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    Graywolf
    Graywolf  7964 forum posts United Kingdom
    25 May 2011 - 9:31 PM

    I am in the very fortunate position of having just bought one of the fast diminishing stock of 500mm lenses. There is a bit in the manual which I don't understand.

    Perhaps someone could help.

    Under 'Focus preset' it says

    'While turning the playback ring to the left or right, press the shutter button completely'

    In a sidebar on the right hand side of the page it says-

    'When turning the playback ring, keep your finger away from the shutter button.'

    these two statements seem contradictory. I'm probably being dim. Could someone please help.

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    User_Removed
    25 May 2011 - 11:14 PM

    Canon never did have the best English translations.

    Hopefully someone with experience of that lens will be able to help you.

    mikehit
    mikehit  56298 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
    26 May 2011 - 8:54 AM

    is this of any use?

    http://eosdoc.com/manuals/lens/EF500f4LIS/#Operation:Focus Preset

    Graywolf
    Graywolf  7964 forum posts United Kingdom
    26 May 2011 - 9:01 AM

    Thanks Mike.

    That's exactly how I thought it worked, and it seemed to work but I just didn't understand what the manual was trying to tell me. I think it has something to do with the exposure. I must read it again more carefully.

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