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Nikonís Curious Crusade Against Physical User Manuals!!

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    kombizz
    kombizz  9591 forum posts United States1 Constructive Critique Points
    30 Aug 2011 - 5:22 AM

    Apparently Nikon has decide to save few trees by no longer publishing user manuals in some of its digital cameras and not include them in the boxes. As a result of this new decision, few Nikon customers are not going to be happy.
    To protect against Copyright Infringement, Nikon offers two versions of product manuals. A fully printable manual for existing owners (which requires a valid, North American, Nikon camera serial number and registration to download) and a non-printable version for others (no serial number required).
    To read more about this, please click here.

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    User_Removed
    30 Aug 2011 - 11:22 AM

    Frankly, the "user manuals" that Nikon did include in their boxes were pretty shitey anyway. Best plan for anyone buying a new Nikon, and not already being familiar with them, is to read through the Quick Start Guide and then invest a few quid in a 3rd party guide such as those in the Wiley Publishing series. Infinitely better written and much more readable.

    User_Removed
    30 Aug 2011 - 12:21 PM

    Why do you regurgitate these press releases etc copying and pasting them on ePz, DP Review, Photo.net etc?

    Do you ever have anything original to post? Your own thoughts or questions?

    It's bloody annoying.

    Carabosse
    Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
    30 Aug 2011 - 12:24 PM

    If someone, on the forum I administer, did this they would be granted a short "holiday" from the site in the first instance - and a permanent one if they persisted thereafter!

    MeanGreeny
    30 Aug 2011 - 12:33 PM

    Given the questions you see on here sometimes I don't think people read them anyway.........

    scottishphototours

    Shitey.

    First time ever for me on Epz. And it made me chuckle...

    mikehit
    mikehit  46189 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
    30 Aug 2011 - 2:01 PM

    I wasn't aware this was anything new. Makers of computers have been doing this for years.

    User_Removed
    30 Aug 2011 - 4:59 PM


    Quote: Shitey.

    First time ever for me on Epz. And it made me chuckle...

    I tend to use Northern British* words, Andy, when I want to be a bit "colourful" without being too offensive. The southern equivalents sometimes fall foul of the dreaded profanity filters.

    Wink

    * - I didn't say "Scottish" because that particular one tends to be used as far south as the Humber.

    LenShepherd
    LenShepherd e2 Member 62436 forum postsLenShepherd vcard United Kingdom
    30 Aug 2011 - 10:25 PM


    Quote: Apparently Nikon has decide to save few trees by no longer publishing user manuals in some of its digital cameras and not include them in the boxes. As a result of this new decision, few Nikon customers are not going to be happy.


    You could get your facts straight Sad
    The camera you refer to is the P300 - a very low price "compact type" camera.
    Most similar cameras from other manufacturers have for 2-3 years come without a printed manual.
    Nikon are not doing anything that much of the competition has been doing for some time - so why "slag off" Nikon?
    If were to slag off all the manufacturers as well you might have a point.
    Whether the manufacturers would listen to you having regard to the cost of providing a printed manual as a percentage of the camera price is another topic.
    Nikon's latest DSLR the D7000 comes with a printed manual Smile

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