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Jul 27, 2017 21:22 |  #16

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You, my friend, are in the very MINORITY of the buyers, if this forum is any indication!

I never read the manual up front. I ALWAYS figure out whatever tech I get, then I go back to the manual to see what I missed. It makes going through the manual much faster that way.

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Jul 27, 2017 22:01 |  #17

TeamSpeed wrote in post #18412914 (external link)
You, my friend, are in the very MINORITY of the buyers, if this forum is any indication!

I never read the manual up front. I ALWAYS figure out whatever tech I get, then I go back to the manual to see what I missed. It makes going through the manual much faster that way.

I can't understand camera manuals unless I have already played with the thing for a while.


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Jul 27, 2017 22:02 |  #18

TeamSpeed wrote in post #18412914 (external link)
You, my friend, are in the very MINORITY of the buyers, if this forum is any indication!

I never read the manual up front. I ALWAYS figure out whatever tech I get, then I go back to the manual to see what I missed. It makes going through the manual much faster that way.

Tha'ts one way you and I differ. I read the entire full 7D Mark II manual, page for page, well over 500 of them!


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Jul 28, 2017 03:28 |  #19

TeamSpeed wrote in post #18412370 (external link)
That pesky manual, think how much they could save by not even providing one. :)

Actually with 7DMKII very little as you have to download it (much better as you can't lose it that way).




  
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Jul 28, 2017 06:10 |  #20

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Actually with 7DMKII very little as you have to download it (much better as you can't lose it that way).

Downloading the pdf is better in an even more convenient manner, you can search it very quickly. :)


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Jul 28, 2017 07:08 |  #21

It really annoys me that you spend over a thousand dollars or pounds for some piece of hi tech hardware, and they can't even put a nicely printed manual in the box with it. If I'm going to have a propper read of something, then I would much rather it was printed on paper. I just don't like reading from the screen so much. Maybe I should try a Kindle, with the e-paper screen, but do they allow you to put PDF's on those?

Anyway I'm a Bibliophile, I love books and would never get rid of them.

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Jul 28, 2017 08:14 |  #22

TeamSpeed wrote in post #18413136 (external link)
Downloading the pdf is better in an even more convenient manner, you can search it very quickly. :)

That's true. I keep a copy of it on my cell phone so it's ALWAYS with me if I need to reference it.


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Jul 28, 2017 08:16 |  #23

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That's true. I keep a copy of it on my cell phone so it's ALWAYS with me if I need to reference it.

You have got very good eyes if you can read it on your phone.




  
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Jul 28, 2017 09:03 |  #24

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Maybe I should try a Kindle, with the e-paper screen, but do they allow you to put PDF's on those?

Yes, you can put any book format you want on a Kindle. It primarily uses Amazon's own .azw format, but you can convert ePub, mobi, etc via programs like Calibre. The Kindle will read PDF directly though. Although it doesn't get formatted the same as a native Kindle book, so it may still be worth it to convert it using Calibre.


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Jul 28, 2017 09:46 |  #25

davholla wrote in post #18413194 (external link)
You have got very good eyes if you can read it on your phone.

Methinks you've got that backwards. You must have pretty bad eyes (or a bad phone), if you can't read them on your phone. I wear glasses for my one good eye, and am essentially blind (20/400) in the other. I keep 6D & 80D manuals on my phone. I can see them just fine (with the good eye).


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Jul 28, 2017 16:49 |  #26

davholla wrote in post #18413194 (external link)
You have got very good eyes if you can read it on your phone.

Nope, my eyes are not that great, but the resolution of my phone's LCD screen is very good and even tiny text is rendered sharply and cleanly. And if needs be I can always enlarge and decrease the document text size using spread or pinch spread gestures. It is a touch screen after all.


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Jul 28, 2017 16:53 |  #27

Bassat wrote in post #18413257 (external link)
Methinks you've got that backwards. You must have pretty bad eyes (or a bad phone), if you can't read them on your phone. I wear glasses for my one good eye, and am essentially blind (20/400) in the other. I keep 6D & 80D manuals on my phone. I can see them just fine (with the good eye).

Yep. Agree completely. Perhaps daveholla doesn't have a lot of experience with a modern smartphone.


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Jul 29, 2017 12:45 |  #28

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Yep. Agree completely. Perhaps daveholla doesn't have a lot of experience with a modern smartphone.

I do but I get rsi trying to manipulate things on a smart phone 10 minutes is like 10 hours on a keyboard for me.
A great shame as I know people who only communicate via whatsapp which makes life painful.




  
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Jul 30, 2017 19:39 as a reply to  @ post 18412334 |  #29

I don't know if you can do this with the 550D, but with your 7D2 have you considered Manual mode with Auto ISO?

I use this method with my 1DX and 7D2 as it means that I can change settings very quickly without taking my eye from the viewfinder and (more importantly) without using my brain! If you go into Custom Functions, and assign EC (Exposure Compensation) to the "SET" button you can adjust exposure VERY quickly - handy for BIF and Airshows.

Using this setup my shutter speed is under my right index finger, my aperture under my thumb. So I just set the parameters I want and can instantly see if the ISO is within reasonable limits. With EC on the SET button any compensation can be set in well under a second without losing sight of your subject too.

It may sound a little daunting - but it is not, these days using my point and shoot is a MUCH more difficult challenge!


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Jul 30, 2017 19:41 |  #30

^ That is about the only way I roll these days. :)


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