How do you use this camera?

  Clapton is God 16:25 01 Aug 2007

Oh, dear!!

He's still God, though. ;-)) click here

  User-1159794 16:32 01 Aug 2007

Looking at some of my photos, the cap might just as well been on.

  Stuartli 18:01 01 Aug 2007

It's an easy thing to do with a viewfinder type camera rather than an SLR.

  BT 08:20 02 Aug 2007

Its significant that both Eric Clapton and Kate Moss are making the same 'Gaff' with Leica cameras. They obviously know little about photography and are using the Leicas for the 'Snob' value of owning an expensive bit of consumer 'Jewelry'.

  jack 09:01 02 Aug 2007

Well it cant happen to me[Even though I use an SLR]
I've lost the cap ;-)

With each of my camera I have always made a point of piercing then and threading and gluing a cord to it and fixing the other end to the neck strap.
On the current one I had lost it before I had the opportunity.

Meanwhile my chum to whom my previous cameras descend
makes a point of cutting off those cords as soon as ho gets his hand on it.

  pj123 13:50 02 Aug 2007

The Daily Mail also made a "gaff" when they said: "reached for his state-of-theart (sic) Leica single-lens reflex camera"

When clearly, it isn't a Single Lens Reflex camera, as Stuartli points out.

The same goes for the camera Kate Moss is holding as well.

  Jak_1 16:26 02 Aug 2007

Easy to do with a rangefinder type camera where the viewing lens is seperate from the main lens, with an SLR type camera it is impossible not to know unless you are practically blind.

  Pineman100 17:32 02 Aug 2007

Isn't it amazing how many of the original dangerous rock'n'roll rebels now look like retired solicitors?

People like Clapton, Ian Anderson, Dave Gilmour, Roger Daltry... and so on.

Mind you, Ian Fraiser Kilmister still looks pretty hard...(click here)

  Stuartli 20:37 04 Aug 2007

A splendid piece of observation.

  Diemmess 11:45 05 Aug 2007

My present Olympus 550UZ camera has a supplied loop tying it to the Camera.
Switch on and the lens pushes the cap off!

The previous 5050 (a better camera IMO) had a clickfit cap.
If I switched on without taking the cap off, it would scold me make bleeps, fruitless noises and switch off.
Once triggered, the routine of extension, retraction and off, went through regardless of how quick I had been to snatch off the cap!

The number of epoch making shots I missed because of that...........

  Bingalau 12:08 05 Aug 2007

If you have lost the lens cap, try adding a filter of some kind to the lens (maybe a U.V. filter which can improve some scenic pictures) to protect it from scratches etc. A filter can always be replaced. But a scratched lens is going to be expensive to replace.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 review

See mcbess's iconic style animated for Mercedes-Benz

iPhone X news: Release date, price, new features & specs

Black Friday 2017 : date, sites participants & bonnes affaires