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Apr 11, 2014 06:57 |  #46

Just turn the dial to the green box. It'll solve all your problems for you since clearly photography is hard...




  
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Apr 11, 2014 07:06 |  #47

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

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Apr 11, 2014 07:22 |  #48

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Today I was shooting with my Non OS 50-150. I had the camera at 1/60 and had a lot of shake shots. I turned it back to 1/100 for some reason, don't remember why, but this is the minimum I can hand hold at ISO1600-up indoors depending on the lighting.
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Apr 11, 2014 08:16 |  #49
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vengence wrote in post #16825785 (external link)
Just turn the dial to the green box. It'll solve all your problems for you since clearly photography is hard...

HAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!! I laughed so hard when I read this, my sides and back started to hurt and I started to cry from laughing.


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Apr 11, 2014 09:37 |  #50

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HAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!! I laughed so hard when I read this, my sides and back started to hurt and I started to cry from laughing.

CatClaw, Really, please. I can take the humor of the thread as I can dish it out. And truth be told, I WOULD shoot in Auto No Flash if need be. I will quote a wedding photographer whose seminar I was in a few weeks ago, there is a reason why there is a green box on a 5DMKIII.


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Apr 11, 2014 09:42 |  #51

Nick_Reading.UK wrote in post #16825821 (external link)
Opening a thread like this... You were destined to get ripped apart !!

It was a question. I CAN shoot LOL. I was in a press conference and I forgot to change settings, thats all, thats why I asked if anyone else did it. And people are wondering about asthetics? Thats a small strip of gaffers tape. It is not going to leave residue. Lenscoats look worst to me.
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Apr 11, 2014 19:10 |  #52

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::lol::lol: this was awesome, love the sponsored by visa note. Funny.


I am so ADHD I would have the tape on and still forget to change settings.

Nothing is worse than when I snap a few in small jpeg to get on a CPU for a fast email at work or something and forget to switch back to raw when done or start again:mad:


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Apr 11, 2014 19:39 as a reply to  @ Nick3434's post |  #53

Ok, perhaps a bit unusual, but if it works for you then why not.


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Apr 11, 2014 21:56 |  #54

ian_socool wrote in post #16826104 (external link)
It was a question. I CAN shoot LOL. I was in a press conference and I forgot to change settings, thats all, thats why I asked if anyone else did it. And people are wondering about asthetics? Thats a small strip of gaffers tape. It is not going to leave residue. Lenscoats look worst to me.
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I think it's less of an aesthetics thing but more like looking unprofessional showing up to a press conference, or any events in that matter, with notes all over your gear.

A better alternative would be a quarterback arm band. I've used this in several weddings and comes in handy; just stuff a 'to shoot list' and names of important guests in there and you're set. I can imagine it would be more useful heaving camera settings hidden in there than taped all over your lens hoods... plus it looks pretty badass

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Apr 11, 2014 22:23 |  #55

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:lol::lol::lol: this was awesome, love the sponsored by visa note. Funny.


I am so ADHD I would have the tape on and still forget to change settings.

Nothing is worse than when I snap a few in small jpeg to get on a CPU for a fast email at work or something and forget to switch back to raw when done or start again:mad:

That happend to me a few weeks ago. I swear I want to write (remember to switch to raw) on my LCD LOL.


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Apr 11, 2014 22:24 |  #56

panicatnabisco wrote in post #16827503 (external link)
I think it's less of an aesthetics thing but more like looking unprofessional showing up to a press conference, or any events in that matter, with notes all over your gear.

A better alternative would be a quarterback arm band. I've used this in several weddings and comes in handy; just stuff a 'to shoot list' and names of important guests in there and you're set. I can imagine it would be more useful heaving camera settings hidden in there than taped all over your lens hoods... plus it looks pretty badass

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Apr 12, 2014 02:20 |  #57

panicatnabisco wrote in post #16827503 (external link)
I think it's less of an aesthetics thing but more like looking unprofessional showing up to a press conference, or any events in that matter, with notes all over your gear.

A better alternative would be a quarterback arm band. I've used this in several weddings and comes in handy; just stuff a 'to shoot list' and names of important guests in there and you're set. I can imagine it would be more useful heaving camera settings hidden in there than taped all over your lens hoods... plus it looks pretty badass

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This arm band looks nerdsville. Why not store this info in a smartphone?


