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  1. #1
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    I suffered a photographic brain fart today :(

    Did you ever have one of those days where you go out to shoot and you suddenly just seem to forget to do even the simplest things right?

    I woke up at 7am to drive my nephew to roller hockey practice and take my weekend indoor action shots- something that was simple and produced great results my first times out.

    I adjusted the white balance for the floursent bulbs, swapped the 70-200 for the 17-55 that was on the camera and started snapping away. The pictures were coming out blurry but I knew I had enough light to shoot in this place. A few more blurry pics- oh yeah, I forgot to put my ISO up to 1600- duh. Snap snap... still blurry. Checked the lens- maybe IS was turned off. Nope.

    Not wanting to waste time I figured maybe I set something in the setup when I was playing around- easy fix, just clear all camera settings. Nope. Hey, my back button rear focus still works (Seems wierd to me that clearing all camera setting has no effect on Custom Functions. Manually set function 4 back to the default- still no improvement. Reboot the camera again (often works on computers)

    Glance down in the viewfinder- really long shutter times- Yeah that explains the out of focus blurry shots. Select another subject, half click- damn still long shutter times.

    Look over at the little number to the right of the shutter- f/6.3! I felt like the biggest fool that something so simple and obvious caused me to fumble around like like that. Anyone else waste time solving this type of rediculously simple adjustment or has senility arrived early for me?
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  2. #2
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    Never.




























    Well maybe once or twice.
    Christian Wright; Dip Phot
    EOS 5D Mark III | EOS 600D | EOS-1V HS
    L: 14/2.8 II | 24/1.4 II | 35/1.4 | 50/1.2 | 85/1.2 II | 135/2 | 180/3.5 Macro | 200/2.8 II | 400/2.8 IS | 16-35/2.8 II | 24-105/4 IS | 70-200/2.8 IS II | 100-400/4.5-5.6 IS
    580EX II | EF 12 II | EF 25 II

  3. #3
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    Hey I even left out the part where I switched into Servo mode- when I have my head up my as@ I really get it up there
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  4. #4
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    It's the AF buttons which often fool me - that damned 70-200 is always finding itself in MF mode after a few lens changes.
    Christian Wright; Dip Phot
    EOS 5D Mark III | EOS 600D | EOS-1V HS
    L: 14/2.8 II | 24/1.4 II | 35/1.4 | 50/1.2 | 85/1.2 II | 135/2 | 180/3.5 Macro | 200/2.8 II | 400/2.8 IS | 16-35/2.8 II | 24-105/4 IS | 70-200/2.8 IS II | 100-400/4.5-5.6 IS
    580EX II | EF 12 II | EF 25 II

  5. #5
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    I remember fooling around for ages once when my lens just would not AF (forget the lens, might have been the 300mm f/4 IS). Everything was right (or so it seemed): lens was in AF mode, camera was on, no changing the AF to the * button etc.

    In the end, I had accidently manually focused the lens past the focus limited position (ie; to 2m wen i had the 3m limiter on).

    Once I manually re-focused to a point within the limited range, AF started up again.
    Christian Wright; Dip Phot
    EOS 5D Mark III | EOS 600D | EOS-1V HS
    L: 14/2.8 II | 24/1.4 II | 35/1.4 | 50/1.2 | 85/1.2 II | 135/2 | 180/3.5 Macro | 200/2.8 II | 400/2.8 IS | 16-35/2.8 II | 24-105/4 IS | 70-200/2.8 IS II | 100-400/4.5-5.6 IS
    580EX II | EF 12 II | EF 25 II

  6. #6
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    All of the time...

    But I usually don't chimp a lot except at the histogram, so I usually don't catch it until I get home.
    A good photograph is knowing where to stand.
    Ansel Adams

    Rule books are paper, they will not cushion a sudden meeting of stone and metal.
    Ernest K. Gann-Fate is the Hunter.

  7. #7
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    recently I went to a local skate park and started snaping away, checked a few shots on the LCD and I couldnt see due too the bright sunshine so I cranked up the display brightness and then snapped a few more and promptly dialled in a bit toooo much -EV

    Got home and thought WTF are all my shots underdone
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  8. #8
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    Waay too often! Tonight even. Took XMAS-Tree lighting shots at the Mall, Santa - the girls were very excited. Pretty well wasted a lot of "film" due to attempting f1.4 on running kids at night. With a DOF less than 1 foot, what WAS I thinking.

    At least I used good old P mode and built in flash for the Santa shots and they came out well. Of about 40 took, I'd say 3 shots came out - but thankfully they were good.


    A relative wants me to take their family XMAS photo they want to blow up and have framed as a Grandpa gift. I find myself remembering all those brain-farted sessions way too well! Definately need to brush up on the 580EX flash usage.
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  9. #9
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    accidentally left the timer on and was trying to snap my usual 5fps of some action and it just wouldn't work. took me 3 or 4 minutes before i figured it out. and lets not count how many times i tried to shoot with the lens cap on.
    40d | 5d mk II | 2.8/16 zenitar fisheye | 16-35L | 35L | sigma 1.4/50 | sigma 2.8/50 Macro | sigma 1.4/85 | 70-200L IS
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  10. #10
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    and not to mention when i have the exposure compensation set to 2 stops back on accident.
    40d | 5d mk II | 2.8/16 zenitar fisheye | 16-35L | 35L | sigma 1.4/50 | sigma 2.8/50 Macro | sigma 1.4/85 | 70-200L IS
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