Left & Right Sides Of Camera


Canon® EOS 6D Mark II Fast Start


Lesson Info

Left & Right Sides Of Camera

Working our way over onto the left side of the camera, as I mentioned before, most Canon lenses are gonna have an autofocus switch right there on the side of the lens for autofocus or manual focus. Some, but not all of their lenses, have a stabilizer feature built on. They might have a simple on/off switch or they might have a more detailed switch for some of the fancier lenses. There is a speaker system so that when you are playing back movies, you'll be able to hear what's going on through the little speaker on this side of the camera. The camera does have an NFC symbol and this is where the reception is best for devices that have NFC. We'll talk more about the wireless system when we get into the last section of this class where we get to talk about the wireless system but it does have NFC and that's the little indication that it is indeed there. We have a couple of little rubber doors! The top one is for a mic. Canon makes their own DM-E1 directional microphone. There are many othe...

r microphones that you can put in here so that is certainly not the only brand and style of one that you can have in there. But it's one that Canon makes and mounts right into the hot shoe on the top of the camera. The next little rubber door is for connections. The top part of it is for connecting to a computer and so if you want to download your images, you can do so through the Digital Terminal. The bottom HDMI connector will allow you to hook up to monitors, TVs, and visual devices like that. And so if you wanna play movies or do a slideshow straight through the camera, you can hook it up to your TV with a mini out, Type C HDMI connector. Workin' our way around over to the right hand side of the camera, we have our door for the memory card. Memory card goes in here, obviously, the Secure Digital memory system is what this camera uses. Some of the features of these memory cards is they have a little lock switch on the left hand side that prevent images from being recorded or read off that card so if something is not working with the memory card, check to see if that is in the downward position, which is the lock position on it. In large letters, you're probably likely to see the numbers of megabytes or gigabytes the memory card has. This is gonna be the SD, the HC, and the XC options on the cards, just different sized cards available. For those of you who shoot action and fast photography where you are downloading and transferring your images a lot and you need to do that as quickly as possible, you wanna look at the maximum speed of the card. This is how fast images can be written to the card and how fast images can be taken off of the card at their peak. If you shoot a lot of video, you wanna look at the minimum speed because video is very intensive on a constant basis of bringing in and recording all that data. So if you do a lotta recording, what Canon says, is they recommend a speed class three, which is 30 megabytes per second card or faster. If you're not shooting a lot of high-quality video, you can use many of the other different cards, lower speed cards, they're perfectly fine in this camera for most situations. As I mentioned, you can hook your camera up to the computer for downloading. To be honest with you, it's a little on the slow side. And so what most photographers have is a card reader. And this will allow you to transfer your images much faster, especially if you have a large group of cards. That can make a big difference. If your computer has a card slot in it, well that is very fast as well and maybe even more convenient and is a good option as well. But they're both much better than plugging your camera in to the computer system. One of the things that's important when it comes to memory cards is formatting the memory card. What that does is it deletes all the photos, deletes the file directory, any ghost folders, and any other little residual data that might on that card from any sort of previous use. It's something that I always wanna do anytime I go out on a new shoot, anytime I'm going out on a big trip or something like that, I wanna go out with fresh, clean memory cards that are communicating properly with the camera. And so it's recommended that you do that, especially when you buy your cards brand-new. If you're transferring cards from a different brand camera, very important to format those cards. But it's also important to back up that data before you format because once you format, you're gonna make things really hard to find afterwards.

Class Description

We know what it’s like to dive right into taking pictures with your new camera. But trying to understand the manual can be a frustrating experience. Get the most out of your new Canon EOS 6D Mark II with this complete step-by-step walk-through of the camera’s features.

Join expert photographer John Greengo for a fast-track introduction, and unlock your camera’s full potential. In this Fast Start class, you’ll learn:

  • Utilize the 6D Mark II's feature set for Vlogging
  • Customize the deep menu to fit your specific needs

John is a CreativeLive veteran instructor and an experienced photographer. He has extensive experience teaching the technical minutiae that makes any camera an effective tool: aperture, ISO, the Rule of Thirds, and the kinds of lenses you’ll need to suit your camera body. This Fast Start includes a complete breakdown of your camera’s exposure, focus, metering, video and more. John will also explain how to customize the Nikon D7500’s settings to work for your style of photography.