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Post the most ridiculous comments you've received with a big lens on!

 
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boufa
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Jan 06, 2012 07:30 as a reply to  @ post 13650257 |  #9691

I just got the Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm) and even though I knew it was gonna draw attention, I have still been a bit suprised. First, it has been bitterly cold out, so I figured if I saw any people, they wouldn't want to chat. Second, its winter, there are not that many people out... but still I have heard things when people walk by. Its strange but I'll get used to it.

I was at Wendy Park in Cleveland, on the Lake Erie shore, using gulls as practice (learning) how to shoot birds in flight with a monopod. A couple got out of a car not far from me and after a minute walked up and said ...

"Wow that's a big lens, my brother just passed and is buried in the Lake, mind if I look for a second?"

So I turned on live view and pointed the lens out to the water. I was completely confused. After a minute of talking, turns out he had died the day before, and his ashes were going to be spread on the lake in the spring/summer. I felt for her, but the lake was only 10 feet in front of us... it did not take a 500mm lens to see it. I was polite, it was nice to meet them, and they left. I am hoping that is as strange as it gets for me, but I have a feeling it won't be.


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Jan 06, 2012 15:46 |  #9692

boufa wrote in post #13656269 (external link)
A couple got out of a car not far from me and after a minute walked up and said ...

"Wow that's a big lens, my brother just passed and is buried in the Lake, mind if I look for a second?"
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I am hoping that is as strange as it gets for me,

It doesn't get any stranger than that!


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Jan 06, 2012 16:27 |  #9693

hairy_moth wrote in post #13658993 (external link)
It doesn't get any stranger than that!

I wonder what they thought they would see? :confused:


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Jan 07, 2012 00:08 as a reply to  @ richardfox's post |  #9694

Most of the time it's strangers that say the ridiculous things, however one should never underestimate a friend's ability to come up with one.

From my friend that has a Canon SX and sometimes travels with me. When I got my 5D2 last month...
"Oh boy, now I can buy your old camera and take photos as good as yours. Any chance you have a spare tripod too?"

What hurts, is she really thinks the 5D will be easier to use, and will magically make her photos look like mine. As to the tripod, she knows I have my old one, and that she could borrow it any time, but doesn't think it would help her camera. After all tripods only work on expensive cameras.




  
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Jan 07, 2012 07:38 |  #9695

robinpow wrote in post #13661517 (external link)
What hurts, is she really thinks the 5D will be easier to use, and will magically make her photos look like mine. As to the tripod, she knows I have my old one, and that she could borrow it any time, but doesn't think it would help her camera. After all tripods only work on expensive cameras.

Is she blonde by any chance? ;)




  
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Jan 08, 2012 07:44 |  #9696

robinpow wrote in post #13661517 (external link)
After all tripods only work on expensive cameras.

But isn't it a common fact that only expensive and heavy cameras will shake ;)


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Jan 20, 2012 07:20 |  #9697

http://failbook.failbl​og.org …ls-watch-out-ansel-adams/ (external link)

LOL! :lol:


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Jan 20, 2012 12:27 |  #9698

bwahahaha!


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Jan 21, 2012 13:00 |  #9699

Must be a cousin to my friend.




  
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Jan 22, 2012 20:53 |  #9700

sad truth is I know a LOT of people like that........




  
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Jan 23, 2012 07:05 |  #9701

he was talking about a nikon

i meant SHE


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Jan 24, 2012 23:44 |  #9702

The classic "WHAT? IT CAN'T ZOOM? WHAT A PIECE OF S&)*#)$*#)$(#*)($*. Buy Nikon".


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Jan 25, 2012 07:35 as a reply to  @ Winwin's post |  #9703

The proper response to anyone who disparages your gear about a lack of zoom is to look at their gear (or them), sneer, calmly say, "I'm into quality, not zoomability," turn your back on them, and walk away.

This response works with other than zoomability with appropriate adjustments.




  
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Jan 25, 2012 14:50 |  #9704

Oh my friend thought a 50mm lens was completely useless because it didn't zoom. Then asked how she could get photos more like mine.
But one of my friends did seem incredibly fascinated with my 70-300, "Dude, you could like, see the moon with that"
Dude, I could like, see the moon with my eyes.


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Jan 25, 2012 15:22 |  #9705

Is it sad that i know people wont understand what a 250mm focal length looks like so i just say its 15x...


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