sleekjet
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Ever Shoot Wrong The Whole Day?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 4:49 am

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!!!!
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LGW
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RE: Ever Shoot Wrong The Whole Day?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 4:53 am

Sleekjet,

What a nightmare situation!

"The cost of gasoline alone makes this a bit expensive"

You want to try paying UK prices!

Ben Pritchard
 
JeffM
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RE: Ever Shoot Wrong The Whole Day?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 4:56 am

You would have seen something amiss in the histogram display. Check it closely after your first few shots.

-Jeff
 
mirage
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RE: Ever Shoot Wrong The Whole Day?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 4:57 am

Your cost of gasoline is 3 times lower than in my country, don't complain  Big grin

 
timdegroot
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RE: Ever Shoot Wrong The Whole Day?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 5:00 am

Never noticed you were shooting at f/11 4000th Big grin ?

Had my camera set on ISO 200 for a day after I took some cabinshots. Not much harm done, but for now I always check my settings on my digital camera.

Tim

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fl350
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RE: Ever Shoot Wrong The Whole Day?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 5:13 am

Prior to shoot check list:

-Battery full
-CF Card empty and formated
-Sensor cleaned
-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...
Fabrice Sanchez - Brussels Aviation Photography
 
Lindy
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RE: Ever Shoot Wrong The Whole Day?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 5:15 am

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.

Rafal
BWIADCA - Nikon D100
 
INNflight
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RE: Ever Shoot Wrong The Whole Day?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 5:19 am

Happened twice to me.

1)
On the first day when i got my DSLR... All images got overexposed, but I managed to fix it with photoshop

2)
On a jumpseat ride in may... I used ISO 1600 during the whole flight to make the LCD data visible..... so the quality was no good for A.net  Insane

Oh well, better next time.

regards, Florian
Jet Visuals
 
mdwalkman
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RE: Ever Shoot Wrong The Whole Day?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 6:10 am

I went to HKG just one day after I bought a D70. I didn't use the LCD monitor a lot to save battery life because I only have 1 battery at that time.

After 2 hours of shooting, I suddenly realised I was shooting at ISO1600 and -3.0EV!!! WTF!!!
Please excuse my poor English.
 
andrewuber
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RE: Ever Shoot Wrong The Whole Day?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:34 am

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:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Freight-Dawg



I now use that polarizer as a coaster!  Big thumbs up

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!!!
I'd rather shoot BAD_MOTIVE
 
APT
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RE: Ever Shoot Wrong The Whole Day?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:42 am

Hello,
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.

Cheers
Alex
 
paulinbna
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RE: Ever Shoot Wrong The Whole Day?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 11:46 am

I have had two things above happen to me I shot for one day at ISO 400. And forgot the card at home..

Now I check every time I go out almost the same as the list above.
Canon 50D user; 100-400 MM L IS 10-22 MM, 60MM Macro
 
WorldspotterPL
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RE: Ever Shoot Wrong The Whole Day?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 3:32 pm

I once shot a whole day at LHR with ISO 1600...rather strange set of pictures... Smile
 
AndersNilsson
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RE: Ever Shoot Wrong The Whole Day?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 5:15 pm

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.  Sad

Anders
Airliner photography is not a crime.
 
sulman
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RE: Ever Shoot Wrong The Whole Day?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 5:29 pm

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.
 
LGW
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RE: Ever Shoot Wrong The Whole Day?

Tue Jun 08, 2004 6:15 pm

Sulman,

Not just the 300D, on bright days I underexpose by 1/3 to 2/3 on my D30, I found same as you, hardly ever had to do this with film.

Ben Pritchard

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