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Canon Settings and Features

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How to Modify the Auto Power Off Time on Your Canon EOS 6D

Your Canon powers off automatically after one minute of non-operation. You can specify a period of time from 1 minute to 30 minutes for auto power off, or you can disable the feature. However, your camera [more…]

How to Format an SD Card in Your Canon EOS 6D

After you download images from your EOS 6D to your computer and back them up, it’s a good idea to format your cards before using them again, even if you didn’t fill them. Doing this ensures you’ll have [more…]

How to Clean Your Canon EOS 6D Sensor

When you power off your Canon EOS 6D, the sensor is automatically cleaned. The camera accomplishes this by jiggling the sensor to dislodge any dust particles. This works well, but sometimes stubborn particles [more…]

How to Access Your Canon EOS 6D Camera Menu

In spite of all the buttons and knobs on your camera, some of your picture-taking tasks involve using your Canon’s camera menu. For example, when you format an SD card, you use the menu. You also use the [more…]

How to Choose File Format, Image Size, and Quality on Your Canon EOS 6D

One of the first decisions you make regarding your images on your EOS 6D is the file format. You can capture JPEG or RAW images. When you choose the file format, you also specify the image size. If you [more…]

How to Modify Image Review Time on Your Canon EOS 6D

You can modify the amount of time the image displays on the LCD monitor after your EOS 6D writes it to the memory card. You can set the preview time from 2 to 8 seconds or display the image until you turn [more…]

How to Change the Monitor Brightness on Your Canon EOS 6D

Camera LCD monitors have come a long way, baby. The monitor on your EOS 6D offers a brilliant display with lots of pixels; the better to see images with. However, at times the monitor isn't bright enough [more…]

How to Protect Images on Your Canon EOS 6D

If you decide to delete lots of your images with Canon’s erase options, you can protect any image to prevent accidental deletion. Note: This also protects the image in Canon’s image-editing software. This [more…]

How to Use Programmed Auto Exposure Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

When you take pictures with the Programmed Auto Exposure mode, the EOS 6D determines the shutter speed and aperture that yields a properly exposed image for the lighting conditions. Even though this sounds [more…]

How to Use Aperture Priority Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

If you like to photograph landscapes, Aperture Priority mode is right up your alley. When you take pictures with the Canon’s Aperture Priority mode, you choose the desired f-stop and the camera supplies [more…]

How to Use Shutter Priority Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

When your goal is to accentuate an object's motion with your EOS 6D, choose Shutter Priority mode. When you take pictures in Shutter Priority mode, you choose the shutter speed and the camera supplies [more…]

How to Modify Camera Exposure on Your Canon EOS 6D

Your Canon EOS 6D has a built-in metering device that automatically determines the proper shutter speed and aperture for most scenarios. At times, modifying exposure is necessary to suit the current lighting [more…]

How to Enable Long Exposure Noise Reduction on Your Canon EOS 6D

Serious photographers who like to make the most of their EOS 6D will need to know how to enable Long Exposure Noise Reduction. If you shoot long time exposures at night in secluded places, you’ll capture [more…]

How to Enable ISO Speed Noise Reduction on Your Canon EOS 6D

Canon engineers know that using high ISO settings will increase image noise, so they have added a feature to your camera that applies noise reduction to all images and applies more noise reduction to images [more…]

How to Clear Custom Functions on Your Canon EOS 6D

The folks at Canon have allowed you to simplify your EOS 6D universe and create custom functions. However, there may come a time when you need to say goodbye to some or all of these custom creations. [more…]

How to Use the Auto Lighting Optimizer on Your Canon EOS 6D

If you capture your Canon EOS 6D images in JPEG mode, you can invoke the Auto Lighting Optimizer that gives you better-looking images when you’re shooting in dark conditions. Instead of getting a shot [more…]

How to Enable Lens Peripheral Illumination on Your Canon EOS 6D

Some Canon lenses have a problem with illumination falloff in the periphery of the frame. If you’ve ever taken a picture on your EOS 6D and noticed that the edges of the image were dark, you’ve experienced [more…]

How to Change the Autofocus Point on Your Canon EOS 6D

By default, your EOS 6D displays 11 autofocus points. The camera focuses on subjects that intersect autofocus points. The default number of autofocus points works fine for most picture-taking situations [more…]

How to Specify the Color Space on Your Canon EOS 6D

Several color spaces are used in photography and image-editing applications. The color space determines the range of colors you have on your EOS 6D. The default color space [more…]

How to Create a Custom White Balance on Your Canon EOS 6D

When you photograph a scene that's illuminated with several different light sources, your Canon may have difficulty figuring out how to set the white balance. And if the camera has a hard time, chances [more…]

How to Expand the ISO Range on Your Canon EOS 6D

You can extend the ISO range of your Canon EOS 6D to give you a range from ISO 50 to ISO 102400. The extended ISO range will definitely enable you to capture images in very dim lighting conditions, but [more…]

How to Use White Balance Compensation on Your Canon EOS 6D

If you find that images photographed with a custom white balance have a colorcast, you can apply compensation on your EOS 6D to remove that colorcast. This is pretty advanced stuff, so unless you know [more…]

How to Change the Flash-Sync Speed in Av Mode on Your Canon EOS 6D

When you’re shooting in Aperture Priority (Av) mode, by default your EOS 6D shutter speed is set between 30 seconds and 1/180 of a second when the flash is enabled. The flash duration is very short and [more…]

How to Use Flash Exposure Compensation on Your Canon EOS 6D

When you add a Speedlite to your Canon EOS 6D, you’re in complete control, especially with the flash exposure compensation function. If you review an image on your camera LCD monitor and notice that there’s [more…]

How to Use Second Curtain Sync on Your Canon EOS 6D

Using an external Speedlite on your Canon EOS 6D can create different effects, like those created with second curtain sync. When you use an external Speedlite, it fires when the shutter opens. This is [more…]

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