Best Rear Screen Tip Ever to Fix Portrait Preview [for Modern Cameras]
I know the title says tip and I usually reserve my tips for Monday mornings. However, I wanted to share more details than my typical short Monday tip. I have been using digital cameras for quite a while. I have had a DLSR since 2008 and I just learned how to do something. To be fair, I didn't think it was a problem until I was working as a second shooter at a wedding.
So, let's define the problem:
What is interesting is this feature is not new. I was not aware of it even on my older cameras. I have three Canon cameras that I regularly use. My oldest is the Rebel EOS xTi, my next oldest is the Rebel EOS t5i, and my main camera is the 5D Mark IV. I checked this setting on my Canon 5D Mark IV and here is the menu item to change
On all three cameras, this menu is found under the wrench and all look the same. Once you select Auto-rotate you will have something like the image above and that is the default setting: On to rotate on the camera and for the file when you view on your computer.
There are three settings to choose from:
If you are like me, you will likely find option 2 to be the best choice. This gives you a full-screen preview on the LCD and allows the file to be auto-rotated for the computer.
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