Canon® EOS 6D Mark II Fast Start


Canon® EOS 6D Mark II Fast Start


Lesson Info

Touch Control Menu

Page four in the setup menu, we have our touch controls and so we consider that standard, sensitive, or disable. Some people don't care for the touch screen display and they don't want to accidentally activate take a picture, or focus in anyway. You can set it to disable and it's not gonna work at all. You can set it to sensitive if you are working potentially with thin gloves and you still want things to be able to pick up or maybe if you have a screen protector on there, it doesn't work quite as well. Standard would be the case that most people would leave it at most of the time. The beep is something that'll happen when you press half way down on the shutter release and the focus is achieved. The camera beeps to let you know that it has focused. It also tells you in the viewfinder with that little green dot over in the bottom left hand side. The beep can be a little bit annoying in certain environments to subjects and other photographers that you're working around. So, it's probably...

a good idea for discretionary purposes to turn that off unless it's absolutely necessary for another reason. Battery information is a great little place to come from time to time when you want to check it, how good your battery is. It'll tell you what percentage it is. It'll tell you how many pictures you've taken on it. Tells you exactly the condition of that battery in its overall lifespan and how soon it may need to be replaced. Sensor cleaning dives us into a little bit of a submenu here. We have automatic sensor cleaning. So, normally when you turn the camera on it goes through its own little sensor cleaning to try to knock off all of the dust. If you want to clean it right now, you can have it do it, right now. You can also just turn the camera off and turn it on. It would do the same thing but you can go into the menu and turn that particular feature on and off. If you do need to clean it manually, that gets a little bit more serious. Now, stage one is pretty easy here which is the air blower. You turn your camera upside down and just blow this air in there and try to knock out any dust and hopefully it falls out with gravity. If need be, you may need to go to a swab and liquid system and there's a variety of swab systems out there in the market and the idea is that you're gonna sweep the sensor clean of any sort of dust that might be on it. Some people don't feel comfortable doing that, understandable. You can turn your camera into a repair shop to have that done. But, if you do want to do it yourself, there's a lot of different camera stores out there that have the tools and accessories that allow you to do it yourself, save some money. Info button display options. As I mentioned before the info button on the back of the camera allows you to see different sets of information. Here's where you get to choose which items you see. If you don't use the electronic level, it's not something you need or want in your camera, you can turn it off if you want but some people like to have it there. It's pretty easy to just cycle past it and so I like to leave these things checked off. I like to have options available to me. Multi function lock, I've mentioned this a little bit before in the class. The lock button will lock the touch screen, the dial on the back, the multi-controller in the back, as well as the main dial of the camera and you can choose which one of those items it locks when you press that lock into its engage position. And so for anyone who bumps their camera accidentally and makes changes that they didn't intend, this is a good way of preventing that from happening.

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.