Canon EOS 5D Mark III Instruction Manual (en)

 Menu Function Settings
Silent LV shootingN
• Mode 1
The shooting operation noise is quieter than with normal shooting. 
Continuous shooting is also possible. If <o> is set, you can 
shoot at a maximum continuous shooting speed of approx. 6 fps.
• Mode 2
When the shutter button is pressed completely, only one shot will be 
taken. While you keep holding down the shutter button, the camera 
operation will be suspended. Then when you return to the shutter 
button’s halfway position, the camera operation will resume. The 
shooting noise is thereby minimized. Even if continuous shooting is 
set, only a single shot will be taken.
• Disable
Be sure to set it to [Disable] if you use a TS-E lens (other than 
those listed in   below) for shifting or tilting the lens or if you 
use an Extension tube. Setting it to [Mode 1] or [Mode 2] will result 
in incorrect or irregular exposures.
Metering timerN
You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock 
If you use flash, silent shooting will not be possible regardless of the 
[Silent LV shoot.] setting.
When using a non-Canon flash unit, set it to [Disable]. The flash will not 
fire if it is set to [Mode 1] or [Mode 2].
If [Mode 2] is set and you use remote control shooting (p.188), the 
operation will be the same as with [Mode 1].
With the TS-E17mm f/4L or TS-E24mm f/3.5L II lens, you can use [Mode 1
or [Mode 2].
If you select [z3: Dust Delete Data], [53: Sensor cleaning], [54: Clear 
all camera settings
], or [54: Firmware Ver.], the Live View shooting will be