a77ii 4D FOCUS Camera Settings Guide - available in print?

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Jnull91 New Member • Posts: 4
a77ii 4D FOCUS Camera Settings Guide - available in print?

The Guide is available and all, and I can read it on my iPad, but I would really like a printed copy.  Sony unfortunately did the guide with white text on black background, which makes it hard to read.  I printed it. The photos are fine, the text is awful. Can this be purchased?

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toughluck Veteran Member • Posts: 3,387
Re: a77ii 4D FOCUS Camera Settings Guide - available in print?

Did you print it white on black? That would be quite a waste of ink/toner.

Did you try printing it in negative? Sure, the pictures are not as useful, but the text is.

There are some more involved conversions possible, so if you have a PDF file, I could try converting it for you.

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sybersitizen Forum Pro • Posts: 13,827
Re: a77ii 4D FOCUS Camera Settings Guide - available in print?

toughluck wrote:

Did you print it white on black? That would be quite a waste of ink/toner.

Did you try printing it in negative? Sure, the pictures are not as useful, but the text is.

There are some more involved conversions possible, so if you have a PDF file, I could try converting it for you.

You can obtain the PDF here.

OP Jnull91 New Member • Posts: 4
Re: a77ii 4D FOCUS Camera Settings Guide - available in print?

Yes, I have the .pdf.   Thanks

woodturner Regular Member • Posts: 185
Re: a77ii 4D FOCUS Camera Settings Guide - available in print?

I made a DIY cut down PDF that fits the essentials on two to a page of landscape A4 paper for travel use.

I can send to you if you contact me.

cheers,

Eric

Black text on white paper.

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Re: a77ii 4D FOCUS Camera Settings Guide - available in print?

Jnull91 wrote:

Yes, I have the .pdf. Thanks

I know you do. I was replying to toughluck, who said he could try converting the PDF if you have the file. Seemingly he was not aware that 1) you have it, and 2) he can obtain the file himself.

Marco Cinnirella
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tbh the guide is useful to know what the menu options should do, but in practice I have found that nothing beats actual experimentation 'in the field', and sometimes I have found that the appropriate settings have ended up being (somewhat counter-intuitively and frustratingly) the opposite of what that 4D AF guide suggests - at least, those are my findings on my a99ii which is supposed to share the same AF module more or less, as the a77ii.

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Marco Cinnirella wrote:

tbh the guide is useful to know what the menu options should do, but in practice I have found that nothing beats actual experimentation 'in the field', and sometimes I have found that the appropriate settings have ended up being (somewhat counter-intuitively and frustratingly) the opposite of what that 4D AF guide suggests - at least, those are my findings on my a99ii which is supposed to share the same AF module more or less, as the a77ii.

That could be because the setting that determines how quickly the AF switches from one subject to another (1-5) is opposite between the 2 cameras. With the A77ii 1 is most “sticky”  while with the A99ii 5 is.

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