Updates to the text of Canon 7D Experience:
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Version 1.0 – 8/18/2011 – original text, no updates
Version 1.1 – 8/23/2011 – Orientation Linked AF Point memorization instructions clarification. Additional instructions added to the text of this section:
2.4 Custom Functions Menus
C.Fn III-12 – Orientation Linked AF Point
To have the camera automatically jump to a memorized AF Point or zone, which can be different for when you are holding the camera horizontal and either vertical orientation:
Access this Custom Function (C.Fn III-12) and select option 1: Select different AF points and press SET. Tap the Shutter Button to exit the menu. Hold the camera horizontally.
1. Press the AF Point Selection Button on the upper right rear of the camera and choose your desired AF Area Mode by pressing the M-Fn Button, and then select your desired AF Point or zone using the Multi-controller.
2. Press and hold the AF Point Selection Button on the upper right rear of the camera and press the LCD Panel Illumination Button (light bulb button) on the top of the camera. Your selected AF Point will blink.
3. Tap the Shutter Button to complete.
Hold the camera vertically, repeat steps 1, 2, and 3.
Hold the camera in the other vertical orientation and repeat steps 1, 2, and 3.
Again, to cancel a memorized AF Point, press and hold the AF Point Selection Button and press the ISO Button on the top of the camera.
Photography Accessories section – corrected link for Memory Card Reader: the link in the text links to an SD memory card reader, but you will need a CF memory card reader such as this one.
Introduction – Using This Guide – text correction: “…in which in which photographers work…” repetition should merely be one “…in which…”
As with all my Full Stop guides, I changed the font used throughout the text to a dark grey, sans-serif font.
Version 3.0 (PDF/EPUB/Kindle) for 7D Firmware Version 2
2012-08-19 – e-book version 3 update published (PDF, EPUB, Kindle) – The guide is updated to include all the changes and additions of the new 7D Firmware version 2.0. Various descriptions and explanations throughout the guide are also expanded. All readers who purchased their guide through Full Stop (dojoklo.com) and E-Junkie were alerted and instructed on how to download the updated guide. Amazon has been asked to alert all purchasers from Amazon.com about how to download the updated version, although I am not sure if they have done this yet. Please contact me if you still need the updated guide.
Version 3.1.1A (Apple iTunes) for 7D Firmware Version 2
2012-10-01 – e-book version 3 update (described just above), as published on Apple iTunes/ iBooks. The guide is updated to include all the changes and additions of the new 7D Firmware version 2.0. Various descriptions and explanations throughout the guide are also expanded. All readers who previously purchased earlier versions of the guide from Apple please contact me for an updated guide.
Version 3.2A (Apple iTunes) for 7D Firmware Version 2
2012-11-13 – I discovered that the Apple iTunes version 3.1.1A was missing several images in the Menus and Custom Functions chapter. (Due to an Apple epub conversion limitation, each chapter can only be a certain maximum file size, and too many images will exceed this limit. And thus the “excessive” images in this chapter were simply left out!
If you purchased version 3.1.1A, please let me know if you need me to send you the latest, corrected version: doug(at)dojoklo(dot)com
Version 3.1 EPUB (for 7D Firmware Version 2)
2013-07-11 – Due to a quirk with Nook readers, the EPUB version of the book when viewed on a Nook sometimes showed certain images repeated, with the text displayed over the repeated image. This bug appeared in Nook readers, with the Aldiko reading app, and perhaps with other e-reader apps. This has hopefully been corrected.
2013-10-21 – Do NOT use a cheap, ultra-thin UV filter (or cheap other filter type) on your lenses, particularly the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L II lens, as there may be filter-to-lens contact that can damage the front lens element. See this article for more info.
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