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David Busch's Canon EOS R5/R6 Guide to Digital Photography is your all-in-one comprehensive resource and reference for the exciting new Canon EOS R5 and R6 full-frame mirrorless cameras. Enthusiasts can choose between the super-high resolution of the R5’s 45-megapixel sensor, or the superior low-light performance and action-friendly high-capacity buffer of the 20-megapixel R6. Both cameras boast continuous shooting up to 20 frames per second, in-body image stabilization, and 1,053 Dual-Pixel II phase-detection AF points for lightning-fast, precise autofocus. Their high-resolution OLED electronic viewfinders provide a bright, clear view. Three available adapters make it easy to supplement your R-mount lenses with a broad selection of legacy Canon EF and EF-S optics. The EOS R5 and R6 have wireless connectivity to allow linking to a computer and iOS or Android smart device, high-definition 4K and Full HD movie-making capabilities, and a versatile swiveling touch-screen LCD. With this book in hand, you can quickly apply all these advanced features to your digital photography, while boosting your creativity to take great photographs with your Canon EOS R5 or R6. Filled with detailed how-to steps and full-color illustrations, David Busch's Canon EOS R5/R6 Guide to Digital Photography covers all this upscale camera's features in depth, from taking your first photos through advanced details of setup, exposure, lens selection, lighting, and more, and relates each feature to specific photographic techniques and situations. Also included is the handy "roadmap" chapter, an easy-to-use visual guide to the cameras' features and controls. Learn when to use each option and, more importantly, when not to use them, by following the author’s recommended settings for every menu entry. With best-selling photographer and mentor David Busch as your guide, you'll quickly have full creative mastery of your camera’s capabilities, whether you're shooting on the job, as an advanced enthusiast, or are just out for fun. Start building your knowledge and confidence, while bringing your vision to light with the Canon EOS R5/R6 today.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Acknowledgments
