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5D Mark II - "My Menu"

 
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Nov 01, 2010 08:50 |  #1

5DMark-ers, please help my with some pointers on what items to bring in "my menu" for a good workflow?
What settings do you keep in there?


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Nov 01, 2010 09:26 |  #2

Drkev wrote in post #11203512 (external link)
5DMark-ers, please help my with some pointers on what items to bring in "my menu" for a good workflow?
What settings do you keep in there?

For me, I have the following on "my menu"

Format
Expo.comp./AEB - for the bracketting settings
External speedlite control
Battery info
Custom WB


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Nov 01, 2010 09:29 as a reply to  @ lannes's post |  #3

I have ...

The same as them^^^^^^

Except for custom white balance, not sure what's in its place though.

Edit , don't have exposure/AEB either


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Nov 01, 2010 09:36 |  #4

I have

- battery info
- format card
- long exposure NR
- Mirror lockup

I have AEB set in C1.


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Nov 01, 2010 09:38 |  #5

luigis wrote in post #11203732 (external link)
I have

- battery info
- format card
- long exposure NR
- Mirror lockup

I have AEB set in C1.

Ooh... mirror lock up... good one, I'm having that one....:D


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Nov 01, 2010 09:46 |  #6

Mirror Lockup is great for macro works. It is convenient when it is in my menu. I have mine in my menu.

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Ooh... mirror lock up... good one, I'm having that one....:D




  
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Nov 01, 2010 09:53 |  #7

I use
AEB
Mirror Lockup
Format
Battery Info
Live View Settings

I don't use the Live View settings very often, as I generally leave it Stills mode, but I have been tinkering with movies more lately and having it in the My Menu allows me to switch and back and forth quicker.


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Nov 01, 2010 09:56 |  #8

fourelements99 wrote in post #11203780 (external link)
Mirror Lockup is great for macro works. It is convenient when it is in my menu. I have mine in my menu.

Yeah , don't know why I never thought of it, I often use it with my long exposures.

Its going on when I get home later...:D


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Nov 01, 2010 10:29 |  #9

You would want to put anything you hit often and takes more than a click or two to access into that menu. You can put mirror lockup, AEB, custom wb, just about any CF setting, etc into that menu. There is no one good answer, you could get input from 100 people, and probably end up with 150 different answers. :)


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Nov 01, 2010 12:42 |  #10

I am a total noob at this stuff since I just bought a 5dmarkii. So please forgive me if i start to ask stupid questions but what is all this?




  
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Nov 01, 2010 13:00 |  #11

tridluu wrote in post #11204750 (external link)
I am a total noob at this stuff since I just bought a 5dmarkii. So please forgive me if i start to ask stupid questions but what is all this?

Its a feature allows you to create a custom menu of all your most used functions for easy access., maybe most used is a wrong description, but maybe deeply hidden fuctions you use.

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Nov 01, 2010 17:06 |  #12

Think of My Menu as the bookmark bar at the top of your browser where you can stash 6 of your favorite camera actions or custom function settings for quick access.


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Nov 01, 2010 18:28 |  #13

Put in there what you like to use regularly and are too lazy to look for :D

mine contains:

External Speedlight Control (not that I use a flash often, but it's so much easier than the buttons ont he back of my 430EX II)
C.FnIII Autofocus drive - put it in there for a reason once, forgot why...
Format
Select folder - I just one folder right now, but find it useful to have it handy

And then there is obviously the "my menu settings"...

AEB is C3 in my case - and C2 is "normal".


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