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Jim Saunders

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #45 on: August 06, 2013, 10:16:49 PM »
I had one where I had a chance to explore manual flash settings after I didn't seat the poor thing in the hotshoe properly.  You'd think it wouldn't fire at all, but here we are.

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #45 on: August 06, 2013, 10:16:49 PM »

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #46 on: August 07, 2013, 04:58:47 AM »
Easy portrait shot. Thinks focus, come on, focus....(presses shutter release button harder as if that'll help matters), why won't this thing focus??? Mutter, mutter, getting impatient....bloody equipment!!!!! Moment of realisation, cough cough, clicks focus limiting switch on side of lens to allow minimum focus distance. Admit it, you've done it too.

Renting 500mm lens. Open flight case in shop to inspect new toy. Nice. Close lid and flip locks shut. Lift case by handle and watch case pop open in 3.6 nanoseconds. Almost empty bladder in 3.5 nanoseconds. Luckily the velcro strap held the lens in place. Must remember to apply some compression to lid when closing to ensure locks engage. Are we insured, sir?

I was guilty of that at the weekend. First outing with my new 70-200, had switched to MF to try and capture a shot of a flag reflected in the tinted window of a boat, spotted a bird starting to fly past "Come on, focus"... bird is right overhead "Why aren't you focusing...better press the shutter harder"... bird now flying away with camera in full rambo mode firing offer 8FPS all superbly out of focus, "WHY WON'T YOU FOCUS?!!" Realised my error the moment I'd dropped the camera from my face, wasn't even worth it, the MF focus shot didn't come out well  :(
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #47 on: August 07, 2013, 05:44:40 AM »
... raised the camera up to click their pic... and the lens cap was on.
So many times ::)
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #48 on: August 07, 2013, 06:59:44 AM »
My worse was attaching a dark slide to Hasselblad and letting go of the camera - still holding the darkslide. That, and attaching a lens board to my 4x5 and walking around to the back of the camera - forgot to engage the locks on the lens board.

The Hasselblad (203FE) rolled down a muddy hill on the way to a creek and I dove after it, catching it about 10 feet from waters edge.

The 75 Grandagon dropped, front element first, into my camera bag that was below. It smashed the Heliopan polarizer that was sitting on top. That sucked. But the UV on the front of the lens saved the front element...

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #49 on: August 08, 2013, 04:57:51 AM »
Hi Guys,
Heading out to family barbque thought I will take some gear and see if I can grab some nice shots of the nieces playing, no big deal right.

Now to some I pack weird but it works for me. Samsonite Colt with 7D 17-85 in and a Tamrac Expedition7 with spare body and everything else, including tripod in place up through the middle.

Stick gear on back seat, open doors and start engine for ac, sort other things, set off, first roundabout, crash from back seat, damn forgot the seat belt round gear! Oh well.  :o
Arrive at inlaws get camera as nieces are on fine form, remove lens cap and drop shards of uv filter all over the floor,  :'( at least the front element made it unscathed!  :)
Lesson never stop part way through a routine even if you are tired and the heat is unbearable!  ::)

Cheers Graham.
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #50 on: August 08, 2013, 05:18:44 AM »
What I learned yesterday....

When you put a CPL-filter in the backpocket of your trousers, remember to get it out BEFORE you sit down.

Feel pretty polarised right now...
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #51 on: August 08, 2013, 07:17:42 AM »
Four years ago, I excitedly left for my very first shoot with a couple of my friends who were doing goth lolita attire. Arrived at the venue and wondered why my camera felt lighter than usual. Opened the battery compartment to find that I had left the battery in the charger at home.
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #51 on: August 08, 2013, 07:17:42 AM »

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #52 on: August 08, 2013, 07:42:45 AM »
When I used to use manual film SLRS (lovely minolta SR's) I was frequently in the habit of shooting 12 frames before realising I hadn't changed the ISO speed, which meant my metering guide was sometimes a bit out.

Some films like XP2 or Reala 100 could be reliably pushed, so just keep on shooting, others like Kodachrome 64 or Velvia 50 gave me a dilemma...  reset the ISO and write the used frames off or keep it where it is and push the developing instead.

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #53 on: August 08, 2013, 08:51:32 AM »
Plenty of times I've left behind batteries, SD/CF cards or tripod plates. Or had silly mix ups like putting the SD card wallet into the bag with my 5DmkII, or some CF cards into the 60D bag. Luckily I usually do this when leaving home pre-dawn, shooting sunrises or surfing - on paid jobs I always have everything packed the night before then double check it all in the morning. Also a few times I've left the charger plugged into the wall at a wedding reception.

The worst brain fart I've ever had though, was packing up at the end of a shoot. I Took the camera off the tripod and packed it into the backpack, then turned around and packed up the tripod. Picked the backpack up, swung it onto my back, and quickly realised I'd forgotten to zip it up as I saw 2 cameras and half a dozen lenses fall to the floor. Lucky it was on grass and not concrete, or I would've destroyed my entire kit in one go!
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #54 on: August 08, 2013, 09:40:10 AM »
Think I've done just about everything above.  I've shot many a pic outdoors at hi iso and many with AF turned off but the lens accidentily set just close enough that I did't realize the focus was off until viewing on the computer at home (beep? what beep? I did not notice no stinking  beep!) Latest fatigue induced screw-ups all seem to be battery related:

1) Arriving at a vacation destination with the right camera but the wrong extra batteries /charger (learned a lot about conserving battery power!)
2) Arriving in Central Asia after 30 hours of travel realizing my charger was still at home waiting to be packed (see #1 for part of lessons learned) and running around Bishkek looking for an Lp-E6 charger.  Wound up with a 3rd party knock-off hoping the batteries would not be permanently cooked (they seemed to have survived).
3) Arriving at a family outing with the dead battery in the camera and the charged one at home.

Maybe next time I'll mistake the M for the 5Diii?         ::)
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #55 on: August 08, 2013, 11:32:51 AM »
My biggest moments like that (so far...) usually involve:

1) forgetting to put in an empty CF card to my 7D
2) going off shooting
3) remembering I'd forgotten to bring the other spare CFs when I get the dreaded "Full CF" message...
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #56 on: August 08, 2013, 12:29:45 PM »
brain fart

aaand I've learned something new today  :)

what a great forum this is... and, as it turns out, not only for photo-ish things but also for new phrases and other bits of English  :)
thanks, have a nice day
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #57 on: August 08, 2013, 04:46:23 PM »
brain fart

aaand I've learned something new today  :)

what a great forum this is... and, as it turns out, not only for photo-ish things but also for new phrases and other bits of English  :)
thanks, have a nice day
Pretty common expression in American English (especially the midwest).  I doubt it's a very universal phrase in all English-speaking areas.
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #57 on: August 08, 2013, 04:46:23 PM »

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #58 on: August 08, 2013, 07:03:52 PM »
Sometimes when one is tired you forget that your new-to-you 50D has two different burst modes, and reach the incorrect conclusion that you bought a lemon.  Once you realize that you wonder why burst rate isn't an adjustable parameter already...

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #59 on: August 08, 2013, 11:21:31 PM »
Forgetting to insert the cardboard tab from a box of the film I used for my AE-1 that had the ISO/Din number on it. Well I seemed to be inadvertently turning the ISO knob and as the film usually stayed in the camera for a looooong time, I'd forget what ISO film I bought. So getting back to the "right" ISO was sometimes a hit or miss...

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #59 on: August 08, 2013, 11:21:31 PM »