Sleekjet From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2052 posts, RR: 20 Posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2380 times:
You must understand that a trip to DFW for photography purposes is an investment in time and money for me. I live an hour away, 50 miles away. The cost of gasoline alone makes this a bit expensive.
So I shot 120 pictures there yesterday, came home and uploaded them, and found them extraordinarily grainy. Checked the camera settings. Uh, set up at 800 ISO. I had forgotten to reset after experimenting with some sunset/evening shots a few days ago. AAAWWWRRRGGGG!!!!
FL350 From Belgium, joined Feb 2003, 517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2334 times:
Prior to shoot check list:
-CF Card empty and formated
-RAW or Jpeg high according to CF and/or preferences
-ISO set according to light
-Exposure correction set as desired and according to light and preferences
-Choice of program set according to light and preferences
-AF set according to preferences
-Lens hood set as desired
-Lens cap removed
Checklist approved wait for aircraft and release shutter...
Lindy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2330 times:
It happened to me once!!! I went to IAD on a sunny day. I've got my very first Virgin A340-600, first KLM 767 in new cs, some untitled DC-3 and when I got home all pictures were grainy as hell. I checked my camera setting and I saw ISO 1600.
I was about to kill myself. Ever since I check the settings before I take the picture.
Andrewuber From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2528 posts, RR: 38
Reply 9, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2248 times:
I bought my Digital Rebel, and the next day had a business trip to DAY, ATL, BHM, BNA and IND. While in ATL, I shot about 200 photos in mediocre weather with my shiny new Digital Rebel, and the nice little Circular Polarizer filter. NOT a good idea.
All my shots were WAY dark. They looked OK on the review screen, but when I uploaded to my PC I was horrified to see they all looked like they had been shot through a welding mask. The Canon dealer reccommended the polarizing filter, and I told him it looked a bit dark, but he said it wouldn't affect the photo's that much. I paid him a visit afterwards and showed him my results!
The only photo from that visit to ATL that made it into the d/b:
OH and FL350 - one thing you should add to your checklist - you mentioned CF card empty and formatted - always make sure it's in the CAMERA when you leave the house - not the READER! I did that a couple months ago as well! Caught a KC-10 on short final, fired off a bunch of BEAUTIFUL shots, only to see "No CF Card" in the preview screen!!! ARGH!!!
APT From Germany, joined Feb 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2241 times:
It happened to me once. I had my camera set to ISO 200 and left it at that and then I went out took some photos, but I noticed it pretty quick so that was no problem at all. Only a few shots taken until the moment I noticed, no big deal.
AndersNilsson From Sweden, joined May 2004, 419 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2184 times:
I double exposed a slide film because I didn't rewind it properly the first time
and left the film leader out of the film cassette. It ruined an shot of a Balkan Cargo An-12 in basic Aeroflot Arctic colours among other.
Sulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2040 posts, RR: 30
Reply 14, posted (11 years 1 month 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2178 times:
I'm generally very careful with ISO settings..I can usually tell if the shutter speed creeps too high in good weather (I usually shoot in AV mode).
However, the one thing that has caught me time and again is exposure compensation...My 300D tends to overexpose a pinch in strong light (must be a DSLR thing..I never had this with my film camera?) and I usually set it to -2/3.
Without fail I'll forget when on a gloomier day...
It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.