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    to ASSUME makes...

    We had many sayings in my Naval Photography career. One of my favorite was, "To ASSUME makes an ASS out of U and Me!"

    I was guilty of that on my trip to Europe and Istanbul. I have a Seagull Right Angle Viewfinder which I have successfully used on all of my previous Canon DSLR cameras. I used this finder on many different model DSLR cameas from the D60 through the 40D. So I naturally (and stupidly) assumed that it would work on my 7D cameras also. It did not. I learned that the first night in Venice when I tried to attach the right angle finder to the 7D viewfinder. It was the wrong size, somewhat smaller.

    So the moral of this story is "Don't ASSUME that a piece of gear will work unless you have tried the gear with your equipment. That is unless you want to be made an ass of like I was...

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    Re: to ASSUME makes...

    That "assume" thingy has been a mantra of mine for many years...led to many a downfall.

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    Re: to ASSUME makes...

    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    We had many sayings in my Naval Photography career. One of my favorite was, "To ASSUME makes an ASS out of U and Me!"
    In the RAF, there were posters in the hangar, each depicting a catastrophic event with always the same the caption:

    "Don't assume . . check!"

    Slightly OT, there was also "Fred the Wheeltapper" . . .

    See here: http://club-xm.com/forum/lofiversion...p?t=2359&st=15 (scroll down to DerekW's post).

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    Ah yes... assume...or to paraphrase, "Assuming is the mother of all &^%$* ups"

    My favourite is, "If you use the words, 'you would think', in a sentence it is clear that somebody didn't."

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    Fun Link Martin ... thanks

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    Re: to ASSUME makes...

    Actually I thinks it is FINE, but only when I am aware of the sizes.

    E.g. when I own a canon crop camera with an EF mount lens, I am completely right if I assumed that I would be able to use it on my next dream full-frame canon camera (unless it was an ef-s mount lens)

    note : added "canon" bcz i said EF and ef-s which is canons mounts.

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