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How do you have your C1, C2, C3 set up?

 
Lenty007
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Jul 11, 2012 23:13 as a reply to post 14704792 |  #16

I go with David Arbogast about using the function.
Personaly I only use the C1-setting to be studio-prepared.
For pictur style I leave it on portrait since I mostly do that.
Once I experimented with boosting up the sharpness from 3 to 7 and it was horrible, really terrible result.
Even the proposed setting 3 is just slightly too much. The best result, IMHO is to leave it on 1 and post-sharpen with PS (when required).
Good luck.
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Jul 11, 2012 23:19 |  #17

I'm not a heavy user of these settings. I have C1 set up for movies. Basically the shutter speed is set at 1/50, that's about it. :)


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Jul 11, 2012 23:39 as a reply to nicksan's post |  #18

I have C1 set up for five-shot HDR series. C2 is Aperture priority, ISO 100 EV of -1/3. C3 is TV set to 1/2000, ISO 800 +1.0 EV for birds in flight.


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Jul 13, 2012 17:58 |  #19

I like this thread.
It's very helpful to hear what many of you folks set the custom functions on.
I don't have mine set on any yet but would really like to hear some more setups and the reasoning for it.

Thanks.

Karl


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Jul 13, 2012 18:26 as a reply to KarlGB77's post |  #20

In fact, it is.
Almost good enough to be a sticky....

This is how Ken Rockwell set up his, although I don't know how to post the 'table'.
Here is the link: http://kenrockwell.com ...iii/users-guide/index.htmexternal link

Everybody has a different idea, but they all work! I keep getting more and more amazed by this camera and how intuitive the UI is. It's almost like Mac vs. PC.

Good stuff!


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Jul 13, 2012 21:10 |  #21

Most of you are using 5D's but here's what I use for my 7D

C1- birding, Tv 1/1600th and 640ISO. Center focusing group.
C2- macro, M 1/400th and a start off with 2.8 although I change it as needed. ISO400 single point focus.
C3- HDR, M and I constantly change the settings.


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Jul 13, 2012 22:07 |  #22

AJCanon wrote in post #14713679external link
Most of you are using 5D's but here's what I use for my 7D

C1- birding, Tv 1/1600th and 640ISO. Center focusing group.
C2- macro, M 1/400th and a start off with 2.8 although I change it as needed. ISO400 single point focus.
C3- HDR, M and I constantly change the settings.

That's great! The C1,2,3 really work best if you have specific shooting scenarios that have specific unique needs. There is a pretty big difference in settings for birds vs hdr isn't there?! :)

There is an even better solution, though: Different camera bodies for different jobs. ;) I say that partly in jest and partly in seriousness. I may eventually add a 7D (a 7D mk 2 I hope), to be a dedicated wildlife body, which would have the 100-400mm attached at all times. If I'm all set up taking landscapes and Sasquatch shows up, by the time I've swapped out the TS-E 24mm for the 100-400mm, Sasquatch will be long gone. Having a 7D 2 with a 100-400mm nearby would get me the shot. But, in the meantime I'll make do with C3 as my wildlife default. :D


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Jul 14, 2012 16:23 |  #23

David Arbogast wrote in post #14713894external link
That's great! The C1,2,3 really work best if you have specific shooting scenarios that have specific unique needs. There is a pretty big difference in settings for birds vs hdr isn't there?! :)

There is an even better solution, though: Different camera bodies for different jobs. ;) I say that partly in jest and partly in seriousness. I may eventually add a 7D (a 7D mk 2 I hope), to be a dedicated wildlife body, which would have the 100-400mm attached at all times. If I'm all set up taking landscapes and Sasquatch shows up, by the time I've swapped out the TS-E 24mm for the 100-400mm, Sasquatch will be long gone. Having a 7D 2 with a 100-400mm nearby would get me the shot. But, in the meantime I'll make do with C3 as my wildlife default. :D

A giant difference!!

It's a good idea but I won't be adding another body any time soon... Don't really need to carry my XS every where I go with my 7D. Hoping my next body will be a 1D something so my 7 can be a backup :)


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Jul 14, 2012 20:37 |  #24

David Arbogast wrote in post #14713894external link
and Sasquatch shows up,



You got much bigger fish to fry at that point, mate:p


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Jul 14, 2012 21:07 |  #25
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They change all the time.


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Jul 14, 2012 21:21 |  #26

C1 for landscapes: Av, single shot, mirror lockup, 2 second timer, ISO 100....etc.
C2 for wildlife: Av, high speed, AI Servo, ISO 800
C3 for birds in flight: Av, high speed, AI Servo, ISO 1600


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Sep 25, 2012 07:42 |  #27

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Sep 25, 2012 07:57 |  #28

C1: HDR; [AV-mode] [F/11] [ISO 100] [AEB -1 2/3...0...+1 2/3] [2 sec timer]
C2: Brenizer; [M-mode] [SRAW2 format] [Lowest aperture] [ISO L (50)] [1/5000 shutter] [continuous shooting]
C3: Film/panning; [Tv-mode] [ISO 160] [1/50 shutter] [continuous shooting]


Love them all! I wish there where more C buttons.

I always use AI SERVO with backbutton focussing and Av mode with the normal RAW size. AWB, Evaluative metering and single shooting.


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Sep 25, 2012 08:27 |  #29

Since I do mostly travel/landscape/etc stuff...C1/C2 are set up for night shooting.

C1 is for MLU/Long exposure/Low ISO/timer release

C2 is for High ISO/short SS/aperture reasonably open

Of course M was setup for general daytime shooting...I loved this M/C1/C2 setup in my month-long Euro trip.

C3...I'm not sure what I'm gonna do with C3 yet :)


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Sep 25, 2012 08:51 |  #30

The only problem I consistently have with my custom settings is the fact that it always reverts the aperture and shutter speed back to what was set when the custom setting was registered. So, if your custom setting was registered with an aperture value of f/1.4, but you happen to be shooting mostly at f/8, then you can run into screw-ups if you switch off your camera for a few moments. You can turn your camera back on thinking you're still set on f/8, but the camera has reverted back to f/1.4. Same applies with ISO settings. So, if I'm on a photowalk, it's often more convenient for me to just use full manual mode "M", since the other modes remember the previously used settings rather than reverting back to a registered custom setting.

That said, I still use C1-3 most of the time in my shooting and my biggest complaint about the custom modes is that there's only three of them...I could use a couple more. ;)


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