Ratty And The 7D

02nd August 2011
Sunday gave us the opportunity to travel the short distance to the Wirral and do our normal tour, Wallasey, Leasowe, Hoylake, West Kirby but with time constraints as we have had to do some hospital visiting over the last week.

As we were walking round the Marine Lake at West Kirby along came a Brown Rat and it stopped more or less right in front of us. An ideal photo opportunity, so I raised the camera to my eye, pressed the shutter button and fired. In the process of pressing the shutter button I noticed that the auto focus point wasn’t the centre point. Rats, one shot and it had gone. I’ve viewed the photo and the ground just to the left of the rat is nice sharp and in focus, the rat is not!!

The program control switch on the top of the camera (Canon7D) had been knocked from its usual AV setting. This is one of the problems I’ve had with all my Canon cameras, the program control switch can’t be locked and I’ve lost loads of shots due to this issue. In my opinion it is definitely a major design fault and it can be a real pain in the behind. However I have been told that a modification can be made to the camera to stop this issue but I don’t know anyone who has had it done and if it works.
The moral of the story keep checking the settings on the camera!!


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