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Oct 10, 2012 05:36 |  #1

When I first used my 5DII I could not understand how others could see the camera settings on the rear LCD.

Now, for about a week, I cannot get rid of the same screen. Either my shot images are there or this annoying settings screen. I have no idea what I have done to make it stay up and equally have no idea what to do to get rid of it!

Please Mr Canon, I'd like my dark LCD back please.


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Oct 10, 2012 05:39 |  #2

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Oct 10, 2012 05:50 |  #3

Lloyd,

Thank you, you are a star.

I've been fiddling with the menu until I'm sick of it. Must have accidentally brushed the info butto or it pressed against my chest.


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Oct 10, 2012 10:33 |  #4

Don't worry Richard, you are not alone, it happened to me a while back and I went mad pressing buttons to try to get rid of it :D


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Oct 10, 2012 10:39 |  #5

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Don't worry Richard, you are not alone, it happened to me a while back and I went mad pressing buttons to try to get rid of it :D

Ken,

Thanks! I often wish I was more techno minded.


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Oct 10, 2012 11:59 |  #6

Richard, believe me it hurts me to say this, but I must.

RTFM


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Oct 10, 2012 12:11 |  #7

Elie,

Someone had to say it I suppose!

Believe me I do try, but I quickly loose the will to live trying to get anything useful out of Canon manuals.


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Oct 10, 2012 14:51 |  #8

Lowner wrote in post #15103955 (external link)
I quickly loose the will to live trying to get anything useful out of Canon manuals.

bw!


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Oct 10, 2012 15:11 |  #9

Lowner wrote in post #15103955 (external link)
Elie,

Someone had to say it I suppose!

Believe me I do try, but I quickly loose the will to live trying to get anything useful out of Canon manuals.

Here is a hint, just use the PDF version of the manual and search for camera settings. At some point, you will be taken to page 190. :)

The paper version leaves alot to be desired, but searching the PDF is more fruitful.


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Oct 10, 2012 15:53 |  #10

Lowner wrote in post #15103955 (external link)
Elie,

Someone had to say it I suppose!

Believe me I do try, but I quickly loose the will to live trying to get anything useful out of Canon manuals.

It is funny the differences between people. I bring my manuals on flights with me for a refresher. I could read those all day.

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Oct 10, 2012 16:15 as a reply to  @ waterrockets's post |  #11

I bought Canon 40D Digital Field Guide by Charlotte k. Lewis, and Canon 40D The Expanded Guide by Andy Stansfield, and they were both great at explaining the functions of my camera. I keep the Stansfield book in my camera bag because it is smaller than the Lewis book. It doen't look like stansfield had a 5D3 guide out yet. -rick

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Oct 10, 2012 16:15 as a reply to  @ waterrockets's post |  #12

Canon's manuals are good. Consise, accurate and well organized.


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Oct 10, 2012 16:21 |  #13

apersson850 wrote in post #15105092 (external link)
Canon's manuals are good. Consise, accurate and well organized.

As are well written mathematical proofs. Doesn't mean they're easy to read for a great number of people.


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Oct 10, 2012 16:28 as a reply to  @ Luckless's post |  #14

I've been exposed to both, and there's certainly a big difference. Comparing with quite a lot of other user's manuals, Canon's are clearly among the better when it comes to being easily understandable. Sure, there are flaws and omissions, but they do of course also have a target to keep the page count at reasonable levels. Probably the reason why they've started delivering more than one user's manual, each covering different aspects of the camera. Thus everybody doesn't have to wade through all of it, if they aren't using features covered by another manual.


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Oct 10, 2012 16:33 |  #15

Reading manuals or viewing tutorials has always been especially frustrating for me.

The way I learn best, and also easiest, is to have someone show me how to do it. The old fashioned way - in person! Yes, a real live person sitting down with me and doing something, explaining what they are doing every step of the way. Then they let me try to see if I got it or not.

Am I alone, or is this not the best, fastest, and easiest way to learn something? When I learn this way, the lessons 'stick".

Whenever I do go thru the excruciating process of reading a manual, even when I eventually figure something out, I often have little retention.


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"They're", "their", and "there" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one.
"Fare" and "fair" are different words with completely different meanings - please use the correct one. The proper expression is "moot point", NOT "mute point".

  
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