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Old October 23rd, 2002, 09:42 PM   #1
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i was checkin out the gl2 at my local fry's electronics store and unfortunately none of the sales men know anything about changing the settings in the camera. i found the menu button in the back and i was able to see where you can channge the color gain, sharpness, etc.. there's a couple of things i couldn't figure out:


1) i set the 16:9 guides to yes, yet i wasn't able to see the white frame guides in either the lcd or the eyepiece.

2) i saw the sliding button for fully automatic (green box) and manual. in manual i can't seem to find the menu so that i can change shutter speed, picture gain or manual f-stops. it seems like the store camera is locked on exposure lock.

when i press down and try to scroll the wheel (front of camera) the exposure values go up and down in + and - values but no true f-stops.

where's the f!@#$ menu !!!!!!

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Old October 23rd, 2002, 11:27 PM   #2
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It would probably be easier to point you toward the GL2's online manual than to try to figure out where you want to navigate. The manual shows full maps of the camera's menus.

Canon's camera manuals can be downloaded in pdf format from:
http://canondv.com/downloads/manuals.html
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Old October 23rd, 2002, 11:55 PM   #3
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thanx ken. unfortunately i'm still lost.

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Old October 24th, 2002, 12:05 AM   #4
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Push in the scroll wheel on the back of the camera, (with green box- p switch set to p) and a menu with all of the exposure programs, including manual, will appear on the screen. Select manual, and you will have control of shutter, aperture and gain with the front scroll wheel, similar to the gl1.

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Old October 26th, 2002, 01:55 AM   #5
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thanx barry. i went back to the store and i finally figured it out :)
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