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Public attention that you get with your 70-200 2.8 IS ii

 
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Dec 09, 2011 09:36 |  #31

I'd rather not have random people come and oggle my equipment. I'm not an attention whore who has to brag about my gear and how much I paid for it. I mean it is difficult not to attract some attention when I break out the big guns (300mm & 400mm), but that comes with the territory.


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Dec 09, 2011 09:47 |  #32

I don't really notice. Truth is I shoot with my 85 1.2 more or 50 1.4 and people don't notice. Even when using a 200 2.8 II or my 400 5.6 most people don't bother me. I can't remember when I last had someone really engage a convo.


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Dec 09, 2011 10:04 |  #33

I do not like it much... I always see people looking at me, I generally just avoid eye contact lol

In the end though, I don't care that much... And sometimes it is helpful, as people will stop and wait for you to give them the OK to pass, for example.


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Dec 09, 2011 10:04 |  #34

wrxrocks wrote in post #13516933 (external link)
After all people drive expensive convertable fast sports cars so they can get attention.

Some do, but I drive a 911 convertible for the car. I don't really care for the attention.

The problem I see is the same as with the lenses. If you want what that car can give you, there is no option that does not draw attention.


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Dec 09, 2011 12:02 |  #35

When I carry either the 70-200 or the 28-300, I typically have that lens and maybe one other, but oftentimes, especially with the 28-300, that's all I'm carrying over my shoulder. I find what attracts attention more than anything isn't the lens, but it's the lens combined with a giant backpack of gear, along with a tripod and other related items which are being fumbled around by the photographer.

I find that traveling fairly light and simple keeps some of the attention away.




  
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Dec 09, 2011 12:36 |  #36

mafoo wrote in post #13518308 (external link)
Some do, but I drive a 911 convertible for the car. I don't really care for the attention.

Kinda like saying "I take Viagra 'cause it helps my digestion." :lol:


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Dec 09, 2011 13:17 |  #37

wrxrocks wrote in post #13516933 (external link)
I know that many people on here don't like the attention that they get while carrying their big white gears around. I actually like the attention. After all people drive expensive convertable fast sports cars so they can get attention. I feel specail when others want to talk to me just to find out how much I pay for the lens. Am I alone on this guys?

Personally I buy the lens to get great pictures .. not for the groupies ;)


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Dec 09, 2011 13:49 |  #38

Sometimes you get 'positive' attention, sometimes you get 'negative' attention... it all depends on the context.


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Dec 09, 2011 14:05 as a reply to  @ sebr's post |  #39

I think it certainly helps to prove to the Bride's Father that you are a Pro and should be left alone.




  
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Dec 09, 2011 15:12 |  #40

This happened to me once, but with the 70-200 f4. We were walking towards the Navy Pier in Chicago, when this guy with a big Nikon body comes up and asks if I could take a few pictures of him with his family...initially it was going to be 2 or 3 pictures, but I ended up spending about 20 minutes taking their pictures in fornt of various places in downtown Chicago. He thanked me afterwords, offered to buy us a round, and he told me that he picked me because he thought I knew what I was doing since I had professional equipment. This was about three years ago when I acquired my first DSLR, I barely knew what f-stops meant.


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Dec 09, 2011 15:40 |  #41

highstakes wrote in post #13519802 (external link)
This happened to me once, but with the 70-200 f4. We were walking towards the Navy Pier in Chicago, when this guy with a big Nikon body comes up and asks if I could take a few pictures of him with his family...initially it was going to be 2 or 3 pictures, but I ended up spending about 20 minutes taking their pictures in fornt of various places in downtown Chicago. He thanked me afterwords, offered to buy us a round, and he told me that he picked me because he thought I knew what I was doing since I had professional equipment. This was about three years ago when I acquired my first DSLR, I barely knew what f-stops meant.

I hate it when people take me for a walking tripod. :lol:




  
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Dec 09, 2011 16:51 |  #42
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I used to like it, but then I started wondering if people are actually impressed or if they think I'm up to something..I was on my hotel balcony over the summer when I was out of town on a sports contract and I was shooting a panorama since I had a good view of the downtown skyline, a lady from the next balcony over looked around the wall and asked me what I was up to, when I said "just shooting some photos of the city" she said "really? are you sure you're not taking pictures of people in that apartment?" -points to building 3 blocks away with over 30 floors and tiny windows- the thing is...I was shooting with my 24-70..if people think I'm creeping with a lens that size I really had to rethink the 70-200 for street shooting. I think it makes people feel uncomfortable.


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Dec 09, 2011 16:58 |  #43

I like the attention I get when I whip out the 400 f/2.8 at the airport :D


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Dec 09, 2011 17:03 |  #44

I have had somebody offer me Vicodin as a trade for my Crumpler 5MDH :rolleyes:.

Sorry, don't own any big, white glass. Just had to feel included. :cool:


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Dec 09, 2011 17:16 as a reply to  @ SethDuBois's post |  #45

Might just be the neighborhood--but it's getting that there are several 70-200's @ about every event I cover.

If I had a dollar for every "pro" that felt the wife or I needed a business card just because we had better gear than they did--we would be super sizing our meal on a regular basis. :lol:


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