There are many places these days where so-called "professional" cameras are disallowed. And yet, point & shoots, superzooms, and cellphone cameras are permitted. It's an extremely moronic and discriminatory policy, which is why I have no qualms about trying to circumvent it.
Has anybody tried sneaking in a dSLR into these places? Here's my Evil Plan:
I'm thinking of simply detaching the 70-200L lens from the XTi. I could keep the Digital Rebel body, which is small enough to pass for a point & shoot. People will probably assume there's a lens that extends from behind that closed EF mount.
The 70-200L lens could be kept in its pouch inside my wife's bag. Even if it's "discovered", the security folks will mistake it for a telescope 99% of the time. Especially if she & I were to go in separately. I don't think telescopes are disallowed at concerts, sports games, and places like that.
And once we're in... mwahaha . I can attach the lens back to the camera. Even though dSLRs are prohibited from entering these places, I don't think they'd actually kick out people who already got in... would they?