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Feb 03, 2012 00:25 |  #91

lol i know i am half and half typing lol


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Feb 03, 2012 00:25 |  #92

Meh...whatever...maybe he didn't need a tripod for that shot and was simply too lazy to remove it...


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Feb 03, 2012 00:28 |  #93

LowriderS10 wrote in post #13816933 (external link)
Meh...whatever...maybe he didn't need a tripod for that shot and was simply too lazy to remove it...

Nope. I it was attached to the camera all day as he walked about - it just dangled there most of the time :)


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Feb 03, 2012 00:29 |  #94

no clue but very stupid, then his wife came over and asked where is the camera he was like i showed this guy how tough it was. she like huh, he said its at the bottom of the lake now. never seen a girl try to break the ice open more looked like she was gonna dive in for it true story i left crying lol cause i would die for that lens


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Feb 03, 2012 00:44 |  #95

silliest thing said:

jhayesvw wrote in post #13815228 (external link)
. . . on it I'd they disnt look thry would . . .


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Feb 03, 2012 00:45 |  #96

Erik_L wrote in post #13816945 (external link)
Nope. I it was attached to the camera all day as he walked about - it just dangled there most of the time :)

That is odd...

but if it didn't effect his shots, it's not all together stupid (aside from how it looked).

My guess, is it was just how he chose to carry the tripod around. If he didn't keep it attached to the camera, he would have had to hold it all day (or carry something else to accommodate the tripod).


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Feb 03, 2012 00:48 |  #97

LowriderS10 wrote in post #13816933 (external link)
Meh...whatever...maybe he didn't need a tripod for that shot and was simply too lazy to remove it...

his situation isn't that bad. THe guy I was talking about had the tripod fully extended while his camera is hanging around his neck as if a DSLR with tripod is the new bling.


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Feb 03, 2012 00:48 |  #98

jhayesvw wrote in post #13815228 (external link)
Being a 60d and a rebel t1i owner my favorite is " plastic cameras are cheap and break easily" or anythung like that.
I bet if I put a 50d, 7d, and 60d in somebody's hand with a decent lens on it I'd they disnt look thry would have a hard time telling the difference.

None of those are cheep cameras. I mean a 10D and a 5DII in the hand feels about the same.

Try a t3i, and I bet you get different results.


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Feb 03, 2012 00:54 |  #99

WARAT wrote in post #13816784 (external link)
A guy at a car event was holding his D90 and kept talking about how to get good angle and stuff. He has his camera hanging around his neck with the tripod connected to it in broad day light. He further explained how he needed the tripod to do long exposures at high noon with an iso of 1600.

I thought I was being punked.

That's pretty funny! I can't blame you for suspecting that he was pulling a "fast one"!

jaszek wrote in post #13816796 (external link)
I was at an aquarium, with my XSi and I had a battery grip on it. This old guy comes up to me, points at my camera. "Nice camera", I reply "Thanks". He then points at the grip, asking "Is that an add on film winder to make it wind faster?". I just said that it is just that.

Pretty funny, except when you realize that someone who hasn't been "integrated" into the DSLR world but was familiar with "active" SLR photography could very understandably guess that!

mafoo wrote in post #13816883 (external link)
Would one use that setup for anything outside of studio work? Very cool by the way.

Medium Frame cameras are used for a whole number of things. Think of huge landscape/scenic prints, or even a big poster in a store that just jumps out at you...you pretty much know it's MF!


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Feb 03, 2012 01:10 |  #100

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I figured this has been asked before but I thought it'd be fun to have another go around.

While shooting an event last weekend I was asked about my camera (5Dmk2).

The person was rabidly anti Canon and described herself as a pro... I'm not pro or anti Canon/Nikon... I view them as quite comparable. So I wasn't about to start a fight but did mention I liked my 5D's high ISO abilities.

That's when it happened. She told me what she liked most about Nikon's "They don't have ISO".

Smiled and walked away.

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Feb 03, 2012 01:18 |  #101

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This is a lie.. it has to be....

When a girl that dumb sits next to you, you don't move over a seat.

Dam you just made me laugh out loud on a packed train!


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Feb 03, 2012 01:33 |  #102

Went into Frys, one time, for a CF card. Since my camera wasn't UDMA capable, I didn't need a 'fast' card, by any means...but the electronics monkey INSISTED that I should get the faster card "because it will make your photos look better".

Walked out; haven't been back. :|


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WARAT wrote in post #13816784 (external link)
A guy at a car event was holding his D90 and kept talking about how to get good angle and stuff. He has his camera hanging around his neck with the tripod connected to it in broad day light. He further explained how he needed the tripod to do long exposures at high noon with an iso of 1600.

I thought I was being punked.

Musta been mad stacking those ND filters!

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Feb 03, 2012 05:45 |  #104

mcowens wrote in post #13816828 (external link)
at our winter festival i was shooting the racing on ice and a guy came up and asked me is that camera tough i was like yea i guess so he showed me his which was a rebel xsi with a 400f/2.8 and said his been through hell and back i was like wow thats good and then he said watch and showed me how tough it was by throwing it on the ice and bye bye camera its now on the bottom of the lake with a 6k lens attached no clue if he was F'ed in the head or just had money like that


I had to check where you are - one of the times I was looking for things about how tough Rebels are looking for specific YouTube videos about some guy that sets one on fire (and then the shutter still works - doesn't mean the rest of the camera is functional? w/e) - found a new article about one that was found in some lake somewhere during a dive and returned to the owner. Camera was hosed by they actually got the memory card recovered... For a second I wondered if it was the same camera! :lol:

If I were his wife I would have dove in the lake after it, come out with it and beat him senseless with it. :-|


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Feb 03, 2012 05:57 |  #105

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Silliest thing I've heard about gear, was a bunch of photographers sitting around stroking their inferiority complexes by telling stories about their superior knowledge of gear.

I dunno - maybe I have an inferiority complex... Most of what has been said here is basic knowledge of camera gear, not "superior." You would expect someone to know what a lens is, that throwing your camera onto ice is absolutely senseless, etc. This, to me, was more of a thread about some of the general idiocy of humanity in general. Sometimes we just have our "oops I wasn't thinking moments" and other times you just run across this person who has absolutely no clue... and well, you very kindly attempt to educate them if possible (wasn't possible with the camera guy, so I kept my mouth shut while debating if I wanted to buy any of the many used film cameras he had... so tempting!) but can't help but laugh about it a little later. Seriously - most people looking at a DSLR and lens kit would, after seeing the picture on the front of the box, realize that maybe some assembly was required. That's just common sense... :lol:


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