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May 05, 2014 13:03 |  #16

AF vs MF - I've always left it on MF at the most inopportune time.

File format - shift the storage to "medium JPG" to shoot for work (photography isn't my day job) but forget to go back to "raw + large" for my fun stuff.

Oh...and that lens cap thing from a few posts back.


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May 05, 2014 14:00 |  #17

I sometimes shoot the sports games of a local university and give the SID some photos for use right away on their website when the game is over. I shoot RAW + mJpg when doing so I can use my tablet to transfer the jpg's from the card to a thumbdrive to give the SID after the game. I keep the RAW files for myself and will put some of the processed photos on the university's website gallery page later.

When I shoot for myself, I shoot raw only. Well, one basketball women/men's double header, I shot the women's game and went to transfer the photos to the thumbdrive. It was only then that I realized I forgot to change the file setting from RAW to RAW+JPG. Luckily, I have a copy of Lightroom on the tablet (Windows 8 tablet but runs very slow though). I picked a few of them, converted them to jpgs, and put them on the thumbdrive. Seemed like it took forever and I finished right before the men's game started. I switched to RAW + JPG for the men's game and haven't made that mistake since.


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May 05, 2014 16:48 |  #18

chadmcm wrote in post #16883718 (external link)
AF vs MF - I've always left it on MF at the most inopportune time.

File format - shift the storage to "medium JPG" to shoot for work (photography isn't my day job) but forget to go back to "raw + large" for my fun stuff.

Oh...and that lens cap thing from a few posts back.

That's one big advantage to using back button focus with USM lenses. The lens is always available for manual focus, and if I keep my thumb off the focus button, it won't try to AF. ;)


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May 05, 2014 17:33 |  #19

Done loads of things from iso, drive mode, mode, shutter speed etc. What you can get wrong on a 600D I've done it. Lol :-)


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May 05, 2014 18:09 |  #20

2slo wrote in post #16883318 (external link)
Having a Kingfisher land right next to where I was, feeling so pleased that I had the right lens and the light was good, raising the camera up to the subject, subject still perched, switched the camera on and got error message 'no card'. Just as well Kingfishers don't repeat what they hear!

Two different family gatherings I forgot to put my memory cards back in the bag. Fortunately, I had a MicroSD to SD adapter and pulled the card out of my phone, so I was still able to shoot.


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May 06, 2014 07:32 |  #21

I thought of this thread yesterday- taking some snaps at my son's t-ball game- switched over to TV as the clouds rolled in. Took a few shots, looked at the LCD, and pondered why everything looked underexposed by 2 stops. Looked in the viewfinder, and realized I still had -2 EC dialed in. :oops:




  
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May 06, 2014 08:53 |  #22

groundloop wrote in post #16883548 (external link)
NOTHING you can do to screw up with a digital camera can compare to popping open the back of a 35 mm camera to load film, only to realize that it still had film in it (with photos on it from your son's birthday party).

Been there. Done that.


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May 06, 2014 08:57 |  #23

I've done most of the things mentioned already -- including exposing film accidentally. One thing not mentioned, though, that was rather embarrassing was when I was shooting some cormorants in South Carolina. A fellow photographer stopped by to chat, so I wasn't paying much attention to what I was doing. I had quick release plates both on my camera body and 100-400L, and inadvertently attached the camera to the tripod via the plate on the body. I took quite a few shots, and the lens seemed to droop when it never did in the past, but I was preoccupied chatting.

It was only after he left and I removed the camera from the tripod that I noticed my error. That fellow photographer probably thought I had no idea how to use my gear.


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May 06, 2014 09:04 |  #24

A lot of stuff

-Forgetting to change the memory card and I erased all the images during vacation (luckily, I had a recovery program so I was able to recover 98% of the photos)

-Leaving the lens cap on and freaking out thinking something is broken

-Leaving the IS off or AF off or both


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May 06, 2014 09:48 |  #25

lungdoc wrote in post #16883364 (external link)
More of a camera flaw in a way than an oops - hate it when the mode dial slips to manual without noticing and you then take a big shot of overexposure for a few pics.

A definite oops - arriving somewhere realizing memory card is back in the reader or battery is at or near drained.

Lung. Had the dreaded "Mode Dial Surprise" many times on my 7D's while using a Black Rapid strap a few years back. Shooting in Manual only to lift and be in "BULB".
Easy fix was one, not use the Black Rapid and two was to have the new locking Mode Dial installed on the 7D's.......No more "Bulb"!


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May 06, 2014 09:51 |  #26

Lens cap on. ALL THE TIME.

Worst part, my wife wouldn't tell me and laugh about it every single time :lol:




  
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May 06, 2014 10:57 |  #27

Leaving my film SLR on the roof of the car was a bad one, though it hit the pavement and survived with only a small dent in front lens ring. That is a bad sound to hear as it slides off the roof and it dawns on you what is happening.


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May 06, 2014 13:54 |  #28

groundloop wrote in post #16883548 (external link)
NOTHING you can do to screw up with a digital camera can compare to popping open the back of a 35 mm camera to load film, only to realize that it still had film in it (with photos on it from your son's birthday party).

I did something similar with 120mm roll film.
It shot out of the back of the camera like a spiralling comet, tail growing longer by the millisecond!
Oops indeed!

Tried back button focus and it didn't suit me (I wibbled the cam every time I pushed the button). It always caught me out, next time forgetting to return the settings.
I suppose the missed shots are paying our dues, and shedding the winter rust for me too :)




  
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May 06, 2014 14:28 |  #29

Going back to film, I used to rewind the film in mid-roll (while remembering the count) change films (for different ISO or slides/negatives) then change it again, shoot x+2 photos with the cap on to go past the exposed part and finish the film.

A few times I forgot the right number of exposures and ended up with double exposures of unrelated subjects... :D


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May 06, 2014 15:22 as a reply to  @ MakisM1's post |  #30

Not me, but my grandmother had a 35mm Argus C3 rangefinder camera (I think my brother still has the camera - she used it to take photos of him when he was 5 years old at the Disneyland grand opening in 1955), and on that one, if you left the lens cap on, you could get a whole series of black photos, which she did a couple of times. At least with an SLR, you know immediately.


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