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CANON G1X IS A RIPOFF (no printed manual)

 
displaced ­ texan
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Not a deal breaker for me. I love reading manuals that I can expand on my computer monitor. Reading little type causes me to have fuzzy vision. Cant have that and take pictures.

Feb 13, 2012 10:19 as a reply to post 13878458



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Manuals? We don't need no stinkin' manuals? Photographers are so smart they don't read the manuals anyway. The manufacturers have realized this so why include them? :rolleyes:

Feb 13, 2012 11:55 as a reply to displaced texan's post 1 hour earlier.

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This has got to be the ****tiest troll thread I have seen on here all month.

Feb 13, 2012 12:13 as a reply to post 13875802

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Yeah seriously. Can a mod lock this thread? There is no point in continuing this conversation.

Feb 13, 2012 13:33

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Personally I thing for items like camera we should still get printed manuals, but as a nod to the green lobby Canon have decided they will no longer pack any equipment in Cardboard, Polythene, Polystyrene or Styrofoam, and all goods must now be collected from one central warehouse to save Canons carbon emission delivering to your local store.

Feb 13, 2012 13:35

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The op has labored mightily and brought forth a flea.

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whiteflyer wrote in post #13879574external link
Personally I thing for items like camera we should still get printed manuals, but as a nod to the green lobby Canon have decided they will no longer pack any equipment in Cardboard, Polythene, Polystyrene or Styrofoam, and all goods must now be collected from one central warehouse to save Canons carbon emission delivering to your local store.

You are right. If we can't fix everything, why fix anything?

Feb 13, 2012 15:27

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Spacemunkie wrote in post #13877570external link
Do most folk not own a smart phone these days?

All my manuals sit on my phone, iPad and in my Dropbox - they can be accessed from anywhere, don't take up space, I never forget them and they can be searched, annotated and bookmarked. Why on earth would I want paper?

you are not factoring in those poor hamsters keeping those servers going....think of THAT, my friend....think of that.

Feb 13, 2012 17:53

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you are not factoring in those poor hamsters keeping those servers going....think of THAT, my friend....think of that.

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It would be nice if they gave you the option of ordering the manual at a low cost, for those that would actually use one. I think the last time I read a manual was for the 40D (the 30D and 5D are simpler cameras). I kind of wish I did have one for the S100 though, it's got so many bells and whistles and I do not have a smart phone to copy the PDF to.

Feb 15, 2012 07:35

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I was going to buy one, but since there is no manual I'll just have to skip it.

Feb 15, 2012 07:42

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whiteflyer wrote in post #13879574external link
Personally I thing for items like camera we should still get printed manuals, but as a nod to the green lobby Canon have decided they will no longer pack any equipment in Cardboard, Polythene, Polystyrene or Styrofoam, and all goods must now be collected from one central warehouse to save Canons carbon emission delivering to your local store.

I can remember back in the 1970s when McDonald's was pressured to switch from wrapping their burgers in paper to the styrofoam clamshell box. A few years later, they got pressured again since styrofoam is an evil petroleum product, so they switched back to paper. Shortly thereafter, the envirowackos blew a gasket because the paper was causing global warming/cooling and trees to be cut down. I've lost track of where they are now, but they may have settled on paper clamshell boxes. I'm sure this will upset somebody somewhere.

Look, if you want a paper manual, print the PDF. Punch holes in it and put it in a 3-ring notebook. Problem solved. For me, I add PDF copies of each manual to my Dropbox cloud account. This allows me to access it on any of my computers from anywhere. The Canon manuals look great on the iPad!

Feb 15, 2012 08:00

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I once bought a Pentax K20d second hand. It appeared to be in mint condition. When I saw the manual, I felt even better. The owner had cut the binding, laminated the front and back page and spiral bound it. It was wonderfully done and made the manual that much better. Anyone that would take that much care with the manual probably cared for the camera well too.

Feb 15, 2012 08:23



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tmwag wrote in post #13875749external link
Deja vu...this is the op's annual rant....on a different model this time

LOL! I knew I've seen this thread before, only on a g12 hahaha. Now I wonder if the OP actually buys these cameras that he feels ripped-off.

With that said, I can remember my 60d still came with a manual for 36 languages.

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To me manual is not my type to read (got lazy). However, manual sometimes got me confused.:confused:

Feb 17, 2012 09:38

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