Viewfinder Display Menu


Canon® EOS 6D Mark II Fast Start


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 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.


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!


This course covers the controls and menu features of the EOS 6D Mark II in extremely comprehensive yet understandable detail. John Greengo is a polished presenter with a very real depth of knowledge which he manages to put over in ways that mere amateurs can comprehend. I would thoroughly recommend this class to anyone who already owns or is about to purchase a 6D Mark II. I purchased the class during the first 15 minute break after only watching one quarter of the full presentation.