Switch to English Language Passer en langue française Omschakelen naar Nederlandse Taal Wechseln Sie zu deutschen Sprache Passa alla lingua italiana
Members: 75,690   Posts: 1,669,420   Online: 982
      
Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
Results 31 to 40 of 41
  1. #31
    airgunr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    SE Wisconsin
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    122
    Many years ago I was in Northern Thailand with my old Canon AE-1. We got the chance to go to Burma/Myanmar, they opened the border that day for some reason. I was told I shouldn't take any photos but how could I resist?!? I did it seriptisitously (sp?) and got off a few frames. We then had to go back across the boarder and headed up to a Hilltribe Village. I was shooting there and it dawned on me that this was a VERY long roll. Looked at the camera and discovered that the leader never actually took up on the reel! DAMN Lost all of it to one stupid error.
    WJS/wi/usa

  2. #32

    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Location
    Tokyo
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    26
    Quote Originally Posted by cliveh View Post
    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.
    if you're using an LTM 35mm lens with a 90mm M mount adapter it's certainly possible to make such a mistake .

  3. #33
    TheFlyingCamera's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Washington DC
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    8,879
    Blog Entries
    51
    Images
    437
    Yet another vote for the Contax G2 solution Between the exposure meter readings in the viewfinder (yes, I DO look at those!) and the extremely long shutter times if you leave the lens cap on, I think I've done the lens-cap dork-up maybe 2-3 times in 200+ rolls.

  4. #34
    gb hill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    North Carolina
    Shooter
    35mm
    Posts
    49
    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
    I'm not a Leica user but I thought the camera automatically brought up the correct frame lines when said lens is mounted. Perhaps an M2 doesn't have FL's for the 90 (I thought it did) or maybe it's 135. I'm a Bessa R user & basically use a 35 or 50 mm lens so I haven't done that one, but I've done every other stupid thing under the sun.

  5. #35
    cliveh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Shooter
    35mm RF
    Posts
    4,183
    Images
    347

    Lens cap

    If you don't own or use a lens cap, you wont have the problem. But I see even famous people forget to do this:-

    http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk...ews_69092.html

    “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

  6. #36
    eclarke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    New Berlin, Wi
    Shooter
    ULarge Format
    Posts
    1,972
    Images
    71
    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
    Yet another vote for the Contax G2 solution Between the exposure meter readings in the viewfinder (yes, I DO look at those!) and the extremely long shutter times if you leave the lens cap on, I think I've done the lens-cap dork-up maybe 2-3 times in 200+ rolls.
    I just finished the last eight frames of a roll,with the cap on..Seems like I do that about once a year..don't use these small cameras very much..

  7. #37
    daleeman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Dayton, Ohio
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    1,062
    Images
    17
    Quote Originally Posted by gb hill View Post
    I'm not a Leica user but I thought the camera automatically brought up the correct frame lines when said lens is mounted. Perhaps an M2 doesn't have FL's for the 90 (I thought it did) or maybe it's 135. I'm a Bessa R user & basically use a 35 or 50 mm lens so I haven't done that one, but I've done every other stupid thing under the sun.
    The M2 does have the frame lines for a 90mm. I have to laugh that I saw the entire frame (35mm size) and composed the image and shot not knowing I still had the 90mm on till I got back to the car. Usually the 35mm is my body cap lens.

    Came up with a real film saver recently. In getting used to loading and using film into my father's IIIF I found out you can get about 40+ frames on the leader if you don't get the sprockets to catch when you first load it.

    Lee

  8. #38
    eclarke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    New Berlin, Wi
    Shooter
    ULarge Format
    Posts
    1,972
    Images
    71
    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
    Yet another vote for the Contax G2 solution Between the exposure meter readings in the viewfinder (yes, I DO look at those!) and the extremely long shutter times if you leave the lens cap on, I think I've done the lens-cap dork-up maybe 2-3 times in 200+ rolls.
    I just finished the last eight frames of a roll,with the cap on..Seems like I do that about once a year..don't use these small cameras very much..

  9. #39
    clayne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    San Francisco, CA | Kuching, MY | Jakarta, ID
    Shooter
    Multi Format
    Posts
    2,837
    Images
    57
    Lens caps are the enemy. Chuck em.
    Stop worrying about grain, resolution, sharpness, and everything else that doesn't have a damn thing to do with substance.

    http://www.flickr.com/kediwah

  10. #40

    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Shooter
    Large Format
    Posts
    103
    I haven't had that problem after I got my SLR. But with a 35mm compact it happened every once in a while. Usually with spontanious photographs.
    My dad used to have an 8mm film camera. One day, at one of my sisters graduation, he filmed the part where she received her diploma. Perfectly focussed, steady shot. Back home he realised he accidentally pushed the button right before filming, when he took the camera out of the bag. The outcome was a wonderfull film of my dad's lap, followed with a focus session right before my sister enters the stage. After that, darkness. Followed by an off focus hand, the inside of the bag.

Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast


 

APUG PARTNERS EQUALLY FUNDING OUR COMMUNITY:



Contact Us  |  Support Us!  |  Advertise  |  Site Terms  |  Archive  —   Search  |  Mobile Device Access  |  RSS  |  Facebook  |  Linkedin