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Canon EOS M5 and M6 Fast Start

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Back Side Of Camera

John Greengo

Canon EOS M5 and M6 Fast Start

John Greengo

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Lesson Info

11. Back Side Of Camera


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1 Class Introduction Duration:07:30
2 Camera Controls Overview Duration:06:57
3 Mode Dial Operations Duration:11:57
5 Movie Option On Mode Dial Duration:06:33
7 Manual Mode Dial Duration:02:59
8 Custom Model Dial Duration:02:36
9 Top Of Camera Buttons Duration:06:42
10 Viewfinder Display Duration:08:07
11 Back Side Of Camera Duration:03:40
12 Playback Menu Duration:04:47
14 Quick Menu Duration:13:09
15 Left, Right & Bottom Of Camera Duration:04:38
16 Lenses & Front Of Camera Duration:06:13
17 Menu Overview & Shooting Menu Duration:18:02
18 MF Peaking Settings Menu Duration:06:00
19 ISO Speed Menu Duration:06:54
20 Picture Style & Sound Menus Duration:11:04
21 Set Up Menu Duration:22:05
22 Custom Function Menu Duration:04:21
23 My Menu & Playback Menu Duration:10:56
24 Camera Operation Duration:07:35

Lesson Info

Back Side Of Camera

The auto exposure lock button allows you to lock the exposure in and move the camera around. So, let me give you a little demonstration on this one. I'm gonna have the camera in the program mode for this, this is where the camera is figuring out shutter speeds and apertures, and let me go ahead and zoom in a little bit over here. And so what's our shutter speed right now? It's a 30th of a second at F6.3, but what if I go over here? Ah, get something to focus on (beep) It's at one tenth of a second at F6.3, but what if I want this exposure to lock in? Well, what I can do is I can press in on this asterisk button and it will lock that shutter speed and aperture in so that I can go over here, focus on this other subject and shoot it at that locked in setting. And so this is just simply a button press by pressing this in and locking that in. And, I'm pretty sure it's gonna work here, let's go ahead and try it in the aperture value mode. And so let's just change the aperture on this case to...

F11. And what's my shutter speed here? It's a 13th of a second, let's lock that in and move it over here and it stays locked in. And so if you do want to lock it in, it's a press and lock system; a lot of other cameras you have to press and hold your finger in, this is just kind of like a light switch you press it once to turn it on, and once again to turn it off. Next up is our auto focus points button, and so this is going to allow us to change the focusing system on the camera. And so, we're also gonna be able to hold this to center it which means bring the focusing point back down to the center. And it can also turn the face detection on and off, depending on which mode we're in. And we're gonna be able to change the size of it by turning this top dial, and we'll be able to move the frame by going up, down, and left and right with this back dial. And then pressing the info button to return it to the center, so there's lots of different ways of controlling this. And then you can magnify by turning the front dial on the camera. With my camera in the program mode just to be nice and simple on this, and so if I press in on the button, I can zoom in if I want to check focus by turning this dial. And let's see, where's my other controls? And so I can change my focusing size, I have a small and medium size here. And I can move this around the frame if I want to focus someplace else. And if I want to go back to the center, I can press the info button right there. And so, we're gonna talk more about the focusing as we go through the class, but that's just a real quick way of moving that focusing button around from side to side. We have our movie record button. And, I believe we can just hit that button anytime we want. Yep, to go ahead and record. The problem is, is that right now my camera is in the program mode, which means I'm getting, pull off some of this information here, I'm getting the full censor width, but when I go in to shoot video, it goes into the hd format, which is that wider format. And so when I record movies, I would prefer to put my camera in the movie mode first so that I can see what the framing is gonna look like. And now we can see that size setting and then I can just use this to start and stop and it doesn't change the framing size. And so, it's preferable to go to the movie mode first, but if you're in a rush or you forget, you can still do it anytime you want to.

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 mirrorless Canon EOS M5/M6 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:

  • How to maximize the exposure system in both auto and manual modes
  • How to use and customize the menus
  • How to use the camera's video capabilities

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 Canon EOS M5/M6 settings to work for your style of photography.


Susan Clarke

John did an outstanding job explaining every part of this camera. As a newbie, this course is exactly what I needed to understand this camera. Thank you, John. Now, I'm going back to watch through 1 more time!

Michael Simpson

John Greengo is probably the best instructor I have come across in my short photography journey. I learned a lot about the camera, something that would have been difficult without the help of the M5 course. Thank you.

a Creativelive Student

Once again, a thorough explanation about all the functions of the Canon EM5/6 Camera operations. For anyone considering purchasing this class before getting your hands on the actual camera, it will give you a head start into the functions of the camera you chose. As a Canon FF User, I wanted to have a camera for urban shooting, yet, wanted something that could use all my Canon Lenses with an adapter. The Canon M5, I believe is a great choice and I'm looking forward to seeing how my lenses work with it.