For those of you who don't remember, LightRules posted up a thread years ago, freaking out about something (I think it was his 40D not shooting at full FPS) only to realize it was his mistake, he had it set on the wrong mode...it's been a funny and often referenced moment in POTN history ever since. Heck, there's even an Urban Dictionary entry on this!
So...what was YOUR LightRules moment? (Or moments).
My most recent one was with my 5D2. I ordered it in Canada and since import/shipping fees in Korea are nuts, I waited a few months to actually get it in my hands and shoot with it...I met up with some friends in Europe and they brought it with them.
On my first day of shooting, things were great for a little bit, then all went haywire. The camera was overexposing like a mother! (I always shoot on manual, but on nice, sunny, evenly lit days, keep the meter in the middle)...I was freaking out, this was a once-in-a-lifetime month-long backpacking trip with my friends, and I had just returned to the village I was born in, and hadn't been to in 19 years, and all my photos were absolute crap. I immediately regretted buying the thing and was losing my mind thinking all my pictures from this trip would be messed up and, at best, I'll have to constantly compensate for my camera's faulty metering.
Well, after a little bit of this, I finally realized that while 99% of the controls are the same on the 5D2 as my old 5Dc, changing the ISO wasn't. While trying to change the ISO while monkeying around with the camera when I first got it, I bumped the exposure compensation and didn't notice it...put that back to the middle and ended up happily using the camera for 5,000 shots on that trip.