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10-05-2019, 08:44 AM - 1 Like   #16
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Yup, and then there's dialling in -1.5 exposure compensation and then wondering why some pictures taken the next come out so dark to the extent that you fear that the camera has started to suffer the dreaded aperture block failure.

10-05-2019, 09:10 AM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wingincamera Quote
Anyone else admit to having done this?
Sort of. But for me it's more that I hit MFD too often, not that I forget about it. I guess I'm fond of going close.

Now, if you had asked if anyone has ever forgot that their camera had the 2 s timer activated...
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one of my problems is my fat thumb hitting the 4 way selector and settings being changed without my noticing the change
That's why I have set the 4-way selector to move the focus point by default. Which means it doesn't do anything since I stick to centre point only.
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Yup, and then there's dialling in -1.5 exposure compensation and then wondering why some pictures taken the next come out so dark to the extent that you fear that the camera has started to suffer the dreaded aperture block failure.
This I did so often that I had to set the camera to "forget" EC when switching off.

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All the time, mostly with my 300mm.
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Nice to know I am not alone. I have also done the "forgetting I am in manual focus mode" too.
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You'll never have this issue using a manual focus film camera. It's pretty obvious when you can't focus on your subject that you are too close.

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I've never had this issue considering I always do tripod work manually.

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I can't recall recognizing only after a session that I was too close for focussing or that I left the camera in manual focussing mode (thanks to the focus confirmation beep and focus priority, so the shutter won't even fire when the focus point is not reporting back with validation).

But, in the hope for a mild sentence, I do plead guilty on the accounts of 1. forgetting to change exposure compensation back to my usual -2/3 when I changed it before to accommodate for some special lighting conditions
and 2. taking the camera up to my face and looking through the viewfinder only to discover that I can't see anything because I have left the lenscap on, at minimum once a day.
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I remember spending about half an hour troubleshooting my camera when I couldn't get anything in the viewfinder in focus. I tried different lenses, autofocus, manual focus, etc. Turns out I had accidentally mashed the diopter adjustment to the opposite end of where I need it to be.
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I manual focus with 100% magnification on rear LCD whenever I am on a tripod, but what happened most is; I entirely forget to manual focus after finish all the other settings!
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