Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III Review
The Mark III's menu system (which is very similar to the EOS 40D) is an evolution of the Mark II's, with a far more logical and easy to navigate custom function section. There are now 9 tabs (including the new 'My Menu'), and the menus themselves have been brought up to date with Canon's other more recent cameras. The new multi-controller makes navigating the myriad options a lot easier too (though some levels can still only be navigated using the quick dial).
Shooting section (red)
Values / Actions
|White Balance [clip]|| Auto
White fluorescent light
Color temp. (Kelvin)
|Custom WB regist.|| • Choose custom preset number
Register an image on card
• Record & register image
• Edit caption
|Select image for custom WB.
Take a picture for custom WB
|WB Shift / BKT [clip]|| Shift: B9-A9, M9-G9
Bracket: BA+/-3, MG+/-3
|Configures WB shift and WB bracketing.|
|Color space|| sRGB
|Picture Style|| Standard
User Def. 1
User Def. 2
USer Def. 3
|JPEG quality|| • L
|Set JPEG quality for each of the four size options.|
|Quality [clip]|| Large
RAW + Large
RAW + Medium 1
RAW + Medium 2
RAW + Small
RAW + Large
RAW + Medium 1
RAW + Medium 2
RAW + Small
- 5616 x 3744 JPEG
|Review time|| Off
|Enables auto focus confirmation beep. Also used for self timer.|
|Shoot w/o card|| On
|Allow shot to be taken without CF card inserted.|
|Dust Delete Data||• OK||- Obtains dust data for mapping out using Canon software|
Now standard across Canon's DSLR range the Picture Styles are a range of pre-programmed image parameter sets intended to deliver the best results in different situations. Each Picture Style has its own preset mapping for tone and color response as well as providing the ability to tune sharpness, contrast, saturation and color tone for each. For instance the default sharpening for the Standard Picture Style is level 3, if you prefer less strong you can just adjust it downwards. Sharpness has 8 levels, contrast, saturation and color tone all have have 9 levels.
Playback Section (Blue)
|Protect mode, allows you to browse images either in a single image or thumbnail view and mark each image as protected (or un-protect). This simply sets the read-only flag on the card file system.|
|Rotate||Rotate mode, again, this can be performed in either single image or thumbnail index view. This option allows you to rotate an image on-screen by 90 or 270 degrees. Doesn't actually rotate the JPEG file, but marks its orientation.|
| Select and erase images
All images in folder
All images on card
|Print order||Allows you to create a DPOF print order file, for use with compatible printers or photo finishers.
|Transfer order||Allows you to create a transfer order file, for use with automatic image transfer software.
Mark all on card
Clear all on card
|Image Copy||Allows you to copy images from the SD card to the CF card and vice versa
• Copy Source
• Free space (on other card)
• Select Images
• Select folder
• All Images
|Highlight alert|| Disable
|AF point disp.|| Disable
|Enlarge Display|| • Enlarge from image center
• Enlarge from selected AF point
|Image Jump||Allows you to select how turning the control wheel 'jumps' images in playback mode
• 1 image
• 10 images
• 100 images
Setup Section (Yellow)
Values / Actions
|Auto power off|| 1 min
|Sets camera power off time, this is the amount of "idle time" before the camera powers itself off. In the power off state the camera can be woken by half or fully depressing the shutter release (or turning the power switch to Off and back to On).|
|Record func + media / folder sel.|| • Record func.
Auto switch media
Rec. to multiple
|Defines how the EOS-1Ds works when you have two cards inserted.
- switch to other card when full
- split raw and jpeg files
- record to both cards
|File numbering|| Continuous
|Controls the numbering method used for filenames.|
|Auto rotate|| On (play mode and EXIF)
|Chooses whether orientation information is recorded and if the camera should rotate in play mode.|
|Format|| SD or CF card
|Format the card(s)|
|LCD Brightness|| 1 to 7|
|Date/Time|| Set Date & Time
Set Date format
|Select menu language.|
|Video system|| NTSC
|Select video system for video out connector.|
|Displays power source, remaining capacity (%), shutter count and recharge performance.|
|Live View function settings|| Live View shooting
|Defines parameters for Live View.|
|External Speedlite control|| Flash function setting
Flash mode: E-TTL II
Flash exp. bracketing
-3 to +3 EV
Flash exp. comp
-3 to +3 EV
Flash C.Fn setting
Clear external flash C.Fn setting
|Save / Load settings on media|| • Save
|Register / Apply basic settings|| • Register
|Clear all camera settings|| Cancel
|Sensor cleaning|| Auto cleaning
Defines the settings for the built-in cleaning system, by default the system is enabled and cleans at startup and shutdown (although can be interrupted).
The 'clean manually' option locks the mirror and shutter up.
|Firmware||Select to load new firmware from CF card||Also shows current version, on our camera; 1.1.2|
- 18 Software & Raw
- 19 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 20 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 21 Photographic tests (DR)
- 22 Vignetting/Shading
- 23 Photographic tests
- 24 Compared to
- 25 Compared to (JPEG)
- 26 Compared to (JPEG)
- 27 Compared to (JPEG)
- 28 Compared to (RAW)
- 29 Compared to (RAW)
- 30 Compared to (RAW)
- 31 Compared to (Resolution)
- 32 Conclusion
- 33 Samples
|CZ54-1-2 by TrickTheLight|
from anything you can do I can do better
|Fork-tailed Sunbird On Ivory Coral Tree by cntlaw|
from A big year - birds 2019
|Washing day by Jill Hancock|
from -Minimum Wage- (non-human shot in Full Colours Only)
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