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Tuesday, April 04, 2006

O Brave New World...

...that has such cameras in it: don't forget to reset your camera clocks!

Posted by OREN GRAD

10 Comments:

Blogger Uwe Steinmueller said...

I am lazy and don't care :-). I like if I get images and then I remember the moment anyway.

Uwe

4:20 PM  
Blogger Jason said...

My Canon's clock was right...but then maybe I didn't set it BACK last fall ! :-)

4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It clearly shows that nowadays your EXIF is much more important than your pictures themselves.

.pk.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Mike Johnston said...

I wish my life had EXIF data. If I'm ever called to be a court witness in a TV cop show, I'm going to be hopeless: "What were you doing on the night of April 3rd?" Darned if I know. I can't remember what I had for dinner last night, and sometimes I'm not even quite sure what year it is....

5:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did, LAST weekend - you Americans are so behind us Brits!! ;)

3:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want a camera with ebedded GPS that includes "intelligent" time zone & date clock adjustment!
And while I'm at it, it should write the time AND GPS coordinates into the EXIF data.

For the price I paid for my 1Ds2, you would think it should have those features!

Hey Mike, great site. Even considering the wierdo posts like mine!

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When I first got a digital camera, I decided to set the clock to GMT. That way, I never have to worry about time zones and daylight time. I do check it once or twice a year to make sure it's still accurately telling time - tends to drift a minute or so every half-year.

8:10 AM  
Blogger Dave New said...

You'd think that having GPS would give you a free pass to time-zone nirvana, but apparently, the folks that bring you GPS on things like navigation units have also decided that you can have your time accurate to the nearest sub-millisecond (and your location to the nearest meter), but you still have to tell the dumb unit which time zone you are in, and if you are currently running on daylight savings (summer) time.

Or, at least that's the way the USD$1500 DVD/Navigation unit in my 2006MY car behaves.

Considering I was an embedded software developer in a former life, lazy programming like that annoys me even more than usual.

1:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my new 30D didn't change the time itself, but Photoshop recognized discrepancy and, after a prompt, updated to Daylight Saving Time. At last, something i don't need to remember.

4:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I suggest the opposite: NEVER adjust the time in your camera. ALWAYS have it be one preferred timezone. That way I never worry when looking at images from multi-time zone-trips if the time is correct. If I must know the "local time" the image was captured, the calculation is easy. This is the way pilots (and the rest of the aviation industry) do it, e.g. all times in a flight plan are given using UTC. Result: no misunderstood times.

4:59 AM  

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