Turning on an M100

Started 2 months ago | Questions thread
OP DavidWright2010 Senior Member • Posts: 2,328
Re: Turning on an M100

tvcat wrote:

It is important to read the manual first before using anything. It is in pg. 30 of the user manual.

So it is:

This is page 18 of the printed manual. Where the images are the size of a thumbnail.

I'm not criticizing you, but this drawing and text is almost useless. "Press (1)?" Pressing will not do anything useful, you need to slide that switch forward. .... "Release the switch?" What switch?

The text should read, "Press the slider forward, rotate the knurled lens ring slightly clockwise, then release the slider."

This page of the manual should be labeled "Unlocking and extending the lens for shooting." And mention something about the fact that you can't shoot until you do this.

Also, the error message in the screen photo at the top of this thread is also useless. It should start out, "Your lens is locked down and must be released before you can take a picture."

Perhaps Canon monitors these fora and will consider improving their manuals going forward.

However this problem is common to almost all manufacturers. Everything is in the manual, and if you know how the device works, you can point to a page that (sort of) addresses a feature.


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