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7enderbender

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Move settings from 5DII to a second body?
« on: February 21, 2014, 12:03:00 PM »
I don't think it can be done but is there any easy way to move all my camera and menu settings from my 5DII to a second (rented) body via software (Canon or otherwise) and then do a reset to factory after?

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Move settings from 5DII to a second body?
« on: February 21, 2014, 12:03:00 PM »

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Re: Move settings from 5DII to a second body?
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2014, 01:01:00 PM »
Not with anything from Canon, camera or computer software.  I believe FoCal can save and restore camera settings, but since it's linked to the serial number, you would have to register the rented camera, and even then I'm not sure if the software would transfer from one camera to another since it can tell them apart.
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Re: Move settings from 5DII to a second body?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 01:22:10 PM »
Not with anything from Canon, camera or computer software.  I believe FoCal can save and restore camera settings, but since it's linked to the serial number, you would have to register the rented camera, and even then I'm not sure if the software would transfer from one camera to another since it can tell them apart.


Thanks Neuro. Kind of what I figured. Surprising really that there aren't any third party tools that do this kind of stuff. Probably something tricky with the internal access/storage to the data?

This is now going to take another half hour or so out of my life...
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Re: Move settings from 5DII to a second body?
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2014, 01:22:10 PM »