Have you ever had this happen?

Discussion in 'The Watering Hole' started by Jock Elliott, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. Jock Elliott

    Jock Elliott SC All-Pro

    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
  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Real Name:
    Bill Palmer
    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.
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  3. Biro

    Biro SC All-Pro

    Aug 7, 2011
    Jersey Shore
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    At least your Leica was trying to be helpful, Bill. I swear that my Pentax K-30 is tapping into my scotch reserves at night...
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  4. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
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    last night I dreamed that I ate a giant marshmallow and when I awoke I found that my pillow was gone (!)
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  5. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer

    Jul 13, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
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    It happens every so often. I usually throw it really hard at the ground and then buy a new one. I figure it's just a sign from the photo gods.
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  6. So annoying.

    I just bought a tablet that kept resetting the time to 2012. Did several hard resets and finally had to return it.

    At least yours reset
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  7. Archiver

    Archiver SC Top Veteran

    Jul 11, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    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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