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Old Sep 30, 2010, 7:25 PM   #11
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I have a spare card in my battery grip. I've forgotten my main card a couple times, but having the backup in the grip turned disaster into a regular stress free shoot.
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Old Sep 30, 2010, 8:18 PM   #12
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Been there, now I always have a card in the battery grip just in case.
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Old Sep 30, 2010, 10:14 PM   #13
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Yup, I've done that too. Several times.
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Old Sep 30, 2010, 10:21 PM   #14
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The lack of a space for a spare card is the only thing wrong with Pentax's K-7 battery grip that allows the use of AA's as emergency batteries. I like the general idea of being able to buy AA's if you're in a tight, but I always use the standard tray with a battery and space for a memory card.

John, I have done the same thing more than once. There is a fence post a few miles from my house that today has no paint as a result of a burning tirade I let loose after a similar problem.

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Old Sep 30, 2010, 10:52 PM   #15
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I have almost done it so many times that now when I take the battery out for re-charging (always at the same time I take the SD card out - otherwise it's easy to forget) I always leave the compartment door open.

For the SD card the door is a little flimsy to leave open and I wouldn't want to damage it so I leave myself a little memo - I leave the camera out and put something on top of it, anything, a name card, coin - anything as a memory spur. It works for me.
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Old Sep 30, 2010, 11:20 PM   #16
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i feel better knowing i am not the only one
i have even taken my camera bag and gear
only to find i forgot the camera

as for shooting without a card is there some indication in the viewfinder that there is no card in the camera (K10D)
as a number of times i have taken several photos before reviewing them only to find there is no card in the camera
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Old Oct 1, 2010, 9:39 AM   #17
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John - glad to know I'm not the only one who's done the camera bag but no camera trick! I've only done it once, but boy, did I feel dumb!
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Done it myself! Also launched my fishing boat without the plug in it. THAT was fun, too!
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Old Oct 1, 2010, 4:38 PM   #19
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I haven't had a problem with this since I made it a rule that I leave my camera on my computer desk until I've finished downloading and replaced the card in the camera. I have a very small computer desk, so there's no room to work if the camera's on it.

Obviously, I wouldn't have made the rule if I'd never forgotten to replace the card in the camera. . .

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Old Oct 1, 2010, 6:41 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by rhermans View Post
Done it, still do it,

what to forget ...
a: the flash card
b: take a flash card with you thats full with images that you haven't downloaded yet
c: forgot to take a loaded battery
d: forgot to take a battery with me (still recharging, and changed camera bag so ... no battery in body)
e: took flash without battery in it.
f: took remote triggers for the flash without the flash
g: ...

I'm stopping with writing this because I start to feel real dumb.

The flash card and battery is getting better now because I always take picture of "whatever" before leaving the house.

Better luck next time

Yep, all 6 have happened to me, you aren't alone...

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