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    Lens caps are highly effective at being dark filters.

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    Best all-time screw-up: In a rush to head out the door, I had my nephew load a pair of A-12 backs for me. I showed him to load, thought he had it, and went on to start carting equipment out to the car. Later on in the day, I clipped on one of the backs he had loaded. First couple of "shots" - no problem. Then at frame number four, the crank refused to budge. So, I gave it a little help. A tearing sound, and then no resistance. Oh s..t! Knowing the roll was lost, I pulled the dark-slide and then opened the back. The film had been loaded reversed: rather than black side out, he had loaded with cover ("Kodak Ektachrome 100G") facing outwards. The only saving grace: by sheer luck of the draw, the two backs were the last of six I had taken on the shoot, so the net loss, after I wrecked a roll, was only one (I saved the second roll when I returned home). Lesson learned: explain carefully and be certain your student has it!

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    Drove 6 hours once from the Valley in Oregon to the desert only to find I forgot nothing.....



    ...but the camera itself.
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    Some of my best ever shots were taken when there was no film in the camera.
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    Mine too...
    "He took to writing poetry and visiting the elves: and though many shook their heads and touched their foreheads and said 'Poor old Baggins!' and though few believed any of his tales, he remained very happy till the end of his days, and those were extraordinarily long "- JRR Tolkien, ' The Hobbit '.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mr rusty View Post
    Remember to check there is a film in the camera!
    Can you still get film for that?.........


    Steve.
    "People who say things won't work are a dime a dozen. People who figure out how to make things work are worth a fortune" - Dave Rat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by perkeleellinen View Post
    Some of my best ever shots were taken when there was no film in the camera.
    Some of my best ever shots were taken with the lens cap on!
    Warning!! Handling a Hasselblad can be harmful to your financial well being!

    Nothing beats a great piece of glass!

    I leave the digital work for the urologists and proctologists.

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    How about driving away with the camera still on the roof of the car?

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    Darnit. I was going to grumble all by myself... now the confession floodgates have been opened. Shot two rolls of film at my son's birthday party 2 days ago. Got home, started to develop... my my, the developer looks like blix...
    In life you only get one great dog, one great car, and one great woman. Pet the dog. Drive the car. Make love to the woman. Don't mix them up.

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    Been there. To the OP, don't feel bad, your friends didn't have film in their cameras either!

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