Canon EOS 1Ds

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Canon EOS-1Ds Pro SLR



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Record Menu

  • Custom WB: To use this feature you first capture an image of a neutral target (gray card) under the desired lighting. This image is now used as the reference color temperature for future images until it is reset or disabled by chosing a different white balance option.

  • Color Temperature: Specify the white balance directly in degrees Kelvin from 2800°K to 10,000°K in 100°K increments.

  • Parameters: Up to three custom settings can be set and stored with desired sharpness level and JPEG compression settings. You can also modify the tone curves but that must be done via software with the IEEE 1394 cable.

  • Color Matrix: Sets the color characteristics for the image, with five options.
    1. Natural hue and chroma, best for capturing natural color tone.
    2. Sets the hue and chroma for skin tones.
    3. Adjusts hue and chroma to match high-chroma slide film.
    4. Corresponds to Adobe RGB color space.
    5. Lowers chroma, for more moderate color tone.


  • RAW+JPEG Record: Capture RAW or RAW and JPEG format simultaneously
    • RAW+Large/Fine JPEG
    • RAW+Large/Normal JPEG
    • RAW+Small/Fine JPEG
    • RAW - Capture only RAW



  • Review: Displays images immediately after capture on the color LCD. Options for displaying the image or the image and exposure information.

  • Review Time: Sets the length of display time for the review option. Two, four, eight seconds, or Hold.

  • Noise Reduction: Enable or disable Noise Reduction to reduce the image noise during long exposures.





Playback Menu

  • Protect Images: Protect (or unprotect) images from being deleted. Note that it does not prevent them from being erased is the card is formatted.

  • Erase All on CF Card: Deletes all images on the memory card except for those that have been Protected.

  • Highlight Alert: When this feature is turned on, potentially over-exposed areas of the image will blink.

  • Display AF Points: During image playback the AF points used at the time of exposure will be overlayed on the image.





Setup Menu

  • Auto Power Off: Sets the amount of inactivity time before the camera automatically turns itself off. (1, 2, 4, 8, 15, 30 mins or Off)

  • File Numbering: Sequentially numbers images until the folder is full. Resets the file numbers. The M-Reset option creates a new folder and starts numbering them at 0001.

  • Date/Time: Set the time and date and select the desired display format

  • Format: Formats the CF card.

  • Sensor Cleaning: Sets up the camera for CCD sensor cleaning. Connect the camera to the AC power supply or insert a freshly charged battery and then use this function to open the shutter and lock up the mirror. "CCd CLn" will be displayed on the top LCD, do not turn camera off until cleaning is completed.

  • LCD Brightness: Adjusts the brightness of the color LCD.

  • Firmware: Update the camera firmware. Requires that the necessary files be located on the CompactFlash card.

  • Language: Menu language (English, German, French, Spanish, or Japanese)





Custom Functions


The main menu screen for the Custom/Personal Functions lets you access the group desired and or quickly clear the settings for either or both of these groups.

    C.Fn-01:Finder display during exposure.
    Displays the exposure information and number of remaining shots during continuous shooting.

      0: On
      1: Off

    C.Fn-02: Shutter release without CF card
    Prevents shutter operation when there is no CF card in the camera.

      0: Possible without CF card
      1: Not Possible

    C.Fn-03: ISO speed expansion
    You can expand the ISO speed to 50. When enabled it displays "L" on the data LCD

      0: Standard ISO
      1: Expanded Sensitivity

    C.Fn-04: Shutter Button/AE Lock Button
    Controls function of Shutter and AE Lock buttons

      0: Shutter controls autofocus / AE Lock controls AE Lock
      1: Shutter controls AE Lock with half-press / AE Lock sets focus
      2: In AI Servo AF mode press AE Lock button to stop the AI Servo AF operation momentarily, exposure is set when the picture is taken
      3: In AI Servo AF mode press AE Lock button to start or stop AI Servo AF operation, exposure is set at image capture.

    C.Fn-05: Manual Tv/Av set for Manual Exposure
    Select the controls to change shutter speed and aperture in manual exposure mode.

      0: Main dial controls shutter speed, Quick Control dial controls aperture
      1: Quick Control dial adjusts shutter speed, Main dial adjusts aperture
      2: Same as 0 but works without the lens attached
      3: Same as 1 but works without the lens attached

    C.Fn-06: Exposure level increments
    Selects the step increments for shutter speed and aperture

      0: 1/3-stop
      1: 1-stop
      2: 1/2-stop

    C.Fn-07: USM lens electronic MF
    Controls the manual focus ring on USM AF lenses.

      0: Turns on after One-Shot AF
      1: Turns off after One-Shot AF
      2: Always turned off

    C.Fn-08: Top LCD panel / Back LCD panel

      0: Top displays remaining shots, back displays file number
      1: Top displays ISO, back displays remaining shots
      2: Top displays ISO, back displays file number
      3: Top displays # of shots in folder, back displays remaining shots.

    C.Fn-09: Auto Bracketing Sequence/Cancel
    Determines the sequence and cancellation of Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) sequences.

