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Phantom Photos

drineer

Member
I recently took a group of photos at a Phila Phillies game. When I donwloaded them onto my computer, I found two photos on my 20D that I did not take. They were taken at ground level from the area near the dugout where the professional photographers reside(I was in an upper deck) and they appeared to be distorted or taken with some "special effect" set on the camera they were actually taken with. I wondering how is it possible for photos I did not take to show up on my camera???
 

molley

Well-Known Member
I can't see how that is possible .Any image has to go through your lens on your camera . Do you have exif data for these images .Can you upload them somewhere so others can see them ? Stuart
 

jsmisc

Well-Known Member
How very strange. Could it be that someone else borrowed your camera or that they borrowed the card? or that there were already pictures on the card before you used it although that's unlikely since the pictures were taken at the same venue?
I think someone else must have used the card without you knowing, did you leave the camera unaccompanied at any time?
Cheers,
John
 

drineer

Member
[No one else had the camera or card. It was with me the whole time. Could one of the professional photographers on ground level had a wireless remote shutter control and it activated my shutter also?]
 

drineer

Member
[I take back my previous email about the wireless remote shutter. If that was so, the photos would have been taken from my upper deck point of view, not ground level. I'm back to thinking about how a photo taken on another camera can be sent through the airwaves to my camera?]
 

jsmisc

Well-Known Member
I wonder if that's it but in that case I wonder why there were only two "alien" pictures; unless (s)he realized the mistake and changed the frequency. But on second thoughts, if you didn't have radio control set up on you camera, I wouldn't have thought it could have tripped your shutter. I think that is worth asking Canon about and I'd love to know their answer.
 

jsmisc

Well-Known Member
Good point, I wonder if any one else there received phantom pictures on to their cards as well. I still don't see how they could arrive on someone else's card without the necesary radio equipment.
 

molley

Well-Known Member
>Posted by John Strain (Jsmisc) on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 4:54 pm: > >I wonder if that's it but in that case I wonder why there were only >two "alien" pictures; unless (s)he realized the mistake and changed >the frequency. But on second thoughts, if you didn't have radio >control set up on you camera, I wouldn't have thought it could have >tripped your shutter. I think that is worth asking Canon about and I'd >love to know their answer.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I think we would ALL love to hear Canon's answer . There just has to be a straightforward answer to this .I simply do not believe that there is any way of getting an image on to a card in a camera other than pressing the shutter . Getting an image on to a card when it is OUT of the camera is another matter entirely,of course . Did it happen on 1st April perchance .. Stuart
 

drineer

Member
[No, it was Thursday April 6th and the Phillies lost. If you can tell me where or how to post the photos, I'll do so.]
 

drineer

Member
[I'm uploading the photos on photobucket right now. If you want view the two phantom photos and the one I know I took use drineer as the username and rrr555 as the password. Let me know what you think.]
 
It appears to me that someone took pictures of the players as they were being shown on the big screen (jumbotron???). The vertical lines on the images resemble what you get when you shoot images off the tv. Someone playing tricks on you??
 

molley

Well-Known Member
They look eactly like big screen pictures .Check the exif data ...link below each image ...and you will see the time each were taken ..There is very little time between them .You sure you didnt take them and just don't remember . By the way you shouldnt have given us the username and password to Photobucket ..Did it not give a you a link for 3rd Parties to view the pics ...

Stuart
 

uj78

Active Member
That is along the same lines as I was thinking only I forgot about the jumbotron I was thinking some kind of program or other printed
 

molley

Well-Known Member
Posted by Greg Hall (Eosguy) on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 11:18 pm:

>please put this to rest...

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>Don't be so ignorant ....It's not as if this Forum is over-run with >messages .Hope you never have occasion to post a query on here.

Stuart
 

molley

Well-Known Member
>Posted by Greg Hall (Eosguy) on Monday, April 17, 2006 - 11:18 pm: > > >please put this to rest...

Stop being so ignorant .Hope you never have occasion to post a query here .It's not as if the Forum is overrun with messages. Stuart
 

eosguy

Member
>Its obviously a picture of the jumbotron accidentally or whatever taken-so >what? My inbox is flooded with replys to this question-I'll be taking >pictures while you guys keep your cameras in your bags and waste time >trying to solve the mystery-it 's quite obvious that it's a ghost or goblin >playing tricks on the photog-simple...these spirits are everywhere and love >photography-but they cant afford a camera so they use others-am I missing
 
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