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Dec 29, 2013 20:42 |  #16

JeffreyG wrote in post #16562961 (external link)
I don't think he ever said that he sold a photo to a 3rd party or published anything.

The dog whistle call buried in the OP's post was a kind of 'I have super nice stuff, and people think I'm awesome!' Give or take. I don't really care to get into it, but that is the subtext that is calling out the responses such as they are.

I didn't see any nose-in-the-air attitude, but to each their own.


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Dec 29, 2013 20:42 |  #17

JeffreyG wrote in post #16562961 (external link)
The dog whistle call buried in the OP's post was a kind of 'I have super nice stuff, and people think I'm awesome!' Give or take. I don't really care to get into it, but that is the subtext that is calling out the responses such as they are.

In this case the responses were just as bad or worse than the calling out... It's funny how conversations are similar to driving the roads in which people act in ways they would probably never do in person.




  
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Dec 29, 2013 20:51 |  #18

RandyMN wrote in post #16562980 (external link)
In this case the responses were just as bad or worse than the calling out... It's funny how conversations are similar to driving the roads in which people act in ways they would probably never do in person.

Reminds me of a bit of Louis CK's act.


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Dec 29, 2013 21:46 |  #19

Sounds like good will to all men ceases on boxing day ey? :rolleyes:

Well, to the OP - thanks for your story. I for one am interested to see different ways that the public react to the color of the lenses ;) - and even more so when I hear a story with a nice outcome.

I'm disappointed that I didn't get a chance to see the photo's, but understand why you've taken it down. (I wonder how many less photo's we'd have on here if everyone was asked the same question every time they posted).

Great that the person was comfortable enough to approach you, and kudo's for your kind and generous response to her.


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Dec 29, 2013 22:05 |  #20

Thanks for OP for the story :.

Personally I really hate the attention the Canon white L-lenses get when I was out and I really would love if there was a black version available for 70-200L II. Yes, it still would be same size (huge) but I would bet in black color it would stand out amongst the crowd much less..


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Dec 29, 2013 22:12 |  #21

While it hasn't caused me to sell any photos, I definitely attract a lot more attention at my nieces' soccer games when I use my 100-400. It's another reason why I love my little prime lenses so much, no one bothers you when you use them. If only they knew... LOL :)


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Dec 29, 2013 22:21 |  #22

Tmuussoni wrote in post #16563181 (external link)
Thanks for OP for the story :.

Personally I really hate the attention the Canon white L-lenses get when I was out and I really would love if there was a black version available for 70-200L II. Yes, it still would be same size (huge) but I would bet in black color it would stand out amongst the crowd much less..

Nikon is black and still gets noticed. I actually like the white and if shooting an event I really don't care how much of a dork I look like and I'll have multiple bodies, potato masher flash, radio slave and light meter all hanging from my shoulders. I also drag along a second Quantum flash on a tripod with battery pack hanging.

If street walking I just purchased a Rebel SL1 with 40 mm pancake lens as to attract no attention. Best of both worlds in that one can be discreet or one can have people step aside when they see you are seriously equipped for photo's.




  
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Dec 29, 2013 23:41 |  #23

RandyMN wrote in post #16562918 (external link)
Because people enjoy being pricks on Internet.

Maybe "big lens envy" makes people react that way :D




  
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Dec 30, 2013 00:15 |  #24

Tmuussoni wrote in post #16563181 (external link)
Personally I really hate the attention the Canon white L-lenses get when I was out and I really would love if there was a black version available for 70-200L II. Yes, it still would be same size (huge) but I would bet in black color it would stand out amongst the crowd much less..

If it matters that much to you, you could always get a black Lens Coat for the lens. They sell them at Adorama and B&H for a bit under $80.

Personally, I've never felt the color of the lens itself attracts any particular attention. Has anyone actually heard comments about the color of the lens on your camera? I think only those that are into photography really notice the color of the lens. Also, I think we sometimes think the white lenses attract more attention than they do because we know how much they cost. Most people that notice you probably do so because you are carrying a large DSLR body with a big lens attached, as well as other photo gear, and would notice you regardless of whether the lens is white or black.


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Dec 30, 2013 02:23 |  #25

mag10 wrote in post #16563447 (external link)
If it matters that much to you, you could always get a black Lens Coat for the lens. They sell them at Adorama and B&H for a bit under $80.

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Well, I think white stands out more than black. But it's not that big deal, I suppose. But still it would be cool to have an option to choose color of the L-lens, black or white :).


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Dec 30, 2013 05:25 |  #26

Its a shame that some are taking this post the wrong way.

Give the guy a break.

HE was approached, and she was prepared to pay for pictures that she was unable to take with her own gear, on an occasion that that probably meant a lot to her.

Everybody's happy, so what's the problem?

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Dec 30, 2013 05:33 |  #27

It's not always the color, it's the size...

I get people coming up to me all the time when I have my 24-70 or 85 on asking if I shoot professionally. But I'm also alway carrying either a gripped 5D or my 1D mkIII. For people who are used to seeing a Rebel with a small kit lens when that "large" diameter lens is swinging around they notice!




  
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Dec 30, 2013 06:45 |  #28

Stu Scully wrote in post #16563654 (external link)
It's not always the color, it's the size...

I get people coming up to me all the time when I have my 24-70 or 85 on asking if I shoot professionally. But I'm also alway carrying either a gripped 5D or my 1D mkIII. For people who are used to seeing a Rebel with a small kit lens when that "large" diameter lens is swinging around they notice!

I think Stu is right; people are so used to the Rebel size, they immediately notice a bigger body (happens to me all the time) ... but a big white lens screams "Big Money! I'm a Pro" to many people ...


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Dec 30, 2013 06:58 |  #29

Stu Scully wrote in post #16563654 (external link)
It's not always the color, it's the size...

It's not the size. It's what you do with it...


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Am I the only one who would have done this without charge?


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