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View Poll Results: Are you a chimper?

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  • Yer darn tootin'!

    16 57.14%
  • Here and there.

    7 25.00%
  • Aren't chimps animals?

    4 14.29%
  • No way Jose, not me sir!

    1 3.57%
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  1. #1
    Too square to be hip. almo's Avatar
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    Are you a chimper?

    I know I am. Caught myself trying to chimp my old manual Pentax the other day. I try to keep from looking when the action is on, but otherwise I am usually checking out most shots. I mean what else is that LCD for anyway?

    Chaught this young lady peeking at a Gator's baseball game a couple of weeks ago...
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    Re: Are you a chimper?

    I am a chimp and proud of it!
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    Re: Are you a chimper?

    Yes I chimp. I also know I am not alone.
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    Re: Are you a chimper?

    This is my first DSLR. You bet I am
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    Re: Are you a chimper?

    I had to look up what 'chimper' meant

    No I don't, except for difficult lighting shots when I might check the histogram.

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    Re: Are you a chimper?

    Surprisingly enough, most times not, though I do peek once in a while, so I voted "here & there"

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    Re: Are you a chimper?

    I had to look it up too.
    Very seldom but put here and there as once in a while I do.
    I don't make noises though.
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    Re: Are you a chimper?

    Darn tootin', I do....

    Still learning and changing, so I want to know if it works or not....

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    Re: Are you a chimper?

    Somewhere between Darn Tootin', I do and Here and There. Really depends on the lighting and the situation of the shot..
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    Re: Are you a chimper?

    Yup, all the time. Mostly for checking the histogram for exposure. If the action is slow, I will check the actual images.

    It has become a habit. I also catch myself looking at the back of my film camera when I grab that...
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    Re: Are you a chimper?

    Quote Originally Posted by Frog
    I had to look it up too.
    Same here. I've seen people use that term but not sure what it meant. My impression is it's not a compliment and I don't know why so.

    Do you guys remember Polaroid? Do you know what many studio photographers used Polaroid films for? That's right, checking lighting and exposure, finding out what the shots look like before going for the real things. That's what I primarily use the screen on the back of my DSLR for. I shoot test shots to check the lighting, the exposure to see if it's right by checking the histogram. If that's chimping and it's a bad thing to do, so be it. I personally find it a good practice.

    Another way I use that LCD screen for is to check the final images while I'm waiting for another shots (could be for hours), and delete bad images to make room for other shots, especially when the memory card is almost full and I don't have another one with me.

    No, I don't make any noise either.

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    Re: Are you a chimper?

    Quote Originally Posted by AgingEyes

    No, I don't make any noise either.
    Am I the only one?
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    Re: Are you a chimper?

    I do. Mostly habit now than anything else.

    When I used my compact before getting a DSLR, the VF (or LCD) paused its live feed to flash back a "quick glimpse" of every recorded image, making chimping mostly unecessary. But now with an optical VF... well...

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    Re: Are you a chimper?

    See I'm in good company - I do if there is time,as I'm getting used to a new camera,but also getting used to the fact that LCD screens lie....

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    Re: Are you a chimper?

    I cant help it lol! :cryin: I have to stop cause I drain lots of battery life magnifing on the image.
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    Re: Are you a chimper?

    Yep I am! Just have to know if I caught the ball on the bat or if I blew out some hight lights. Usually have it the LCD set to show me highlights, they are hard to recover don't need that aggravation.
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