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Quick Start Guide

Insert the battery.

Attach the lens.


Align the red dot.

Set the Mode Dial to


<1> (Full Auto).
All the necessary camera
settings will be set
automatically.

Preparation
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1 Shooting 1

Focus the subject.

Index

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This quick guide explains basic function


settings and how to shoot and playback images.
You can take this guide with you for shooting.
For detailed instructions, refer to the EOS 5D
Mark II Instruction Manual.
This quick guide is for the EOS 5D Mark II
installed with firmware Version 2.0.0 or later.

CT1-1029-001

PRINTED IN JAPAN

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English Edition

CANON INC. 2010

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Open the cover


and insert a CF
card.

Set the power switch


to <1>.

8
9

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Press the shutter button


completely to take the
picture.

View the image.

The captured image will be


displayed for about 2 sec. on
the LCD monitor.

The M on the right of the function indicates that the function is


available only when the Mode Dial is set to d,s,f,a, or F.
Battery Life
Temperature
Possible shots

At 23C / 73F
Approx. 850 shots

At 0C / 32F
Approx. 750 shots

Playback

Magnify

L Erase

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Select image

B Shooting information

Possible shots

<5> Quick
Control Dial

3 Playback 1

1. Press the <M> button to display the menu.


2. Turn the <6> dial to select the tab, then turn the <5> dial
to select the desired item.
3. Press <0> to display the setting.
4. After setting the item, press <0>.

Fully-Automatic
Modes (1/C)

Image-recording Quality
Select [1 Quality].
Turn the <6> or <5> dial to select the quality and press <0>.
Image-recording quality
Pixels

2 Shooting 2

<6> Main Dial

LCD
monitor

Aim the AF point over the


subject and press the shutter
button halfway to autofocus.

Take the picture.

8 Custom Functions

<M>
button

<0> button

Set the lens focus


mode switch to <AF>.

7 Set-up 3

Menu Settings

Menu Operations

Image Playback

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4 Playback 2

C
5 Set-up 1

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6 Set-up 2

Press <9> straight down.


The Quick Control screen will
appear.

Shutter speed
Exposure
compensation/
AEB setting

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Aperture

Menu items

Menu settings

Drive mode

Image-recording
quality
Picture Style
All these screens show the options displayed in the d/s/f/a/F
modes. In the fully-automatic modes (1/C), the [2/8/9] tab and
are not displayed.

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A Picture StyleN

Press the <A> button.


Turn the <6> or <5> dial to
select the Picture Style.

Flash exposure
compensation
Metering mode

AF point

d/s/f/a/F
Modes

JPEG: Turn the <5> dial


to select the quality.

ISO speed
Highlight tone
priority

Shooting mode

Tab

RAW: Turn the <6> dial


to select the quality.

Quick Control Screen

White balance
AF mode

Tilt the <9> to select the function, then turn the <6> or
<5> dial to set it.
In the fully-automatic modes (1/C), you can select certain
drive modes and the image-recording quality.

Style

Description

P Standard

Vivid colors and sharp images.

Q Portrait

Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images.

R Landscape

Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images.

V Monochrome Black-and-white images.

For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful), see the


cameras instruction manual.

Shooting Operation
Nomenclature

LCD Panel

<o> AF mode selection/


Drive mode selection button
<n> Metering mode selection/
White balance selection button

<m> ISO speed


setting/Flash exposure
compensation button
<6> Main Dial

Mode Dial

Flash exposure compensation


Aperture
Shots remaining

Shutter speed
Image-recording quality
White balance

AF mode

Exposure level
indicator

Drive mode
AEB

Battery check
Shutter
button

C
<A> Live View
shooting button

<9>
Multi-controller
<0> Setting/
Movie shooting
button

Power/Quick Control Dial


switch

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Monochrome shooting

OK

NG

Focus mode switch

<p> AF start button

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Focus
confirmation
light

Battery check
Flash-ready
Shutter speed
Aperture

Max. burst
Monochrome shooting
ISO speed
Exposure level indicator

s: Shutter-priority AE

Set the Mode Dial to <s>.


Turn the <6> dial to set the desired
shutter speed, then focus the subject.
The aperture will be set automatically.
If the aperture display blinks, turn the
<6> dial until it stops blinking.

