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

 
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May 18, 2014 19:37 |  #106

Last weekend shooting volleyball with 7D / Sigma 70-200 OS.

"How do you take a selfie with that?"

:)


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Aug 24, 2014 09:38 as a reply to  @ joeblack2022's post |  #107

I have not received any ridiculous comments recently and I am posting only to try to revive and activate this thread. I have enjoyed reading this and the 'first' thread for many years.

Anyone have a comment to post?

Thanks

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Aug 24, 2014 20:48 as a reply to  @ billyii's post |  #108

Here is a reverse story.
The guy (whom I know and don't like), walks up to me at soccer game. I am using 1DII + Sigma 100-300 with the huge hood.
He: Hey, new camera? Take a picture of me (while posing something stupid)
Me: I can't
He: Why not?
Me: It is a crop sensor camera.
He: What does that mean?
Me: That means the sensor is not big enough to fit your ego on it.
He: Walks away.




  
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Aug 25, 2014 06:06 |  #109

Sibil wrote in post #17115546 (external link)
Here is a reverse story.
The guy (whom I know and don't like), walks up to me at soccer game. I am using 1DII + Sigma 100-300 with the huge hood.
He: Hey, new camera? Take a picture of me (while posing something stupid)
Me: I can't
He: Why not?
Me: It is a crop sensor camera.
He: What does that mean?
Me: That means the sensor is not big enough to fit your ego on it.
He: Walks away.

Excellent !! i love it
thanks for the laugh :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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Aug 26, 2014 03:54 |  #110

Hopefully I shall get some comments when I take out the 100-400 I've hired! I shall report back!


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Sep 03, 2014 18:00 |  #111

Reporting back!

Nothing spectacular sadly, a few "I'm getting lens envy" and one "You must be happy to see me" when I extended the lens xD

I did get plenty of looks though, so that's something I guess. Although to be fair, the 100-400 was a pretty dull lens. Walking along the display line for the Airshow, I lost count of 400mm or longer prime lenses on 1DX bodies


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Sep 05, 2014 08:38 |  #112

"are you paparazzi?"
"who are you waiting for?"
"do you work for a magazine?"

I don't have a big lens, like a L telephoto, but that doesn't stop me from getting ridiculous comments...


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Sep 05, 2014 13:05 as a reply to  @ Eccentric M's post |  #113

From yesterday, (at a soccer game).
That's a big white lens. Nikon, right? :rolleyes:




  
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Sep 06, 2014 12:15 |  #114

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Me (pointing to my wife): "Ask here, she's a biologist."




  
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Sep 08, 2014 11:53 as a reply to  @ blfoster's post |  #115

I have a camouflage Lenscoat on my 300 f2.8 II. At an air show a guy walks up to me and says he couldn't see my lens because of the camouflage. Kind of a corny joke, I guess. The next day at the show another guy says the exact same thing. ;)


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Sep 08, 2014 16:52 as a reply to  @ Perfectly Frank's post |  #116

took the 400 2.8 to cover the scottish highland games.

walking through the crowd over to the stadium i hear,

"dude, dude, dude! did you see the size of that guy's camera?! that's the biggest camera i've ever seen!!"




  
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Sep 15, 2014 23:44 |  #117

joeblack2022 wrote in post #16913664 (external link)
Last weekend shooting volleyball with 7D / Sigma 70-200 OS.

"How do you take a selfie with that?"

:)

This is great. I'm going to use that with people with big lenses.


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Sep 18, 2014 00:13 |  #118

I get a lot of comments with the 100-400. My favorite:

I'm shooting my daughter's softball game from the fence down the first base line. A lady walking past me exclaims "Ooh, look at that camera! I bet that cost a lot of money! Probably a thousand dollars!" I shrug, quickly doing the math on my head and calculating that she's short by $1500.

Then she says, "I bet you can see a long way with that thing! Can you see a long way with that thing?" I tend to get a kick out of comments like this, and am generally a nice guy, so I ask, "Would you like to see?"

I show her how to hold the camera and put it at 400mm. She points it at who I assume is her granddaughter on third base, and excitedly tells another person that she is with, "Wow! I can see Shameka!"

Then she yells across the field, "Hey Shameka! I can see you!"


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Sep 19, 2014 00:45 as a reply to  @ sandwedge's post |  #119

i hate that question. with any lens you can see millions of miles away.




  
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Sep 19, 2014 01:13 |  #120

drewl wrote in post #17164602 (external link)
i hate that question. with any lens you can see millions of miles away.

Except that not all lenses can focus on infinity, so you don't get very good views of objects millions of miles away :p


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