OT: Funny things

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by Richard, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Richard

    Richard Guest

    I'm just getting into photography. I bought an inexpensive, but large
    camera tripod. By holding on to this stick thing that's attached to the
    head, and by unlocking things, I can swivel the head left and right.
    Except I cannot pan up and down - well, it's really stiff.

    So, I do the obvious, I get my 3 in 1 oil and oil the surfaces and now I
    can pan better! Now is that a classic or what! :c)

    It was only when my friend came around that I realised the stick turns
    unlocking things for panning up and down. He always ribs me about this
    incident and makes jokes about it.
    Richard, Apr 10, 2010
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  2. Richard

    Rob Morley Guest

    That's not the funniest thing - swivelling up and down is called
    tilting, not panning (which everyone knows is swivelling side to side).
    Oh what a chuckle we all had at that.
    Rob Morley, Apr 10, 2010
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  3. Richard

    Richard Guest

    Aaah, but the really funny thing is that calling tilting - panning, and
    panning- swivelling from left-to-right, is funnier than oiling the head. :c)
    Richard, Apr 10, 2010
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