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May 28, 2011 23:02 |  #1

Well, I'm headed to the Jazz/Reggae fest this memorial weekend at UCLA and was wondering if I should take my 35L or my 85 1.8. I absolutely love my 35L, great walk around, but I don't know how close I'll be...I mainly want to take video, so I'm thinking the 85 will be the best bet for both days. Also, they don't want you walking in with any "pro" lenses, I assume security will know what a white lens indicates. But I doubt they'd know that a 35L is pro...anyway, 85? Just wanted to get some opinions.


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May 28, 2011 23:03 |  #2

I'd take the 85.


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May 28, 2011 23:21 |  #3

Security probably won't know JACK except most places limit you based on the physical size of the lens (and YES a BIG WHITE LENS will stick out as PRO to them). Is there any reason not to take both lenses?

I like the 85 just because it is relatively small, and it is just within the limits at the Giant Center where I've been going to events at lately. I just wish I had the 28mm to go with it.


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May 28, 2011 23:28 |  #4

tempest68 wrote in post #12497209 (external link)
Security probably won't know JACK except most places limit you based on the physical size of the lens (and YES a BIG WHITE LENS will stick out as PRO to them). Is there any reason not to take both lenses?

I like the 85 just because it is relatively small, and it is just within the limits at the Giant Center where I've been going to events at lately. I just wish I had the 28mm to go with it.

The only reason I don't bring both, I guess I don't want them thinking I'm a pro??Lol, I have a domke bag that I'm gonna take, maybe just sneak both in? Here is an excerpt from what I posted on the event's facebook page asking if I could bring an SLR.

azzReggae Festival at UCLA An SLR camera is fine as long as you don't have a professional grade lens. Enjoy the show!
Yesterday at 9:44am · Like

Justin Alters ‎...What does that mean? What do you define as a 'professional grade' lens?
Yesterday at 1:17pm · Like · 1 person

JazzReggae Festival at UCLA A professional grade lens is a typically telephoto lens attached to a camera the likes of a Nikon D3100


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May 28, 2011 23:29 |  #5

OK, why did the admin remove my post? I'd appreciate a pm with an explanation, because, to my eyes, I did not violate any rules by posting the following one word question: "Both"? As in "Why not take both?".


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May 28, 2011 23:32 |  #6

I saw the "don't list" last summer for a music fest that banned any camera that allowed changing of lenses. Some performers/promoters are paranoid about cameras and lens physical length. They will allow camera phones and superzoom P & S though. Must be okay to take a poor picture but not a good one.

Camera with a grip might not be allowed.


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May 28, 2011 23:33 |  #7

akadmon wrote in post #12497236 (external link)
OK, why did the admin remove my post? I'd appreciate a pm with an explanation, because, to my eyes, I did not violate any rules by posting the following one word question: "Both"? As in "Why not take both?".

Lol no idea, b ut I'm considering taking both. My only hesitation is if they for some reason think I'm a pro, I don't wanna have to leave my 5d2 and 35L in the car! I would not be a happy concert goer!! I'd be worrying about my gear all day


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May 28, 2011 23:36 |  #8

I say take them both. 35L is small enough that you can hide it under a pile of snotty tissues. Bet security will leave those alone :)


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May 28, 2011 23:59 |  #9

Well, I'm gonna pack it in my domke bag, im taking the grip off though, looks less pro like lol


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May 29, 2011 00:34 as a reply to  @ Breezy900's post |  #10

Although i don't do it often, i would leave the hoods off. Keep the caps on while walking, etc., but a lens hood will make the lens look too big.


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May 29, 2011 00:43 |  #11

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Although i don't do it often, i would leave the hoods off. Keep the caps on while walking, etc., but a lens hood will make the lens look too big.

Definitely leaving the hoods at home!


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