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  1. #1
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    manual for d90+18-105 kit

    This is kind of a silly question, but yesterday I purchased the above kit and the only manual included was for the D90, not the lens. I know the manual for the lens is available on the internet as a PDF, but as I want to carry the manuals around with me while I get used to the camera (i'm a newbie to SLRs) it would be preferable to have the Nikon printed version which is small rather than me printing it out on A4.

    So my question is this - should the box in fact have included a manual for the lens? If so I will go back to the retailer and ask for one....I have to make a special trip so I figured there is no point going there if the kit doesn't actually include one.

    Cheers

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    Err, it might have had a pamphlet - but there isn't a proper manual with any lens because there's basically nothing to say about a lens. Any manual could only say:

    Flick the VR switch off when the lens is on a tripod, otherwise basically leave VR on.
    Use the supplied lens hood to reduce glare.
    Clean the front lens element with a soft cloth and warm breath when required.
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  3. #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dread Pirate Roberts View Post
    Err, it might have had a pamphlet - but there isn't a proper manual with any lens because there's basically nothing to say about a lens. Any manual could only say:

    Flick the VR switch off when the lens is on a tripod, otherwise basically leave VR on.
    Use the supplied lens hood to reduce glare.
    Clean the front lens element with a soft cloth and warm breath when required.
    What he said.
    I don't recall ever seeing a proper manual for a lens.

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    Things that make you go Hmmmmm

    Quote Originally Posted by K1W1 View Post
    What he said.
    I don't recall ever seeing a proper manual for a lens.
    More like a booklet and a crash course on 50 new languages 'How to speak Nikon in 6 easy lessons.' lol
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  5. #5
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    +1 to all the posts above, but just in case:

    http://www.nikonusa.com/pdf/manuals/...35-56GEDVR.pdf
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  6. #6
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    I never use lens instruction book. They are mostly generic. According to Screenclutter's link above, English pages are from page 11-19 while the rest are repetition in different languages.
    All you need to know from that manual is turnig VR to OFF when using a tripod.
    Like you said, you have to go on a special trip to get the manual, but does that worth a trip? Unless you can ring them to send by mail then I wouldn't bother.
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