Man I feel really stupid

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dbirdsong

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I set both of my D70's to manual focusing on Wednesday night for the fireworks I shot. Thursday night I shoot a event for the Motor City Mechanic's Hockey team and about half way though the night I realized that I hadn't switched back to the AF mode. :shock:
Now you might ask, couldn't you tell looking though the viewfinder? Not with my eyes I can't.
They were close but not sharp.
Oh well, I discovered it early enough to re-shoot some of the stuff I needed.
So if you going to be photographing some fireworks this weekend remember to reset you camera to you normal settings. :D
 
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Thanks for the heads-up Dave. I am sure that most everyone has made similar errors...just part of the territory. Thankfully, you caught it and made the necessary change.
 
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I have done this too many times already.

Kind of like if you are pilot you always have a pre-flight check.

I am going to print out and laminate a little card that sits right on top of the camera in the camera bag it goes something like this:

Pre-Photo check.

1 Iso-Check
2 WB-Check
3 AF Mode-Check
4 VR Mode-Check
5 JPG-NEF-Check
6 Saturation/Color Mode-Check
7 Flash Settings-Check
8 Battery Power-Check
9 Correct Lense-Check
10 Meter Mode-Check

Roger That - "You are clear to take Photos" 8)
 
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KJD2121

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Wow, So when the lens didn't make a focusing sound it didn't clue you in? That sucks.
 
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I have adopted a workflow that keeps that stuff to a minimum. I make sure that I have reset everything to my default settings before the camera goes back in the bag. That way, I know what the camera settings are when I take it out next time. Depending on what I am trying to shoot, I know I am always starting out from the same point and usually have any modifications in my mind before I pick up the camera. So far, if I can keep to my own procedures, it is working very well.
 

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hi dave-

having done that before, that's good advice. i was using a wide angle lens (can't remember if it was a 20mm or 17-35mm), and similarly the viewfinder images looked in focus. i didn't notice the lack of focusing movement since the lens was a wide and i wasn't moving, and neither was the subject.

live and learn.

ricky
 
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