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Canon 5D Mark III Experience - The Still Photography Guide to Operation and Image Creation with the Canon EOS 5D Mark III Kindle Edition

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Canon 5D Mark III Experience is an e-book user's guide that goes beyond the manual to help you understand the features, settings, and controls of this sophisticated and highly customizable camera - plus most importantly how, when, and why to use these functions and settings in your photography. This guide has been updated for Firmware version 1.2.1!

Written in the clear, concise, and comprehensive style of all Full Stop guides, Canon 5D Mark III Experience will help you learn to use your EOS 5D Mk III quickly and competently, to consistently make the types of images you desire.  You can read this guide on your PC or Mac, or take it into the field on your iPad, tablet, or phone with free Kindle Reading Apps.

This guide is designed for Intermediate and Enthusiast dSLR Photographers who wish to take fuller advantage of the capabilities of the camera to go beyond Auto+ and P modes and shoot competently in Av, Tv, and M modes; take control of the sophisticated 61 point autofocus system; learn how, when, and why to use the controls, buttons, and features of the 5D Mk III, and much more. It covers basic dSLR camera functions and exposure concepts for those learning digital SLR photography, and explains more advanced camera controls and operation such as using the various metering modes and exposure compensation for correct exposure of every image.

For Experienced Photographers coming to the 5D Mk III from previous dSLR models, this guide explains the new and advanced features to quickly get you up and running and taking advantage of these capabilities, including the new 61 Point Autofocus System and its Modes, Area Modes, Menu options and AF Case Presets. Plus it explains the new camera controls, the in-camera HDR and Multiple Exposures features, introduces the new video capabilities, and guides you through all the Menu and Custom Function items to help you set up the camera for your specific needs.

Canon 5D Mark III Experience focuses on still-photography with an introduction to the movie menus and settings to get you up and running with video. Sections include:
  • Setting Up Your 5D Mk III - Explanations of all of the Custom Function settings and Menu options, with recommended settings.
  • Auto Focusing Modes and Drive Modes - Taking control of the new 61 point AF system will enable you to successfully capture more sharp images in still and action situations. Learn the AF Modes, AF Area Modes, and AF Configuration Presets and how and when to take advantage of them.
  • Aperture (Av), Shutter (Tv), and Manual (M) Modes - How and when to use them to create dramatic depth of field, freeze or express motion, or take total control over exposure settings.
  • Exposure Metering Modes - How they differ, how and when to use them for correct exposures in every situation.
  • Histograms, Exposure Compensation, Bracketing, and White Balance - Understanding these features for adjusting to the proper exposure in challenging lighting situations.
  • HDR Shooting mode and Multiple Exposure mode - Configure and use these new features.
  • The Image Taking Process - Descriptive tutorials.
  • Composition - Tips and techniques, including the creative use of depth of field.
  • Lenses - Canon lens notations and choosing L series lenses.
  • Photography Accessories - Useful accessories for the 5DIII and for dSLR photography.
  • Introduction to Video Settings - Explanations of the settings and options to get you started.
This guide to the Canon 5D Mark III goes beyond the manual to explain how, when, and why to use the features, settings, and controls of the 5D Mark III to help you get the most from your camera.

As one Canon user has said about Full Stop guides, "I don't know how I could fully take advantage of all the features the camera has to offer without this publication! It's well-organized, easy to understand, and succinct enough to keep your attention while still containing a wealth of information to get the most out of your camera."

Take control of your 5D Mk III and the photos you create!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 18517 KB
  • Print Length: 258 pages
  • Publisher: Full Stop Media (April 3 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
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In some ways more confusing than the manual. Difficult to go back and check a point during reading.
I have not recommended it to anyone for that reason.
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This was a very informative book that compliments the manual. Although it's sometimes repetitve and technical, I have to admit that it allowed me to understand my camera better and modify many settings to be a more efficient shooter. The section on the AF system is particularly informative. If you want to bring your 5D mk iii skills to the next level, then this is a book for you.
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Worth reading - author knows his business and is quite good at communicating it to the reader. One of the better books I have bought in this genre
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44 of 47 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb62b28) out of 5 stars This is the way to do it... May 2 2012
By H. Scanlon - Published on
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If you've purchased the 5D Mark iii, the chances are you already have some familiarity with camera concepts and basic functionality. Either that, or you have way too much money to spend and a propensity to jump into the deep end of the pool. Even so, and in either case, do yourself a favor and get this book. Klostermann does a superb job of first giving you an easily comprehensible view of each function from 500 feet, and then delves down just enough to give you what you need to get going. This contrasts with the User's Manual which is, as usual, impenetrable. Hemingway once said that the trick to writing a novel was "knowing what to leave out", and the same is true of an "overview" camera primer. The author could have gone into much greater detail, but it would then have become a different and less valuable book.

