Don't you hate it when...

wt21

Hall of Famer
Aug 15, 2010
You go out and do a purposeful hour long shoot, only to realize at the end that you've done the whole thing on ISO3200 by accident.

Argh.
 

pniev

Student for life
May 13, 2013
haha. not for an hour but it happened when I forget to turn the autoISO mode off. What happens more often is that the exposure comp dial has switched accidentally. I feel sorry for you. arghh
You go out and do a purposeful hour long shoot, only to realize at the end that you've done the whole thing on ISO3200 by accident.

Argh.
 

Yeats

All-Pro
Jul 31, 2012
New Jersey, USA
Chris
Yep. I once took a few really nice shots (IMHO) of the shadow of a couple walking hand-in-hand on the beach. It was just before sunset and their shadow was projected onto a wooden fence. Then I looked at the pics and saw ISO 1600, which on my Pentax K100D was a bit on the noisy side.

But what's worse is when you think you have a nice set of photos, only to see that the ISO was too low and the resultant slow shutter speeds caused the photos to be blurry. Far worse than too-high ISO, IMO.
 

wt21

Hall of Famer
Aug 15, 2010
it's a darn good thing that you're a camera junkie and have cameras where ISO3200 is usable. Just think if you done that 5 years ago
I did think of that. I went outside with an ND8 and CPL attached with the intention to shoot wide open. So, I never saw a low shutter speed, though 1/640 in broad day light should have clued me in. At least they are well exposed, which helps supress the noise a bit.
 

Luckypenguin

Hall of Famer
Dec 24, 2010
Brisbane, Australia
Nic
I've done this a few times before (not usually with ISOs this high; maybe around 800) but I've twigged fairly early that the shutter speeds don't look right and I'm also a frequent chimper (including zooming in) so I'll spot any extra noise fairly quickly.

it's a darn good thing that you're a camera junkie and have cameras where ISO3200 is usable. Just think if you done that 5 years ago
Five years ago my Canon 350D didn't even have ISO3200!
 

Ray Sachs

Legend
Sep 21, 2010
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
Now that I sold the LX7, I'm pretty much down to just having cameras where 3200 isn't a problem at all - particularly in good light where its not creating much noise anyway. 12,800 would be another story, but I've never come close to having this happen. I had this happen at 1600 once back in my EP2 days, and 1600 on an EP2 was fairly ugly - much worse than 3200 on anything I'm shooting with today...

-Ray
 

monk3y

Regular
Aug 9, 2013
Japan
Steven
It happens to everybody I guess, it's just a matter of how long you notice it.


Although it's better than going somewhere to shoot and finding out you did not have a single memory card with you. :mad:
 

Ray Sachs

Legend
Sep 21, 2010
Not too far from Philly
you should be able to figure it out...
I guess in the old days, it was shooting just to realize you never loaded the film.
In the really old days you'd realize it pretty quick because of the lack of resistance on the film advance lever. Then I guess motors came in and took that tactile clue away.

-Ray
 

stillshunter

Super Moderator Emeritus
Nov 5, 2010
Down Under
Mark
Not done this, but have shot a whole 36 exposures of my other half saddling up and trying a new horse, oh the joy on her face, only to find the lens cap still firmly in place. Neither of us forgave Leica for that :hissy:
 

lcsolla

Regular
Sep 5, 2011
Lisbon, Portugal
Luis Castro e Solla
I already posted this picture before. It was taken by a Panasonic GX1, set at ISO 12800 by accident. Even though largely out of the GX1's confort zone, I like this self-portrait... noise/grain can be interesting.

 

pniev

Student for life
May 13, 2013
That brings back memories. When my wife and I were on our engagement trip many years ago, and someone took some photos of us during our engagement dinner, the film turned out to be not loaded properly. I can still remember that! I would have preferred ISO3200 shots (and the one with the warming filter you posted looks good!)
I guess in the old days, it was shooting just to realize you never loaded the film.
 

Luckypenguin

Hall of Famer
Dec 24, 2010
Brisbane, Australia
Nic
It happens to everybody I guess, it's just a matter of how long you notice it.


Although it's better than going somewhere to shoot and finding out you did not have a single memory card with you. :mad:
A few years ago I took a camera on a short day trip and found the battery warning blinking when I took the camera out for the first time and only got about five shots before it died :blush:. It was during my buy-on-eBay, try, sell-on-eBay camera testing phase so no spare battery.
 

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