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Feb 10, 2019 10:01:26   #
BillO
 
Ok, so yesterday my wife and I took a walk down the boardwalk in Ocean City Maryland and I took along one of my SLR's. The day started out overcast and foogy, but the sun came out beautifully later. Remember that..its important!
I decided to take a few photos and raised my camera. To my horror...nothing. I could barely see through the view finder and none of the electronic senor indicators were showing (usually green led).
I almost panicked, turning the camera on and off and trying to see what I had wrong..still nothing.
It was then I noticed that if I depressed the shutter button, the camera did cycle and took a picture.
Now I was really stumped.
Then it hit me. I had to sit and laugh.The sun had come out!
I simply had on my "wrong" eyeglasses.
The ones I was wearing were "the auto-darkening type" and the sun had darkened them to the point that I could not see the LEDS and barely through the view finder.
Off came the glasses and poof went the problem.

It made for a good laugh anyway.
A case of Oldtimers disease.

BillO

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Feb 10, 2019 10:06:13   #
BebuLamar (a regular here)
 
You must have polarized glasses.

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Feb 10, 2019 10:06:34   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 

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Feb 10, 2019 10:10:03   #
olemikey (a regular here)
 
Life is full of little surprises....but don't you love "an easy fix".

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Feb 10, 2019 10:28:02   #
Thumper26
 
Funny, but I don't know what to say. 😎

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Feb 10, 2019 10:29:18   #
BlueMorel (a regular here)
 
LOL I can relate! Sometimes I can't see anything through the viewfinder - until I remember to remove the lens cap!

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Feb 10, 2019 10:44:57   #
cameraf4
 
BillO wrote:
Ok, so yesterday my wife and I took a walk down the boardwalk in Ocean City Maryland and I took along one of my SLR's. The day started out overcast and foogy, but the sun came out beautifully later. Remember that..its important!
I decided to take a few photos and raised my camera. To my horror...nothing. I could barely see through the view finder and none of the electronic senor indicators were showing (usually green led).
I almost panicked, turning the camera on and off and trying to see what I had wrong..still nothing.
It was then I noticed that if I depressed the shutter button, the camera did cycle and took a picture.
Now I was really stumped.
Then it hit me. I had to sit and laugh.The sun had come out!
I simply had on my "wrong" eyeglasses.
The ones I was wearing were "the auto-darkening type" and the sun had darkened them to the point that I could not see the LEDS and barely through the view finder.
Off came the glasses and poof went the problem.

It made for a good laugh anyway.
A case of Oldtimers disease.

BillO
Ok, so yesterday my wife and I took a walk down th... (show quote)


Some of us are also approaching those "Old Timer" days. Laughter really is the best medicine for it. BTW, I'm from the "Eastern Shore" as well. Is your "Easter Shore, Maryland" anywhere near that? Are colored eggs involved? 😊

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Feb 10, 2019 12:26:28   #
BillO
 
Yes Easter Shore = Eastern Shore MD
Maybe I'll fix that.
No, no Easter eggs involved, but plenty of chickens around....

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Feb 10, 2019 12:37:57   #
dooragdragon
 
My senior moment was leaving before daylight to go set up for early sunrise photos, whats this ? no image omg wheres the memory card at , no problem i always have a spare on hand .
What no spares , thank goodness for the 24 hr walmart to save the day ( but not the sunrise )
rule 1 check your gear before leaving home

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Feb 11, 2019 06:01:48   #
PhotoNat
 
Ditto!LOL.
PhotoNat

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Feb 11, 2019 06:53:55   #
Bill_de (a regular here)
 
All's well that ends well.

Thanks for the chuckle!

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Feb 11, 2019 07:01:45   #
waegwan
 
BillO wrote:
Ok, so yesterday my wife and I took a walk down the boardwalk in Ocean City Maryland and I took along one of my SLR's. The day started out overcast and foogy, but the sun came out beautifully later. Remember that..its important!
I decided to take a few photos and raised my camera. To my horror...nothing. I could barely see through the view finder and none of the electronic senor indicators were showing (usually green led).
I almost panicked, turning the camera on and off and trying to see what I had wrong..still nothing.
It was then I noticed that if I depressed the shutter button, the camera did cycle and took a picture.
Now I was really stumped.
Then it hit me. I had to sit and laugh.The sun had come out!
I simply had on my "wrong" eyeglasses.
The ones I was wearing were "the auto-darkening type" and the sun had darkened them to the point that I could not see the LEDS and barely through the view finder.
Off came the glasses and poof went the problem.

It made for a good laugh anyway.
A case of Oldtimers disease.

BillO
Ok, so yesterday my wife and I took a walk down th... (show quote)



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Feb 11, 2019 08:00:56   #
Jimmy T (a regular here)
 
I'm glad that I'm not alone in having "brain fluffs". Please be aware that the frequency increases as we get older, grin.
Thanks for the laugh,
JimmyT Sends
BillO wrote:
Ok, so yesterday my wife and I took a walk down the boardwalk in Ocean City Maryland and I took along one of my SLR's. The day started out overcast and foogy, but the sun came out beautifully later. Remember that..its important!
I decided to take a few photos and raised my camera. To my horror...nothing. I could barely see through the view finder and none of the electronic senor indicators were showing (usually green led).
I almost panicked, turning the camera on and off and trying to see what I had wrong..still nothing.
It was then I noticed that if I depressed the shutter button, the camera did cycle and took a picture.
Now I was really stumped.
Then it hit me. I had to sit and laugh.The sun had come out!
I simply had on my "wrong" eyeglasses.
The ones I was wearing were "the auto-darkening type" and the sun had darkened them to the point that I could not see the LEDS and barely through the view finder.
Off came the glasses and poof went the problem.

It made for a good laugh anyway.
A case of Oldtimers disease.

BillO
Ok, so yesterday my wife and I took a walk down th... (show quote)



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Feb 11, 2019 08:19:54   #
Low Budget Dave
 
I wish my glasses worked that well....

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Feb 11, 2019 08:26:46   #
markngolf (a regular here)
 
Welcome to the , .... sorry, forgot what I was going to write.
Mark

BillO wrote:
Ok, so yesterday my wife and I took a walk down the boardwalk in Ocean City Maryland and I took along one of my SLR's. The day started out overcast and foogy, but the sun came out beautifully later. Remember that..its important!
I decided to take a few photos and raised my camera. To my horror...nothing. I could barely see through the view finder and none of the electronic senor indicators were showing (usually green led).
I almost panicked, turning the camera on and off and trying to see what I had wrong..still nothing.
It was then I noticed that if I depressed the shutter button, the camera did cycle and took a picture.
Now I was really stumped.
Then it hit me. I had to sit and laugh.The sun had come out!
I simply had on my "wrong" eyeglasses.
The ones I was wearing were "the auto-darkening type" and the sun had darkened them to the point that I could not see the LEDS and barely through the view finder.
Off came the glasses and poof went the problem.

It made for a good laugh anyway.
A case of Oldtimers disease.

BillO
Ok, so yesterday my wife and I took a walk down th... (show quote)

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