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Apr 08, 2014 06:39 |  #16

Looks horrible and is kind of unnecessary.


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Apr 08, 2014 09:37 |  #17

If I am in the middle of a learning curve, I carry 3x5 index cards in my back pocket reminding me of what to do and not do.


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Apr 08, 2014 10:01 |  #18

I have a pad of paper that I use as a lessons learned of photo stuff, When I was learning, and still anytime I get new gear, I will write down things I notice... but never on the piece of gear.

I would think that looking through the viewfinder and seeing the shutter speed one would just know what you can get away with handholding... with 2 stops of IS I can handhold 1/4" @ 50mm if I'm not out of breath and not super stressed


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Apr 08, 2014 11:14 |  #19

Frodge wrote in post #16818196 (external link)
Looks horrible and is kind of unnecessary.

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)


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Apr 08, 2014 14:19 |  #20
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I have absolutely no need to do this, because in different bracing positions, I can handhold at different shutter speeds. I look through my viewfinder and watch the shake for a split second and that's how I determine my shutter speed.

Also, you did this for a zoom. So that means either you must hold at 1/100, f/2.8 @ your telephoto end or you must hold at 1/100, f/2.8 @ your wide end. I say ditch the tape and label, because writing that down and adhering to hard limits is going to hold you back when you need to push yourself. What if you just ran up somewhere to get the shot before you put the camera to your face? Will 1/100 be enough then, or will your tag be wrong? What if you are lying down on your stomach to get a cool angle and your elbows are resting on the ground like a tripod and you put the cameracamera to your face? Are you making the best decision by setting your shutter at 1/100?

If you want to use some pros as a reference, sometimes for their best shots there is a little bit of motion blur. In fact, they would argue to you that the incidental motion blur adds to the photo (and I would agree.) Lesson there is you don't have to set hard limits for yourself to get a perfect shot.


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Apr 08, 2014 18:48 |  #21

I just shoot all my lenses as if they don't have IS


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Apr 09, 2014 01:34 |  #22

Never bothered doing something like this on a lens... but I do label my batteries and chargers with numbers and camera models (since several of my chargers look the same).


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Apr 09, 2014 02:06 |  #23

I don't see how you'd forget something like that. But if it works for you, then go for it.


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Apr 09, 2014 02:12 |  #24

I have never tagged my gear itself, but I go have a word .doc listing techniques and issues for my past and current lenses.
What shutter speed / aperture is the limit handheld, pr recommendations when to us one shot VS ai servio tracking.
I find the top lcd panel on my 6D very useful for checking my manual setting often with changing light conditions all day.
I often forget and look through the viewfinder still to check aperture, shutter speed, etc, old habit from my T4i camera (no top display)
The more you shoot the more you remember what the limits are of each lens. Another reason I like primes over one zoom.


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Apr 09, 2014 07:28 |  #25
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If it works for you, I see no issue with it. People who care how a lens looks are just too consumed with themselves and the image they project. Everyone approaches a shoot differently...bottom line is getting the shot.




  
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Apr 09, 2014 07:48 as a reply to  @ Hogloff's post |  #26

If snipers can put tape on the stocks of their rifles and write down info to help them get the shot, what is wrong with doing that with another type of shooting. If it works for you, then do it.

"looks horrible"...who the f cares?


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Apr 09, 2014 08:06 |  #27

Nukehed wrote in post #16820924 (external link)
If snipers can put tape on the stocks of their rifles and write down info to help them get the shot, what is wrong with doing that with another type of shooting. If it works for you, then do it.

"looks horrible"...who the f cares?

Yeah... snipers don't do that, they generally aren't shooting at ranges where it's required. People who shoot f class do, but that's because the information changes every time they try a new load for their rifle which can be every few weeks. Luckily, photography has standardized f-stops (while not T-stops, close enough for practical purposes) and ISO, that it's not really necessary.

I don't see how this really helps though. If you aren't conscious enough to look at the side of the lens you are shooting with to see if there's an IS switch, how are you going to be conscious enough to read the ugly tape on the side?

Don't get me wrong, it's the OP's gear and he's free to do whatever he wants, but it's still dumb.




  
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Apr 09, 2014 09:52 as a reply to  @ vengence's post |  #28

I tag my lenses like this all the time but not for the shutter speed.

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Apr 09, 2014 20:27 |  #29

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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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.


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Apr 10, 2014 01:32 |  #30

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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LMAO bw!


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