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    Default what's the most embarrassed/stupid question you have ever asked about photography?

    what's the most embarrassed/stupid question you have ever asked about photography?

    care to share? dun be shy. the stupid question can only make people going smart.

    for me, i remember years ago when i was first into photography, i walked into CP and saw B+W filters. i asked the saleman: "is it a black and white filter?"



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    heh heh...

    ok here's mine. when i first started photog, many many years ago in a galaxy not-so-far away, i was under the impression that those nice saturated pixs were gotten from higher ISOs, so i used ISO 400 all the time.

    then i discovered what a polariser was...

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    I was still using a P&S film camera and i asked the lab in my neighbourhood why my 2 rolls of film taken during a concert all turn out black black cannot see anything, even i used ISO400 film

    then i ask what ISO film i have to use so that i can shoot in dark dark place without flash

    answer is : even with the highest ISO film avaliable also cannot shoot in dark dark place...even if use flash also cannot reach so far

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    My personal experience.
    The first time i bought my A40, i asked the salesman.

    "Digital Zoom is Digital camera's term of normal film camera's zoom right?"

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    I don't have one most stupid question cos most of my questions are stupid!

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    For me, it's "Bulb mode har ... so I just squeeze the shutter button and let go when the shot is done right? But what if I want to a long exposure? Very siong leh ... need the extra hands to scratch backside and such ... "


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    I was in CP checking out the Nikon F65. Was holding the camera and turn the lens focusing grip. I said "wah can turn one ah.Good man.Eh wah so difficult to turn one ah??[AF was on]" The CP salesman gave me a "wah lau eh" look.

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    "I want the best but cheapest camera...which one ah?"

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    Does a 52mm filter fit on a 52mm lens adaptor ?

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    Originally posted by liuhao
    what's the most embarrassed/stupid question you have ever asked about photography?

    the only time i can remember is that my lens drop off my F80 when i am doing a group shoot ... i forget to screw it in after i change my lens .. and being too excited, it drops when i tilt the angle abit ... sigh ...

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    Ok its not a question but an action. When I shoot indoor with my DigiCam, I set the ISO 200, the low light led is alway turn on. So one time i set my ISO to 400, and the led stop flashing. SO I thought, great.... I just set my ISO to 400 no matter indoor or outdoor. When I develop my photo, the skin looks very grainy. Then I try to find out why is it so grainy, and finally find out that it because of the ISO setting is too high. I should have use flash instead of rely on higher ISO. Stupid action, cause all my Chinese New Year indoo pic look grainy, man oh man.....

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    my lady friend asked me to take a picture of her with suntec towers as the back drop. it was night so i used the flash. after i took the shot, she complained that the buildings behind her were too dark. so i told her that for the buildings to be properly exposed, you need a flash as powerful as the sun.

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    Originally posted by maddog
    my lady friend asked me to take a picture of her with suntec towers as the back drop. it was night so i used the flash. after i took the shot, she complained that the buildings behind her were too dark. so i told her that for the buildings to be properly exposed, you need a flash as powerful as the sun.

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    Originally posted by maddog
    my lady friend asked me to take a picture of her with suntec towers as the back drop. it was night so i used the flash. after i took the shot, she complained that the buildings behind her were too dark. so i told her that for the buildings to be properly exposed, you need a flash as powerful as the sun.


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    "For that 50mm F/1.8 lens, is it constant 1.8???"

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    i was attending my friends' graduation ceremony, and the night before that i was experimenting with multiple exposures on my Dynax 7. Unfortunately I forgot to set it back the next day, and exposed the same frame 7 times before realising it. needless to say I didn't show my friends the result...

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    I was buying a 2nd hand lens form a fellow clubsnapper, we talked for quite some time untill when we were about to go, he reminded me that I have not paid him yet! Wah, so embarassed to have lost track of that and to almost walk away without paying!

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    Originally posted by Gunjack
    I was buying a 2nd hand lens form a fellow clubsnapper, we talked for quite some time untill when we were about to go, he reminded me that I have not paid him yet! Wah, so embarassed to have lost track of that and to almost walk away without paying!
    hey that sounds familiar!!!

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    Hello, Munfai!

    Hehehehe! I saw your name in this post and that reminded me of THE incident at BK!

    BTW: very impressed with my first real macro lense, finally able to shoot close-ups of nature. Shot in slides, results were mind blowing, at least judging from my limited experience. Thanks for the good deal!

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    Not really a question I asked, but rather a dumb action I did...

    I was using my father's dunno what film cam for my class outing when I was in sec 2.
    After reaching home, curiosity got the better of me and I wonder what it's like inside the film compartment even though it wasn't rewinded back into the canister (cos it wasn't finished).

    Being a smart aleck, I took the cam into my bedroom, switched off the lights (presto! darkroom!) and opened the cam up.

    None of the shots survived...

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