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    Quote Originally Posted by E. von Hoegh View Post
    I believe it. See above.

    There was an idiot who thought he could fire his rifle with the boresighter in the barrel, too.
    Big DUH factor.

    Can't wait till I do a screw up again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daleeman View Post
    I was out doing some street photography with my M2 and pulled up this rangefinder to capture a woman sitting on a bench in a small town reading a book. A small girl was walking by and I took the shot.

    Walking back to the car I was internally proud of the shot until I opened the car door and was putting the camera in its bag when I noticed I had a 90mm mounted on the camera and I just knew I had used the entire 35mm frame lines to capture the image and I was very close to the action.

    So I knew I did it, shot the wrong #$%^& frame lines on a unique unrepeatable moment. Have you done this too?

    Lee
    As an M2 user, I can't understand how you could do that, as the frame finders change to the lens you are using. Only by accidently moving your finger on the frame finder can you make such a mistake.

    “The contemplation of things as they are, without error or confusion, without substitution or imposture, is in itself a nobler thing than a whole harvest of invention”

    Francis Bacon

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    Quote Originally Posted by daleeman View Post
    Big DUH factor.

    Can't wait till I do a screw up again.
    The barrel of the rifle peeled back in four petals, along the four rifling grooves. I wanted it to make a lamp with, but I was too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daleeman View Post
    No Way. Fess Up, this is a tall one right?
    Unfortunately It's true.
    Ben

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    You just made the case for the Contax G-2 !

    With the built-in zoom finder, this CANNOT Happen...

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    A big advantage of my M6 is that it has a warning lamp in the finder in case I forget to take off the cap... :-)

    In fact, my lens caps are robust UV filters made by B+W and Heliopan plus lens hoods.
    The future belongs to the few of us still willing to get our hands smell like fixing bath.

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    sounds like aproblem only rich people can have. get a body for each focal length!
    Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by waltereegho View Post
    I recently learned never to put a lens cap on a rangefinder unless it's for storage. Ask me how I know...
    +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vanishing Point Ent. View Post
    You just made the case for the Contax G-2 !

    With the built-in zoom finder, this CANNOT Happen...
    Also, with shutter speed set to auto the long exposures are an obvious way of telling that you've left on the lens cap.

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    In my 40 plus years of shooting I have never made a single mistake, multiple mistakes yes, many times, but never a single one. However, on another point, I am so worried about burning a hole in the curtain of my M6, I always replace the lens cap immediately after I take a photo when outside in the sun. The LEDs flashing help remind me later to take it off.

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