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Old 13th of February 2012 (Mon)   #46
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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.
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Old 13th of February 2012 (Mon)   #47
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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?
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Old 13th of February 2012 (Mon)   #48
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This has got to be the ****tiest troll thread I have seen on here all month.
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Yeah seriously. Can a mod lock this thread? There is no point in continuing this conversation.
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Old 13th of February 2012 (Mon)   #50
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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.
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The op has labored mightily and brought forth a flea.

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Old 13th of February 2012 (Mon)   #52
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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.
You are right. If we can't fix everything, why fix anything?
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Old 13th of February 2012 (Mon)   #53
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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.
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Old 15th of February 2012 (Wed)   #54
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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.
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Old 15th of February 2012 (Wed)   #56
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I was going to buy one, but since there is no manual I'll just have to skip it.
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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.
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!
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Old 15th of February 2012 (Wed)   #58
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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.
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Old 17th of February 2012 (Fri)   #59
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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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Old 17th of February 2012 (Fri)   #60
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To me manual is not my type to read (got lazy). However, manual sometimes got me confused.
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