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Canon Instruction Manuals & Software CDs

Discussion in 'Canon Conflab' started by Malcolm_Stewart, May 4, 2010.

  1. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    This web page lists available Instruction Manuals and Software CD packs for recent DSLRs.

    Other manuals are available from this page.

    Any chance of making this a sticky?Indeed - Mod.

    (No connection with the Robert Scott organisation other than as a satisfied customer etc., but we do seem to get an awful lot of queries which could be solved by a people ordering a replacement set of CDs, and a Manual.)
  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

  3. bob58

    bob58 Well-Known Member

    there has been many a request here for free!! download of manuals, and as far as i remember they are a payable item, your link takes it to 5D manual, can you provide a link as to where exactly you started to achieve the download ? if its free then i think it would be a very usefull link
  4. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Downloads can be found from here.
  5. Malcolm_Stewart

    Malcolm_Stewart Well-Known Member

    One of our most common requests is where people don't have the software CDs, and whilst the files are obtainable from various Canon sites, the files are normally of the "upgrade" variety, and frequently won't install unless the computer has already had similar files installed. Registry hacks are available*, but for many people it's got to be much simpler, and safer, to buy a replacement CD.
    *and I've linked to them quite frequently.

    My s/h "mint" 1D Mk III came without original manual or CDs, and I completed the purchase via the site I linked to.
  6. bob58

    bob58 Well-Known Member

    hmmmmmmm, have i lost the plot completly :D or perhaps i never i had to start with :eek: for some reason i remember loads of enquiries for manual downloads, because i lost it, bought it second hand etc, the reply was always not available free you would have to purchase a replacement, now you show me official place to download from canon :D

    or am i confusing this with something else that people quite often enquired about ?
  7. Benchista

    Benchista Which Tyler

    Can't say I can ever recall a request for a downloadable manual that's not been pointed to the Canon USA site. Hard copy manuals are always chargeable, though.
  8. bob58

    bob58 Well-Known Member

    ah right hard copies, just read malcoms post, (see below) perhaps that was what i am getting confused with

  9. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Just went to canon.co.uk tab "download software and user manuals" is where I always start looking for software updates - the usa link was nicer to use - only been there once to get the DPP upgrade for rotating images as it was released in USA before Europe. True I didn't consider difference between electronic version and pretty-printed booklet which of course would be chargeable.
  10. fivefiftydee

    fivefiftydee New Member

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  11. Shaun1970

    Shaun1970 Well-Known Member

    Re: Canon Instruction Manuals & Software CDs

    I'm after getting the 1000d copy for my Dad and the cost seems a little steep. I reckon the price is mainly for the software though.
  12. Loose_Canon

    Loose_Canon Well-Known Member

    Re: Canon Instruction Manuals & Software CDs

    Canon Europe used to be a pain re manuals so we used to go to USA site.
    However I have had no problem downloading from canon uk manuals and software.
    One can download manuals for quite old equipment, recently I did a 550Ex flash and a ML3.
    You can also download all software - Canon realise you may have a computer without a CD drive - but you will need to enter a serial number for the camera you are downloading software for, and will then have to update it.
  13. AlexDenny

    AlexDenny Well-Known Member

    Re: Canon Instruction Manuals & Software CDs

    I actually found Cannon UK very helpful in this regard. I bought a second hand 1000d without the software disk, and emailed Canon about the EOS utility. They pointed me to their download site where you can download the software for free, so long as you have the serial number of your camera. This was put in place as a lot of new netbooks and tablets don't have CD drives.

    The manual was also pretty easy to find and download online.

    I think that you might need a disk or to use one of the (pretty simple) registry edits to install photo stitch, but there are so many freeware programs out there that do the same thing, there's no real need. The most important thing is the right RAW conversion which, as I say, you can download for free by registering your serial number.
  14. JarJar Binks

    JarJar Binks New Member

    If you're ever stuck for Canon firmware or updates or technical advice they've got a chat service now online that helps - I used it the other day troubleshooting my Canon printer and they were really helpful! I think it's mainly for cameras and lenses but they sorted out my printer for me so I was a happy bunny! http://imaging.chatt
  15. Stephen Rundle

    Stephen Rundle In the Stop Bath

    All you need to do is GOOGLE Instruction manual for **********

    and there are loads

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