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Jul 03, 2011 15:52 |  #9376

I was with the wife shooting a steam locomotive with my 5DMKII and 70-200mm when a couple walked past my wife and said "Wow, I've never seen one that big before!". I wish I had heard it, this thread has given me at least a half dozen come backs I could have used. lol


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Jul 05, 2011 05:49 as a reply to  @ b8264d's post |  #9377

I was at a festival this weekend and had my 5D and 70-200 F/2.8 IS with realtree lenscoat along. I got some very strange looks everytime I took my camera. Lots of people were shooting with 70-200's, but the fact that mine had camo was very confusing for some folks. I had one girl commenting: 'that's a huge camera you got there'. I couldn't come up with anything better than: "It's not THAT big, you know. Only 3kg".

And then later on some guy was talking about a photographer he'd seen revently carrying a 'huge camera' and an 'enormous lens'. (By the size he showed I guess he meant a 1D-series with a 600 or 800mm). He added that the guy was carrying two of these 'gigantic' set-ups and was hauling around maybe €20000. I couldn't help laughing out loud and some people in the group gave me a funny look. Little they know that €20000 is quite a good deal for a 600 and 800mm + 1D's :lol: (value in Belgium is around €30000).


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Jul 06, 2011 00:26 |  #9378

This past weekend I was at the zombie walk in Seattle with my 5D and 50 1.4 just sitting on a bench taking photos with a friend while all the zombies walked by. Some lady ran through the crowd and whispered "Boys say blah, blah, blah. Girls say rah, rah, rah. Put that in the paper!" uncomfortablly close to my face and then ran off. Not entirely sure how it seemed like I was with the paper, there were TONS of people there with much better gear than me.
Some drunk lady also asked me if there were any fireworks in my camera bag and if she could have any. She thought I was lying when I told her I didn't have any and her friend had to walk her away from us. It definitely wasn't a boring day!


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Jul 28, 2011 14:38 as a reply to  @ Kelcey's post |  #9379

I took my 7D and 100-400L to Fenway park last night to take in the Sox game. Right after the last out was made and my friends and I headed for the exits, a Cute Young Thing came right up to me and said, "That sure is a big camera you have. I've been watching you all game." I never knew that a big lens was a chick magnet!


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Jul 28, 2011 15:09 as a reply to  @ post 8862192 |  #9380

While monitoring damselflies in the woods, carrying my T1i with the 70-200 f4L IS USM and a 1.4 teleconverter:

"Why are you in the woods with a microscope?"


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Jul 29, 2011 07:44 |  #9381

BioSci wrote in post #12838793 (external link)
I took my 7D and 100-400L to Fenway park last night to take in the Sox game. Right after the last out was made and my friends and I headed for the exits, a Cute Young Thing came right up to me and said, "That sure is a big camera you have. I've been watching you all game." I never knew that a big lens was a chick magnet!

I'm hoping you went home with her. Your friends would understand. :D


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Jul 29, 2011 10:20 |  #9382

whotaketh wrote in post #12842274 (external link)
I'm hoping you went home with her. Your friends would understand. :D

At least tell us you got the digits....


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Jul 29, 2011 12:01 |  #9383

whotaketh wrote in post #12842274 (external link)
I'm hoping you went home with her. Your friends would understand. :D

Perhaps my friends would understand, but my wife is a lot less likely to be gracious and understanding. Also, this Cute Young Thing looked to be younger than my daughter, so I'm not sure bringing her home was in play.


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Jul 30, 2011 22:36 |  #9384

Don't know if it counts as ridiculous, but I was at the stock car races the other night with a 1DIII and 70-200 2.8. A pit official comes over to chase me off the pit wall I was standing on, sees the setup and says, "Oh, are you a photographer? You can stay then." :rolleyes:


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Jul 31, 2011 04:39 |  #9385

rdalrt wrote in post #12850409 (external link)
Don't know if it counts as ridiculous, but I was at the stock car races the other night with a 1DIII and 70-200 2.8. A pit official comes over to chase me off the pit wall I was standing on, sees the setup and says, "Oh, are you a photographer? You can stay then." :rolleyes:

Because camera gear softens the blow of a 100mph runaway tyre. :D




  
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Jul 31, 2011 12:33 |  #9386

Birchwood wrote in post #12851368 (external link)
Because camera gear softens the blow of a 100mph runaway tyre. :D

lol, right? As if photographers don't need to be worried about safety...


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Jul 31, 2011 12:36 |  #9387

Birchwood wrote in post #12851368 (external link)
Because camera gear softens the blow of a 100mph runaway tyre. :D

Bwahahaha *cough* oh *cough*, Sorry... :D

reminded me of this..

http://sports.yahoo.co​m …photo-you?urn=golf-274331 (external link)


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Aug 02, 2011 00:26 |  #9388

blindman9135 wrote in post #12852689 (external link)
Bwahahaha *cough* oh *cough*, Sorry... :D

reminded me of this..

The one I thought of was this...
http://www.dragtimes.c​om …ost-lands-on-photographer (external link)


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Aug 02, 2011 11:30 |  #9389

blindman9135 wrote in post #12852689 (external link)
Bwahahaha *cough* oh *cough*, Sorry... :D

reminded me of this..

http://sports.yahoo.co​m …photo-you?urn=golf-274331 (external link)

Ugly Joe wrote in post #12861595 (external link)
The one I thought of was this...
http://www.dragtimes.c​om …ost-lands-on-photographer (external link)


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Aug 07, 2011 02:47 |  #9390

While shooting with my 70–300 L at the local zoo a guy asks me if I can see through people's clothes with the lens.




  
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