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d/s/f/a Modes
* Set the power switch to <J>.

d: Program AE
Set the Mode Dial to <d>.
As with the <1> mode, when focus is achieved, the shutter
speed and aperture will be automatically set.

Set the Mode Dial to <f>.


Turn the <6> dial to set the desired
aperture, then focus the subject.
The shutter speed will be set
automatically.
If the shutter speed display blinks, turn
the <6> dial until it stops blinking.

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a: Manual Exposure

Set the Mode Dial to <a>.


Turn the <6> dial to set the
desired shutter speed.
Turn the <5> dial to set the
desired aperture.
Press the shutter button halfway
and check the exposure level
indicator.

A Live View Shooting/Movie Shooting

i: ISO SpeedN

f: AF ModeN
Set the lens focus mode switch to
<f>.
Press the <o> button,
then turn the <6> dial.

Press the <m> button, then


turn the <6> dial.
ISO 100 to 6400 can be set in
1/3-stop increments.
When A is selected, the ISO
speed is set automatically. When
you press the shutter button
halfway, the ISO speed setting
will be displayed.

X(One-Shot AF):
For still subjects
9(AI Focus AF):
Switches the AF mode automatically
Z(AI Servo AF):
For moving subjects

f: Aperture-priority AE

You can change the camera settings


as desired to shoot in various ways.

Flash exposure compensation


Access lamp

1 Full Auto
C Creative Auto

Press <9> straight down, then tilt <9> to select the


function.
Turn the <6> or <5> dial to set the function.

AF points
AE lock

<5> Quick
Control Dial

Fully-automatic modes

(Displayed only when <C> is set.)

Spot metering
circle

<A> AE lock button


<S> AF point
selection button

All the settings necessary for


shooting are set automatically. You
just press the shutter button, and
the camera does the rest.

ISO speed

Metering mode

Viewfinder Information

Fully-Automatic Modes (1/C)

S AF PointN

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Press the <S> button, then look


through the viewfinder.
The AF point selection will change
in the direction you tilt the <9>.
If you keep tilting it in the same
direction, it will toggle between
manual and automatic AF point
selection.
When all AF points light up, automatic
AF point selection will be set.
When you turn the <6> or
<5> dial, the AF point selection
will change in the respective
direction.

i Drive ModeN

Fully-Automatic Modes (1/C)


Select [6 Live View/Movie func.
set.] and set [Movie recording:
Enable].
d/s/f/a/F Modes
Select [6 Live View/Movie func.
set.] and set [LV func. setting].
To shoot still photos, 1. Select
[Stills only] and 2. Set [Stills
display/Exposure simulation].
To shoot a movie, 1. Select
[Stills+Movie] and 2. Set [Movie
display].

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Press the <o> button, then


turn the <5> dial.
u: Single shooting
i: Continuous shooting
Q: 10-sec. self-timer/
Remote control*
k: 2-sec. self-timer/
Remote control
* This drive mode <Q> can be set
in all shooting modes.

For stills

For movies

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Press the <A> button to display


the Live View image.
Press the <p> button to
focus the subject.
Press the shutter button
completely to take a still photo.
If [Movie recording: Enable] or
[Stills+movie] is set, press <0>
to start shooting a movie. To stop
shooting the movie, press <0>
again.
While shooting a movie, you can
also take a still photo by pressing
the shutter button.

Custom Functions
C.Fn I: Exposure
1

Exposure level
increments

ISO speed setting


increments

ISO expansion

Bracketing auto cancel

Bracketing sequence

Safety shift

Flash sync. speed in Av


mode

C.Fn II: Image


1

AF point selection
method

Superimposed display

AF-assist beam firing

Mirror lockup

AF point area expansion

AF Microadjustment

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others


1

Shutter button/AF-ON
button

AF-ON/AE lock button


switch

Assign SET button

Dial direction during


Tv/Av

Focusing screen

Add original decision


data

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Long exposure noise


reduction

High ISO speed noise


reduction

Highlight tone priority

Auto Lighting Optimizer

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive


1 Lens drive when AF
impossible
2

Lens AF stop button


function