Canon EOS-1D Review
Custom / Personal functions
The EOS-1D is probably the most configurable and flexible D-SLR to date, with no less than 21 custom functions and 28 personal functions. Custom and personal functions can be 'registered' into one of three 'custom function groups', the idea being that you can instantly switch between different sets of custom / personal functions for different situations or photographers.
|All 21 EOS-1D custom function screens on one viewable contact sheet||All 21 EOS-1D custom function screens on one printable contact sheet|
Custom functions are controlled through the camera menu system, personal functions are set via the supplied TWAIN software and an IEEE 1394 (Firewire) connection.
|01||Finder display during exposure
Controls if exposure information and remaining buffer space is displayed during continuous shooting.
| 0 - No viewfinder display
1 - Finder display on
|02||Shutter release without CF card
Disable the shutter button if there is no CF card inserted
| 0 - Possible without
1 - Not possible
|03||ISO speed expansion
Provides access to ISO 100 or 3200 (indicated as L or H respectively)
| 0 - Standard ISO
1 - Expanded sensitivity
|04|| Shutter button / AE lock button
Controls the function of the shutter release and AE lock buttons
| 0 - AF / AE lock
1 - AE lock / AF
2 - AF / AF Lock, no AE lock
3 - AE / AF, no AE lock
|05||Manual TV/AV set for M exposure
Select which controls set either shutter speed or aperture in manual exposure mode. Also changes the way auto bracketing is executed.
| 0 - Tv = main, Av =
1 - Tv= quick, Av = main
2 - Tv= main, Av = quick w/o lens
3 - Tv = quick, Av = main w/o lens
|06||Exposure level increments
Select either third, half or full stop increments for shutter speed, aperture and exposure compensation
| 0 - 1/3-stop set, 1/3-stop
1 - 1-stop set, 1/3-stop compen.
2 - 1/2-stop set, 1/2-stop compen.
|07||USM lens electronic MF
Allows you to control manual focusing on certain USM lenses
| 0 - Turns on after
1 - Turns off after one-shot AF
2 - Always turned off
|08||Top LCD panel / Back LCD panel
Controls what information is displayed on the top and back LCD panels
| 0 - Remaining shots
/ File number
1 - ISO / Remaining shots
2 - ISO / File number
3 - Shots in folder / Remaining shots
|09||Auto bracketing sequence / cancel
Alter the AEB sequence. If Auto cancellation is selected bracketing will be cancelled if lens is changed or camera is powered off
| 0 - 0,-,+ / Auto cancellation
1 - 0,-,+ / No cancellation
2 - -,0,+ / Auto cancellation
3 - -,0,+ / No cancellation
|10||AF point illumination
Controls the way the AF points are superimposed on the viewfinder focus screen
| 0 - On
1 - Off
2 - On without dimming
3 - Brighter
|11||AF point selection method
Set the button / dial control combinations used to select AF points
| 0 - AF point + main
/ quick dial
1 - Exp. compen + main / quick dial
2 - Assist + main / quick dial alone
3 - FEL button + main / quick dial
Lock mirror up before main exposure, used to reduce vibration for long telephoto or macro shots. When enabled two presses of shutter release are required
| 0 - Disable
1 - Enable
|13||Number of AF points / Spot metering
Set the number of selectable AF points and if spot metering follows the active AF point or is locked at the center of the viewfinder
| 0 - 45 / Center AF
1 - 11 / Active AF point
2 - 11 / Center AF point
3 - 9 / Active AF point
|14|| Auto reduction of fill flash
Automatically reduces flash power in daylight to produce natural fill-flash
| 0 - Enable
1 - Disable
|15||Shutter curtain synchronization
Allows you to control where in the exposure the flash fires in a slow sync flash shot
| 0 - 1st-curtain sync
1 - 2nd-curtain sync
|16||Safety shift in Av or Tv
If a subjects brightness suddenly changes and the current Av or Tv setting is unsuitable the camera will automatically change the setting to obtain a correct exposure
| 0 - Disable
1 - Enable
|17||AF point activation area
Expands the active AF point either by one point or two points around the selected AF point
| 0 - Single AF point
1 - Expand 7 AF points
2 - Automatic expand (max 13 AF points)
|18||Switch to registered AF point
Defines what button combination must be pressed to return the AF point to a previously registered AF point
| 0 - Assist + AF point
1 - Assist button
2 - Only while pressing Assist button
|19||Lens AF stop button function
Controls the function of the AF button on certain AF lenses
| 0 - AF stop
1 - AF start
2 - AE lock while metering
3 - AF point, MF - Auto, AF - Center
4 - AF mode: one shot <> AI servo
5 - IS start
|20||AI servo tracking sensitivity
Sets the AI servo tracking speed, setting to slow can prevent it from being thrown off by obstructions passing between the camera and the subject
| 0 - Standard
1 - Slow
2 - Moderately slow
3 - Moderately fast
4 - Fast
|00||Focusing Screen|| 0 - Ec-N,R
1 - EC-A,B,C,CII,CIII,D,H,I,L (default)
|All 24 EOS-1D personal function screens on one viewable contact sheet||All 24 EOS-1D personal function screens on one printable contact sheet|
The functions below can only be set through the TWAIN software and an IEEE 1394 (Firewire) connection, captures of the dialog used to change these settings can be found later in the review.
|01||Disable shooting modes
Allows you to disable any combination of the modes shown here *
| Disable program AE
Disable shutter-priority AE
Disable aperture-priority AE
Disable depth-of-field AE
Disable bulb exposure
Disable manual exposure
|02||Disable metering modes
Allows you to disable any combination of metering modes shown here *
| Disable evaluative
Disable partial metering
Disable spot metering
Disable center-weighted average metering
|03||Specify metering mode for manual exposure|| Evaluative
Center-weighted average metering
|04||Set maximum and minimum shutter speeds|| Maximum - any up to
Minimum - any down to 30 sec
|05||Set maximum and minimum apertures|| Maximum - any down
Minimum - any up to F1
|06||Registers and switches the shooting and metering mode|| Off
|07||Repeats bracketing during continuous shooting|| Off
|08||Set number of shots to be bracketed|| 2
|09||Change the bracketing sequence for C.Fn 9 2/3 to increased, standard, decreased|| Off
|10||Retains the shift amount for program shift|| Off
|13||Executes AI servo AF continuous shooting giving priority to the drive speed|| Off
|14||Disables focus detection (search driving) by the lens drive|| Off
|15||Disables the AF-assist beam from being emitted (by connected flash)|| Off
|16||Enables automatic shooting when focus is achieved at the fixed point of focus when the shutter button is pressed fully|| Off
|17||Disables automatic AF point selection|| Off
|18||Enables automatic AF point selection when C.Fn 11-2 has been set|| Off
|19||Sets continuous shooting speed|| High-speed - 4, 5,
6, 7, 8 fps
Low speed - 3, 2, 1 fps
|20||Limits number of shots during continuous shooting||Numeric|
|21||Enables silent operation when the shutter button is OFF after picture taking|| Off
|23||Change timers length *|| 10 sec
|24||Illuminate the LCD panels during Bulb exposure|| Off
|25||Set default settings for camera reset||(Various settings)|
|27||Reverse direction of dials|| Off
Quick control dial
|28||Prevent exposure compensation with quick control dial|| Off
* Indicates a multiple selection can be made
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