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Roger Hicks 10-25-2011 08:08

Things you never worried about...
 
...until you read about them on the internet. Here are some starters:

Tripod sockets ripping out when used to secure wrist straps

Taking your camera on the beach

Taking your camera out in the rain (given reasonable intelligence and care)

Carrying your camera under your coat because you are afraid it will steam up and (in the case of electronic cameras) be written off

Changing lenses except in a darkened clean-room (all right, a slight exaggeration)

Any more for any more?

Cheers,

R.

ferider 10-25-2011 08:17

Focus shift.

dave lackey 10-25-2011 08:19

Black tape over the camera name.:p

Sparrow 10-25-2011 08:22

Infinity alignment for one ... I've still never checked ...

Sunlight burning holes in shutters ... I'd heard it before but had not idea how common it was, a bit like x-ray damage

mooge 10-25-2011 08:23

barrel distortion.

semordnilap 10-25-2011 08:24

Ha! Lenses... many lenses... ;)

Mackinaw 10-25-2011 08:24

Yeah, focus shift. Never even knew it existed until I started reading Photo forums.

Jim B.

ferider 10-25-2011 08:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sparrow (Post 1738479)
Infinity alignment for one ... I've still never checked ...

Sunlight burning holes in shutters ... I'd heard it before but had not idea how common it was, a bit like x-ray damage

Trust me, Steward, this one is different. Just patched a shutter on an M3 of mine.

One more to Roger's question: negative effect of UV filters.

Sparrow 10-25-2011 08:29

... and I had never realised how important minimum focus distance is

Sparrow 10-25-2011 08:32

Quote:

Originally Posted by ferider (Post 1738488)
Trust me, Steward, this one is different. Just patched a shutter on an M3 of mine.

One more to Roger's question: negative effect of UV filters.

Never happened to me, then I suppose it's just one of the advantages of never going beyond f8 ;)

K14 10-25-2011 08:33

Taking pictures with anything but a cellphone makes you a pervert.

Gary

Sparrow 10-25-2011 08:34

I hesitate to mention DOF, circles of confusion and Bokeh ... for obvious reasons

SteveM(PA) 10-25-2011 08:35

sharpness, megapixels, "upgrade" ...

Coincidentally, today I'm carrying my 10yo Canon s200. It's a beautiful little camera. Two mighty mega pixels. And it makes great 8x10s.

Spider67 10-25-2011 08:45

Bokeh and focus shift

John Lawrence 10-25-2011 08:51

The reliability of Leica cameras (or indeed any of the cameras I own).

John

Gid 10-25-2011 08:52

Computers......

jsrockit 10-25-2011 08:55

100% crops, bokeh, focus shift, leica glow, sharpness, sensor size, black paint, a narrow description of what street photography is, lomography (Dianas, Holgas, and PETs existed prior to Lomo), lens charecter, etc.

Sparrow 10-25-2011 09:00

... oh, I also forgot reticulation and refraction; both of which are real yeti phenomena

zeroeseight 10-25-2011 09:23

Fungus and focus shift.

Michael Markey 10-25-2011 09:30

Having the wrong bag :)

Broke 10-25-2011 09:33

Quote:

Originally Posted by Spider67 (Post 1738508)
Bokeh and focus shift

Same for me. Now I'm forever looking at backgrounds... in photos, and (most disturbingly) at the movies.

Jim

MickH 10-25-2011 09:34

The Death Of Film

Steve Bellayr 10-25-2011 09:40

The Death Of Film

healyzh 10-25-2011 09:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by Roger Hicks (Post 1738461)
...until you read about them on the internet. Here are some starters:

Tripod sockets ripping out when used to secure wrist straps

Taking your camera on the beach

Taking your camera out in the rain (given reasonable intelligence and care)

Carrying your camera under your coat because you are afraid it will steam up and (in the case of electronic cameras) be written off

Changing lenses except in a darkened clean-room (all right, a slight exaggeration)

Any more for any more?

Cheers,

R.

I don't worry about taking my camera's out on the beach. I've been out there with Nikon DSLR's, Hasselblad's and Leica's.

OTOH, I've always been a little wary of rain, even more so with DSLR's. BTW, how well can the M9 handle rain?

This is the first I've heard about carrying a camera under ones jacket being a problem. OTOH, I only do this with my Leica M6 TTL and M9, should I worry about the M9?

