Llanberis Pass – April 2016
This shot reminds me of a situation on a workshop in Snowdonia recently. I am forever telling my clients to RTFM – read the friendly (camera) manual. We were out very early one morning and the light was dim, so against my better judgement I took a tripod and cable release for the XT-2 body. I went to fit the Fuji cable release to the camera body and it didn’t fit the socket I was trying to use. After much consternation, I gave up. I compared the sockets on the XT-1 and XT-2 and assumed I needed an adaptor to make it fit.
Whilst looking at the camera manual today, to find out how this new-fangled video thing works, I noticed the socket above the one I was trying to insert the cable release into, you know the one for charging the battery from a computer. On page 53 of the manual, it says, put the cable release into the bottom part of the double socket (for charging). Yes, obvious now, I know.
So a bit of RTFM before I tried to use the cable release would have helped. Some of my clients take delight in repeating back to me my friendly advice. I have even talked about the benefits of RTFM in my digital printing book called The Dark Art
(c) Andy Beel FRPS 2016