  6. About the Author
  7. Contents
  8. Preface
  9. Introduction
  10. Chapter 1 Thinking Outside the Box
    1. First Things First
    2. Initial Setup
    3. Power Options
    4. Mounting a Lens
    5. Adjusting Diopter Correction
    6. Inserting a Memory Card
    7. Learning Basic Navigation
    8. Formatting a Memory Card
    9. Setting the Time and Date
    10. Selecting a Shooting Mode
    11. Choosing a Metering Mode
    12. Mastering the Quick Control Screen
    13. Choosing a Focus Mode
    14. Selecting AF Method
    15. Other Settings
    16. Adjusting White Balance and ISO
    17. Using Drive Modes and Self-Timer/Remote
    18. Taking a Picture
    19. Reviewing the Images You’ve Taken
    20. Cruising through Index Views
    21. Transferring Photos to Your Computer
    22. Mastering the Quick Control Menus
    23. Quick Control: Shooting
    24. Quick Control: Playback
  11. Chapter 2 Your Visual Roadmap
    1. Front View
    2. The Business End
    3. Right Side Controls
    4. Mastering the Touch Screen
    5. Flexible View
    6. Touch Operation
    7. Going Topside
    8. Underneath Your Camera
  12. Chapter 3 Recommended Settings
    1. Changing Default Settings
    2. Resetting to Factory Defaults
    3. Recommended Default Changes
  13. Chapter 4 Nailing the Right Exposure
    1. Getting a Handle on Exposure
    2. Correctly Exposed
    3. Overexposed
    4. Underexposed
    5. Choosing a Metering Mode
    6. Choosing a Shooting Mode
    7. Scene Intelligent Auto Mode
    8. Aperture-Priority Mode
    9. Shutter-Priority Mode
    10. Program AE Mode
    11. Flexible-Priority Mode
    12. Manual Exposure Mode
    13. Adjusting Exposure with ISO Settings
    14. Dealing with Visual Noise
    15. Making EV Changes
    16. Bracketing Parameters
    17. Number of Exposures
    18. Bracketing Sequence
    19. Bracketing Auto Cancel
    20. Increment Between Exposures
    21. Creating a Bracketed Set
    22. Working with HDR
    23. Using HDR Mode
    24. Bracketing and Merge to HDR
    25. Fixing Exposures with Histograms
    26. Tonal Range
    27. Histogram Basics
    28. Understanding Histograms
  14. Chapter 5 Mastering the Mysteries of Focus
    1. Auto or Manual Focus?
    2. How Focus Works
    3. Contrast Detection
    4. Phase Detection
    5. AF Pixel Layout
    6. Dual Pixel CMOS AF
    7. Dual Pixel RAW Focus Adjustments (R5 Only)
    8. Circles of Confusion and Focus
    9. Working with the AF System
    10. AF Operation
    11. AF Method
    12. Face+Tracking AF
    13. Spot AF
    14. 1-Point AF
    15. Expand AF Area
    16. Expand AF Area: Around
    17. Zone AF
    18. Large Zone AF (Vertical)/(Horizontal)
    19. Magnified View
    20. Fine-Tuning Your Autofocus
    21. Back-Button Focus
    22. Activating Back-Button Focus
  15. Chapter 6 Advanced Techniques
    1. Continuous Shooting
    2. More Exposure Options
    3. A Tiny Slice of Time
    4. Working with Short Exposures
    5. Long Exposures
    6. Three Ways to Take Long Exposures
    7. Working with Long Exposures
    8. Delayed Exposures
    9. Self-Timer
    10. Time Lapse and Interval Photography
    11. Star Trails
  16. Chapter 7 Choosing Your Lens Arsenal
    1. Your First Lenses
    2. Canon RF-Mount Lenses
    3. Using Adapted Lenses
    4. Canon RF-Mount Adapters
    5. Ingredients of Canon’s Alphanumeric Soup
    6. Legacy Options
    7. Image Stabilization and You
    8. How It Works
    9. Most-Compatible Lenses
    10. What Lenses Can Do for You
    11. Categories of Lenses
    12. Using Wide-Angle Lenses
    13. Avoiding Potential Wide-Angle Problems
    14. Using Telephoto and Tele-Zoom Lenses
    15. Avoiding Telephoto Lens Problems
  17. Chapter 8 Mastering Light
    1. Light That’s Available
    2. Continuous Lighting Basics
    3. Living with Color Temperature
    4. Daylight
    5. Incandescent/Tungsten/Halogen Light
    6. Fluorescent Light/Other Light Sources
    7. Fluorescent Light/LEDs
    8. Other Lighting Accessories
  18. Chapter 9 Electronic Flash Basics
    1. How Electronic Flash Works
    2. Ghost Images
