Doing dumb things

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  1. Fox Paw

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    The office was only going to be open a half day today, so I decided to take the morning off as well and go shoot photos. I got up two hours before dawn, loaded the gear in the Jeep and took off. It was a fairly long drive to some beautiful mountains I hadn't been to in years.

    It was only when I arrived that I remembered: I had decided to charge the camera battery last night. It was still sitting in the charger, plugged into the wall at home. My camera doesn't do very much without a battery.

    I laughed. At least I had a very pleasant hike.
     
  2. Battou

    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'm sorry for your loss, I can't say I have ever had such an unfortunate occurance as my camera works with out batteries, but such is life.
     
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    Too bad.

    I could see this happening to me, so that's another reason why I went ahead and bought a second battery to keep in my bag.
     
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    That is a huge bummer. I bought a converter to plug into the cig. lighter to charge everything in the car.

    Oh well, I bet you won't forget it again.:mrgreen:
     
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    I didn't mean to sound whiny. I thought it was funny even at the time. I'm prone to such oversights. I've made my peace with that tendency.
     
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    Battou No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    In that case pick up a Canon EF, or any one of the older models to keep as a backup. Yeah, if those batteries die on you out in the field the you'll loose your meter but the camera still functions and you can take photos.
     
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    yep that sounds familiar... we drove hours out to the valley to hike and i realized i'd grabbed the wrong camera bag... i had a camera body but no lens. definitely a mistake you don't make twice...
    ;)
     
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    Happened to me once so I always switch it for a pre-charged back up. I also always put my nifty 50 on when I am not using it so it is always ready to go :)
     
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    "At these kind of prices that should never happen again. Of the 8 batteries I own 6 are from Sterlingtek and the preform flawlessly."

    That hadn't even occurred to me. Good idea.
     
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    Glad to hear you made the most of it.

    I drove 60 miles one moonless night to try shooting star trails without light pollution. Set up my lawn chair and the rest of my junk. I left my storage cards at home. I sat in the dark for 30 minutes so that I would not forget my experience.
     
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    Once I forgot all my cards and it was a portrait shoot. Then I remembered my emergency spare 2GB that I taped inside my glove box. Thank god.
     

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