C1, C2, C3... what have you done with yours?

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Al Downie
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C1, C2, C3... what have you done with yours?
5 months ago

I'm still trying to figure out all the options/settings on the 5D3, and I'm pretty sure I'm not using the Custom modes to their best advantage. It'd be really great to hear how you're using them!

So far, I've set:

C1 for STATIC subjects:
• Aperture priority auto
• Auto ISO (100-25600)
• Wide-open startup
• Min 1/125 shutter
• Silent, one-shot drive
• Back-button/single-point/one-shot focus
• AF Case = 1
• AF One-shot release priority = focus
• Shutter half-press = metering only
• StopDown = one-shot <-> AI Servo
• Auto white balance
• Picture style = Portrait (+2 sharpness)
• Auto Lighting Mode = Standard
• Evaluative metering
• Joystick = AF point selection
• Selectable AF points = 61
• High ISO NR = Low

C3 for MOVING subjects:
• Aperture priority auto
• Auto ISO (100-25600)
• f4 startup
• Min 1/250 shutter
• Loud, high-speed drive
• AI-Servo, full-auto (all AF points) focus
• AF Case = 6
• AI Servo 1st image priority = focus
• AI Servo 2nd image priority = focus
• Shutter half-press = metering and AF
• StopDown = one-shot <-> AI Servo
• Auto white balance
• Picture style = Standard (+3 sharpness)
• Auto Lighting Mode = Standard
• Evaluative metering
• High ISO NR = Low

And I can't think what to do with C2. Full manual everything probably for tripod/landscape use...

If you're using different settings for anything like the two scenarios above, or if you think any of the settings I've chosen are dumb (I probably haven't understood the manual properly), I'd be very grateful if you could show me the way...

Cheers,

Al

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