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Silly EOS400D Issue: My Nose  
User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2828 posts, RR: 3
Posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2423 times:

A couple of months ago I bought a Canon EOS400D and I am very pleased with it, although it obviously took some practice to get good results. I just have one problem I can't seem to be solving: my nose keeps accidentally pressing the four "arrow" buttons. As I usually shoot in P mode, this means I constantly have the wrong AF type, ISO number or WB. (Metering is more to the left and normally not affected).

Does anybody else have this problem or is my nose simply too big?


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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3292 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 2400 times:
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Just switch eyes.

I had the same problem, albeit with a different camera, and my nose isn't that big. It'll feel weird at first but it's the only thing you can do.

TIS



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User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2366 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 1):
Just switch eyes.

Or change your nose for a smaller one [just kidding].

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 


User currently offlineRyan h From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1494 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 2354 times:

Don't Canon sell eye piece extenders?


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User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 29
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

Quoting Ryan h (Reply 3):
Don't Canon sell eye piece extenders?

Yes they do.

I had the same problem and more often than not it was the ISO arrow that I was pressing, and it resulted in my settings quite often changing from 100 to 800 or more. The 30D solves this problem but thats a little way off.



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User currently offlineBuyantUkhaa From Mongolia, joined May 2004, 2828 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 4):
and it resulted in my settings quite often changing from 100 to 800 or more.

Mine seems to have a taste for 1600, which is not good...

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 1):
Just switch eyes.

I laughed at first, but it's actually a valid point. I am left-handed and put the camera in front of my left eye. Most people are right-handed and would presumably put the camera in front of their right eye, which puts your nose conveniently alongside the rubber USB plug cover! However switching eyes is horrible, because my right eye is not nearly as good due to some odd disorder (improperly centered macula lutea for the ophthalmologists among you).

Quoting Ryan h (Reply 3):
Don't Canon sell eye piece extenders?

Or nose deflectors!



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User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 5):
Mine seems to have a taste for 1600, which is not good...

Yep... I've wasted around 1000 shots with over ISO 800 due to that.

Its silly not to notice it sooner but when you are time limited and need to snap as quickly as possible it makes it hard.



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User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3238 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2316 times:

Quoting BuyantUkhaa (Reply 5):
I laughed at first, but it's actually a valid point. I am left-handed and put the camera in front of my left eye. Most people are right-handed and would presumably put the camera in front of their right eye, which puts your nose conveniently alongside the rubber USB plug cover!

So, I recently bought an XTi too. I'm right handed and I do look through the viewfinder with my right eye. My nose (thankfully!) does not press any buttons but... it does leave big smudges on the top-left part of the LCD. It's getting really annoying as I have to clean the LCD every now and then!

Tony

[Edited 2007-06-10 04:34:22]


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User currently offlineKMB From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2288 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 1):
Just switch eyes

Sounds good but people are left or right eye dominant and in practice your dominant eye will give the best composition of an image. I am right-handed but left eye dominant. Apparently that means that someone in my family was/is left handed. It's an interesting subject that most opticians are only too willing to explain  Smile

There in no easy answer to a problem like this Sad

cheers

Kevin


User currently offlineJohnKrist From Sweden, joined Jan 2005, 1396 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 2282 times:
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Considering how soft a nose is those buttons must be very sensitive, I kan press my KM 5d so hard to my face that it embossed camera contour, but it won't push any buttons Big grin
The issue of a smudged LCD is irritating though as it get's even harder to see than it already is on a sunny day  Smile



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