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Sep 24, 2010 02:57 |  #1

Whilst working on some images from my 1DS3 and admiring the skin tones I recall months ago looking at some images a client had taken (also on a 1DS3) and saying that my camera (5D2) was better than that.

I consider this my biggest 'Shows how little you know' moment.

Anyone else?


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Sep 24, 2010 02:59 |  #2
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<----..rarely

i was arguing once with a friend (who at the time I just met and kinda felt threatened by, we were sitting at a table of clients and he has about 10 + years of advertising photo experience and was a director of some kind in the city) about how to say giclee, and corrected him and said it was pronounced zhee clay.

we laugh now... at least i do :D


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Sep 24, 2010 03:03 |  #3

Whilst trying to show a friend how to change aperture:

Him: So.....how?
Me: Turn the main dial
Him: Wha?
Me: The big ring on the back of the camera.
Him: Wont work
Me: Ahh youre doing it wrong, gimme...

(Took me 3 mins to realize the ring was locked and hence didnt change the apetrure.)


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Sep 24, 2010 03:10 |  #4
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Off topic, ^ you do really crazy space scapes. Mega respect :)


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Sep 24, 2010 04:12 |  #5

Alexei TND wrote in post #10968646 (external link)
Whilst trying to show a friend how to change aperture:

Him: So.....how?
Me: Turn the main dial
Him: Wha?
Me: The big ring on the back of the camera.
Him: Wont work
Me: Ahh youre doing it wrong, gimme...

(Took me 3 mins to realize the ring was locked and hence didnt change the apetrure.)

Doesn't everything behave a bit weird your way due to the CERN particle accelerator being so close?


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Sep 24, 2010 04:16 |  #6

Gel wrote in post #10968764 (external link)
Doesn't everything behave a bit weird your way due to the CERN particle accelerator being so close?

meh, Gravity and the fabric of space-time are overrated :P

Btw thanks Karl, havent made any new space pics in a while but theres a big one ive been working on for over a year coming up soon.
Was hoping to implement some aurora effects but my New-year trip to Finnland was Northern-Lights empty, so i have to improvise.


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Sep 25, 2010 04:02 |  #7

Swearing up and down I'd never shoot a certain brand for a couple of years and spoke about cameras of a certain other brand with their users. Well, here I am so just exactly what happened and who the companies are is pretty self explanatory :lol:

I guess I just have a bad habit of going and doing things I swore I'd never do.


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Sep 26, 2010 07:41 |  #8

Anytime I discuss camera gear with the salespeople at Henrys. Some examples are 'there will be no 60D' (this was a year ago when the 7D was released), 'I think the D300 is better then the 7D', and so on. It's okay so say "in my opinion the D300 is better for such and such reasons, but the 7D is better for such and such uses, I prefer the Nikon" but that is not the case>


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Sep 26, 2010 08:52 as a reply to  @ DStanic's post |  #9

So many examples I could write a book, but will wait until I've got them all out of my system first, still going strong :-)

nice to see you again Alexei, where you been hiding.

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Sep 26, 2010 13:57 |  #10

I've never ever said anything stupid.




  
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Sep 26, 2010 14:15 |  #11

About three years ago when I had just started working at a camera store, I was working with a guy that was extremely pro-Canon. I had just made up my mind to get a D-SLR, and bought Canon. I then proceeded to drink his kool-aid, and started talking to customers about the virtues of Canon, and how Nikon was really struggling to keep up. While I never said the words to a customer (like the guy did), I did imply often that Nikon probably wouldn't be around in another 5 years.

Touche, Nikon. Touche. ;)

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Sep 26, 2010 22:38 |  #12

for a long time I referred to the top side of digital printer paper as the emulsion side. I guess I really don't know a way to describe it other than maybe the textured side, or the front side, or the top. I will probably continue to call it the emulsion side, and anyone that got into photography after digital was the norm will think I am stupid.


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Sep 27, 2010 18:40 as a reply to  @ birdfromboat's post |  #13

I do.


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Sep 27, 2010 18:49 |  #14

Answering another thread on here about the virtues of the 7D and stating that it has dual image *sensors*...thankfully the POTN sarcasm crew were on hand to point that one out :)

Karl Johnston wrote in post #10968637 (external link)
<----..rarely

i was arguing once with a friend (who at the time I just met and kinda felt threatened by, we were sitting at a table of clients and he has about 10 + years of advertising photo experience and was a director of some kind in the city) about how to say giclee, and corrected him and said it was pronounced zhee clay.

we laugh now... at least i do :D

As a side note, how the he'll DO you pronounce that?


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Sep 27, 2010 22:15 |  #15

Just the other day there was a purse sitting on the chair next to me, and I didn't know who owned it. My friend came in the room (this was at church in a Sunday school classroom) and I decided to be a smartass by asking, "hey, is this your purse?"

Turns out it WAS his "purse" and I felt like a heel. I tried apologizing, and he was good humored about it, but it was still awkward. It was some kind of man bag.


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