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    Have you read you manual

    Ok, be honest, do you read your manual(s) that came with your camera and your lenses ?
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    Nope, I couldn't follow the story.

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    I have a copy of my manual on my Ipod...just in case!

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    Where's the option for "I read my Manual from cover to Cover" for people like me, who can not buy anything with out reading the owners manual before playing with it.
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    Im not good at poles sorry, I prefer germans, but, yeah, I too read the manual, well, at least the toc

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    Whats a manual, oh that's what I read after I have pulled my hair out trying to get something to work
    C&C most welcome, please if reworks are made post what adjustments etc have been made so I can learn from them

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    Yup!
    In fact I sometimes download the Manual of something before I buy it to get the details on features etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbee View Post
    Where's the option for "I read my Manual from cover to Cover" for people like me, who can not buy anything with out reading the owners manual before playing with it.
    I'm one of the above lol

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    The manual is a last resort for when you hit a hurdle.

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    "If all fails, read the instructions".

    I must admit tho that when I first got the K20D, my first DSLR, I was totally lost, and without the manual I wouldn't have known how to turn it on.

    Once into it, I did tend to 'fast-track' the learning curve, and to date I guess I've looked at about 35% of it. After quickly trying to come to grips with all the new 'bells and whistles' I went to Mexican (Manuel) mode where I was comfortable, and picked up the rest as I went along. I'm still learning.

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    Multiple choice poll, I like that
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    Yep, more than once, was reading it on the weekend actually. I too, like Kym, often download a manual for something before I buy it; it's the best way to understand all the features rather than relying on sales guff.
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    ohhhhhhhh yes - would have no idea how to drive it otherwise. and as for the flash - i have the camera manual in one hand, the flash manual in the other and about three other books open. and i still haven't got it sussed!!LOL

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    My camera manual is about the only manual I've ever read. I continue to refer to it as I learn a little more.

    Like a few of the others I like to download the manual before buying. It's nice of work to let me use their printer to run it off in A4 .
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    Yep, several times!..Stupid poll though!
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    Yes. (A bit like Kym, I've downloaded manuals on cameras to check out features as well )
    I've also read the lens manuals (boring - what can they say?) - and I still don't have a solid grasp of VR, but I focus better!
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    Yep, I'm guilty as charged. I downloaded and read the Pentax K-x manual long before I actually decided to purchase the camera and accompanying lenses. While it doesn't help me to take any better pictures, I was able understand and set up many of the camera's features and functions (language, date & time, WB setting, AF mode, remote control, etc.) straight out of the box. I'm still learning how to use a lot of the camera's other settings and refer to the manual quite often.

    The poll questions could use some work to elicit better & more appropriate responses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Yep, several times!..Stupid poll though!
    stupid ? no more so than usual

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    I read the manual (and several reviews) before I buy the camera.
    I read it again when other features are going to be used that I have never used for a while, to refresh.
    "The greatest camera in the world is the one you hold in your hands when shit happens." ©2007 Raoul Isidro

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    Yep - read the manual of my Bronica S2A - all 32 pages!

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