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Custom Functions

The custom functions on the EOS 5D Mark III are split into four sub-pages - exposure, Display/Operation, Others and Clear. It's less long-winded than in previous EOS cameras as some functions have been moved elsewhere and the AF settings now got their own menu tab.

C.Fn1: Exposure

Option
Values
Exposure level increments  • 1/3 stop
 • 1/2 stop
ISO speed setting increments  • 1/3 stop
 • 1 stop
Bracketing auto cancel  • On
 • Off
Bracketing sequence  • 0, -, +
 • -, 0, +
 • +, 0, -
Number of bracketed shots  • 3
 • 2
 • 5
 • 7
Safety shift  • Disable
 • Shutter speed / Aperture (Tv/Av)
 • ISO speed

C.Fn2: Disp./Operation

Option
Values
Warnings in viewfinder  • When Picture Style Monochrome set
 • When WB is corrected
 • When one-touch image quality set
 • When ISO expansion is used
 • When spot metering is set
LV shooting area display  • Masked
 • Outlined
Dial direction during Tv/Av  • Normal
 • Reverse
Multi function lock  • Main Dial
 • Quick control dial
 • Multi-controller
Custom controls

 • Shutter button half-press
Metering and AF start
Metering start
AE lock
 • AF-On button
Metering and AF start
AE lock
AF stop
FE lock
AE lock
Disabled
 • AE lock button
AE lock
Metering and AF start
AF stop
FE lock
AE lock
Disabled
 • DOF-preview button
Depth-of-field preview
AF stop
AE lock
One Shot / AI Servo
IS Start
Switch to registered AF func.
One-touch image quality
One-touch image quality (hold)
FE lock
VF electronic level
Switch to registered AF point
AE lock (hold)
Off
 • Lens AF stop button
AF stop
Metering and AF start
AE lock
One Shot / AI Servo
IS start
Switch to registered AF func.
AE lock (hold)
Switch to registered AF point
 • M-Fn button
FE lock
AE lock
One-touch image quality
One-touch image quality (hold)
VF electronic level
AE lock (hold)
 • Set button
Disabled
Image quality
Picture Style
Menu display
Image replay
Magnify/Reduce
ISO speed
 • Main dial
Shutter speed setting in M mode
Aperture setting in M mode
 • Quick control dial
Aperture setting in M mode
Shutter speed setting in M mode
AF point direct selection
ISO speed
 • Multi-controller
Disabled
AF point direct selection

Custom Controls

The Custom Controls settings can be found within the Custom Functions menu and let you customize the function of many buttons and both dials of the camera.

C.Fn3: Others

Option
Values
Add cropping information  • Off
 • Aspect ratio 6:6
 • Aspect ratio 3:4
 • Aspect ratio 4:5
 • Aspect ratio 6:7
 • Aspect ratio 5:6
 • Aspect ratio 5:7
Default Erase option  • Cancel
 • Erase

C.Fn4: Clear

Option
Values
Clear all Custom Functions  • OK
 • Cancel

My Menu

The 'My Menu' feature on the EOS 5D Mark III allows you to produce a custom menu made up of any of the cameras menu options (including custom functions) which means that previously buried but useful options can now be brought to a top level menu.

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Total comments: 9
Vmo9
By Vmo9 (2 months ago)

I have used the 5D Mark III for over a year and have just finished selling my Nikon gear (sad day after being a Nikon enthusiast for 30 plus years). From auto-focus to camera build to overall quality, this camera can do it all! Even with the slow burst rate, it works well for sports and nature shooting! I can't recommend this camera enough. I have found the auto-focus system to be quick enough for Equestrian events with long lenses, such as Canons 400mm f2.8 or new 200-560mm.

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Rob728
By Rob728 (3 months ago)

I have just bought a 5d mkii, and when doing a comparison test (nothing scientific) against my 50d I find that the 5d3 seems to under expose by upto 1stop, is this normal?

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schutzaphoto
By schutzaphoto (4 months ago)

I work in Nyc as a fashion photographer and I have to say the the 5d series are the most used cameras out side of medium format cameras .Ive been shooting with the mark 3 for over a year after shooting with the mark 2 for 2 years great both great cameras. You can see the shots I've taken with it on my website www.brianschutzaphotography.com hope it helps!!

Comment edited 3 minutes after posting
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VABMAN
By VABMAN (1 month ago)

Nice shots,...I've always dreamed to be a fashion photographer.

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Cyrus the Great
By Cyrus the Great (5 months ago)

Nikon D800 is clear winer over 5D iii in every things. Nikon has much sharper lens.
don't know why some people buy Canon???!!!!!

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R D Carver
By R D Carver (5 months ago)

'Some people' buy Canon because they earn their living using a camera. Oh man, you should see those forests of white and red-ringed lenses in the pro pit at every major sporting, media and news event! 'Some people' are winning the major competitions, filling the fashion and nature magazines and filming box office busting movies with Canon. "Nikon has much sharper lens" Which lens exactly? Give a photographer a Canon 5D MKIII and an EF 70-200mm F/2.8 L IS II USM Lens and he can take on the world. Nikon is good, Canon is good why get tribal? it is so petty and amateur. At work I can pick up a Nikon/Sony D800 body or a Cannon 5D MKIII. I prefer the Cannon because I don't like the white balance on the Nikon. Others are happy to use the Nikon, but the die hard Nikon enthusiasts are disappointed that Sony make the sensors for Nikon. In comes Sony in comes the green tinged white balance.

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WillieG
By WillieG (4 months ago)

No cameras white balance is perfectly neutral. That's why we have the ability to manually change it on the camera and even fine tune on some of the higher end models. Nikon cameras do run slightly toward the cool side, but they can always be fine-tuned to be neutral in-camera. Canon cameras have always leaned towards the orange color tint. Luckily for Canon the end result is a slightly warmer image that many photographers like the looks of. Few pros would buy a camera that couldn't be made to produce true colors. And that forest of white lenses has been thinning out quite a bit since the advent of the Nikon D3. I'm one die-hard Nikon enthusiast who's ecstatic with Sony sensors. No other brand can even match their dynamic range.

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solomonshv
By solomonshv (1 week ago)

why is the D800 is the clear winner? because of a few test charts? which camera do you own? the 5DM3 or the D800? i switched from nikon to canon because i liked canon's lenses better.

ever been to a major sporting event or a press conference? if you did you'd notice an abundance of off-white telephoto lenses with red rings on them. saying that "some people buy Canon" is misleading because pretty much everyone who makes a living off their camera gear uses Canon. and believe me, there are very good reasons for that. if you don't know what they are then it will be a waste of time trying to explain them to you. you still wont get it because you are too busy looking at test charts.

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mufflon
By mufflon (6 months ago)

thx for putting the Shadow noise test in your review. it was time to show that quite big difference.

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