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What camera setting mistake have you made?

I updated the firmware on my E-M5ii then sorted the dials to work the way I like them.

Or at least that what I thought. Set the front dial to change aperture and the rear dial for exposure compensation in aperture priority. So here I am shooting on the beach and I try dial in some exposure compensation for my 5 stop filter. I see the compensation apear on teh screen but no change in expsoure time. I got very frustrated and eventually switched to manual expsoure which sorted things for me.

Now I am jsut getting to the point where I need glasses to read sometimes.
I had set the rear dial to flash exposure compensation I have now sorted this out.
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Re: What camera setting mistake have you made?

Having the 2 second delay set when I finally got the chance to photograph a Snowy Owl.

Forgetting to focus before slapping on my 10 stop ND. That was a recent one, a month or so ago. Maybe the same morning, trying to attach my 67mm filter holder to a lens with a 72mm filter thread.
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Re: What camera setting mistake have you made?

It's annoying to have no point of reference for SS or aperture without looking at the EVF or rear screen. Errors can occur when your in a hurry, eg street photography, for instance although you've achieved a 'normal' exposure as far as the camera is concerned (18%) you find the excessively small aperture opening has induced diffraction. It wouldn't have been difficult to put a proper aperture control on the lens and a shutter speed dial on the body with actual vales.
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Re: What camera setting mistake have you made?

For me is that MF/AF ring. My panic when I was to do a group shoot and the AF didn't work. Quickly swap out that 12-40 and swap in a 17mm.

Was going to complain on a new lens and that AF to fail when I read on that focusing ring Since then, that function has been disabled in the menu.

Shooting with High ISO and not knowing it till I review the pictures All washed out
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Re: What camera setting mistake have you made?

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For me is that MF/AF ring. My panic when I was to do a group shoot and the AF didn't work. Quickly swap out that 12-40 and swap in a 17mm.

Was going to complain on a new lens and that AF to fail when I read on that focusing ring Since then, that function has been disabled in the menu.

Shooting with High ISO and not knowing it till I review the pictures All washed out
Yes done that one too.............

But have not disabled the function. It's quite convenient actually

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Re: What camera setting mistake have you made?

The Manual Focus clutch:

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Yes done that one too.............

But have not disabled the function. It's quite convenient actually

And me. I got so fed up that I disabled it, then found I missed it. I am gradually coming to terms with subconsciously checking it every time, and starting to internalise using it intelligently when needed. So on balance I think it's a good thing, but like so many good things it needs to be learnt properly.

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Re: What camera setting mistake have you made?

As I posted in another thread I came to grief with the manual focus clutch on my 300 F4 yesterday. I had thought about disabling it in the menu but have decided that I just need to learn to check it before taking a shot. The problem with mine is probably made worse because I keep the camera in holster. I suspect that the focus ring sometimes gets pushed back as I drop the camera into the bag.

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As I posted in another thread I came to grief with the manual focus clutch on my 300 F4 yesterday. I had thought about disabling it in the menu but have decided that I just need to learn to check it before taking a shot. The problem with mine is probably made worse because I keep the camera in holster. I suspect that the focus ring sometimes gets pushed back as I drop the camera into the bag.

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I think this is my most common mistake (I am working my way through most of them!). The clutch on my 300 is fairly easily moved and seems to be in the wrong position quite often, again like you probably because I use a holster bag when out and about with my 300. Missed a quite a few shots this way.
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Re: What camera setting mistake have you made?

Not checking ISO or if I left it in shutter priority the last time I used it then the shutter speed. I have missed too many once in a lifetime shots, eg people receiving awards, becuase of brain mistakes. I really need a bracketing function with the second shot on full auto to counter any stupidity on my part.
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