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#1 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 12:33 AM

the autoexposure meter is better than just guessing, unless there is a big bright light or sun shining onto the lens.
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#2 Nick Mulder

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 02:01 AM

define 'blindly guessing' if you dont mind ...
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#3 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 04:09 AM

define 'blindly guessing' if you dont mind ...


Good point, I think I still have time to change it.

How about I change it to guessing?
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#4 Stuart McCammon

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 03:05 PM

When in doubt, jump the shark!
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#5 Matthew Buick

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 04:11 PM

When in doubt ask David Mullen. :P
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#6 Nick Mulder

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 07:49 PM

righto:

nit-pick #2

How do we finish the sentence ? You already have by putting a full stop there and the sentence is written as if it has ended already anyway.

Not saying I'm the master of grammar or anything, just wondering what your point is ?
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#7 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 17 June 2007 - 09:22 PM

righto:

nit-pick #2

How do we finish the sentence ? You already have by putting a full stop there and the sentence is written as if it has ended already anyway.

Not saying I'm the master of grammar or anything, just wondering what your point is ?


Naw, it's easier than that.

When in doubt.......change the batteries.
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#8 Nick Mulder

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 12:09 AM

Naw, it's easier than that.

When in doubt.......change the batteries.

ah ok - I geddit now !

your first entry was your answer and the sentence is 'when in doubt...'

excuse me, I should be more attentive

righto... um hmmmm... when in doubt:

um

hurrumph

when in doubt: shut ones mouth
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#9 rohtash chandel

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 05:33 AM

when in doubt .................KISS ;) Keep It Simple Stupid!!!!!!!!!!!
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#10 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 07:27 AM

When in doubt blame an intern.
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#11 Bill Totolo

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:31 AM

When in doubt...shoot some tests.
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#12 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 12:15 PM

When in doubt, change the batteries out. (these don't have to rhyme).

I had an older Super-8 camera that appeared to be dead even when I put duracells in. I changed out the duracells with another brand of batteries, (Kodak actually) and the camera started working.

ALWAYS try more than one set of batteries before declaring a camera non-functional, and the second set of batteries should be from a different battery manufacturer.
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#13 Nate Downes

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:41 PM

When in doubt, change the batteries out. (these don't have to rhyme).

I had an older Super-8 camera that appeared to be dead even when I put duracells in. I changed out the duracells with another brand of batteries, (Kodak actually) and the camera started working.

ALWAYS try more than one set of batteries before declaring a camera non-functional, and the second set of batteries should be from a different battery manufacturer.

Indeed. When I bought my Chinon 200/12XL, it would not budge for anything. I thought it completely a waste of money, especially since it shipped from down under.

It sat with fresh batteries in it for 8 hours, yet when I took out the batteries, they tested flat, dead. I was puzzled, so in went new batteries again. A few hours later, I was chatting with someone, griping about my dead camera, when I pressed the shutter. Suddenly, it roared to life!

Turns out, the 200/12 has a rechargeable internal battery, and that had run out. It drained the first batteries to recharge it. It's run without issue ever since.
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#14 Hal Smith

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:50 PM

How did this thread get this far without someone posting the obvious:

When in Doubt? READ THE MANUAL!!!
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#15 chuck colburn

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 12:50 PM

When in doubt....

Order more film.
Blame the camera tech.
say "I didn't know the tape and/or lens markings were in meters"
Blame the camera tech.
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#16 Kieran Scannell

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 03:08 PM

When in doubt..try it and see!
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#17 Alessandro Machi

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 03:55 PM

How did this thread get this far without someone posting the obvious:

When in Doubt? READ THE MANUAL!!!


Because nobody has read the manual? :wacko:
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#18 chuck colburn

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Posted 21 June 2007 - 04:10 PM

You mean like the gear shift on my truck?
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#19 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 23 June 2007 - 02:04 PM

When in doubt...shoot some tests.


When in doubt shoot it out.

Got a GASP camera bolted to the stock of the AK-47, but am having vibration problems.
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Posted 23 June 2007 - 03:22 PM

the autoexposure meter is better than just guessing, unless there is a big bright light or sun shining onto the lens.

Film it both ways
Get some cutaway footage
Put a new Battery in
record a few seconds then play it back before filming all day and finding the whole thing was wrong
You think there is a little itty bitty bit of film caught in the rollers on your mag it means undoing the screws and physically checking. DO IT because there is.
Is there a hole in the changing bag? Check it.
The camera door might not be closed properly meaning your sixth sense is working.
Ill get by. I wont need spare bulbs for my lights?
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