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Has anyone tagged their gear as reminders?

 
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Apr 10, 2014 03:29 |  #31

I made a little table of tilt angles for my 2 TS-E lenses. I laminated it but I might just gaffer it to the lens cap now as it's never quite where I left it.




  
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Apr 10, 2014 04:30 |  #32

Talley wrote in post #16821172 (external link)
I tag my lenses like this all the time but not for the shutter speed.

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Apr 10, 2014 04:33 |  #33
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ian_socool wrote in post #16822512 (external link)
lol. See, I am talking about situations where the environment of event is not controlled. I don't see how a reminder could hurt to get the right shot off the first time instead of seeing an overexposed photo.

Haha, chimping the shot to check if overexposed reminded me of this funny video. Watch at 10:20.

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Apr 10, 2014 18:20 |  #34

I've written setting notes on a strip of duct tape stuck on my left arm at times. Jumping between ultra slow and low ISO shots and fast high ISO shots in an arena with a few different lighting zones can make for easy mistakes.


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Apr 10, 2014 18:33 |  #35

ian_socool wrote in post #16817338 (external link)
Seriously.

Remember that IS-capable lenses has an IS on/off switch.

So why would it be wrong with an IS symbol in the viewfinder?

Is everyone expected to listen for the noise when the IS engages - even if the surrounding noise level might be extremely high?

Is everyone expected to look for the jump in the viewfinder image when the IS engages?


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Apr 10, 2014 21:13 |  #36

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Remember that IS-capable lenses has an IS on/off switch.

So why would it be wrong with an IS symbol in the viewfinder?

Is everyone expected to listen for the noise when the IS engages - even if the surrounding noise level might be extremely high?

Is everyone expected to look for the jump in the viewfinder image when the IS engages?

No. I just know what lens im using.


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Apr 10, 2014 21:30 |  #37

pwm2 wrote in post #16824801 (external link)
Remember that IS-capable lenses has an IS on/off switch.

So why would it be wrong with an IS symbol in the viewfinder?

Is everyone expected to listen for the noise when the IS engages - even if the surrounding noise level might be extremely high?

Is everyone expected to look for the jump in the viewfinder image when the IS engages?

everyone is expected to know what lens they're using unless you shoot by reaching into your grab bag of random lenses and just slap any one on, hoping it's what you needed


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Apr 10, 2014 21:55 |  #38

catclaw wrote in post #16823141 (external link)
Haha, chimping the shot to check if overexposed reminded me of this funny video. Watch at 10:20.

Fake a Pro Photographer: http://youtu.be/s0JQfo​MZbTM (external link)

I loved this video, and the fact that the fake photographers pics were actually better,


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Apr 10, 2014 22:32 |  #39

ian_socool wrote in post #16818832 (external link)
When swapping lenses on the fly i forget to switch settings sometimes. I had a 17-70 f4 at 1/30 and took the first few shots with the 50-150 and did not realize it till I chimped. Thats just as bad as me shooting in S3 forgetting to switch back to RAW (happened a few days ago)

Since you have an issue trying to remember to watch your settings all the time, what reminder are you going to have to look at your lens to remind you what to shoot at? :lol:


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Apr 10, 2014 22:34 |  #40

pwm2 wrote in post #16824801 (external link)
Remember that IS-capable lenses has an IS on/off switch.

So why would it be wrong with an IS symbol in the viewfinder?

Is everyone expected to listen for the noise when the IS engages - even if the surrounding noise level might be extremely high?

Is everyone expected to look for the jump in the viewfinder image when the IS engages?

I know that IS is engaged or not pretty quickly with my lenses that have IS, just based on what I see in the viewfinder. An indicator would be okay, but not entirely necessary unless the lens that has IS really doesn't really need it, kinda like the 18-55 kit lens. I cannot tell any difference with IS on or off, personally on that lens, so I leave IS off.


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Apr 10, 2014 23:25 |  #41

Nope. Never found the need. When I look at the lens I make a mental note of where I need to be just because I know the focal length.


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Apr 10, 2014 23:36 |  #42

Nope. But if I were to tag anything, I would at least use a label maker to make it look neater.


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Apr 10, 2014 23:39 |  #43
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ian_socool wrote in post #16825156 (external link)
I loved this video, and the fact that the fake photographers pics were actually better,

:-)


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Apr 11, 2014 01:41 |  #44

Talley wrote in post #16825065 (external link)
No. I just know what lens im using.

Of course. It should be quite easy to know what lens you are using. But do you know if the IS switch is on or off? Always?


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Apr 11, 2014 01:42 |  #45

panicatnabisco wrote in post #16825092 (external link)
everyone is expected to know what lens they're using unless you shoot by reaching into your grab bag of random lenses and just slap any one on, hoping it's what you needed

The first sentence in the text you quoted was "Remember that IS-capable lenses has an IS on/off switch."

Did you forget to tread that sentence? Or was it just that you only have non-IS lenses so it doesn't matter what lens you select - you still don't need to worry if the IS switch is on or off since the last time you maybe used the lens on a tripod?


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