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IanB
27th October 2015, 05:23 AM
All pretty true imo

http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2015/10/25/9-photography-rules-that-should-exist-but-dont/

Zuiko
27th October 2015, 09:54 AM
Spot on. "Lens buyer's remorse" - we've all been there, yes? :D

Graham_of_Rainham
27th October 2015, 10:23 AM
Spot on. "Lens buyer's remorse" - we've all been there, yes? :D

Actually, I've bought quite a lot of kit (mostly lenses), tried it, used it for a specific project, then sold it on. While I've lost money on some, I've actually made on others.

I know for a fact that it's cost me a lot less than it would have had I taken up golf.

As for the article on rules, there are some truths in there, but nothing new.

New rules should include: Lens Caps & Eye Cups - You will loose them :D

Naughty Nigel
27th October 2015, 09:47 PM
And the most important rule of all; hide the receipt when you get it home! :D

I have just got myself in hot water following my recent visit to Italy.

The hotel receipt showed an amount of €540 EUR for 'Camera' which took some explaining!

So, maybe if I buy my next 'camera' in Italy I can say it was an hotel room. :D

DerekW
27th October 2015, 11:42 PM
NN
At least the accessories supplied with the camera were not itemised.

snaarman
28th October 2015, 07:40 AM
Good stuff in that list.

Im guilty of several photo habits that need watching.

I use the rule of thirds too much. I use the ends of each zoom rather than mid focal lengths. I depend on narrow depth of field too much. I usually leave the tripod at home. I'm usually too lazy or to old to get up early enough for the perfect picture. I try to keep people out of my pictures.

Unfortunately I'm too old to change.

P

Naughty Nigel
28th October 2015, 01:27 PM
NN
At least the accessories supplied with the camera were not itemised.

That is very true! :D

Graham_of_Rainham
28th October 2015, 01:38 PM
<snip>I use the rule of thirds too much.<snip>

Try the Fibonacci golden ratio. It's like the RoT on Steroids. :cool:

Iansky
28th October 2015, 01:48 PM
My No.1 rule is - apply the same rule as my wife for new equipment - "What this old lens, had it for ages just not used it much"

As my wife is not interested in photographic equipment it works, she photographs well so rule 2 is - "this will really improve portrait shoots of you".

2nd rule took a little more convincing when applied to a recent purchase of the Tamron 150-600 for my full frame!!!

Petrochemist
28th October 2015, 07:17 PM
Spot on. "Lens buyer's remorse" - we've all been there, yes? :D

Not since Monday. :o

Naughty Nigel
28th October 2015, 07:30 PM
Before complaining about the weight of lenses just try carrying a couple of Mamiya RZ67 lenses for a few miles! :D