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Feb 27, 2012, 23:18 #1
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Oops, I think just I alienated about 3/4 of these forums... Big Grin
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X5IYahsPK2k

Hmm... mustn't have the right settings... *fiddle fiddle*... Big Grin


Feb 28, 2012, 04:55 #2
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And that's why I use "hood hats" instead of lens caps, and why auto-exposure control - or at least having a TTL light meter - is so important.

Feb 28, 2012, 10:23 #3
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Well, I'd be lying if I said that I had never done that - I most definitely have. I can't understand why it took this guy so long to catch on though.WHen you click the shutter and it goes into a 30+ second exposure, its usually a tip off (to me at least). I suppose its possible that he was working in full manual mode.

Feb 28, 2012, 16:16 #4
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You still have to remove the hood hat Matthew.
Unless its the one you wear on your head. Rolleyes Big Grin

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Feb 28, 2012, 16:57 #5
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Haha I sorta get it - I suppose rangefinders aren't TTL like SLRs so he would still be able to see an image through the viewfinder even with the lens cap on.

However, surely after the fourth of fifth time he should have tried doing something different... Big Grin


I on the other hand always get stung by the on/off switch. When shooting I usually leave the switch on and let the camera just fall into standby mode. When I'm ready to shoot, just a half-press on the shutter will wake it up again. Of course, when my wife or someone else borrows it and hands it back, they have to turn the switch off, don't they? So the next time I line up for a shot I'll be madly pressing the shutter button to no avail... Big Grin

Feb 28, 2012, 19:52 #6
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NT, I do still have to remove it, but they look like this:

[Image: 1259817186_KP8qfvL-S.jpg]

I can't move the focusing ring without the hood hat getting in the way. That's something that's particular to the little rangefinder lenses, which are swallowed up in the neoprene – I have them for a couple of bigger lenses, which aren't quite as ensconced.


Feb 29, 2012, 07:33 #7
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Cool. Got a link to these?

Feb 29, 2012, 10:20 #8
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My review: http://www.thewsreviews.com/2011/04/opte...d-hat.html

Manufacturer: http://optechusa.com/hood-hat.html

B&H: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/19..._Mini.html

These ones are made by Op/Tech, which is a fine maker of all things neoprene. There's a remarkably similar "hoodie" from LensCoat that I'm reviewing at the moment, but for small lenses, I would definitely recommend the Op/Tech version.

Feb 29, 2012, 15:34 #9
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Thanks for that.

Funnily enough the carpet fitter was using a Leica today. A laser for measuring. (filmless) Cool

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Canon 350 D.+ 18-55 Kit lens + Tamron 70-300 macro. + Canon 50mm f1.8 + Manfrotto tripod, in bag.






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