    3. Avoiding Sync-Speed Problems
    4. Determining Exposure
    5. Guide Numbers
    6. Getting Started with Electronic Flash
    7. Flash Exposure Compensation and FE Lock
    8. Flash Range
    9. External Speedlite Control
    10. Flash Firing
    11. E-TTL Balance
    12. E-TTL II Metering
    13. Continuous Flash Control
    14. Slow Synchro
    15. Flash Function Settings
    16. Flash C.Fn Settings
    17. Clear Settings
    18. Using Flash Settings
    19. When to Disable Flash Firing
    20. More on Flash Modes
    21. Using External Electronic Flash
    22. Speedlite EL-1
    23. Speedlite 600EX-RT/600EX II-RT
    24. Speedlite 580EX II
    25. Speedlite 470EX-AI
    26. Speedlite 430EX III-RT
    27. Speedlite 320EX
    28. Speedlite EL-100
    29. Speedlite 270EX II
    30. Close-Up Lites
  19. Chapter 10 Working with Wireless Flash
    1. Wireless Evolution
    2. Elements of Wireless Flash
    3. Flash Combinations
    4. Controlling Flash Units
    5. Why Use Wireless Flash?
    6. Key Wireless Concepts
    7. Which Flashes Can Be Operated Wirelessly?
    8. Setting Up a Sender/Controller Flash
    9. Using a Speedlite as an Optical Sender
    10. Using the ST-E2 Transmitter as Sender
    11. Using the Speedlite EL-1 as Radio Sender
    12. Using the Speedlite 600EX-RT/600EX II-RT as Radio Sender
    13. Using the Speedlite 430EX III-RT as Radio Sender
    14. Using the ST-E3-RT as Radio Sender
    15. Setting Up a Receiver Flash
    16. Choosing a Channel
    17. Working with Groups
    18. Ratio Control
    19. Remote Release Function/Linked Shooting
  20. Chapter 11 Customizing with the Shooting Menu
    1. Anatomy of the Menus
    2. Shooting Menu Options
    3. Image Quality
    4. Dual Pixel RAW (R5 Only)
    5. Cropping/Aspect Ratio
    6. Exposure Compensation/Automatic Exposure Bracketing
    7. ISO Speed Settings
    8. HDR PQ Settings
    9. Auto Lighting Optimizer
    10. Highlight Tone Priority
    11. Anti-Flicker Shooting
    12. External Speedlite Control
    13. White Balance
    14. Custom White Balance
    15. White Balance Shift/Bracketing
    16. Color Space
    17. Picture Style
    18. Clarity
    19. Lens Aberration Correction
    20. Long Exposure Noise Reduction
    21. High ISO Speed Noise Reduction
    22. Dust Delete Data
    23. Multiple Exposure
    24. HDR Mode
    25. Focus Bracketing
    26. Interval Timer
    27. Bulb Timer
    28. Shutter Mode
    29. Release Shutter without Card
    30. IS (Image Stabilizer) Mode
    31. Touch Shutter
    32. Image Review
    33. High-Speed Display
    34. Metering Timer
    35. Exposure Simulation
    36. Shooting Information Display
    37. Viewfinder Display Format
    38. Display Performance
  21. Chapter 12 Customizing with the Autofocus Menu
    1. AF Menu Options
    2. AF Operation
    3. AF Method
    4. Subject to Detect
    5. Eye Detection
    6. Continuous AF
    7. Touch & Drag AF Settings
    8. MF Peaking Settings
    9. Focus Guide
    10. AF-Assist Beam Firing
    11. Servo AF Characteristics
    12. Lens Electronic MF
    13. One-Shot AF Release-priority
    14. Switching Tracked Subjects
    15. Lens Drive when AF Impossible
    16. Limit AF Methods
    17. AF Method Selection Control
    18. Orientation Linked AF Point
    19. Initial Servo AF Point for Face+Tracking
    20. Focus Ring Rotation
    21. RF Lens MF Focus Ring Sensitivity
    22. Multi-controller Sensitivity AF Point Select
    23. Electronic Full-Time MF
  22. Chapter 13 The Playback and Wireless Menus
    1. Playback Menu Options
    2. Protect Images
    3. Erase Images
    4. Rotate Stills
    5. Change Movie Rotate Info.
    6. Rating
    7. Image Copy
    8. Print Order
    9. Photobook Set-up
    10. RAW Image Processing (R6)/RAW Processing (RAW/DPRAW) (R5)
    11. DPRAW Processing (R5 Only)
    12. Resize
    13. Cropping
    14. HEIF-->JPEG Conversion
    15. Slide Show
    16. Set Image Search Conditions
    17. Magnification (apx)
    18. Image Jump with Main Dial
    19. Switch Main Dial/Quick Control Dial 2
    20. Rate Button Function (R6 Only)
    21. Rate/Record Button Function (R5 Only)
