Have you ever had this happen?

Jock Elliott

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Jan 3, 2012
Troy, NY
Have you ever had your camera do something inexplicable, something it has never done before and you can't get it to stop doing it?

Just a little while ago, I was shooting some pictures of an airgun for my weekly blog with my G12. I wanted to shoot a macro of the trigger, so I push the macro button on the 4-way controller.

Suddenly a display for "focus bracketing" popped up. I pushed the menu button and the func set button to make it go away, which it did, but a blanked-out "F" appeared at the side of the screen.

I couldn't get it to go away, and I didn't want to do a research project in the less-than-helpful manual. Finally, I resorted to "reset all," which made the "F" go away.

It was a weird experience, and I have a pretty good idea what the "F" stands for . . .

Cheers, Jock


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Jul 11, 2010
Melbourne, Australia
My Leica M2... I left it in the kitchen once. When I returned, there was a fresh cup of tea sitting there...I have kept it away from the kettle ever since, just in case.
I unpacked some gear from a trip and left in on the floor. When I returned some time later, my pocket sized Gorillapod had somehow opened itself and sat up like it had a camera on it. I swear I never touched it, and that it was properly folded when I took it out.

Obviously, my gear is haunted.

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