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Canon 500mm lens question

Graywolf 10 1.0k United Kingdom
25 May 2011 9:31PM
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 7 4.6k 1 Scotland
25 May 2011 11:14PM
Canon never did have the best English translations.

Hopefully someone with experience of that lens will be able to help you.
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
26 May 2011 8:54AM
Graywolf 10 1.0k United Kingdom
26 May 2011 9:01AM
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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