Canon EOS 5D Mark II In-depth Review
Just like the EOS-1D series (and the EOS 50D), custom functions on the EOS 5D Mark II are split into four categories, each has its own menu and is identified using a roman numeral (I, II, III and IV).
C.Fn I: Exposure
|I-1: Exposure level increments||0: 1/3 stop
1: 1/2 stop
|I-2: ISO speed setting increments||0: 1/3 stop
1: 1 stop
|I-3: ISO expansion||0: Off
1: On (enables L1, H1 and H2 ISO modes)
|I-4: Bracketing auto cancel||0: On
|I-5: Exposure Bracketing sequence||0: 0, -, +
1: -, 0, +
|I-6: Exposure Safety shift||0: Disable
1: Enable (Tv/Av)
|I-7: Exposure flash sync speed in Av mode||0: Auto
1: 1/200 - 1/60 sec auto
1: 1/200 sec (fixed)
C.Fn II: Image
|II-1: Image Long exp. noise reduction||0: Off
|II-2: High ISO speed noise reduction||0: Standard
|II-3: Image Highlight tone priority||0: Disable
|II-4: Image Auto Lighting Optimizer||0: Standard
C.Fn III: Auto focus / Drive
|III-1: Lens drive when AF impossible||0: Focus search on
1: Focus search off
|III-2: Lens AF stop button function||0: AF stop
1: AF start
2: AE lock
3: AF point: M->Auto / Auto->Ctr
4: One Shot <-> AI Servo
5: IS start
|III-3: AF point selection method||0: Normal
1: Multi-controller direct
2: Quick Control Dial direct
|III-4: Superimposed display||0: On
|III-5: AF-assist beam firing||0: Enable
|III-6: Mirror lockup||0: Disable
|III-7: AF point area expansion||0: Disable
|III-8: AF Micro adjustment||0: Disable
1: Adjust all by the same amount (+/- 20)
2: Adjust by lens (+/- 20)
C.Fn IV: Operation / Others
|IV-1: Shutter button / AF-ON button||0: Metering + AF start
1: Metering + AF start / AF stop
2: Metering start / Meter+AF start
3: AE lock / Metering + AF start
4: Metering + AF start / disable
|IV-2: AF-ON / AE lock button switch||0: Disable
|IV-3: Assign SET button
||0: Normal (disabled)
1: Image quality
2: Picture Style
3: Menu display
4: Image replay
5: Quick control screen
6: Record movie (Live View)
|IV-4: Dial direction during Tv/Av||0: Normal
1: Reverse direction
|IV-5: Focusing Screen||0: Eg-A
|IV-6: Add original decision data||0: Off
The 'My Menu' feature on the EOS 5D Mark II 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 such as Mirror lockup can now be brought to a top level menu. The menu can even be arranged so that the options appear in the sequence you find most logical.
- 1 Introduction
- 2 Specifications
- 3 What's New
- 4 What's New
- 5 Body & Design
- 6 Body & Design
- 7 Body & Design
- 8 Operation & Controls
- 9 Operation & Controls
- 10 Displays
- 11 Displays
- 12 Menus
- 13 Menus
- 14 Performance
- 15 Features
- 16 Features
- 17 Features
- 18 Features
- 19 Video
- 20 Software & Raw
- 21 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 22 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 23 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 24 Photographic tests (Noise)
- 25 Photographic tests (DR)
- 26 Vignetting/Shading
- 27 Photographic tests
- 28 Compared to
- 29 Compared to (JPEG)
- 30 Compared to (JPEG)
- 31 Compared to (JPEG)
- 32 Compared to (JPEG)
- 33 Compared to (RAW)
- 34 Compared to (RAW)
- 35 Compared to (RAW)
- 36 Compared to (RAW)
- 37 Compared to (sRAW1)
- 38 Compared to (High ISO)
- 39 Compared to (Resolution)
- 40 Conclusion
- 41 Samples
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