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Thread started 19 Jul 2012 (Thursday) 18:34
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Jul 20, 2012 18:47 |  #16

Had a similar moment the other day- P&S, driving down the road, yeah, I know.. 5'ish pm. Every shot severely overexposed. resorted to green-box.. At the stop light- go back- turns out was at ISO 3200 set manually. Duh. Was taking a picture of a Kia- had a temporary license plate from a dealer- "My Chevy"


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Jul 20, 2012 18:58 |  #17

I purchased a new camera. Got it home. Put on a lens and was excited to start using it. To my horrors, everything I tried to focus on was out of focus. I was perplexed. Then it dawned on me ... I hadn't set the diopter wheel to compensate for my vision (glasses).




  
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Jul 20, 2012 19:24 |  #18

Been there, done that.


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Jul 20, 2012 22:10 |  #19

Toneaero wrote in post #14744901 (external link)
I love it when I forget that I have the 10second timer mode left on....

hahaha this I do way more than I should. Also, gotta love the classic 'why the hell won't my camera focus?!' (looks at focus limiter) :lol:


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Jul 20, 2012 23:45 |  #20

I spent an afternoon shooting, and was excited about some of the great captures I was getting. I raced home, pulled out my card, loaded all the pics, and fired up PS. . .Only to find that I shot all day in the lowest of .jpg settings! . . .and the white balance was jacked!

I forgot that two days earlier I took some pics of a car I have for sale, and needed to load them to my tablet to send in an email right away. Doh. . .


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Jul 21, 2012 00:38 as a reply to  @ 5280Pics's post |  #21

I moved the diopter adjustment once in all one direction by accident. Nothing inside the viewfinder was clear. I actually held out my hand to see if I could even see it. haha


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Jul 21, 2012 02:31 |  #22

Negativ3 wrote in post #14744707 (external link)
.switched on back button focus, then forgot, then spent an hour trying all lenses, sweating that the cam was stuffed...

Me too - the sweating bit as well :oops:

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Jul 21, 2012 02:43 |  #23

Toneaero wrote in post #14744901 (external link)
I love it when I forget that I have the 10second timer mode left on....

^^ haha. It's funny when you do this. Press the shutter button, timer activate and tell yourself "oh ****!" without the people knowing it then standing there looking at the viewfinder for 10 secs and the people you taking pictures are smiling as well for 10secs. After they'll tell you "my jaw hurt". Lol


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Jul 21, 2012 03:11 |  #24

Toneaero wrote in post #14744901 (external link)
I love it when I forget that I have the 10second timer mode left on....

I have hit the button to change that by accident when shooting a few times especially when shooting in very low light conditions


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Jul 21, 2012 16:16 |  #25

Toneaero wrote in post #14744901 (external link)
I love it when I forget that I have the 10second timer mode left on....

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...


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Jul 21, 2012 18:22 |  #26

Switch lens to manual focus, press shutter, wonder why it wont focus, check settings, forget lens is in MF.


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Jul 21, 2012 18:27 |  #27

maatt wrote in post #14749898 (external link)
Switch lens to manual focus, press shutter, wonder why it wont focus, check settings, forget lens is in MF.

Yup. That one too. One of my worst is to forget i am at a High ISO and then curse my noisy pictures


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Jul 21, 2012 18:54 |  #28

Great read. I have just bought the 7D and have been reading all the "7D is Crap" postings to learn as much as possible about potential user errors, and then read this.
Maybe the Nay Sayers should start here, instead of hasty posts about how bad the camera is.

Mine is a number of 30sec exposures trying to capture the milky way, when I got my first DSLR a number of years ago (400D). I looked through the view finder and everything is dark - must be right, it is dark. Check the LCD, no stars, bump up ISO, reset aperture, try again - still no luck. After the 4th go, I figure there is something wrong with the camera, so I head inside to find the problem..........

Lens cap :o

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Jul 21, 2012 19:01 |  #29
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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.




  
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Jul 21, 2012 19:05 |  #30

Toneaero wrote in post #14744901 (external link)
I love it when I forget that I have the 10second timer mode left on....

that and when I forget to turn off mirror lockup.




  
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