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Jul 21, 2012 19:16 |  #31

My most frequent - forget to turn IS back on when I stop using a tripod, or forget to turn it off when I do use a tripod.

My most frustrating - I decided to abandon P mode went through a period of learning the features of my camera. One day after experimenting with manually setting focus points I grabbed my camera and went to a park. The bottom right focus point in the auto focus system was selected from the day before and I could not remember how to change it back.


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Jul 21, 2012 20:02 |  #32

Hogloff wrote in post #14750006 (external link)
I shoot mainly landscapes and get to my location way ahead of then sweet light. I check out everything with the camera before I start shooting just to not have these types of moments. Being prepared and knowing your camera inside and out really are prerequisites to getting the shot. When the action is on, you don't want to be fiddling with menus or settings.

Of course thats what you WANT, and when you can you do prepare for that, but the point of the discussion is we ALL have those moments at some point where we goof the settings


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Jul 21, 2012 20:41 |  #33
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Jpatten wrote in post #14750134 (external link)
Of course thats what you WANT, and when you can you do prepare for that, but the point of the discussion is we ALL have those moments at some point where we goof the settings

Just providing insight on how not to make a habit of having those moments. Preparation and camera knowledge are key. Don't need to be fumbling when you could be shooting.




  
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Jul 21, 2012 20:52 |  #34

Hogloff wrote in post #14750267 (external link)
Just providing insight on how not to make a habit of having those moments. Preparation and camera knowledge are key. Don't need to be fumbling when you could be shooting.

You can know your camera from back to front and front to back but nobody is going to be perfect 100% of the time.Even with preparation.


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Jul 21, 2012 20:54 |  #35

maatt wrote in post #14750295 (external link)
You can know your camera from back to front and front to back but nobody is going to be perfect 100% of the time.Even with preparation.

Exactly.


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Jul 21, 2012 21:03 |  #36

I've had more missing SD card derp moments than I care to admit.


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Jul 21, 2012 21:20 |  #37

ohata0 wrote in post #14750015 (external link)
that and when I forget to turn off mirror lockup.

MLU+3 second timer. Use it lots, forget to shut it off, uh, occasionally. Utter an oath and try to hold it still until it finally goes off.


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Jul 21, 2012 21:40 |  #38

When I try to take a picture, I look trough the viewfinder and it is completely dark. I check to make sure I don't have live view on by accident, I fiddle with Aperture, Shutter Speed, and ISO with no luck, I start to get worried. Then I look on the front of the camera lens.... I left the lens cap on.


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Jul 21, 2012 22:59 as a reply to  @ David_MC's post |  #39

My 60D is still new to me but I had a major panic attack when my screen was black and no information was coming up on the screen. Took me half an afternoon to figure out it was the info button. :oops:


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Jul 21, 2012 23:00 |  #40
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maatt wrote in post #14750295 (external link)
You can know your camera from back to front and front to back but nobody is going to be perfect 100% of the time.Even with preparation.

Nothing in life is 100%, nothing. But with proper preparation, we sure can approach it. I go through a routine when preparing for a shoot. Just grabbing the camera and running out the door just increases your derp moments. Just trying to show people that preparation ahead of the shoot reduces these moments.




  
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Jul 22, 2012 08:01 |  #41

I'd turned on BBF and went to it next time and couldn't get the damn thing to focus with the shutter button, no matter how many times I pressed. By the time I'd remembered I missed the shot I was after. I've also nudged the dioptre adjuster and it took me a while to get everything back in focus through the viewfinder and work out why all my photos were blurred. And then there was the time I'd took both my 5D2 and 7D out and went to shoot with the 7D only to find the card was still in the computer, I just shot a lot more than usual on my 5D2 that day.


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Jul 22, 2012 09:56 |  #42

runninmann wrote in post #14742195 (external link)
I can't remember the last time I looked at a picture on the LCD for the purpose of evaluating it. I normally use the histogram.

Histogram is obsolete imo, better to use the highlight blink indicator

In any case RAW has enough PP latitude to overcome any differences between the LCD and a calibrated monitor, so what you see on the camera screen is more or less WYSIWYG when your brightness isn't stuffed!

I can't remember the last time I ever looked at a histogram :D


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Jul 23, 2012 18:55 |  #43

wayne.robbins wrote in post #14749564 (external link)
Done this myself... What's worse- while waiting for the 10 seconds- think- after this shot- I'm gonna go in and change it back to single shot... wait... shutter releases.. Forget to change the setting- press the shutter button again- curse self.. repeat cycle...

I used to wait... now, once I realize it, I just turn off the camera and turn it back on and fix it then and there! ;)


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