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CANON G1X IS A RIPOFF (no printed manual)

 
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i was considering this camera and thought there is something useful in this thread.. sigh...

Feb 12, 2012 20:23

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I agree with most here on this...but...if ya think about it 800.00 for stinkin point and shoot...it should come with the manual....try and figure out the AF on the 7d with out the manual

Feb 12, 2012 20:30

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bfleck51 wrote in post #13875844external link
I agree with most here on this...but...if ya think about it 800.00 for stinkin point and shoot...it should come with the manual....try and figure out the AF on the 7d with out the manual

But it does come with a manual, just not a printed one. In this day and age we all have smartphones, so surely carrying a searchable PDF on it for reference is much more convenient?

Feb 12, 2012 20:38

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I'm sure at some point lantern or David Busch or someone will publish a "how to" aftermarket users manual/book that is way better than the factory info anyway . Keep an eye on Amazon .

Some comments a bit harsh guys , having a manual is nice when you're new at it .

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So what your saying is when I pick up my new 1DX it wont come with a manual...thats BS...oh I forgot that would cut into the share holders profit...thats sad!

Feb 12, 2012 21:24

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In this age of digital media, I applaud Canon for going greener and saving some trees, not to mention the huge amount of energy it takes to manufacture paper. Why not just download the PDF to your smartphone and view it there?

Feb 12, 2012 21:25

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bsmotril wrote in post #13876112external link
In this age of digital media, I applaud Canon for going greener and saving some trees, not to mention the huge amount of energy it takes to manufacture paper. Why not just download the PDF to your smartphone and view it there?

+1. Props to Canon for not printing out a thick 250 page manual which probably won't even be opened by a good deal of buyers. Talk about a waste of paper! My 2 cents.

Feb 12, 2012 21:35

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Anke wrote in post #13875383external link
You have to admit though it was always nice to get new gear and then sit down with a cup of tea and flip through the manual :)

Unless it was for the kettle to make the tea in which case you'd have to read the manual first.

Lmao!

Feb 12, 2012 22:57

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Like others have stated, get used to it. Green and saving some green.

Feb 12, 2012 22:59

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A deal breaker for me...;) bw!

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silvex wrote in post #13876660external link
A deal breaker for me...

You wouldn't purchase a camera that didn't come with a printed manual?

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Anke wrote in post #13876663external link
You wouldn't purchase a camera that didn't come with a printed manual?

:) .

Feb 12, 2012 23:16

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:) .

Aha, the new edit and addition of a sarky smiley ;) :D

Feb 12, 2012 23:18

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manual fetish?

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=972865

Feb 12, 2012 23:26 as a reply to Anke's post 7 minutes earlier.


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I actually went to the trouble to download the manuals for everything available in my gear list to my iPad. Didn't take long, it's a better option, etc.

I'll admit, at first I thought people were being a little harsh, but if you're seriously complaining that the camera is junk because it doesn't come with a printed manual, then I truly feel for ya.

Feb 12, 2012 23:28

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