I worry more about changing lenses on my Nikon DSLR and M9 than I ever have on a film body. OTOH, that happened as soon as I got a dirty sensor on the Nikon D70 (the first digital camera we had with changeable lenses).

The Internet definitely has made me worry about camera reliability, something I never gave any thought to previously. An extension of this, is I never felt the need for a backup body, though now I do.


It's worth remembering that things we never worried about can result in positive changes as well. For example...

It has also made me take into consideration the 'character' of lenses, something else I'd never given any thought to. However, I personally think this is a good thing. It's also why I sought out a very nice 50mm Summar, and why I bought a 1930's Rolleiflex.

It has made me aware that different formats are worthwhile, and brought me back to medium format after 25-30 years. Though my move to Large Format was thanks to the UK Magazine "Black & White" a few years ago, and an article they ran on salt prints.

It has made me aware of many aspects of photography that have allowed me to move from someone who took snapshots with a Nikon FM2, to someone that takes photographs (at times with that same FM2). I'm now aware of things such as DOF.

I never gave any thought to the film I used. I just used whatever Kodak film was the cheapest. Now I know the real reason why my digital photo's seemed so much better than what I used to get with my FM2 are due to the film I was using, and the places I used to get it developed.

healyzh 10-25-2011 09:55

Quote:

Originally Posted by K14 (Post 1738496)
Taking pictures with anything but a cellphone makes you a pervert.

Gary

Actually I thought it was the other way around...

At the same time, believe it or not, I never linked cameras with perverts until the Internet.

healyzh 10-25-2011 10:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by Michael Markey (Post 1738550)
Having the wrong bag :)

LOL! I don't blame the Internet for this one, other than the affect the Internet has had on the number of cameras I own!

I find that I really obsess on this now. Though it's from the standpoint of minimizing what I'm carrying. In fact I've just run into a very strange problem with bags. I have a couple Lowepro sholder bags I love. The AW 180 and the AW 200. Depending on what I'm doing I'll typically pack either My D300 in the 180 (unless I need more than it can hold), or I'll pack my Leica in one of the two bags (the 200 can hold all my Leica focal lengths). With the OP/Tech strap on my M6, the bags work great. With the M9 I just got, and the Leica strap (which I am loving), there is way to much open space in the Lowepro bags. So now I want an even smaller bag than the AW 180...

Warren T. 10-25-2011 10:17

diffraction limits relative to aperture settings in digital photography

Leica0Series 10-25-2011 10:24

Equivalent depths of field ... "your f/2 lens is really f/11," blah blah. Won't stop hearing about that one until everything, even camera phones, is full frame.

Doug 10-25-2011 10:26

Dead/hot pixels on digital sensors.

ruby.monkey 10-25-2011 10:32

The size of my sensor.

SciAggie 10-25-2011 11:14

Quote:

Originally Posted by Michael Markey (Post 1738550)
Having the wrong bag :)

+1
I never worried about exercising shutters. I just shot lots of pics.
I never worried which lenses to take on vacation. I just took the ones I thought I might use.
I never worried about who was better, HCB or AA. I like 'em both.
I never worried about whether photos were art, I just framed the ones I liked.
I never worried whether film was better than digital; I just shot what I liked.

SciAggie 10-25-2011 11:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by JSU (Post 1738630)
Gamma rays fogging my film inside the freezer.

Gee thanks! I had never heard of that one... Until now...:eek:

Teuthida 10-25-2011 11:47

whether my gear is good enough...
the leica glow....
IQ.....
why the m5 is a bad camera....
bokeh.....
100% crops.....

D.O'K. 10-25-2011 12:09

Leaving the shutter cocked.

Regards,
D.

rodinal 10-25-2011 12:14

using the left or the right eye....

celluloidprop 10-25-2011 12:22

Back focus.

OTOH, my very first good lens/body combo was a Canon Elan 7e + 50/1.4. I was always frustrated because I couldn't nail focus wide open with regularity - looking at those old prints, it was clearly backfocusing just a bit.

Nomad Z 10-25-2011 12:22

Photographers saying that they're thinking of trying film for the first time.

tombla 10-25-2011 12:37

The need for a CLA

shadowfox 10-25-2011 12:44

- Focal length of choice
- UV/IR filters
- Lens comparisons and quizzes

To Roger, Idea for the next thread:
Things we still don't learn despite having read about them on the internet.

:D

perudo 10-25-2011 13:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by MickH (Post 1738553)
The Death Of Film

+1, this is so true for me


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