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So Whats the Silliest Thing Someone Has Said to About Photography?

 
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May 25, 2010 16:52 |  #451

Dr Lazarus wrote in post #10244849 (external link)
Good grief /Charlie Brown

I hate snide comments like that.

Hur hur: to be fair, they were distant relatives, and a few of my closer relations had the good grace to try and explain "they're supposed to be like that..."


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May 26, 2010 00:16 |  #452

EMarkM wrote in post #10245001 (external link)
Hur hur: to be fair, they were distant relatives, and a few of my closer relations had the good grace to try and explain "they're supposed to be like that..."

Obviously, not distant enough.




  
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May 26, 2010 01:15 |  #453

20droger wrote in post #10247236 (external link)
Obviously, not distant enough.

::snort::

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May 26, 2010 02:16 as a reply to  @ EMarkM's post |  #454

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Friend: "Dude, I can't hold this thing still, this #^%#*&@ beast of a camera is just to much of a bull for me to handle. Too *&#%^?*# heavy."

heh, My ex-fiancee used to complain that my ungripped 400D + 18-55 kit lens was too heavy, and refused to even pick it up if I had the 750-300 III on it.


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May 26, 2010 07:09 |  #455

AdamC wrote in post #10247567 (external link)
heh, My ex-fiancee used to complain that my ungripped 400D + 18-55 kit lens was too heavy, and refused to even pick it up if I had the 750-300 III on it.

That works for my wife as well! 50D+18-502.8= no one else using it as they don't like the weight!


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May 26, 2010 08:07 |  #456

Talking of weight when I first got my 7D it was sat on a table on front of me with the 28-135 on it and a mate went to pick it up by the lens (being used to 400D's and 18-55's) and he hurt his wrist and had to put it back down again!

Everyone seems to be amazed at the weight of the 7D, even my fellow 5D2 owners... that 10 grams makes a difference! ;)




  
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May 26, 2010 08:46 |  #457

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That works for my wife as well! 50D+18-502.8= no one else using it as they don't like the weight!

Wives...

All three of my girls have no qualms about picking up my 1D3 + 24-70/L, although the seem to prefer the ungripped 20D + 17-85. :lol:

The wife OTOH prefers the Canon SD1200IS we bought for the 10 year old. :rolleyes:




  
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May 26, 2010 08:49 |  #458

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Wives...

All three of my girls have no qualms about picking up my 1D3 + 24-70/L, although the seem to prefer the ungripped 20D + 17-85. :lol:

The wife OTOH prefers the Canon SD1200IS we bought for the 10 year old. :rolleyes:

Then get her one of her own, in a different color to avoid confusion.

Well worth the small price tag.




  
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May 26, 2010 11:14 |  #459

All in Hebrew of course :D :
this one usually comes from people who own an advanced p&s (bridge?):
"How come your new lens (17-55) costs so much and you still cant shoot things that are far? I can"
"So.. My cellphone has 12mp" And?... "Its like your camera" right....
Thats not all, but I just cant remember anything else right now...


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May 26, 2010 14:44 |  #460

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Then get her one of her own, in a different color to avoid confusion.

Well worth the small price tag.

Nah, I'll probably let the 10yo start using the 20D (its worth about as much as the SD1200 these days :rolleyes: ) and the wife can just take the kid's camera.

Leaves me more money to buy lenses. :D




  
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May 27, 2010 01:04 |  #461

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When shooting with long glass (400/2.8, 600/4, etc) I often get asked "How far can you see with that?"

My now-automatic response is "Just as far as I can see without it."

I actually got that same question and I used exactly the same answer. However the woman who asked just stood there trying to process what I said. She then developed a clueless look on her face and just kept walking down the trail... :confused:

Since I've been going out with my 300mm I've been getting TONS of comments. Only a couple of them have actually turned into intelligent conversations. It's almost worth going out with it just to hear the funny things people say. :lol:


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May 28, 2010 19:22 |  #462

Kiwikat wrote in post #10253795 (external link)
I actually got that same question and I used exactly the same answer. However the woman who asked just stood there trying to process what I said. She then developed a clueless look on her face and just kept walking down the trail... :confused:

Since I've been going out with my 300mm I've been getting TONS of comments. Only a couple of them have actually turned into intelligent conversations. It's almost worth going out with it just to hear the funny things people say. :lol:

Well I got somebody telling me how big my lens was... I only had a 28-135! :confused:




  
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May 28, 2010 19:37 |  #463

I was in a friends coffee shop looking at the images in a book from this (external link) web site. I handed it to the manager, a young girl of about 22, who then tells me that she doesn't like photography. Thinking that she means some other form of artistic media I ask her what she does like.... video, paintings? She say's "No, I just don't like photography" Huh? WTF?


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May 28, 2010 20:23 |  #464

I have had two:
1. You have a nice camera, would you shoot my wedding? - NO!
2. I was shooting some pictures at a Florida football game. Shot the whole first half, my kid took my 20D with my 70 - 200 F4 down to the student section to get some shots of the band, etc. Sometime in the middle of the third quarter I feel a tap on my shoulder, it is the sheriff asking me to come with him. Of course I follow! I was told that they do not allow any lens longer than 6". I had to switch to my Tamron 28-75 which when extended is nearly the same size as the 70-200. I have never heard of anything like that before.


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May 28, 2010 20:55 |  #465

and yet another one....

went over to shoot some photos of my neighbors goats and he says "if you have any questions on how to use that camera just ask. I am a certified professional photographer"

I ignore the comment and start shooting.... he then asks me if I am using "ISO" mode. I keep shooting..

He then starts a 5 minute lecture about photography that makes no sense at all. It was actually hilarious. He had no idea what he was talking about.


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