Product Overview


Canon® 6D - DSLR Fast Start


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Product Overview

We're going to take this cannon sixty camera and we're going to try to hook it up live to my phone and that involves setting up a whole wifi system with encryption keys and all sorts of menu adjustments and I've done this a number of times and it works sometimes and it doesn't work other times and so we're going to cross our fingers at that point when it comes to the class we're going to hook this up because that's kind of the big thing about the sixty is that it's got wifi and gps which not a lot of cameras have had its the first cannon camera have that in it and so that's definitely one of the big points that we'll be talking quite a bit about today we will be doing a live demo of it and so we're going to see how well in the distance it works and show you more about that so welcome everybody everyone who owns the sixty or maybe a similar camera or maybe you're just watching because you wantto see what cannon's doing nuo the sony or a nikon or something else and that's that's perfectl...

y good because we're going to go through and we're gonna check out everything that this camera has to do with it just a few points first off this is not a review I'm not reviewing how good this camera is versus another candid camera although if we have questions about how does this compare with the mark to win the mark three or the seventy or other cameras we will address those but it's not a review about how good this camera is and also this is not, you know, sometimes creative live post these videos on youtube or at their website for free this is not like a ten minute instruction, this is going to be about a five hour class where we're really going to dig in deep and go through the camera very, very carefully in talking about exact setups for different scenarios, and the other thing is, is that we are going to be covering a few basics in this class. And so if I mentioned something that you already know about you, khun, just pat yourself on the back and just be a little patient. Patience, young jedi, I we we do need to cover basics for a lot of different people. Sometimes people get upset. I already knew that. Why are you wasting my time? And so we are going to be covering a lot of dough for things in this class and so let's get in right now. What kind of talk about what we're going to be doing for the next few hours in this class, so to start with, I just want to give you a little bit of over you about the history of this particular model and some other things with cannon going togo through some very, very few photography basics just want to make sure everyone is on a somewhat level playing field. When it comes to some of those most important basics, most of the class, we're going to be going through the buttons on the camera, which is all the controls on the outside. Anything that's really important has got a button on it for you to control, and we're going to talk about all the different buttons there are and what they do, we'll be taking a break in there, a couple breaks in there. At some point, we're going to come back, we're gonna get into the display system, and then we're also going to be going through the menu items. It sounds a little tedious, but we're going to be going to the menu's line, item by line item, and I'm gonna be giving you some recommendations on how to set the camera everyone's going to want to set the camera a little bit differently for their own needs. But if you d'oh, get the by the class and you get the download, one of my favorite things, because I'm a very visual learner, is I put the entire menu system on one page, and I have a hard time sometimes going through all the different tabs, where is this and so this is kind of nice because you can just scan over everything on one page and go, where is that item that I wanted to change? And so that's part of the handout that you get when you purchased the class, and then at the very end of the class, we're going to go through, and we're going to do some operation of the camera, which is setting the camera for different scenarios? Maybe you're in sports, photography or portrait or landscape. I'm going to give you some recommendations on exact camera settings for doing that sort of work. All right, so let's get into this class to start with this camera comes with a pretty big instruction manual, and then it comes with a fairly large supplementary instruction manual for the wifi. In total, you could spend almost twenty hours reading through all this material. Now the class that you are about to experience here is going to be five hours. So how is it possible for me to compress nineteen hours of information into five hours? And the fact of the matter is, is that I cannot do that? I'm going to be going over the most important parts of the camera, my idea is to teach all the major controls for capturing the highest quality image now this camera has a lot of functions. Which don't really fall into that category they have to do with kind of photoshopping and tweaking your images and I'm not going get into that you could hook your camera directly upto a printer and I'm not going to explain on how to do that. I want to explain on how to get the cleanest, best quality images out of the camera the wifi section I'm going to show you how to set that up to your phone it's something that you can also hook up to other devices, but we're not going to go into that we could spend all five hours just on the wifi function if that's what we wanted to really get into in this class, the other thing is is that this class is not a photography class if you're watching this class going oh I'm gonna learn all about photography here you're going to be sorely disappointed because we're not going to cover a lot of photography we're going to be talking about specific features to the canon sixty but if that's what you're looking for, then I think you might like the class all right first, just a little overview maybe you are brand new to the canon system the cannon family welcome to the canon family they've been around for quite some time if you didn't know this that is the original logo that is thie goddess of mercy and you'll notice all the arms and I believe all those arms air for pushing all the buttons on a modern camera so can it started making out this little range finder cameras and then they got into single lens reflex when they became the go to styling cameras and they were really taken very seriously until nineteen seventy one and the f one which was their pro slr camera and they had that going pretty good for a while and then things really changed in nineteen eighty seven because they brought out their auto focus lens mouth and this is important to know because you can't use those older lenses on this cannon sixty cameron so lenses prior to nineteen eighty seven you don't want to use they will physically fit on there yes technically there isn't after that they can be put on but it's just not worth the effort in my opinion there's just too many compromises when you do that and so you want to stick to the new orleans is so before warren if you go to a used camera shop or garage sale or something like that and then in two thousand they brought out their first digital slr kind of ah predecessor to this camera you can tell it's quite old by that really small screen on the back of the camera and that camera had three megapixels and sold for about three thousand dollars so we have come a long ways in that time all right, so the cannon six d kind of what's so interesting in what's so great about it. I know when I first saw this camera I kind of went what the heck? Why do they even need this camera? Because they still have the five d mark two around they had already introduced the five d mark three and this just seemed like it was retracing the same ground that the five b mark to do it, but they did make this. This is their most affordable full frame. Cameron I put that in quotes because not everyone's definition of affordable is a two thousand dollar camera, but