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Old Sep 24, 2006, 11:23 PM   #1
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I tried to take a few mugshots of myself on a sunday morning using my coolpix 4100. I held it at arms length at my face and shot. Several shots came out ok. Then strange things started to happen. The image was of the scene in front of me. Not my face or behind me. I was puzzled but did not think too much of it.

It happened again after a few shots, in different locations. Altogether I took 7 or 8 shots when the pictures were not of me but in front of me, from ground level to eye level.

How could this phenomenon happened? Anyone can help to explain? The pics were quite clear except not as sharp.
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Old Sep 24, 2006, 11:53 PM   #2
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Did I read this right... you pointed the lens in one direction... but it took a picture of something in the other... where the lens wasn't pointing.... there is no logical explanation for that.... especially if it happened more than once...

So the side with the LCD was facing away from you... right?
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Old Sep 25, 2006, 12:45 AM   #3
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Hmmmm....

If the lens wasn't pointed at what you took photos of, and no mirrors were involved, then perhaps Nikon incorporated this new technology into the LCD display.

It turns your monitor into a camera.


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Old Sep 25, 2006, 1:47 AM   #4
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Do you wear specs?
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Old Sep 25, 2006, 1:49 AM   #5
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Or perhaps a headshrinker might help
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Old Sep 25, 2006, 1:53 AM   #6
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It is the lens that takes the shot, not the LCD screen
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Old Sep 28, 2006, 1:15 AM   #7
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hi guys,

sorry i didn't come in yesterday. all of you are absolutely right. i was shooting myself, pointing the camera at my face. took several shots of myself. but there were 7 or 8 shots that were pictures behind the camera (or in front of me). i thought i was going bonkers.

the only possible reason that i could guess is my glasses. but still highly unlikely. normal glasses, not sunglasses. the shots were like i am pointing the camera the other way round.

how could it happen? not 1, 2 or 3 shots. i change locations a few times and got the same result. luckily no images of strange faces appearing on them. and it was 10 am with bright sunlight.


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Turn the camera around :blah:

Just kidding. My guess would be your glasses also. If the camera focused on your specs and the flash fired, it could act like a mirror. That's really the only thing that makes sense.
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Old Sep 28, 2006, 9:21 PM   #9
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hi,

it is unbelievable. so i tilted the camera at a slightly different angle. but same result. only once i used flash. the rest no flash.

and therewere no traces of reflection from my glasses. it there were, then it explains everything.



maybe i shall try it out again and see how it goes. or i got a camera that can shoot both ways!!!!! i am going to be rich selling it : )
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Want to post a few shots? Maybe we can look for signs of reflection...
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