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#1 Leaviathan

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:17 PM

I noticed two very large turkeys in my backyard today out behind the chicken coop, so I rushed downstairs, grabbed my D 3300 and the 70-300 Tamron.

I got outside into a good position, snapped a few good photos, they then freaked out and jumped over the fence into my neighbor's yard.

At this point I realized my 3 stop Breakthrough Photography ND filter was attached to the lens! I downloaded the photos anyway but they were very dark and the auto ISO was at 1000, so when I boosted the exposure in PS enough so the photos could be viewed there was a lot of noise so the whole thing ended up not being worth it.

So the lesson I learned was never ever leave a filter on the lens when it doesn't have to be there. I ruined some good shots.
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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:20 PM

I feel your pain!

 

I have done many similar SNAFU's!

 

1) Left the house with no SD card

- that's not happening again...ever

 

2) Left the house with Dead Batteries

- that's not happening again...ever

 

3) Left the house on a Marketing shoot with no backup batteries

- that's not happening again...ever

 

 

And, how many times have I been too lazy to bring other lens only to find that would have been the perfect lens to use!

 

All learning experiences.

 

Throw some feed out, they'll be back! 


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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:36 PM

Lol, maybe I can learn from your mistakes :) no SD card is a good one!

It was probably the chicken feed that attracted the turkeys.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 08:46 PM

Oh yea..... I went out to meet up with PN member Peter L.

 

We met at Hendrie Valley in Burlington, Ontario.  A good 30 minute car ride for me..... 

 

"Hey, Pete, you got an extra card!" :lol:

 

Yea, that was embarrassing!


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 05:04 AM

I've forgotten SD cards a couple of times. I invested in a couple extra and leave them in my camera bag all the time.

 

I've forgotten batteries once. I have had batteries loose their juice during winter outdoor photo treks until they warmed up again. I bought a couple of extra batteries (I got a good deal).

 

I've forgotten to change my polfilter on an overcast, rainy day. And I've forgotten my polfilter on extremely bright, sunny days. I forget my glare guard now and again, too.

 

Good times!



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Posted 21 April 2017 - 07:49 AM

One more possible thing, Lea... JPG or NEF.

 

If not the latter, NEF could have possibly made your day!

 

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Posted 21 April 2017 - 12:34 PM

Thank you, Lea, for assuring me that I'm not the only one learning lessons like that.  :)


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Posted 21 April 2017 - 04:13 PM

You leave extras in YOUR CAR! I have loaned sd cards many times. (my cams don't use them anymore.) 

(speaking to self) Why don't you leave a battery in your car, idiot)

 

Looking for cheapest Nikon copycat battery for car. Because, I will never forget batteries in charger again. ;-P


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 02:51 AM

Re: the cards - Ken Rockwell (I know, I know, but he's right on this one) said that he always downloads straight from the camera's USB port and I've adopted that strategy. I once did a shoot with the F3 and guess what - no film in the camera <blood curdling scream>.

Re: settings - It's also a good idea after a shoot to do a breakdown where you put everything away and set all your settings back to your "defaults." This has saved me more than once. Prior to adopting this, I can't tell you how many times I pushed the shutter and nothing - I'm looking at the camera like "WT* - why won't this %#$&/!!ing thing shoot??!!!!" Only to notice that I left the thing in self timer mode. <_<. By the way, I love the N90s self timer - it cancels itself after each use. I wish all Nikon bodies did this ...
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Posted 22 April 2017 - 03:08 AM

Oh, also ... Costco has these Eneloop sets with 10 AAs and 4 AAAs for about 18 bucks. You folks outside the US/Canada can likely find similar deals at warehouse stores or online. If there was ever a good reason to have a grip on your camera, this is it.
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Why film photography? I like shooting with the equipment. 6x6 Velvia slides from a C330 have an appeal all their own.

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 03:09 AM

Why would the images be dark with a ND filter on them as the camera would simply compensate?


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 01:00 PM

Re: the cards - Ken Rockwell (I know, I know, but he's right on this one) said that he always downloads straight from the camera's USB port and I've adopted that strategy. I once did a shoot with the F3 and guess what - no film in the camera <blood curdling scream>.

