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Dec 30, 2010 10:10 |  #9016

20droger wrote in post #11540861 (external link)
But then, one could argue that people whose choose not to learn about cameras, but insist upon using them, are not all that smart.

I feel much the same way about people (family members in particular) and computers.




  
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Dec 30, 2010 10:16 |  #9017

Tracon wrote in post #11535172 (external link)
Of course the most ridiculous comment I've received with a white lens on my camera was "I bet that takes good pictures!"

Did you bite your tongue or give a really good sarcastic reply? I would have a hard time not saying something back.


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Dec 30, 2010 10:57 |  #9018

..."Yes, it does!"...:)


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Dec 30, 2010 11:01 |  #9019

". . . only if I let it . . . "


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Dec 30, 2010 12:10 |  #9020

gkuenning wrote in post #11540132 (external link)
Returning to the topic at hand, holding a camera at arm's length and using the flash isn't stupidity, it's ignorance. .

I must be ignorant, although I thinkt this was just stupidity. I did that yesterday trying to get a better shot with my wide angle, shooting from the hip with a flash attached is not a good idea since the flash ends up right infront of your face. Yes I hit the shutter button, burned that image on to my retina. :lol:


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Dec 30, 2010 12:23 |  #9021

Jon wrote in post #11541358 (external link)
". . . only if I let it . . . "

Heh! True, sometimes my carelessness gets in the way of letting my camera do its job:)!


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Dec 30, 2010 13:20 |  #9022

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.... and you missed their almost perfect pick up line. Dohhhh....

I had actually taken some pics of them later during the day, and often see them at the race track when I am shooting.....they are nice girls! Their father races with my uncles, so again, I see them from time to time....


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Dec 30, 2010 19:25 |  #9023

SO next time don't miss the opportunity :P


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Dec 31, 2010 10:50 as a reply to  @ teknophobia's post |  #9024

Tracon wrote in post #11535172 (external link)
Of course the most ridiculous comment I've received with a white lens on my camera was "I bet that takes good pictures!"

Surely the simple answer to that, if you are any good, is yes?

it would only be a ridiculous comment if the lens was in the hands of someone who did not know how to use it or the camera it was attached to.


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Dec 31, 2010 11:42 |  #9025

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Surely the simple answer to that, if you are any good, is yes?

it would only be a ridiculous comment if the lens was in the hands of someone who did not know how to use it or the camera it was attached to.

Actually, the "that camera takes good pictures" comment is not so much ridiculous as it is insulting. It implies that it's the camera and not the person that is responsible for the quality of the pictures.

Yes, a high quality camera can take good pictures, but I think the photographer may have just a bit to do with it. Just like a Formula One car can win races, but the driver may just play a part.




  
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Dec 31, 2010 12:16 |  #9026

I was at an outlet mall here in South West Florida just taking some family shots of my wife and child. MY 7D and my 28-135 (not a big lens I know) in hand and a security guard approached me and conversation goes
Security guard -"you can not take pictures here"
Me - "why:
Security Guard - "it's private property and we do not allow cameras on property"
Me - "ok no problem, but do you instruct every teen aged girl with a camera to put it away"
Security Guard - "no only people with the big ones"
WOW I guess it's private property and I can not argue but it sounds like discrimination to me. Kind of made me chuckle to be honest.


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Dec 31, 2010 12:18 |  #9027

7D_Sniper wrote in post #11547721 (external link)
I was at an outlet mall here in South West Florida just taking some family shots of my wife and child. MY 7D and my 28-135 (not a big lens I know) in hand and a security guard approached me and conversation goes
Security guard -"you can not take pictures here"
Me - "why:
Security Guard - "it's private property and we do not allow cameras on property"
Me - "ok no problem, but do you instruct every teen aged girl with a camera to put it away"
Security Guard - "no only people with the big ones"
WOW I guess it's private property and I can not argue but it sounds like discrimination to me. Kind of made me chuckle to be honest.

If you're in the US, sue :) you can sue for everything - maybe we get to have a laugh out of it?


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Dec 31, 2010 12:21 |  #9028

DetlevCM wrote in post #11547733 (external link)
If you're in the US, sue :) you can sue for everything - maybe we get to have a laugh out of it?

Nah in the US private property is taken very seriously, I know we are lawyer happy but private property is still held to a high standard in the US.


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Dec 31, 2010 12:24 |  #9029

7D_Sniper wrote in post #11547752 (external link)
Nah in the US private property is taken very seriously, I know we are lawyer happy but private property is still held to a high standard in the US.

True but I doubt that the mall management would approve of the type of selective enforcement shown there.....

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Dec 31, 2010 12:25 |  #9030

7D_Sniper wrote in post #11547752 (external link)
Nah in the US private property is taken very seriously, I know we are lawyer happy but private property is still held to a high standard in the US.

But as you mentioned - discrimination.

-> In the UK from what I've read you cannot technically ban photography, but if you say you do now want it and somebody does they are trespassing -> and that's their offence.

I have no idea how exactly it works in the US - but as you mentioned, discrimination.
Why can't you shoot with a larger camera when small ones are allowed? -> It's not so much the anti photography rule that I find suspect but more the "camera size rule".

An what's a big camera anyway? - That definition is rather shaky too in my eyes.


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