1Dmk4 guide

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hammer Forum Member • Posts: 57
1Dmk4 guide

On the Nikon side, Thom Hogan has an excellent site almost exclusively dedicated to Nikon cameras and gear. He also prepares and sells excellent guides for the latest Nikon cameras. Does anyone know of equivalent sites dedicated to Canon who sell camera guides as well?

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PhillipA Veteran Member • Posts: 5,505
I would have thought ...

... that if you are buying a 1 series camera, you would probably know your way around a DSLR without a "How-To" book
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OP hammer Forum Member • Posts: 57
Re: I would have thought ...

Unfortunately I was not born with the "Know it all Gene". Compared with my previous cameras ie 30D, 40D, D70, D300, the Mk 4 is quite complex with respect to AF and exposure options. Although I find "How tos" somewhat useful, I am always on the lookout for those that focus (pardon the pun) on technical discussions on how and why systems work the way they do. I find these type of books are far more useful over the long term than your typical "push this button first" type manuals . However, these books/guides are far more scarce than "how tos".

Also being a part time Nikon guy I enjoy Thom Hogans (bythom.com) discussions on Nikons future equipment plans/predictions, equipment reviews etc. He seems relatively unbiased and slams Nikon on regular occasions. It would be nice to see a similar site dedicated to Canon that steps beyond the "fan boy" genre.

messner Contributing Member • Posts: 733
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messner Contributing Member • Posts: 733
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Hi

Here is also a MarkIV guide that is for free from Canon

http://cpn.canon-europe.com/files/product/cameras/eos1d_mark_iv/1D_Mark_IV_guide_en.pdf

I wonder if Nikon releases free guides for Nikon Cameras like those that Canon releases?

Best regards from Sweden

Omar Brännström

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Faldo68 Regular Member • Posts: 166
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messner wrote:

I wonder if Nikon releases free guides for Nikon Cameras like those that Canon releases?

They have for the D3/D3s at least.

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kb2zuz Veteran Member • Posts: 3,202
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Sounds like a stupid question, but seriously, have you looked at the 1D Mk IV manual? In my experience, Nikon manuals often were less comprehensible, it felt like they had more Japanese-to-English translation issues and weren't laid out as well. This may be just my personal preference, but there may be a reason why Nikon cameras often need how-to guides.

If you look at canon's site, they also have some instructional videos on the AF system.
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messner Contributing Member • Posts: 733
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Hi

Here is a guide that You can pay for and it comes from Arthur Morris.

https://store.birdsasart.com/shop/item.aspx?itemid=286
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GtoJon Veteran Member • Posts: 3,552
Link doesn't work .....

Did anybody download it?

Thanks, Jon
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TLD
TLD Contributing Member • Posts: 846
Give it a few minutes

It's a biggish pdf and shows a blank page until completely DL'd on my Win7 system. It's a useful read though, so stick with it.

BTW My problem is that the supplied manual is too tiny for my old eyes, so I really would have liked the same guide to be available on the supplied CDs so I could read them on my monitor.

I've owned a 1DsMK3 since November 07 so the Mk4 is not too much of a problem, but getting the most from the AF is something we could do with a bit of help with.

tongki Regular Member • Posts: 226
do we still need one ?

If you don't know what you are going to buy, then DON'T

That means,
you are not ready yet

PhillipA wrote:

... that if you are buying a 1 series camera, you would probably know your way around a DSLR without a "How-To" book
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Re: Give it a few minutes

Thanks .... got em' now : ))
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