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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Camera User Guidebook

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II with EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens

The EOS-1D X Mark II camera was announced in February 2016. My readers know I have picked the EOS-1D X as the best full frame camera for sports and wildlife photography four years in a row. I have owned the Mark II model for about seven months now and have taken it on photo shoots from the high Arctic to Southern Africa and many places in between.

The new camera has won many great reviews, including yours truly and now Canon has produced a handy downloadable AF Setting Guidebook for smartphone and tablets :

The 148-page guidebook explains in detail the technical elements of the AF system and highlights other key functionalities that photographers need to know and understand in order to get the very best from Canon’s pro-series flagship, such as Movie Servo AF, using Auto ISO and much more.

In the guidebook are detailed overviews and explanations of the new AF algorithm and AI Servo AF III+ along with a list of the AF Configuration Tool and Presets, with comprehensive explanations on how each Case Setting works and when to choose them.

The guidebook is divided into six parts, consisting of two chapters on the AF Configuration Tool (Presets and Parameters), as well as chapters on AF area selection modes, 61-point reticular AF cross-type points, release property settings and anti-flicker shooting plus utilising the AF and Movie Servo AF and other useful functions.

EOS-1D X AF Setting Guidebook : Smartphone & Tablet version

It’s a fascinating read for anyone wanting to get under the skin of their EOS-1D X Mark II and will appeal to professionals who want a handy guide which can be stored on phone or tablet. Included in the book is a lens guide which lists every major EF lens and the number and placement of cross-type points that can be used with them.

There are many useful shortcuts explained in the guide, such as using the M-Fn button to assign shooting functions and various other customisable options. As you read through the guide, it becomes very clear that this camera can be set up precisely as you need it.

To download the new Canon EOS-1D X Mark II AF Setting Guidebook for smartphones and tablets just click here.

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