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saltireblue Avatar
saltireblue Plus
13 14.5k 89 Norway
27 Mar 2022 7:48AM
Now that summer time is here for those of us who remembered to put the clocks forward, do you bother changing the time in your camera(s), or are you happy for it/them to be 1 hour wrong for the next 7 months?
sherlob Avatar
sherlob Plus
17 3.3k 133 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2022 8:18AM
Iíve never adjusted mine. Not for any reason other than I donít think to do it
bluesandtwos Avatar
bluesandtwos 13 544 1 England
27 Mar 2022 9:52AM
No, I'm retired! Grin What difference does the time make!

Dave
Railcam Avatar
Railcam 16 967 2 Scotland
27 Mar 2022 10:03AM
I have done my Nikons. Simple to change Daylight Saving Time from OFF to ON in the Menu. No fiddling with clocks.
mrswoolybill Avatar
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.6k 2635 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2022 11:02AM

Quote:Iíve never adjusted mine. Not for any reason other than I donít think to do it

Ditto.
SlowSong Avatar
SlowSong Plus
15 11.1k 30 England
27 Mar 2022 11:18AM
Me too.
answersonapostcard Avatar
27 Mar 2022 11:35AM
yep same here
Carabosse Avatar
Carabosse Plus
20 44.3k 270 England
27 Mar 2022 11:52AM
I always adjust the time. 😇

I have a little list of devices which have to be changed. It has grown shorter and shorter over the years as so many of them, including clocks, reset themselves automatically.
DaveRyder Avatar
DaveRyder Plus
9 7.2k 22 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2022 12:03PM
I only realised a week or so ago I'd not changed the camera clock back in October - well that saved two jobs them.
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Dave_Canon 17 2.2k United Kingdom
27 Mar 2022 1:46PM
It can be important if you use tracking S/W on your phone and try to match to a photoshoot later. My 5D4 has GPS so I have no issue and it add the GPS info to the EXIF so LR knows when/where each image was taken. For other cameras I have with no GPS I can just record a tracking log on the phone while on a shoot. This can be imported to LR which then matches the photos to location by time. Thus you need the time to be fairly accurate. You might ask why bother. For some people knowledge of the the precise location a shot was taken can be important. It is not for me and I only collected the GPS info out of interest. Since I am now using a Sony A6600 which does not have GPS, I have not worried too much but do add the location using the map in LR but only roughly. So, if I have done a shoot at say Windsor Great Park, I would assign just one location in the park to all shots. Just checked on the A6600 and the time is correct (Daylight saving is On). More annoying is the fact that my Cassio radio watch has not updated.

Dave
Carabosse Avatar
Carabosse Plus
20 44.3k 270 England
27 Mar 2022 3:31PM

Quote:Just checked on the A6600 and the time is correct (Daylight saving is On).


The facility is there on my A6500 and actually on most cameras I've owned, including compacts. But I'm never sure which country's "daylight saving" is involved. The term itself is American, I think.

I've therefore chosen to keep it turned off and do it manually.

But I have it turned on in the car and that seems to work OK.
Darrenmacro Avatar
27 Mar 2022 5:37PM
Never even thought about that, not that it matters to me any.
Carabosse Avatar
Carabosse Plus
20 44.3k 270 England
27 Mar 2022 5:46PM
So long as you make sure you change your alarm clock, or that it resets itself (like mine) that's all that really matters. Smile

4 of my clocks around the house reset themselves to BST/GMT. I also have 4 wristwatches... none of which reset themselves.
Dave_Canon Avatar
Dave_Canon 17 2.2k United Kingdom
27 Mar 2022 6:17PM

Quote:

I've therefore chosen to keep it turned off and do it manually.




The A6600 records your area relating to time zone. So it knows I am on London time and thus does update automatically and correctly. I expect your A6500 is the same. There are times that I want to know the time I took a shot so would prefer it was not an hour out.

Dave
DaveRyder Avatar
DaveRyder Plus
9 7.2k 22 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2022 8:20PM

Quote:. I also have 4 wristwatches... none of which reset themselves.


Two for summer, two for winter - Job done

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