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Old February 12th, 2004, 04:47 PM   #1
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Hey guys,
Does anyone else besides me ever hit the white balance button when trying to go into standby. I mean if I really think about it's not a problem but it sure seems like a bad place for it. I've tried to come up with some kind of reminder (like red tape or something) but wondering if anyone else might have a better solution.
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Old February 12th, 2004, 05:08 PM   #2
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Here is the answer! Just pick up the canon remote control that snapilly attaches to the pan bar of your tripod. The controller accesses the 5 zoom speeds of your standard lens with wonderful precision and also controls focus, quite useless however, as well as the much used start/stop and finally, standby.

An excellent tool.
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Old February 12th, 2004, 05:46 PM   #3
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Thanks Jimmy, actually I have a Zoom Comander II (I never realized how much that sounded like a kids action toy before just typing it) that I use when I use a tripod, it's the off the shoulder times that I do it....no big deal I just feel so stupid whenever I have done it ... I guess I was hoping someone else was as dumb as me and had an easy solution : )
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Old February 12th, 2004, 07:32 PM   #4
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Guilty!

My only solution is to pay more attention to what I'm doing. :)
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Old February 12th, 2004, 08:06 PM   #5
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I'm working on it : )
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Old February 12th, 2004, 08:33 PM   #6
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I usually just turn the camera off instead of using standby.
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Old February 12th, 2004, 08:48 PM   #7
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The standby button has a bump in the center of it and is a bit larger to give some tactile feedback - and that may work for folks with sensitive finger tips.

Some folks have been known to glue small rubber donuts around buttons to prevent accidental pressing. Perhaps not a geat idea if under warranty though.

Other than that it is practice to build the right habits with your fingers.
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