Best camera in the world

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by VINCETAN, Oct 18, 2014.

  1. VINCETAN

    VINCETAN Leica Place Top Veteran

    710
    Aug 19, 2013
    This afternoon, I decided to go to the local park to take some pictures of the colorful autumn foliage. The color is pretty vibrant this year. I packed my Leica M 240, EVF, the Tri-Elmar WATE, 50 Lux Asph and 75 lux for good measure. Don't want to miss anything so off I went with the family. Everything packed nicely in my little Crumpler 5 bag. Got to the park, start hiking up the hill with the family and it was cloudy but still bright. Lots of colors. On the first stop, I asked the kids to pose for a picture, took out the camera, the 75mm was on the camera so I backed off a little trying to use the 75mm. As I turn the camera on and try to bring the viewfinder to eyelevel, I saw at the corner of my eyes a black screen with a red border. I knew instantly what happen. I forgot to bring the memory card. This morning, I took a few shot using the 75mm and pulled the memory card out. I did not remember to put it in. Frantic search and hope that I have a spare SD in the bag but no luck. Ended up putting the camera back in the bag and instead pulled out my Android phone and use the camera phone instead. Like the saying goes, the best camera in the world is the one you have with you and I like to add, the one that is ready to take the pictures.

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  2. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    I keep 4 spare memory cards, a spare battery, and a roll of 35mm film in the bag with the Leica's... In case I grab the M3.
     
  3. VINCETAN

    VINCETAN Leica Place Top Veteran

    710
    Aug 19, 2013
    Lesson learned. As soon as I got home, the first thing I did was to put a memory card in the bag as a spare.
     
  4. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    723
    May 1, 2013
    Ugh! Glad you had something to capture pics with, Vince. Those shots are from a great vantage, there must be a tower or overlook with access?
     
  5. raid

    raid Leica Place All-Pro

    Apr 12, 2013
    USA
    Raid
    I always carry with me several loaded batteries and many cards. I also carry with me my phone!
     
  6. VINCETAN

    VINCETAN Leica Place Top Veteran

    710
    Aug 19, 2013
    Decided not to give up and went to the same place again today. The weather is better but colder. The equipment is simpler Just the Leica M 240, EVF and the Tri-Elmar WATE. This time, SD is in the camera.

    The vantage point atop a hill

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    Fall colors on display

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  7. carlb

    carlb Leica Place Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    723
    May 1, 2013
    Some gorgeous views there, Vince. Worth the trip to go back. :)
     
  8. Duane Pandorf

    Duane Pandorf Leica Place Regular

    195
    Mar 30, 2013
    I leave the bottom of my M-E off the camera if I've removed the battery and or SD card.