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Viewfinder Display Menu

Lesson 23 from: Canon EOS 6D Mark II Fast Start

John Greengo

Viewfinder Display Menu

Lesson 23 from: Canon EOS 6D Mark II Fast Start

John Greengo

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23. Viewfinder Display Menu

Lesson Info

Viewfinder Display Menu

Moving on to page two in the setup menu, how quickly do you want your camera to power down? And so shutting off power usually at one minute, you can make it longer if necessary if that's more convenient for you. The brightness of the LCD should be left at four, or the middle of this section, for most photography. In some cases, it's very bright and you need to see the back of the camera, that's when you would bump the LCD up. You might be working at night and you wanna lower the power down, but for proper exposure reasons, you should probably leave it in the middle in most cases. All right, so that information display on the back of the camera, how do you like it to turn off? Do you want it to be able to turn off when you press the shutter button? Usually that means that you're holding the camera to your eye and you don't want those lights on so close to your eyes. Some people wanna leave it on all the time so that it's not going on and off. And so, shutter button is a pretty normal wa...

y to have that power down so you don't have that in your face. You can chose the date and time in here. Adjust according to, as necessary for daylight savings time and so forth. The language, of course, which language do you want the menu to be in? The Viewfinder Display will lead us into a submenu which will give us a few options of things that we can turn on. The electronic level, we can choose to hide or see that here. Normally, under my recommendations, you'll find that I am turning everything off unless it needs to be on. And so for the average user, I'd say just turn it off 'cause it's clutter in front of your subject, that's not going to help you in composition, but if it is something that you use, then turn it on and use it, by all means. There is a grid display and I'll have to be honest with you, I use the grid display a fair bit of the time. Not all the time, but a fair bit of the time. I find it very helpful for composition when I'm really wanting to align things up properly. Show and hide in the viewfinder, if there's items that you're constantly switching back and forth and you wanna make sure that you see what's turned on and what's turned off, and I love the fact that you don't just have the choice of turning them all on or all off. You can go in and individually check each individual one that you wanna have turned on or off.

Class Materials

Bonus Materials with Purchase

Canon EOS 6D Mark II - Recommended Settings
Keynote Part 1
Keynote Part 2
Keynote Part 3
Keynote Part 4

Ratings and Reviews

Warren Gedye
 

John, this is my second class of yours I'm taking on Creative Live. You are a very unique and articulate instructor. Your knowledge, understanding and experience in all matters photography is astounding! You have certainly fine tuned the knack in imparting your deep knowledge in such a palatable way! Your slides are magnificent, simple and concise and caters directly to your audience. I can only imagine the hours upon hours of time spent making these valuable slides. I look forward to many more of your courses!

a Creativelive Student
 

Always enjoy all of John's classes, but especially this one since I've decided to upgrade from my previous 6D. Awesome camera and this one is so much quieter than the older one. Thank you for explaining things in terms and ways that are easy to understand!

Tim Rogers
 

Thanks for a very useful course John. Not to get out and enjoy the new toy. Wish I had done the similar course for my previous camera (60D); will be recommending it to the person I am giving the camera to.

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