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    Daylight savings camera time

    Does anyone take the time to change the time setting in their camera when daylight savings starts and finishes?
    I try to remember.
    Why can't it change automatically like my computer?
    And of cause smart comments from members in certain states are welcome.

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    Daylight savings camera time

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    I usually remeber ----- about 3 days before it is time to change it back again.
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    I never thought of it until i read this i just changed it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark L View Post
    Why can't it change automatically like my computer?
    Because the day DST changes can vary and 'puters get an update of the DST schedule online, and your camera is not usually online.
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    My mind is working very slowly today. I had time to think "I've never bothered doing that" before I remembered there hasn't been daylight saving in Queensland since I was a kid. I don't even really remember the years they had it here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fenderstrat1963 View Post
    My mind is working very slowly today. I had time to think "I've never bothered doing that" before I remembered there hasn't been daylight saving in Queensland since I was a kid. I don't even really remember the years they had it here.
    It's not the DST gap for QLD, but the other 20 years that's the problem

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    Thank you for reminding me to set my camera to DST.

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    Cant see the problem, Just leave it , The sun did'nt start to rise any earlier
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    Unless you are finicky about looking at what times you shot your images, maybe for comparisons etc, I wouldn't bother.
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    I bought my A65 Body in November last year and must have set it's time correct to DST at that time. Didn't bother to change it, not thinking it would matter.

    Went to Farina, near Marree in SA for the transit of Venus. Didn't think of it again as I'm not used to doing it. All my shots' of that events exif info is 1 1/2 hours out. "Didn't think" is the key phrase there. Better remember to change it before the Total Eclipse.

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    No Daylight Savings in NT
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kym View Post
    It's not the DST gap for QLD, but the other 20 years that's the problem
    I also ride a pushbike to work because I still don't think "automobiles" are anything but a passing fad

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark L View Post
    Does anyone take the time to change the time setting in their camera when daylight savings starts and finishes?
    Certainly,

    I keep a list of devices which need clock adjustments, and whether or not they're self-adjusting.

    Naturally, my camera isn't self-adjusting.

    I'm in Africa at the moment, and I changed the time on both of our DSLRs before we arrived.

    I also change the time when flying to Queensland in the summer months (QLD is one hour [and twenty years] behind the rest of the eastern states).

    One time I forgot, so all the timestamps were out by an hour. Annoying, but I survived it.

    This morning I changed the DSLR clocks back to Sydney time (current nine hours ahead of South Africa) so that I don't forget. A dawn shot with a timestamp of 9pm would look a tad odd...

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