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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #30 on: August 06, 2013, 09:18:00 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!

What's the difference?
Sorry , I meant to write macro extender!

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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 #31 on: August 06, 2013, 09:40:08 AM »

Sorry , I meant to write macro extender!

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

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2013, 09:45:42 AM »

Sorry , I meant to write macro extender!

You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
;D  ;D  ;D

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2013, 11:08:10 AM »

Sorry , I meant to write macro extender!

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

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2013, 11:56:24 AM »
For me, it is trying to take photos with the lens cap still on xD

I did that once when shooting stars, couldn't work out why my 20 minute exposure was so dark, turned the camera round and "oh damn..."  :-[
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #35 on: August 06, 2013, 12:48:42 PM »
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!

What's the difference?
Sorry , I meant to write macro extender!
I once bought on eBay a Canon EF12 Extension tube (listed as such), but what the seller didn't realize was that it was attached to a Canon 1.4x Teleconverter wrapped in black gaff tape.  Picked it up for a song, sold the 1.4x (since I don't have a compatible lens) and kept the EF12 for free with cash in pocket.

Also bought a 35mm f/2.0 for $177 shipped in mint condition, since the seller used a straight-on shot of the front element and listed it as an 'FD' lens.  Had he used an isometric view of the lens, it probably would have sold for more since other buyers would have noticed it was an EF lens instead.  Used it for a year and a half and sold it a week ago via Craigslist for $230 with hood.  Not a bad rental rate.

I've bought quite a few items from listings created by sellers that were likely a bit tired.
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #36 on: August 06, 2013, 01:04:09 PM »
For me, it is trying to take photos with the lens cap still on xD

I did that once when shooting stars, couldn't work out why my 20 minute exposure was so dark, turned the camera round and "oh damn..."  :-[

At my friend's wedding, I was telling them about the benefits of hiring a professional wedding photographer, raised the camera up to click their pic... and the lens cap was on. Eventually, this will likely happen to all of us, we should probably work on the timing of our approach. lol

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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 #37 on: August 06, 2013, 02:40:51 PM »
(Many years ago) I was in a Belgian village shooting a carnival procession with a F-1 and a FTb. Took some lovely pictures. Only after an hour or so I discovered that I had been using an empty camera. Fortunately this could not happen with today's digital gear: when the battery is empty or the card is full or missing you will get a warning.


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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #38 on: August 06, 2013, 02:46:54 PM »
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?

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #39 on: August 06, 2013, 03:01:26 PM »
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.

Yes, AND shooting with the lens in MF and not realising, and in the wrong IS mode 1/2, or off etc etc. Still forgetting sometimes to check that the switches are where you think you left them after knocking the camera or taking it from a bag.

Oh, and moving from inside to outside and forgetting to step back the iso's. Too much stuff to worry about sometimes.
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #40 on: August 06, 2013, 03:03:35 PM »
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.

Yes, AND shooting with the lens in MF and not realising, and in the wrong IS mode 1/2, or off etc etc. Still forgetting sometimes to check that the switches are where you think you left them after knocking the camera or taking it from a bag.

Oh, and moving from inside to outside and forgetting to step back the iso's. Too much stuff to worry about sometimes.

Yup, done all that too. I guess people like us should just stick with auto-everything.

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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #41 on: August 06, 2013, 03:07:14 PM »

Sorry , I meant to write macro extender!

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

 ;D

...shooting with the lens in MF and not realising...

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done that too  :-[
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #42 on: August 06, 2013, 03:43:06 PM »
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.

Yes, AND shooting with the lens in MF and not realising, and in the wrong IS mode 1/2, or off etc etc. Still forgetting sometimes to check that the switches are where you think you left them after knocking the camera or taking it from a bag.

Oh, and moving from inside to outside and forgetting to step back the iso's. Too much stuff to worry about sometimes.

Yup, done all that too. I guess people like us should just stick with auto-everything.

Ha! and then forgetting to put the mode switch in 'auto-everything'  ;D
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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 #43 on: August 06, 2013, 04:19:07 PM »
I once went out with 2 cameras 4 lenses and not a single battery in the cameras or spare in the bag ... the batteries were 2 hours drive away at home ... forgot to remove them from the chargers, as well as the pouches that held the spare batteries :-[
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Re: You know, sometimes, when one is tired...
« Reply #44 on: August 06, 2013, 10:13:42 PM »
... 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 #44 on: August 06, 2013, 10:13:42 PM »