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Old Nov 21, 2010, 11:28 PM   #11
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been there done that
now i have my spare battery in the bag with me
except
i forgot to charge it
so 2 dead batteries

my other usual one is take just the camera
snap away madly
only to discover the card is still in the computer
there should be some indication in the view finder
at least that way i wouldnt keep taking pictures
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 12:42 AM   #12
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the more you take with you the more you can forget, and I'm always taking to much with me, so ... as everybody else here 'Been there done that'
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 12:54 AM   #13
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Been there done that

I now always carry the battery grip (as back-up / the in camera battery is still prime) when I'm going out on a planned shoot and carry an old 2GB card permanently in the bag so that if anything goes amiss I'll still be able to shoot.

John D. - what camera are you using ? The K7 always indicates when there is no card inserted.
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 1:27 AM   #14
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John D. - what camera are you using ? The K7 always indicates when there is no card inserted.
I have a Sony A300, which allows you to turn off that pesky reminder of no card. So I did. And you guessed it! Out foxed myself!
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 7:59 AM   #15
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Looks like I'm in very good company
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 3:09 PM   #16
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How poignant a topic. Just a month ago I went to the NH coast (a 1hour drive) to shoot a moonrise at sunset over the Ile of Sholes. Got all set up with my tripod and as the sun began to set and the moon appeared I took my first test shot and found I had left my SD card at home. I usually keep a spare but I had done some rearranging of my camera bags and did not put my spare card back.

My wife said "you senile @$#%!* get a life".

I feel your pain...............

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Old Nov 22, 2010, 4:41 PM   #17
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A thought - I can see a similarity between photographers and anglers:

We all have stories of the one that got away!
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 6:19 PM   #18
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I think my worst one was when I set out to shoot the finish line of a half-marathon held near here. Got everything set up, had spares, etc. Took lots of snaps of spectators and officials, and just as the first runner was approaching, yup, battery died. Lost the shots of the first two runners, who were really making a race of it. Got my batteries changed, but the rest just wasn't the same.

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We all have those "Homer Simpson" moments.
I like to call them "Senior moments"!!! Believe me I have my share!!
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Old Nov 22, 2010, 7:20 PM   #20
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Been there, done that.
Not with batteries but, SD cards and tripod adapter.
I keep one freshly charged in each camera bag at all times.
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