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This is a page dedicated to Luca Vascon, who suggested to have a Hall of Fame for all of us who made some basic and very common errors and who can laugh about that...
 
This is a page dedicated to Luca Vascon, who suggested to have a Hall of Fame for all of us who made some basic and very common errors and who can laugh about that...
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=== Forgot to pull off the metal ring of the Sigma 8mm fisheye ===
 
=== Forgot to pull off the metal ring of the Sigma 8mm fisheye ===
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Erik Krause
 
Erik Krause
  
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Shop clerk at Foto SOBOTKA
 
Shop clerk at Foto SOBOTKA
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=== Forgot to pull off the metal ring of the Sigma 8mm fisheye, NOT the first time, but after years of experience ===
 
=== Forgot to pull off the metal ring of the Sigma 8mm fisheye, NOT the first time, but after years of experience ===
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Yuval Levy
 
Yuval Levy
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=== Forgot to shoot one of the 4 images and substituted with a mirrored one from the other 3 ===
 
=== Forgot to shoot one of the 4 images and substituted with a mirrored one from the other 3 ===
  
 
Luca Vascon
 
Luca Vascon
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=== Forgot to remove lens cap while shooting in public ===
 
=== Forgot to remove lens cap while shooting in public ===
  
 
Yuval Levy (classical music concert, the public was laughing loudly)
 
Yuval Levy (classical music concert, the public was laughing loudly)
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=== No image tabs in Panorama Editor (PTGui)/No images checked in Create Pano Tab ===
 
=== No image tabs in Panorama Editor (PTGui)/No images checked in Create Pano Tab ===
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Patrick Born
 
Patrick Born
  
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Yuval Levy
 
Yuval Levy
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=== Forgot to set the camera back to autofocus / jpg / p-mode while shooting normal images after shooting a panorama ===
 
=== Forgot to set the camera back to autofocus / jpg / p-mode while shooting normal images after shooting a panorama ===
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Yuval Levy
 
Yuval Levy
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=== Forgot to shoot the zenith ===
 
=== Forgot to shoot the zenith ===
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Serge Maandag (numerous times..)
 
Serge Maandag (numerous times..)
  
=== Realizing they forgot a crucial piece of equipment. ===
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=== Realizing they forgot a crucial piece of equipment. ===
  
 
Sacha Griffin (batteries on the top of Stone Mountain, compact flash card the second time, tripod on another shoot - requiring the philopod method.)
 
Sacha Griffin (batteries on the top of Stone Mountain, compact flash card the second time, tripod on another shoot - requiring the philopod method.)
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Yuval Levy (had to buy a USB card reader on assignment)
 
Yuval Levy (had to buy a USB card reader on assignment)
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=== Dropping the click-stop selector screw ===
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''Manfrotto's first panoramic rotation unit "MA300" doesn't have a safety cable (unlike the later "300N" model) to keep the little ball tipped screw close to the "head" so it can be dropped easily while selecting a different number of click stops in the field. If you are unlucky enough "in the field" will just be several meters above ground (think of bridges and canyons...) and so you lose that important piece of your equipment.''
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*Carl von Einem (screw fell off a bridge - happened to me for the first time in 11 years but I was warned about that problem at every panotools meeting!)
  
 
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Revision as of 15:21, 24 August 2007

This is a page dedicated to Luca Vascon, who suggested to have a Hall of Fame for all of us who made some basic and very common errors and who can laugh about that...


Contents

Forgot to pull off the metal ring of the Sigma 8mm fisheye

Erik Krause

Michel Thoby

Michael Crane

Jim Dawson

Barry the Dunce

John Mitchener

Thomas Rauscher

Dave at 360Texas

Shop clerk at Foto SOBOTKA


Forgot to pull off the metal ring of the Sigma 8mm fisheye, NOT the first time, but after years of experience

Luca Vascon

Stefania Zangrando

Yuval Levy


Forgot to shoot one of the 4 images and substituted with a mirrored one from the other 3

Luca Vascon


Forgot to remove lens cap while shooting in public

Yuval Levy (classical music concert, the public was laughing loudly)


No image tabs in Panorama Editor (PTGui)/No images checked in Create Pano Tab

Patrick Born


Forgot to check ISO setting at next event after shooting with high ISO at an evening event, resulting in horribly noisy panoramas

John Riley

Thomas Rauscher

Serge Maandag

Sacha Griffin

Luca Vascon

Yuval Levy


Forgot to set the camera back to autofocus / jpg / p-mode while shooting normal images after shooting a panorama

Serge Maandag

Yuval Levy


Forgot to shoot the zenith

Serge Maandag (numerous times..)


Realizing they forgot a crucial piece of equipment.

Sacha Griffin (batteries on the top of Stone Mountain, compact flash card the second time, tripod on another shoot - requiring the philopod method.)

Carl von Einem (yes: film...)

Luca Vascon (On assignment let the battery on charge... at HOME!, forgot the allen key (on SUNDAY) to adjust the old head)

Yuval Levy (had to buy a USB card reader on assignment)


Dropping the click-stop selector screw

Manfrotto's first panoramic rotation unit "MA300" doesn't have a safety cable (unlike the later "300N" model) to keep the little ball tipped screw close to the "head" so it can be dropped easily while selecting a different number of click stops in the field. If you are unlucky enough "in the field" will just be several meters above ground (think of bridges and canyons...) and so you lose that important piece of your equipment.

  • Carl von Einem (screw fell off a bridge - happened to me for the first time in 11 years but I was warned about that problem at every panotools meeting!)
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