot with the registered Custom WB data. Select the registered Custom WB Registered images On the Custom WB registration screen, select the No. of the registered Custom WB.

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    O Custom White Balance 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. Operate the <5>...

  • Page 69: Setting The Color Temperature

    Setting the Color Temperature You can numerically set the white balance’s color temperature. Press the <B> button. Press the <B> button once or twice to display the white balance on the rear LCD panel’s upper right. WB z Card/Image size Select <P>.

  • 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

    3 White Balance Correction 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.

  • 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. Select [Color space]. Under the [1] tab, select [Color space], then press <0>.

  • 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 (sold separately), the <u> icon will appear as the third recording media. It can be selected in the same way as with the CF card <f>...

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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. Select [Record func+media/folder sel.]. Under the [5] tab, select [Record func+media/folder sel.], then press <0>. Select [Record func.]. Turn the <5>...

  • Page 75: Creating A Folder

    Selecting the Media, Folder, and Recording Method 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 7E3B0001.JPG (Ex.) extension. The first four alphanumeric characters are set upon factory shipment and unique to the camera. However, you can change it. With “User setting1,”...

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    3 Changing the File Name Operate the <5> dial or <9> to move the and select the desired character. Then press <0> to enter Enter the required number of alphanumeric characters, then press the <M> button. The new file name will be registered and the screen in step 2 will reappear.

  • 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 7E3B0001.JPG (Ex.) assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved to one folder. You can also change how the file number is assigned.

  • 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 Drive Modes The Area AF has 45 AF points (19 high-precision cross-type points and 26 Assist AF points). You can select any one of the 19 cross-type points to match your composition. You can also select the AF mode to match the shooting conditions and subject and select the best drive mode.

  • Page 82: Selecting The Af Mode

    E: Selecting the AF Mode Select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. 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

    E: Selecting the AF Mode 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.

  • 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.

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    S Selecting the AF Point 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* With the 19 AF points indicated by , high-precision, cross-type AF (both horizontal- and vertical-line sensitive) is possible.

  • 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 Press the <o> button. Select the drive mode. While looking at the top LCD panel, turn the <5> dial. u : Single shooting When you press the shutter button completely, one shot will be taken. o: High-speed continuous shooting (Max.

  • Page 88: Self-timer Operation

    j Self-timer Operation Press the <o> button. Select either <k> or <l>. Look at the top LCD panel and turn the <5> dial to select <k> or <l>. k : 10-sec. self-timer l : 2-sec. self-timer Take the picture. Focus the subject and press the shutter button completely.

  • 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 Press the <Q> button. Select the metering mode. While looking at the top LCD panel, turn the <6> dial. q: Evaluative metering w: Partial metering r: Spot metering e: Center-weighted average metering q Evaluative metering This is the camera’s standard metering mode suited for most subjects even under backlit conditions.

  • Page 91: Multi-spot Metering

    q Metering Modes e Center-weighted average metering The metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. 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.

  • 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

    d: Program AE Take the picture. Compose the shot and press the shutter button completely. 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.

  • 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.

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    s: Shutter-Priority AE If the maximum aperture blinks, it indicates underexposure. Turn the <6> dial to set a slower shutter speed until the aperture stops blinking or set a higher ISO speed. If the minimum aperture blinks, it indicates overexposure. Turn the <6>...

  • 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

    f: Aperture-Priority AE If the “30"” shutter speed blinks, it indicates underexposure. Turn the <6> dial to set a larger aperture (smaller f/number) until the blinking stops or set a higher ISO speed. If the “8000” shutter speed blinks, it indicates overexposure.

  • 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. Check the exposure level indicator.

  • 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. Hold down the <W>...

  • 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

    Bulb Exposures Eyepiece Shutter If your eye is not looking at the viewfinder, stray light entering the eyepiece can adversely affect the exposure. To prevent this, slide the eyepiece shutter lever as shown by the arrow to shutter the eyepiece. 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...

  • 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

    Flash Photography 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

    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

    Live View Shooting Instead of looking through the viewfinder, you can look at a real-time image on the camera’s LCD monitor while shooting. You can also magnify the real-time image on the LCD monitor by 5x or 10x so you can focus more precisely.