it's it's the least expensive full frame camera from cannon at this time it is smaller and lighter weight and when you pick this camera if you're used to a five d mark three like like myself as I was just showing jim earlier on this camera, we picked it up it's like what's your first thoughts like wow that's small and it's kind of like five d mark three you've lost some weight. The camera is almost it's almost twenty five percent lighter, I think technically it's twenty three percent lighter but it's a notable difference and so if somebody does a lot of traveling if they're looking for a second camera that already owns one of the other five g's and you're looking for something that's maybe a little bit lighter, but a lot of the same features that's one of the things that I'm liking most about the camera we have a sos up two hundred thousand not that that's new for cannon but at this price level and with this type of camera it's nice but the big thing is wifi and built in gps it's the first time cannon has done this there's been a few other cameras it's slowly trickling through the industry right right now you might say and we're going to talk quite a bit about the wifi we'll talk a little bit about the gps in this class and so kind of first question I had is why wifi what's the big deal? How is this going to help me out? Why does this change things well? First off you can hook your camera up to your nearby computer let's say if you're working in a studio so you can see right on your computer what your camera is doing completely untethered and that's an interesting option you can print directly from the camera in theory it's nice but practicality it's not what I think most people are going to be doing you can go from camera to camera to do camera transfer's not something most people are going to do but there's a few people and specialized industries where this might be handy the big thing, of course, is being able to hook it up to your phone so that you can use your phone as a remote viewer and that's what we're going to be doing in this class. And I saw a very interesting example of somebody doing this just a couple days ago here in seattle, just north of seattle, we have the skagit valley tulip festival, which is going on right now, and I saw a guy that had a twenty five foot pole and his camera up on top of this, paul and he was looking at what I believe was his phone, a monitor, and he was positioning his camera in the right position, and so it was it was a heck of a lot cheaper than renting a helicopter toe hover over the ground at twenty five, feet or even getting one of the little drones, but it enables you to get your camera into some unusual position, so we'll see what we can do here in this class. And then finally, you can actually upload to the web by going through one of the many different services that are available for uploading your pictures. And so that's, one of the other options for instantly uploaded a picture, and I kind of thought this was goofy, but I was at a kind of an impromptu concert at a record shop. About a week ago, and I was like waiting for the band to come out, and I wanted to send a photo out and post it to my face, but right then and there and I couldn't do that with my sl arcs that have the sixty with me, so I just had to use my phone to take a picture and then upload it. And so having that ability from your slr, you have all the advantages of the slr, but also the advantages of the phone and so some interesting options with the wife. So one of the great things about owning a canon camera is that you were part of the cannon family and there is a huge collection of cameras from canada, and so with this camera, you there are upgrades, there are lower and cameras, so if you're going to get a friend or a family member, a candid camera, you want to share lenses, there's, lots and lots of options for different cameras from canada, they have a huge collection of very high quality lenses, so just about anything that you might want to dio they're gonna have a lens for it. They also have a great flash system. The camera does not have a built in flash, we will talk about flashes in particular and some recommendations, but can it has a very, very good flash system so a little bit of the position and heritage of the sixty sixty is sitting fairly high up in the hierarchy of candid cameras. It is a descendant, if you will, of the cannon five d, the five d mark two and five d mark three and it's as if you took a sixty d and put a full frame sensor in it or if you took a five day mark too and you just tweaked it just a little bit to make the sixtieth definitely the junior to the five day mark three of the five day mark three is a better camera in virtually every imaginable way except for a price and wait on dso the five mark three years more and so this is a price alternative and one of the things about the sixty where people are not getting excited is it's not really going down a lot of new territory other than the wifi and gps and so it's kind of like the younger sibling and the older sibling who is more talented and better at everything the five d mark three and so it gets overlooked. But I think it's a really nice camera and I think it's goingto prove to be a very good sweet spot for a lot of people who want to get into really high quality photography because this is what I think is one of the best choices to make if you want to get into the highest levels of slr photography now, if you do go through the instruction manual, you are going to get to this serious of pages on all sorts of dire warnings of things that you're not supposed to do with the camera because you might ruin it. In essence, they could just sort in the whole thing up and say, don't be stupid with it, and it would probably just a cz good and letting you know what you are supposed to do and not do with the camera. Now. One of the things they talk about is the camera not being waterproof now the sixty is officially classified as dust and drip proof, however, it's not clarified exactly what dust and drip proof means, but there are weather ceilings around the many openings on the camera, so if it was my camera and I wanted to go out and shoot a picture in the rain, I want to have a problem going out there and getting that shot, but I want to stay out there in the rain. I wouldn't expose it for a lot of rain for a long period of time, so if you're going to shoot a football match and you need to be out there for two hours. I would get a rain cover for it or have someone holding umbrella so that it's not rain coming on the camera so I would take precautions but you don't have to be super scared about every single drop of rain. The other thing is that cannon's had a number of issues with aftermarket manufacturers making false products for their cameras in some cases they'll make cannon batteries and they will actually say a cannon on him and so can it has a website or a page on their web site which explains how to identify official cannon products from non official cannon ones it's unlikely that a non cannon product is going to damage the camera there are some cases and I'm going to go through this in the menu system where the camera communicates with the lens about some issue and if you put on another brand of lens it won't be able to communicate that communicate that because the camera doesn't know what lens is on the camera they're pretty minor issues so I would not have a problem putting a sigma or tokyo or tamron lens on this camera wouldn't hesitate really in the first bit if that was the lens that I wanted to have on the camera I would recommend sticking with the cannon flashes they may cost a little bit more but they just are really, really convenient in the way that they communicate back and forward with the camera. So I think for convenience in quality, I would stick with cannon flashes. I tend to want to stay with the cannon batteries. There are some aftermarket ones out out there, and we'll talk more about those as we get in. I have some specific recommendations on flashes and lenses as we get into this further.