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Apr 12, 2014 03:56 |  #58

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This arm band looks nerdsville. Why not store this info in a smartphone?

A) To read off a smart phone you have to dig it out, unlock it, and possibly open the file

B) If a client sees you constantly fiddling with your phone the assumption is that you're goofing off checking your messages. (Actually a small form factor tablet is probably a better option in this case if you do need/want to use digital. Nexus 7, iPad Mini, or other more pocketable-but-clearly-not-a-phone like device.)

C) Paper doesn't become unreadable after being accidentally dropped onto rocks or hard surfaces.

D) Paper responds to and recovers from water or other water related fluids far better than electronics do.

E) It is hard to forget to recharge the battery in paper, or have a charging failure the night before. (I plugged my phone in, the icon came on, and then I put it down on the night stand. No idea why it was still only at half battery the next morning...)


You could also keep a simple note pad in your pocket if something on the arm is too 'nerdy' for you.


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Apr 12, 2014 06:18 |  #59

Yes! I use magic marker lines on my 100-400l to indicate the position that I like to use for the locking ring while shooting. I really don't care what other people do!


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Apr 12, 2014 06:30 |  #60

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A) To read off a smart phone you have to dig it out, unlock it, and possibly open the file

B) If a client sees you constantly fiddling with your phone the assumption is that you're goofing off checking your messages. (Actually a small form factor tablet is probably a better option in this case if you do need/want to use digital. Nexus 7, iPad Mini, or other more pocketable-but-clearly-not-a-phone like device.)

C) Paper doesn't become unreadable after being accidentally dropped onto rocks or hard surfaces.

D) Paper responds to and recovers from water or other water related fluids far better than electronics do.

E) It is hard to forget to recharge the battery in paper, or have a charging failure the night before. (I plugged my phone in, the icon came on, and then I put it down on the night stand. No idea why it was still only at half battery the next morning...)


You could also keep a simple note pad in your pocket if something on the arm is too 'nerdy' for you.

I would like to counter with other points.

1) If you do things during a shoot like showing a customer photos on a phone or tablet, you have it out anyways.

2) There is no file to open, you just switch tasks to the app in question. Part of the preparation for a shoot would be to unlock the tools you are going to use so there are no unlocking. I have a Pebble smartwatch that has an app that auto-unlocks my tablet or phone while it is in proximity, and that has really helped. And no I am not young at all, let's just say the moon landing was in my lifetime.

3) If your phone or app cannot stay charged for an 8-10 hour period, it might be time to look for another.

4) If you shoot young people, pulling out a notepad to look over things and check things off just doesn't quite give the confidence to the kids.

5) Obviously what you shoot and for whom matters in decisions like this, for some cases, a techno solution is better.

My point is that a phone or tablet most likely is already integrated into your day to day shooting activity (unless you are really old-school), so having an app with various lists, DOF calculators, etc is very handy. My wife walks with the kids parents when I do a shoot, and as I take pictures, I "protect" the photos I like best, and they wirelessly transmit to her, and they all review it while I continue the shoot. Very cool, the parents love it, and I can have other things on that tablet like checklists, suggestions, samples, etc.

The 7" Nexus first gen is still a spectacular tablet even in today's standards, and you can pick one up for $100 or less sometimes. It is a nice dedicated tool, and with the proper wifi tools, you can even show pics during the shoot to your customer. You can even tether them to your photo bag, put a nice rugged case around them, etc.

Now back to this particular issue for this thread, if you aren't able to watch all your settings, be aware what lens you have on and at what focal length, etc, I am not quite sure that having a piece of tape on the lens reminding you of one setting to use is going to be useful. If you know exposure, you know what results you want, and you are cognizant of your equipment, there is no need for reminders, you just manage 4 settings: focal length, shutter, aperture, ISO, and then you just operate the focus and shoot operations. One shutter speed or one checklist item on tape on a lens isn't very useful?

How about just remembering the handholding guideline of "shoot a shutter speed of 1/<focal length"? If I have a 150mm lens on a crop body, then it becomes easy to figure out shutter speed. No tape needed... :D


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