  • Page 111: Setting The Shooting Functions

    Live View Shooting Displaying Live View Image on the LCD Monitor With the camera ready to shoot, press <0>. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor in real-time with 100% field of view. With the video cable (provided) connecting the camera to a TV set, you can view images on the TV.

  • Page 112

    Live View Shooting Magnifying the Image for Manual Focusing Move the focusing frame to the position where you want to focus. Use <9> to select the focusing frame in full view. If you press <9> at the center, the focusing frame will return to the center. Press the <u>...

  • Page 113: Taking The Picture

    Live View Shooting Taking the Picture Check the composition. Press the <u> to check the image composition in full view. Check the display. Take the picture. Press the shutter button completely. The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor. After the image review ends, the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically.

  • Page 114: Battery Check

    Live View Shooting About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button, the information display will change. Histogram Live View exposure (Brightness/RGB) simulation Focusing frame Battery check Exposure level Picture Style AE lock ISO speed Flash-ready Shutter speed Shots remaining Aperture Flash exposure level...

  • 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 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. To playback images starting with the first captured image, turn the dial clockwise.

  • Page 117: Shooting Information Display

    x Image Playback Shooting Information Display Single image display + Image size Protect Sound recording Folder number - File number Exposure compensation amount Memory card Aperture Shutter speed Image-recording quality Playback image number/ Total images recorded Shooting Information Display Flash exposure compensation Picture Style amount AF microadjustment...

  • 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

    x Image Playback Index Display Turn on the index display. During image playback, press the <y> button. The 4-image index display will appear. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame. Press the <y> button again to switch to the 9-image index display.

  • 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. Magnify the image. During image playback, press the <u> button. The image will be magnified. To increase the magnification, hold down the <u> button. The image will Magnified area continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification.

  • Page 121: Rotating An Image

    x Image Playback b Rotating an Image You can rotate the image to the desired orientation. Select [Rotate]. Under the [3] tab, select [Rotate], then press <0>. Select the image. Turn the <5> dial to select the image to be rotated. You can also select an image on the index display.

  • 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. Connect the camera to the TV.

  • Page 123: Protecting Images

    J Protecting Images Protecting the image prevents it from being erased accidentally. Protecting a Single Image Playback the image to be protected. Protect the image. During image playback, press the <H> button. When an image is protected, the <K> icon will appear above the image.

  • 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 Select [Image copy]. Under the [3] tab, select [Image copy], then press <0>. Select [Sel.Image]. Turn the <5> dial to select [Sel.Image], then press <0>.

  • Page 126

    a Copying Images Select the image. Total images selected 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

    a Copying Images The copying will start and the progress will be displayed. When the copying is completed, the result will be displayed. Select [OK] to return to the screen in step 2. 3 Copying All Images in a Folder In step 2, select [Sel.n].

  • 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. Select [LCD brightness]. Under the [6] tab, select [LCD brightness], then press <0>. Adjust the brightness. While referring to the gray chart, turn the <5>...

  • Page 130: Auto Rotate Of Vertical Images

    Changing Image Playback Settings 3 Auto Rotate of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and personal computer instead of horizontally. The setting of this feature can be changed. Select [Auto rotate]. Under the [5] tab, select [Auto rotate], then press <0>.

  • Page 131: Sensor Cleaning

    Sensor Cleaning The camera has a Self Cleaning Sensor Unit attached to the sensor’s front layer (low-pass filter) to shake off dust automatically. The Dust Delete Data can also be appended to the image so that any remaining dust spots can be removed automatically by the Digital Photo Professional (provided software).

  • 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 Photograph a solid-white object. At a distance of 20 - 30 cm / 0.7 - 1.0 feet, fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22.

  • 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

    3 Manual Sensor Cleaning While cleaning the sensor, never do any of the following. If the power is cut off, the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. • Set the power switch to <2>. •...

  • 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.

  • 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

    Preparing to Print Playback the image. PictBridge Press the <x> button. The image will appear, and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct.

  • 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 Select the image to be printed. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor.

  • Page 141

    YSetting the Paper Type 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 Set the printing effects. Set as necessary. If you need not set any printing effects, go to step 5. Turn the <5> dial to select the item on the upper right, then press <0>. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>, the printing effects can also be adjusted.

  • Page 143: Start Printing

    wPrinting Set the date and file number imprinting. Set as necessary. Turn the <5> dial to select < >, then press <0>. Turn the <5> dial to select the desired setting, then press <0>. Set the number of copies. Set as necessary. Turn the <5>...