Here's my suggestion: With camera in hand, sit down and go through Klostermann's explanations, one by one, from start to finish, fiddling with your camera as you go along. Then go out and take some pictures. Try things. You will find, over and over, that you can't quite figure out how to do something, but you know it can be done--because you read about it in Klostermann's book. You know it sounded easy, but you... just... can't... quite... remember.

Now go through the book a second time, start to finish. It doesn't take that long. By the time you're done that second time, you'll start to be taking real control over the things that, after all, you paid all that money for.

In fact, now you'll actually be able to get something out of the manual, other than a headache.

I have the Kindle version, which I really like--but not on a Kindle. I use the Kindle App on my Samsung 10.1 Tablet which has great graphics that display Klostermann's illustrations nicely. Plus it's easier to hold both the camera and the tablet at the same time.

By the way, I have no dog in this fight and don't know the author. I just like the masterful de-mystification of a complicated subject executed in the book. A lot. You will too.
25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb62d74) out of 5 stars A very useful tool to understanding your new 5D Mark III April 8 2012
By Angeles - Published on
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I bought this book yesterday in anticipation of my new 5d Mark III which arrives on Wednesday. I worried that I might be buying a superficial ebook rushed to "print" to take advantage of the fact that there are no other books available.
I was pleasantly surprised. Easy to read. Easy to follow. Most important, unlike the Canon manual, when the author goes through the features of the camera he suggests settings choices with good explanations for his choices. He also does a very nice job explaining the complicated focus system for this new camera. Lots of substance to this ebook.


Since writing this review, I received the camera. I am very thankful I ordered this book. It was detailed and very useful in setting up the camera and understanding its features.
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb62d38) out of 5 stars A good book to accompany the Canon Instruction Manual April 24 2012
By A. Cutler - Published on
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After reading through the Canon Owners Instruction Manual a number of times, I read the Canon 5D Mark III Experience. It is a very good accompanying book, as it provides a deeper look at most of the functions and features of the camera, and some useful recommendations on how to best set certain functions/features. The book also discusses photography principles and how to apply them when shooting with the Canon 5D Mark III. Photographs are used to illustrate how certain features/settings work. I think it is definately worth the money. I would have given it a 5 star rating if it had gone into to more depth on video, but the title clearly states the book is about Still Photography.
9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb64330) out of 5 stars Fantastic guide... Get straight to taking pictures... April 24 2012
By Paul - Published on
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I loved this book. I read it during my vacation on my iPad without having my camera around. It didn't bore me for one second. I highlighted the important paragraphs in one color and did the same thing for the proposed settings... But in another color. This way, after coming back home, I browsed through the book again to adjust all my camera settings just looking for the one specific color highlighted in the text. It worked wonderfully well and I must say the proposed settings are really a great way to get started. This book is so much better than Canon's own manual which doesn't give you any examples. I wish books like this would exist for many other items.
Thanks Douglas for having this book published so soon after release of the Mark III.
Best regards
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9cb6454c) out of 5 stars Gives you both the how and the why July 27 2013
By Karen - Published on
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Doug Klosterman did an absolutely terrific job with this book about the Canon 5D Mk III. He not only tells you how to use each of the camera's features, but more importantly, why you would want to use each of the features. I purchased the book not long after getting my 5D. At that point I had dutifully read through the Canon manual, which certainly did tell me how to use the camera's features, but gave me no clue as to why I'd want to use any of them. Doug's book was a godsend, giving me the why for each of the camera's features. After finishing the book the first time, I felt like I had a good understanding of the 5D, but I continually go back to refresh my knowledge of features I don't use as often. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone with a Canon 5D Mk III.