    22. Memo Audio Quality (R5 Only)
    23. Playback Information Display
    24. Highlight Alert
    25. AF Point Disp.
    26. Playback Grid
    27. Movie Play Count
    28. HDMI HDR Output
    29. Wireless Menu
    30. Connecting to a Smartphone via Bluetooth
    31. Connecting to a Smartphone Using Wi-Fi
    32. Connecting to a Computer Using Wi-Fi
    33. Wi-Fi Connection Using an Access Point/FTP Server
    34. Uploading to a Web Service
    35. Connecting to Wireless Remote Control
    36. Ready to Go
  23. Chapter 14 Set-up Menu
    1. Set-up Menu Options
    2. Record Functions+Card/Folder Sel.
    3. File Numbering
    4. File Name
    5. Format Card
    6. Auto Rotate
    7. Add Movie Rotate Information
    8. Date/Time/Zone
    9. Language
    10. Video System
    11. Help Text Size
    12. Beep
    13. Headphone Volume
    14. Power Saving
    15. Eco Mode
    16. Screen/Viewfinder Display
    17. Screen Brightness/Viewfinder Brightness
    18. Screen/Viewfinder Color Tone
    19. Fine-Tune Viewfinder Color Tone
    20. UI Magnification
    21. HDMI Resolution
    22. Touch Control
    23. Multi-Function Lock
    24. Shutter at Shutdown
    25. Sensor Cleaning
    26. Reset Camera
    27. Custom Shooting Mode (C1–C3)
    28. Save/Load Camera Settings On Card (R5 only)
    29. Battery Information
    30. Copyright Information
    31. Manual/Software URL
    32. Certification Logo Display
    33. Firmware
  24. Chapter 15 The Custom Functions and My Menus
    1. Custom Function Settings
    2. Exposure Level Increments
    3. ISO Speed Setting Increments
    4. Speed From Metering/ISO Auto
    5. Bracketing Auto Cancel
    6. Bracketing Sequence
    7. Number of Bracketed Shots
    8. Safety Shift
    9. Same Exposure for New Aperture
    10. AE Lock Metering Mode After Focus
    11. Restrict Shooting Modes (R5 Only)
    12. Set Shutter Speed Range
    13. Set Aperture Range
    14. Dial Direction During Tv/Av
    15. Control Ring Rotation
    16. Customize Buttons
    17. Customize Dials
    18. Clear Customized Settings
    19. Add Cropping Information
    20. Audio Compression
    21. Default Erase Option
    22. Release Shutter without Lens
    23. Retract Lens on Power Off
    24. Add IPTC Information
    25. My Menu
    26. Clear All Custom Func. (C.Fn)
  25. Chapter 16 Capturing Video
    1. Getting Started
    2. R6 Video in a Nutshell
    3. R5 Video Overview
    4. Movie Shooting Menus
    5. Shooting Mode (R6 only)
    6. Movie Recording Quality
    7. Movie Cropping
    8. Sound Recording
    9. Movie ISO Speed Settings
    10. Av 1/8-stop Increments
    11. Movie Auto Slow Shutter
    12. Canon Log Settings
    13. HDR Movie Recording
    14. Time-lapse Movie
    15. Movie Self-timer
    16. Remote Control
    17. IS (Image Stabilizer Mode)
    18. Shutter Button Function for Movies
    19. Zebra Settings
    20. Shooting Information Display/Viewfinder Display Format
    21. Overheat Control
    22. HDMI Display
    23. Time Code
    24. Movie Autofocus Menus
    25. Movie Servo AF
    26. Movie Servo AF Speed
    27. Movie Servo AF Tracking Sensitivity
    28. Compression, Resolution, and Frame Rates
    29. Compression
    30. Resolution
    31. Frame Rate
    32. High Frame Rate Video
    33. HDR Movies
    34. Exposure Options
    35. More on Shutter Speeds
    36. Playback and Editing
  26. Chapter 17 Tips for Shooting Better Video
    1. Using an External Recorder/Monitor
    2. Lens Craft
    3. Keep Things Stable and on the Level
    4. Shooting Script
    5. Storyboards
    6. Storytelling in Video
    7. Composition
    8. Lighting for Video
    9. Audio
    10. Stills from Movies
  27. Chapter 18 Troubleshooting and Prevention
    1. Updating Your Firmware
    2. Official Firmware
    3. Upgrading Your Firmware
    4. Protecting Your LCD
    5. Troubleshooting Memory Cards
    6. All Your Eggs in One Basket?
    7. What Can Go Wrong?
    8. What Can You Do?
    9. Cleaning Your Sensor
    10. Dust the FAQs, Ma’am
    11. Identifying and Dealing with Dust
    12. Avoiding Dust
    13. Sensor Cleaning