Re: settings - It's also a good idea after a shoot to do a breakdown where you put everything away and set all your settings back to your "defaults." This has saved me more than once. Prior to adopting this, I can't tell you how many times I pushed the shutter and nothing - I'm looking at the camera like "WT* - why won't this %#$&/!!ing thing shoot??!!!!" Only to notice that I left the thing in self timer mode. <_<. By the way, I love the N90s self timer - it cancels itself after each use. I wish all Nikon bodies did this ...

 

Don, I wasn't sure if your comments about cards was talking about tethered shooting; or simply transferring images from the camera to a computer right after shooting.  When I shoot still life, I shoot tethered to the computer with the images going directly to Lightroom.  Last year, Dennis and I talked about other tethered shooting options such as Cam Ranger, but I'm not ready for that just yet.  For all other shooting, I change cards as soon as I'm finished, then transfer the images to my computer or whatever backup storage device I'm using.  By doing it immediately, I always have a freshly formatted card, ready to go.

 

You are 100% correct about settings.  One Lynda.com author called it "zeroing out the camera".  I'm getting much better at this, but still have a ways to go.  I refer to moments like that as "head slapping moments".  :rolleyes:


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 09:55 PM

Why would the images be dark with a ND filter on them as the camera would simply compensate?

I had a 1/1250 shutter speed, only ISO was on auto.


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Posted 22 April 2017 - 11:13 PM

Been there have the T-Shirt nothing like having to buy a SD card at a store that charges twice as much as online. It gets worse when you use a CF card they are harder to find!  :huh:

 

My favorite was when I thought the pop up flash was busted on my D50 I was going nuts trying everthing kept resetting the camera etc etc. Well the brim of my ball cap was preventing it from popping up all the way so it wouldn't fire!  :blink:  :wacko:  :P

 

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Posted 23 April 2017 - 02:57 AM

I had a 1/1250 shutter speed, only ISO was on auto.

 

Then to be honest the issue is not the filter its the way you have the camera set up - if the light had dropped you would have ran into the same issues.

 

I get what you're saying and we all made daft mistakes like leaving filters on etc but there may be a deeper issue in the way you're shooting that could do with a tweak or two?


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 04:08 AM

Yes I've learned to put a spare memory card in my car and one in Crystal's car. And I've got into the habit of setting the WB, ISO, and other settings back to what I use most after every shoot.


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 07:04 AM

1.   First I have 5 cards, two in each camera and one in the computer.  Take one out of the camera, replace it with the one in the computer.  Actually have a couple of spares in my bag as well.  Old and slow cards.

 

2.   My classic fail!!  Shooting at a fatal accident with a Crown Graphic 4x5 with a 16 shot film pack, on a cold winter night.  Failed to pull the dark slide...  not only did I blow 16 shots, but held up the scene for another hour.

 

3.  Carry extra battery and my battery grips have slides for AA batteries.


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 06:48 PM

 

Don, I wasn't sure if your comments about cards was talking about tethered shooting; or simply transferring images from the camera to a computer right after shooting.  When I shoot still life, I shoot tethered to the computer with the images going directly to Lightroom.  Last year, Dennis and I talked about other tethered shooting options such as Cam Ranger, but I'm not ready for that just yet.  For all other shooting, I change cards as soon as I'm finished, then transfer the images to my computer or whatever backup storage device I'm using.  By doing it immediately, I always have a freshly formatted card, ready to go.

 

You are 100% correct about settings.  One Lynda.com author called it "zeroing out the camera".  I'm getting much better at this, but still have a ways to go.  I refer to moments like that as "head slapping moments".  :rolleyes:

 

I was talking about downloading from the camera to the computer.  The point is that the cards never leave the camera, so if I have the camera, I have the cards.  Of course this assumes that the number of shots I take is such that I don't fill up the cards. 

 

I really need to get the cable and the Tether Tools jerk stopper so I can shoot tethered,  I've never tried it.  I wonder if I can do it with the D1x without Nikon Camera Control 2.


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Why film photography? I like shooting with the equipment. 6x6 Velvia slides from a C330 have an appeal all their own.

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