Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II Review
The EOS-1D Mark II's menus are divided across five pages, hold the MENU button and turn the quick control dial to select the required menu. Hold the SELECT button and turn the quick control dial to enter the menu page and adjust settings.
|Custom WB||Select an image from a 3 x 3 thumbnail index to be used for manual white balance [clip]|
|JPEG quality||Set the JPEG quality (compression
level) for each image size [clip]
(1 = low quality / high compression, 10 = high quality / low compression):
Large (4992 x 3328): 1 - 10
Medium1 (3600 x 2400): 1 - 10
Medium2 (3072 x 2048): 1 - 10
Small (2496 x 1664): 1 - 10
|Parameters||Select Standard or one of three
custom image parameter sets: [clip]
Tone curve (custom tone curve used to convert the linear data)
Sharpness (0 to 5)
Contrast (-2 to +2)
|Color matrix||Select the output colour space /
chroma (saturation) combination: [clip]
1 Standard sRGB (neutral)
2 Portrait sRGB (adjusts hue / chroma best for skin tones)
3 High Saturation sRGB (similar to slide film, high saturation, vivid colors)
4 Adobe RGB color space (neutral)
5 Low Saturation sRGB (captures wider color gamut)
6 Custom Set 1 (custom programmed via Set up option)
7 Custom Set 2 (custom programmed via Set up option)
Set up (CM1/CM2: sRGB / Adobe RGB, Low to High Saturation, +/-2 Color tone)
|Review||Selects record review mode:
On - single image with aperture, shutter speed and image size / quality
On (Info) - single image with exposure information and histogram
|Review time||Set the amount of time the record
review image is shown:
Hold - display until shutter release is half-pressed
|Noise reduction||Enable / disable noise reduction
(active for shutter speeds of 1 sec or slower)
|ISO expansion||When On the 'outside recommended
working range' ISO 50 (L) and ISO 3200 (H) become available:
Display / Play Menu
|Protect images||Protect images (mark them as 'read
only' on the storage card): [clip]
Select all in folder
Clear all in folder
Select all on card
Clear all on card
|Rotate||Enter rotate mode, browse images,
press SELECT to rotate:
90 degrees clockwise
90 degrees counterclockwise
|Erase all on card||Erases all images (excluding protected
|Print Order||Set DPOF print order: [clip]
Order (select images to be printed, number of copies)
Set up (print type, date, file no.)
|Highlight alert||Overexposed areas of an image to
blink in play mode:
|Display AF points||Red boxes to be displayed on the
image indicating the AF points used in the exposure (info view only):
|Histogram display||Select histogram display type:
Set-up Menu 1
|Auto power off||Set the camera auto power off time:
|File numbering||Controls how the camera numbers
images, it can be set to automatically return to zero when a blank
card is inserted, return to zero only when set manually or use continuous
|BackUp||Choose if images are written to
both cards (CF & SD) simultaneously: [clip]
CF -> SD
CF <- SD
|Auto rotate||Select whether images are automatically
rotated based on the orientation sensor:
|Save camera settings||Stores current camera settings (shooting
mode, menu settings, custom fn, personal fn) to current card: (creates
a .CSD file) [clip]
|Loading camera settings||Loads previously stored camera settings
from current card, camera resets after load:
|Format||Format the CF card: [clip]
Set-up Menu 2
|LCD brightness||Set the LCD monitor brightness:
1 - 5 (where 3 is normal)
|Date/time||Set the camera's internal clock:
Date / Time
Date format (dd/mm/yy, mm/dd/yy, yy/mm/dd)
|Language||Select menu and alert language:
|Video system||Choose video system output:
|Firmware||Used to display current firmware version and load new firmware from a storage card|
|Sensor cleaning||Begins the sensor cleaning procedure
(as described in the camera manual):
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