  • Page 144

    wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 142, select the printing effect. When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>, press the <B> button. You can then adjust the printing effect. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4.

  • Page 145: Trimming The Image

    wPrinting Trimming the Image You can crop the image and print only Tilt correction 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.

  • 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 Select [Print order]. Under the [3] tab, select [Print order], then press <0>.

  • Page 148

    W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Standard Prints one image on one sheet. Multiple, thumbnail images are printed on Index one sheet. Print type Both Prints both the standard and index prints. Date [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. File No.

  • Page 149: Print Ordering

    W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel.Image Select and order images one by one. Press the <y> button to display the three-image view. To return to the single- image display, press the <u> button. After completing the print order, press the <M>...

  • Page 150: Direct Printing With Dpof

    W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer, you can easily print images 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].

  • 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 Connect the camera to the personal computer.

  • Page 153

    d Transferring Images to a Personal Computer Transferring Images to a Personal Computer The images transferred to the personal computer will be organized according to the shooting date and saved in the [My Pictures] folder for Windows or the [Pictures] folder in the Macintosh. All images All the images in the memory card will be transferred.

  • Page 154: Transfer Order

    d Transferring Images to a Personal Computer 3 Selecting the Images to be Transferred Under the [3] tab, you can use [Transfer order] to select the images to be transferred to a personal computer. When you select [Transfer order images] on the preceding page, you can transfer the images set by the transfer order.

  • 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 Select [8]. Turn the <6> dial to select the [8] tab. Select the group. Turn the <5> dial to select C.Fn I - IV, then press <0>. Select the Custom Function No. Custom Function No. Turn the <5> dial to select the Custom Function No., then press <0>.

  • Page 157: Custom Functions

    3 Setting Custom Functions Custom Functions C.Fn I: Exposure C.Fn III: Auto focus/Drive Exposure level increments USM lens electronic MF ISO speed setting increments AI Servo tracking sensitivity Set ISO speed range AI Servo 1st/2nd image priority Bracketing auto cancel AI Servo AF tracking method Bracketing sequence Lens drive when AF impossible...

  • 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

    3 Custom Function Settings 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

    3 Custom Function Settings 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

    3 Custom Function Settings 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.

  • 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

    3 Custom Function Settings 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.

  • 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. EF 50mm f/1.0L USM, EF 85mm f/1.2L USM, EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM, EF 200mm f/1.8L USM, EF 300mm f/2.8L USM, EF 400mm f/2.8L USM, EF 400mm f/2.8L II USM, EF 500mm f/4.5L USM, EF 600mm f/4L USM, EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM, or EF 28-80mm f/2.8-4L USM...

  • Page 167: Tracking Method

    3 Custom Function Settings 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

    3 Custom Function Settings 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. You can make fine adjustments of the AF’s point of focus.

  • 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

    3 Custom Function Settings 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

    3 Custom Function Settings 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.

  • 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

    3 Custom Function Settings 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.

  • 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

    3 Custom Function Settings 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 By registering the menu items and Sample 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

    3 Saving and Loading Camera Settings Select [Save]. Turn the <5> dial to select [Save], then press <0>. Select [Start]. Turn the <5> dial to select [Start], then press <0>. The camera settings will be saved to the memory card, and the screen in step 2 will reappear.

  • 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. Display the camera settings. Press the <B> button. Picture Style (p.57) Picture Style parameters (p.58) Color space (p.72) WB correction (p.70)/...

  • Page 187: Battery Information

    Camera Settings & Battery Information 3 Battery Info. You can check the battery’s condition on a menu screen. Select [Battery info.]. Under the [6] tab, select [Battery info.], then press <0>. Designation of the battery being used or household power source. Remaining battery level displayed by the battery check display (p.29) in 1% increments.

  • 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. 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 30 15 8 8 15 30 60 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 Shutter speed Understanding the Program Line The lower horizontal axis represents the shutter speed, and the right-hand...

  • 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

    Troubleshooting Guide 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

    Countermeasures displayed, remove and reinstall the memory card or format the card. This may resolve the problem. If the same error keeps appearing, there may be a problem. Write down the error code and consult your nearest Canon Service Center.

