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

 
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Jul 20, 2013 23:51 |  #9946

Davidsl222 wrote in post #16124471 (external link)
Seven years ago, my daughter was graduating high school at the Greek Theater in LA. I went as close as possible in the aisle being guarded by the police. I had a 5D and a 400 5.6. One LAPD officer next to me turns to his partner and says: "Look the paparazzi are covering high school graduations now."

???


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Jul 29, 2013 09:39 |  #9947

Yesterday I was shooting rec league sports photos with the Sigma 100-300 f4, and all covered in an Op/Tech rainsleeve because of the iffy weather.

One of the volleyball players did a double take and asked me, "Is that... a camera?"

I'm not sure what else he thought it was???


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Jul 29, 2013 11:18 |  #9948

I was at a kids swim meet recently. I happen to have my bathing suite on, so, for a unique perspective, I (very carefully) waited into the shallow, kiddie-end of the pool that was right next to the part of the pool where the races were taking place. I had a 7D with the 70-200II (nothing huge, but it looks like a serious camera). After I came out, a parent from the other team asks me: "Is that camera waterproof or are you just an idiot?!" I just said "Yes."

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Sep 06, 2013 16:49 |  #9949

Came back recently from an Alaskan cruise... Equipped with my 1D4 and 400L DO IS, I took a 'photographic' excursion specifically to find wildlife in-and-around Auke Bay, Alaska... Camera/Lens were still in my backpack while the other 'togs in the group had their equipment out changing settings, reviewing images, and taking a few snapshots before the excursion left the port...

On the boat and en route to our first location, the guide (also a photographer) calls out a pod of whales on the starboard side... The boat slows down and the eight other 'togs start snapping away... I barely unzip my backpack and remove my setup when the the guide yells, "HOLY F'N SH!!!T"... Needless to say I was a bit startled and surprised by the comment... I figure he's seen about every lens imaginable while giving this tours for several years...

Now I'm felling embarrassed as the other 'togs stop snapping and glance towards me and momentarily stop taking pictures... Eeekksss... But that changed, soon enough, as plumes start bellowing out of the whales we were all trying to capture... Throughout the rest of the photo tour, several comments arise including:

"Can you see the details of the whale's spout?"
"I bet you can see the Mars with that thing..."
"Please try not to scare the bald eagles away with that thing..."
"Can you please lower your shutter burst, I'm feeling inadequate around you..."


All rather amusing, but I still got a kick off the tour guides comment... Hahaha...

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Sep 06, 2013 16:53 |  #9950

In his defense, doesn't that have about a 5" front element?


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Sep 06, 2013 17:00 as a reply to  @ CJCMarquez's post |  #9951

yea but still, the nature photography guide should be familiar with such things




  
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Sep 06, 2013 20:10 |  #9952

Not a lens comment, more a camera comment from someone else my age...

I open my bag up revealing the large 1D Mark IIn and pull it out when the person sat next to me says...

"thats a... big camera. I've got a DIGITAL one though!"

he thought it was a film camera and then went on to ask why it was so big when his little ' digital camera' did the same thing (apparently)

...Facepalm.


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Sep 07, 2013 12:29 |  #9953

Olicat wrote in post #16274781 (external link)
Not a lens comment, more a camera comment from someone else my age...

I open my bag up revealing the large 1D Mark IIn and pull it out when the person sat next to me says...

"thats a... big camera. I've got a DIGITAL one though!"

he thought it was a film camera and then went on to ask why it was so big when his little ' digital camera' did the same thing (apparently)

...Facepalm.

Did you mention to him that his village needs its idiot back?




  
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Sep 07, 2013 17:09 |  #9954

I was at the US Nationals (drag race) in Indy last weekend, and was using my 70-200mm f/2.8L. I heard the people behind me talking about my camera between runs and finally one of them taps me on the shoulder to ask em about it. He asked how much it cost and I honestly told him, $3100 (camera and lens). His friend said I got ripped off.

I also plane spot at work since O'Hare is about 3 miles away from our building. One of the salesmen commented to me later in the day on the same lens, "What was with the bazooka at lunch?"


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Sep 08, 2013 13:14 as a reply to  @ Luxornv's post |  #9955

shooting a wedding with the 400 2.8 yesterday, and i heard a little kid ask his dad why i had a telescope in church.




  
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Sep 10, 2013 18:15 |  #9956

drewl wrote in post #16278940 (external link)
shooting a wedding with the 400 2.8 yesterday

So I gotta ask, why the 400 @ a wedding? Were the B&G that far away? Just curious to know, drewl... Thanks!!!

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Sep 10, 2013 18:50 as a reply to  @ airbutchie's post |  #9957

i was second shooter so i was more free to get unique shots while the main guy got the must-haves.

i'm primarily a motorsports shooter so that's why i even have a 400 2.8 in the first place.
it's a bonus that i can bring it to weddings and get stuff that most wedding photographers can't.




  
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Sep 10, 2013 19:23 |  #9958

drewl wrote in post #16278940 (external link)
shooting a wedding with the 400 2.8 yesterday, and i heard a little kid ask his dad why i had a telescope in church.

To see GOD of course! Bwahahaha I slay me.


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Oct 01, 2013 14:54 |  #9959

I feel proud to have finally made it to the end of this thread, 664 pages later! Thanks for all the laughs guys!

Sadly I haven't got any stories of my own to add as I don't own anything bigger than an EF 75-300 at the moment :(


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Oct 01, 2013 15:16 |  #9960

I was headed down the street yesterday and stopped to chat with a neighbor on the way. After a few minutes I told her I had to go and try to get shots of a sphinx moth. I had my camera with the 100-400 attached to my monopod and slung over my shoulder. She said "I that was a weed wacker." Evidentally, she didn't get much of a look at it.




  
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