How to Customize Your Canon EOS 6D

Many of the buttons on your Canon can be customized to perform different takes. For example, you can change the task that the Shutter button performs when you press it halfway. Nine buttons on the camera are customizable. You may find it useful to customize some of these buttons.

Instead of going through a long, boring step-by-step dissertation on how each button can be customized, consider this short tutorial. Exploring each option for each button is another good rainy day project. If it’s still rainy at night, shoot some reflections of city streets. Just make sure you’re under cover when you do it so you don’t damage your camera. To customize the buttons on your camera:

  1. Press the Menu button.

    The previously used menu displays.

  2. Use the Multi-controller to navigate to the Custom Functions tab.

    The last-used Custom Functions option is highlighted.

  3. Use the Multi-controller or the Quick Control dial to highlight the Custom Functions tab.

    The last-used Custom Functions option is highlighted.

  4. Rotate the Quick Control dial to highlight C.Fn III: Operations/Others.

  5. Press Set.

    The C.Fn III: Operations/Others custom functions display. Custom Controls is the fifth option. As you can see, you can customize quite a few buttons. The default option is displayed to the right of the button. For example, the default task performed by the Shutter button when pressed halfway is achieving focus automatically. The following steps show you how to customize the button. The steps are similar for other customizable buttons.

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  6. Press Set.

    The top of the camera is displayed next to the buttons that can be customized.

  7. Use the Multi-controller or the Quick Control dial to highlight the button you want to customize. For this exercise, leave the Shutter button highlighted.

    When you highlight a customizable button, a dark orange rectangle surrounds it. As you select different buttons, the button is highlighted on the camera image. The camera view also changes when you highlight a button that's on the front or back of the camera.

  8. After you highlight a button, press Set.

    The options for the button display. The default task for the button is highlighted with an orange border.

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  9. Use the Multi-controller or the Quick Control dial to highlight the desired option.

    The task that the button performs is listed above the option.

  10. Press Set to finish customizing the button and then repeat Steps 7–10 to finish customizing camera buttons.

  11. Press the Menu button when you’ve finished customizing buttons.

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