  • Page 194: System Map

    System Map Macro Ring Lite Macro Twin Lite ST-E2 220EX 430EX 580EX II MR-14EX MT-24EX Bundled Accessories Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Eg Anti-Fog Eyepiece Eg USB cable protector Wide Strap L6 Eyecup Eg CR2025 lithium battery Angle Finder C Hand Strap E1 EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk...

  • Page 195

    System Map Timer Remote Remote Wireless Controller Switch Controller TC-80N3 RS-80N3 LC-5 Canon EF lenses TV/Video Wireless File Video Cable Transmitter VC-100 WFT-E2 USB external media USB GPS unit Interface Cable IFC-200U Interface Cable Wireless LAN Wireless LAN adapter IFC-500U...

  • Page 196: Specifications

    USB external media Image sensor size: Approx. 36 x 24 mm Compatible lenses: Canon EF lenses (except EF-S lenses) (The effective lens focal length is the same as indicated on the lens) Lens mount: Canon EF mount •...

  • Page 197: Color Temperature Setting

    Specifications 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), metering and exposure information (metering mode, spot metering circle, shutter speed, aperture, manual exposure, AE lock, ISO speed, exposure level, exposure warning), flash information (flash ready, FP flash, FE lock, flash exposure level), white balance correction, JPEG/RAW recording, maximum burst, number of shots remaining, battery check, recording media information Depth-of-field preview: Enabled with depth-of-field preview button...

  • 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 continuous shooting with JPEG quality 8, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. * Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand, image-recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom Functions, etc.

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    Specifications Metering modes: Evaluative metering with the image sensor Metering range: EV 0 - 20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100) Magnified view: Magnifiable by 5x or 10x at AF point Grid display: Provided Exposure simulation: Provided •...

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

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    185 g / 6.5 oz. (excluding power cord) 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 lens maker.

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    Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. Macintosh and Mac OS is a trademark or registered trademark of Apple Inc. in the United States and other countries.

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    WEEE scheme or your household waste disposal service. For more information regarding return and recycling of WEEE products, please visit (EEA: Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein)

  • Page 205: Index

    Index Automatic AF point selection..84 Automatic AF point selection AC adapter........23, 31 disabled ........171 Access lamp......18, 34 Av ........... 96 Adjust levels........144 AWB ..........63 Adobe RGB........72 AE ...........92 AE lock..........101 B/W..........142 AEB..........100 B/W image........58 AF ...........85, 167 Backup ...........

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    Index Center-weighted average Depth-of-field preview ....97 metering..........91 Design rule for Camera File CF card ......13, 32, 47, 73 System ......... 203 CF card slot ........32 Difficult-to-focus subjects ....86 Clean manually ......135 DIGITAL terminal....138, 152 Clean now........132 Direct printing ....... 137, 150 Clear all camera settings ....49 Direct transfer.......

  • Page 207: Iso Speed Increments

    Index Eyepiece .........17 Eyepiece shutter ......103 Hand strap........24 Handling precautions...... 12 Hard disk-type card ..33, 34, 109 Face brightener......144 High ISO speed noise reduction... 163 Faithful ..........57 Highlight alert ....... 118 FE lock ..........105 Highlight tone priority....164 FEB ..........105 High-speed continuous shooting ..

  • Page 208: Points/9 Points

    19 points/9 points (inner/outer) ..170 Lens ..........13, 35 Noise reduction ......163 Live View shooting......110 Nomenclature......... 16 Long exp. noise reduction.....163 Non-Canon flash ......108 Low level format......49 NR ..........142 Low-speed continuous shooting ..87 NTSC ........44, 122 M (Manual)........98 One-Shot AF ........

  • Page 209: Print Order (dpof)

    Index Power cord......22, 26, 31 Remote Live View shooting..110 Power source ......26, 31, 47 Remote switch......103 Power Switch ........36 Replacing the date/time battery..188 Pressing completely......37 RGB display ......... 118 Pressing halfway......36 Rotate........121, 130 Print copies ......143, 149 Print order (DPOF)......137 Safety shift........

  • Page 210: Single Image Playback

    Index Single image display.....116 Single image erase .......128 Ultra DMA (UDMA)......53 Single image playback....116 Underscore....... 72, 76 Single image protection ....123 User Defined ......58, 61 Single shooting .......87 Skip..........127 Vertical ........... 39 Small..........52 Vertical- and Software instruction horizontal-line sensitive....85 manual .........

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