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Took my 70-200 F4 to a wedding

 
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Mar 10, 2013 10:30 |  #31

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.. It is the same look most people over 40 give a 15 year-old with six inches of underwear showing.

So, do people under 40 look at the same kid and say "WOW!! that guy us ultra cool." :):)


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Mar 10, 2013 10:36 |  #32
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gjl711 wrote in post #15697946 (external link)
So, do people under 40 look at the same kid and say "WOW!! that guy us ultra cool." :):)

I don't know. Its been so long since I was under 40 that I can't remember. If so, that is one of the blessings of getting old.


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Mar 10, 2013 10:49 |  #33

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I don't know. Its been so long since I was under 40 that I can't remember. If so, that is one of the blessings of getting old.

I guess when I was a kid it was long hair and bell bottoms. :) Never could figure out why hair length would anger some so intensely.


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Mar 10, 2013 11:05 |  #34
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gjl711 wrote in post #15698019 (external link)
I guess when I was a kid it was long hair and bell bottoms. :) Never could figure out why hair length would anger some so intensely.

It seems we must be about the same age.


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Mar 10, 2013 11:17 |  #35

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Maybe because is a big white long lens, you're not working, that's the reason why they sell small compact cameras and 8 megapixels cellphones, but it must be just me.

Yes it's only you. I've been invited to quite a lot of weddings as a guest and I believe some of those are because the bride knows in advance that I take my cameras everywhere.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with taking good equipment along with you as long as you're staying out of the way of the hired photographer. If the bride and groom don't care then why should you? As for if the hired photographer doesn't like it then that's their problem if they don't have a contract stating no guests with pro equipment are allowed.


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Mar 10, 2013 14:22 |  #36

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If you rock up with your big camera, big lenses and flash then you send the message that their day is merely a photo opportunity for you to improve your portfolio.

I could not DISAGREE more! Once again POTN has seemed to skew another one of their members into believing that people only buy dslr equipment for monetary gain. The VAST majority of people in the world with dslr's do NOT have any intentions of ever making 1 cent from their hobby. POTN has a larger than normal percentage of money-making photographers due to the nature of this forum. Please please remember that just because somebody has a 70-200 it does not mean that they are trying to advance their photography careers... they just want nice photos.


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Mar 10, 2013 14:29 |  #37

Man buys nice camera, man can not use nice camera where he would like

Something seems wrong about this




  
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Mar 10, 2013 14:38 |  #38

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Man buys nice camera, man can not use nice camera where he would like

Something seems wrong about this

haha, agreed. I don't see a problem with bringing your camera, even with a big lens - I bring my camera almost everywhere, because I love shooting. Just because I'm going to a wedding that means I'm not allowed to do what I love to do? Like everyone said, stay out of the paid photographer's way, and you're good to go. Also, just because you bring a camera, doesn't meant that's what you'll be doing the entire time.


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Mar 10, 2013 14:44 |  #39

if the 70-200 was only 2 inches long instead of 12, would that make a difference to those who said he shouldn't have brought it?

In otherwords; is it the physical size of the lens, is it what the lens can do, or is it what the lens "stands for" (for lack of a better word)?


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Mar 10, 2013 15:12 |  #40

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.. or is it what the lens "stands for" (for lack of a better word)?

My guess, but then I have no problem taking it. :)


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Mar 10, 2013 16:18 |  #41

I brought my 70-200 to a wedding a couple of years ago. (f4 IS Not the 2.8) The wedding photographer eyeballed me right away and came over and struck up a conversation. I still remember his first words:

Wow, you have your long end covered WAY better then me".

They shot the whole event with an 85 1.8.




  
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Mar 10, 2013 19:16 |  #42

If I was the man getting married, I might be a little wary of a stranger with a large white lens taking pictures of me. If its a friend, its all good. But if I didn't know you, and saw you in the bushes taking pictures of me and my wife, I might be a little weirded out.

Good shots though! Like #3


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Mar 10, 2013 19:38 as a reply to  @ Tiller's post |  #43
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My daughter is getting married in Boston at the end of March. Me in a tux with my 6D/70-200 strapped to my hand the entire time....thinking about my 24-70 in a Lowepro case strapped to my belt.


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Mar 10, 2013 19:55 |  #44

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The VAST majority of people in the world with dslr's do NOT have any intentions of ever making 1 cent from their hobby.

I agree but and also the vast majority will never buy such a big lens. OK so you may not want to make money from the 'hobby' but I still believe standing there with your big white lens sends out the wrong signals to all those around you. At the very best you are the proverbial uncle Bob.


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Mar 11, 2013 01:44 |  #45

:-) I had my entire gear bag in the car :-) and selected the 7-200 F4, because of its size and reach - the objective was to be in the back ground. My view on this was that a shorter lens would not allow me to stay out of the way that much. I don't like point and shoots, because I battle to get good quality.

The official photographer had a 6D and a 5D MK II and he also had his 70-200 F4 out for a short while during the reception. I noticed the 24-70 F2.8 for most of his work.

One thing I did notice from the 70-200 F4 is that you stand further back for sure :-) on a 1.6 crop, but the ability to zoom into a moment is nice. No walking backwards and forwards the whole time.

Some other guests had 60Ds with kit lenses.

Soft focus edit - the bride and groom moved to a different setting and shared a moment under a set of trees. The mother of the bride is very thank full for the photographs and said I managed to capture the wedding from a different perspective.

I also didn't over do it (or hope so), by looking like a second photographer - took a few shots and packed it away.


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