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How to capture natural landscapes with a Canon EOS 80D

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Canon EOS 80D at a glance:

  • 24.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with ISO 100-16,000 (H: 25,600) sensitivity
  • 7fps full resolution continuous shooting rate with 3fps silent continuous mode with reduced vibration
  • Swift and accurate full time continuous focus in Live View and Full HD movies with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, which can be fine-tuned for tracking sensitivity and speed for movies
  • 45-point wide area all cross-type AF system with 27 f/8 compatible AF points
  • DIGIC 6 processor with 14-bit processing for high quality images
  • Large 7.7cm (3.0”) capacitive touch panel Vari-Angle LCD, 1040k dot, 3:2 ratio
  • Intelligent viewfinder with approx. 100% frame coverage
  • 7,560-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with Flicker Detection
  • Full HD movies with 60p
  • Timelapse, HDR and Creative filters in Movie
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and NFC for instant connection, sharing and remote control
  • Creative Filters and Special Scene Modes plus Fine Detail Picture Style
  • In-camera Multiple exposure, Interval timer and Bulb timer
  • Electronic level for straight horizons when shooting landscapes
  • Integrated Speedlite Transmitter

Canon Asia’s Snapshot site posted a helpful tutorial about how to best capture natural looking landscapes with the Canon EOS 80D.

The article discusses three techniques for capturing landscapes:

  1. Manually tweak the colour temperature to enhance the hue of the setting sun
  2. Carry out Live View shooting and use Magnification MF for a more accurate focus on flowers
  3. Use the Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) function when shooting scenes where it is difficult to determine the exposure

It won’t take much of your time and may give you some hints you didn’t know so far. The tips apply to other Canon DSLRs and cameras too.

According to DxOMark, the Canon EOS 80D features Canon’s best performing APS-C sensor.

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