Viewfinder cap

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  1. deudeu

    deudeu TPF Noob!

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    Hey,

    I have just started doing some night photo, and my camera's manual says that you should use the viewfinder cap when using a tripod because the light coming through the viewfinder can mess up the pictures. (Who else has red their user's manual in that much detail? not very many people I bet)

    If you are taking pictures in low light is this still true?

    Can i just put my hand in front of the viewfinder instead of puting the cap on?

    Is this necessary without a bulb since i am limited to 30 sec exposure?

    Do you guys actually do that when using your tripod? With my GX-10 it is a bit of a PITA to put the cap on. You need to take of the rubber piece and then place the cap.

    Thank you in advance to all the knowledgeable peopole out there!
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Sure, you can use your hand or something...just don't touch (shake) the camera.

    I cover the viewfinder when shooting on a tripod (my face isn't up to the camera) and it's bright out. If it's not bright, then I don't bother.
     
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    deudeu TPF Noob!

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    Is there anything you don't know?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Not that I'm aware of :er: :lol:
     
  5. mrodgers

    mrodgers No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Do you know what the universal cooking time with a microwave is?

    2 minutes and 7 seconds. If it needs less, take it out early. More, put it in for another 2 minutes and 7 seconds :D
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Two minutes and 18 seconds.
     
  7. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    ^^ :lmao:

    I thought it was 2:22 just because it was quicker to hit.
     

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