Class Description

Take this Canon® 6D tutorial with John Greengo, and you'll learn everything you need to know about the camera! In this photography tutorial, he provides hands-on introduction to your Canon® 6D camera's operations, detailed instructions on how all the menus work, and instruction on how to shoot great photos with this specific Canon® camera model.


Emmon Scott

There’s a saying in golf that it’s the swing, not the club, that counts. I’ve found that true in photography, where the most artistic photographer I know uses a Canon Rebel and an old film camera. His stuff wins awards and gets chosen for big exhibits. As recently as this past summer (2017) he told me he MIGHT upgrade to the camera this course covers, the 6D. Not the newer 6D Mark II — this one. If he gets it, I hope he takes this course. Is this course relevant in 2018, six years after the camera came out? To me, it is. I’ve read the hype about newer cameras — and they sound great — but I like the idea of seeing if I can do more with the 6D in my bag. And this course has already helped with that, really explaining the options and techniques for focusing, techniques I’ve started using and that have impacted how I composed some shots. The teacher, John Greengo, is the guy I’d want to meet behind the counter at a camera store. He knows the camera inside-out and upside-down. In this five-hour class, he takes you through every button, dial, and menu option — judiciously skimming past things less likely to be useful and focusing time on the key stuff. He’s a smart teacher and this is a smart class. Other examples of things he spent time on that caught my attention: How to adjust this camera and shoot remotely with an iPhone. How to use "mirror lockup" to keep the camera still at slow shutter speeds. How to update firmware. If you another camera and John Greengo offers a Fast Start course for it, my guess is you’ll find it worth your time.