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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #15 on: August 05, 2013, 06:04:38 AM »
Back OT, a couple of weeks ago I planned a sunset/evening city photo outing.  I packed my camera, four lenses, a 10-stop ND filter, and my tripod.  Or so I thought.  Turned out I had grabbed the monopod case, instead.  Kinda hard to take 1 minute exposures on a monopod.   ;)
I did something similar, I packed camera, lenses and tripod, but left the quick release plate behind, which was normally attached to the camera. I tried balancing the camera on top of the tripod head, but I missed some really good shots of mist and ice that evening, they just weren't sharp.
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #16 on: August 05, 2013, 06:32:13 AM »
Way back in the days I used to shoot droplet-shots in the kitchen sink, on a monopod, suddenly got a good one, and placed my camera on the monopod and ran for the computer to check it out, I heard a slow scraping noise as the monopod hit my kitchenbench and slided off to the floor, I grabbed 10 cm from the floor, lucky reaction...

I also once or twice left my Black Rapid strap at home, resulting in a walkabout with the 1dx+70-200 in my hand only.
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2013, 06:50:57 AM »
Back in the 80s I had a Konica AutoReflex TC with a 40mm and a 70-200 Sigma Zoom.

The zoom was in its hard case and in a bag. I was running to catch up the bus paying extra attention not to loose my jacket because in a previous similar case I had dropped - and lost - my jacket.

Suddenly someone says that I had dropped a bag and an old lady had grabbed it and left in a hurry!

Well she got my Sigma with a Konica mount which I am pretty sure would not know what to do with!

The result: A friend from the work suggested to switch to Canon ...

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2013, 07:34:55 AM »
I married.

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2013, 08:25:01 AM »
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #20 on: August 05, 2013, 08:49:16 AM »
Ha ha ha  ;D Good one!

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2013, 09:05:44 AM »
It used to be xlr cables or cans that would screw me.

So I took to leaving a cheaper pair of cans in a kit bag along with a rubbishy tatty old (but working) xlr.

All I had to now was to remember to pack the kit in the right bag.

Yup.  Belts, braces and my breeks still end up around my ankles.

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #21 on: August 05, 2013, 09:05:44 AM »

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2013, 10:30:26 AM »
I married.

I hope she or he is not CR member ;D
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2013, 10:50:25 AM »
My most common mistake is forgetting a memory card in my computer.  Luckily, I have bought extras that do nothing but travel in the tiny card pockets in my Lowepro bag.  The one time this didn't work was when the only extra I had in the bag was a card with known problems and need to be reformatted regularly.  The card seised up and did not show any contents at the very beginning of the wedding reception for a good friend, no more pictures were taken that night, but the pictures that were taken were later recovered when I got back home.  The card has since been RMA'd and two additional cards were purchased, tested and used as available backup cards.
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2013, 11:09:21 AM »
And I've yet to be known for removing documents from a scanner after I've captured them.  Usually the most sensitive of personal documents at that, left in the office for a colleague or the cleaner to have a good swatch at, or irreplacable photos.

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2013, 11:23:40 AM »
For me, it is trying to take photos with the lens cap still on xD
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #26 on: August 05, 2013, 04:37:56 PM »
 :) guys, thanks for not letting me hanging

some of the mishaps are funny (at least after a while...) and I thought Atonegro was winning, but then Sanj posted  :P but more importantly I think that there are things we share... e.g. I'm sure cheeseheadsaint isnt the only one who raised the camera with the lens cap on... I'm sure because at least I did as well... not once  ;)
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2013, 07:43:41 AM »
I remember once when I left my car and entered my friends' car that I had grabbed my jacket from the car.
When we arrived I realized that I had grabbed a towel and not my jacket !

When I told this story to a friend he told me that once he had taken an extender with him  thinking he was taking a teleconverter!

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #27 on: August 06, 2013, 07:43:41 AM »

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #28 on: August 06, 2013, 08:58:51 AM »
When I told this story to a friend he told me that once he had taken an extender with him  thinking he was taking a teleconverter!

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #29 on: August 06, 2013, 09:01:38 AM »
Two weeks ago I took all my gear out for a shoot 20 miles away. No card. two slots yet no card. All my bags (4) had extra cards and batteries in them except one. I had to grab that one. Had a laugh.

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
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