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Resetting Second Hand Camera

Buckie229 Avatar
Buckie229 1 2
24 Jan 2022 6:03PM
I've recently bought a second hand canon 1DX mark ii and a 5D mark iv. is it best to reset the cameras back to factory settings to clear previous owners settings and start with my own. Thanks
saltireblue Avatar
saltireblue Plus
13 14.8k 90 Norway
24 Jan 2022 6:15PM
Yes - among other things, it will clear any copyright/author info any former owner has input.
It also makes it easier to enter your own settings if you start with a 'clean' camera.
Buckie229 Avatar
Buckie229 1 2
24 Jan 2022 6:34PM
Yes that's what I thought but wasn't to sure so thought i'd ask first before re setting them, thanks for your help,
thewilliam2 Avatar
thewilliam2 6 1.7k United Kingdom
27 Jan 2022 11:31PM
Does the instruction book not give any clues?
Buckie229 Avatar
Buckie229 1 2
29 Jan 2022 8:00AM
I couldn't find anything in the instruction book as its more about setting the camera up from new. I have reset them back to factory settings now and updated the firmware and they seem ok


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