      0: 0 / - / + with auto cancellation
      1: 0 / - / + no cancellation
      2: - / 0 / + with auto cancellation
      3: - / 0 / + no cancellation

    C.Fn-10: AF Point Illumination
    Adjusts the brightness of the active AF points in the viewfinder. 0: On
    1: Off
    2: On without dimming
    3: Brighter


C.Fn-11: AF Point Selection Method
Assign which buttons control AF selection and Exposure compensation and which control dial affects vertical and horizontal point selection.

    0: Default button assignment
    1: Reverses the AF Point Selection and Exposure Compensation buttons
    2: While exposure metering is active, turn the Quick Control dial to set horizontal AF point, vertical points set by Assist button and Main dial
    3: Reverses functions of AF Point Selection and Flash Exposure Lock buttons

C.Fn-12: Mirror Lockup
Mirror lockup is used to reduce the possibility of vibration when using long exposures with long telephoto lenses.

    0: Disable
    1: Enable

C.Fn-13: Number of AF points, Spot Metering
Controls the number of selectable AF points and if spot metering tracks the active AF point or remains at the center of the frame.

    0: 45 point, Spot uses center AF point
    1: 11 points, Spot uses active AF point
    2: 11 points, Spot uses center AF point
    3: 9 points, Spot uses active AF point.

C.Fn-14: Auto reduction of daylight sync
Decreases or increases fill-flash exposure when dealing with strongly backlit subjects. Works only with Canon EX speedlights

    0: Disable: Normal fill-flash exposure
    1: Enable: Prevents underexposure of a subject in front of a strong backlight.

C.Fn-15: Shutter curtain (flash) synchronization
Allows you to set the slow-sync flash for "front" or "rear" curtain operation. This creates a trailing or motion effect.

    0: 1st curtain
    1: 2nd curtain

C.Fn-16: Safety shift in Av or Tv
Allows the exposure system to auto-adjust if the subject's brightness changes suddenly. The shutter speed or aperture is shifted to obtain proper exposure.

    0: Disable
    1: Enable

C.Fn-17: AF point activation area
Expands the active AF area to accomodate unpredictable moving subjects.

    0: Single AF point
    1: Expands by one point around the selected AF point, a total of seven points become active
    2: Camera automatically sets the AF point activation area to 7 or 13 points to suit the lens' focal length.

C.Fn-18: Switch to registered AF point
Assign the button combinations used to switch between normal AF and a previously-registered AF point.

    0: Assist button and AF Point Selection button
    1: Assist button
    2: Assist button when held down


C.Fn-19: Lens AF stop button function
Only applicable for Canon super telephoto lenses with an AF stop button. This Custom Function controls the operation of the AF stop button.

    0: AF stop
    1: AF start
    2: AE lock while metering
    3: AF point, holding down button switches from manual to auto, or from auto to center
    4: AF mode, button switches from One-Shot to Al Servo AF modes
    5: IS Start (Image Stabilizer).

C.Fn-20: AI Servo tracking sensitivity
Prevents the AF from being thrown off by a passing obstruction between the camera and the subject. Chose the desired tracking speed.

    0: Standard
    1: Slow
    2: Moderately slow
    3: Moderately fast
    4: Fast

C.Fn-00: Focusing Screen
The EOS-1D can use many different focusing screens to better suit the sbject or shooting situation. Depending on the screen being used, Custom Function 00 must be set to the correct value.

    0: New Laser-matte screens
    1: Laser-matte screens





Personal Functions

Personal Functions allow you to further customize the camera's setting or controls. These functions must be programmed by using a personal computer connected to the camera via the FireWire cable. PFn-00 can be set with the camera.


P. Fn No. Description
00 Custom Function group registration
01 Disables the shooting modes
02 Disables the metering modes
03 Specifies the metering mode for manual exposure
04 Sets the maximum and minimum shutter speeds
05 Sets the maximum and minimum aperture values
06 Registers and switches the shooting mode and metering mode
07 Repeats bracketing during continuous shooting
08 Sets the number of shots to be bracketed
09 Changes the bracketing sequence for C.Fn-09-2/3 to increased exposure, standard exposure and decreased exposure
10 Retains the shift amount for program shift
14 Disables focus detection (search driving) by the lens drive
15 Disables the AF-assist beam from being emitted
16 Enables automatic shooting when focus is achieved at the fixed point of focus while the shutter button is pressed fully
17 Disables automatic AF point selection
18 Enables automatic AF point selection when C.Fn-11-2 has been set
19 Sets the continuous shooting speed
20 Limits the number of frames during continuous shooting
21 Enables quiet operation when the shutter button is OFF after picture taking
23 Changes the timers time length
24 Illuminates the LCD panel during Bulb exposures
25 Sets the default settings when the CLEAR (Quality+WB) button is ON
27 Enables the electronic dial's function to be used in the reverse direction
28 Prevents exposure compensation with the Quick Control Dial
30 Playback enlargement mode
31 Adds original image evaluation units





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