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Bwaze
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Nov 16, 2008 04:39 as a reply to  @ post 6696631 |  #6151

Lol. Hungarian Tolkien Society. (double checking the spelling this time)

Sorry, keyboard typing is not my native forms of communications. :)




  
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Nov 16, 2008 13:09 |  #6152

As in LOTR, right?


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Nov 16, 2008 13:20 |  #6153

I just have an XTi and was shooting with my kit lens and some girl in Santa Monica comes running out of the bar wanting to know where Britney (Spears) was? *shakes head*


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Nov 16, 2008 13:45 |  #6154

michelle* wrote in post #6698294 (external link)
I just have an XTi and was shooting with my kit lens and some girl in Santa Monica comes running out of the bar wanting to know where Britney (Spears) was? *shakes head*

oh man, classic.


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Nov 16, 2008 14:51 |  #6155

michelle* wrote in post #6698294 (external link)
I just have an XTi and was shooting with my kit lens and some girl in Santa Monica comes running out of the bar wanting to know where Britney (Spears) was? *shakes head*

My @sshole self would have responded with "Apparently, not with you."


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Nov 16, 2008 17:58 as a reply to  @ post 6667675 |  #6156

On the megapixel comments: I always respond with something over the top. 40 tends to be a great answer. You can see their ego go *FLOP* as they thought they were going to pull the "mine has more and cost less". Most people I know or run into have no clue what the differences are in cameras.


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Nov 17, 2008 07:28 |  #6157

michelle* wrote in post #6698294 (external link)
I just have an XTi and was shooting with my kit lens and some girl in Santa Monica comes running out of the bar wanting to know where Britney (Spears) was? *shakes head*

At this point, you have 2 options:
1) Point in the other direction shouting "there she is", then beating the stupid girl over the head with your tripod/monopod
2) Test fire your flash in her face.

Either way she will see stars that night!!:lol::lol::lol:


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Nov 18, 2008 11:05 |  #6158

tonylong wrote in post #6698257 (external link)
As in LOTR, right?

Right. I'm from Slovenia, and several members of Slovenian Tolkien Society have visited Hungarian meeting.

I bought my EOS 450D August, so I'm a complete beginner, I didn't even own a digital camera before (always rented one form friends or family when I needed one).

So after two months of struggling with buttons and settings I am slowly noticing such things as composition and proper exposure.

This is the result of the trip, a 232-photos gallery of silly things Tolkien fans do when on their own:

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Sill learning though. But this forum is great, I have learned tonns. And spent a lot of time in silly threads like this one. :D Haven't posted, because I think everything I can ask now has already been answered, so I use "search" function a lot. But I think I will slowly start to post my photos and try to get some feedback, I'm probably not the most competent crytic.



  
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Nov 29, 2008 11:52 |  #6159

Bump (subscribe) :p


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Nov 29, 2008 11:58 |  #6160

Oh, got one. Walking into the 'roped off' area at the offshore boat races in town with my D40 55-200. (sorry)
Security guard says "Whoa, what are you doing?"
Me: "What?"
SG: "You can't bring that in here."
Me: "You're serious?"
SG: "Yeah, I dont know newspapers and people that sell the pictures get angry."
Me: "Well that's really stupid, and it sucks."
SG: "Can you hide it?"
Me: "Well I can take the lens off and put it in my shorts" (Cargo shorts-perfect)
SG: "Cool, go ahead man."
Me: "Sweet! Thanks alot man!"

Very cool :) Thanks security guard :)

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Same event, different area
Girl: "Are you a photographer?" I was going to say "Yeah, I have a camera, and taking pictures, right?" :lol: I just said "No."
Girl: "Oh I saw you out there with that big lens and was wondering." :lol:

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Nov 29, 2008 14:24 as a reply to  @ izthistaken's post |  #6161

Got my share of attention today, as I was strolling through the dunes for some shots.

First a nice couple, pointing me towards a fairy ring, because they noticed I have a 'real' camera. I told them theirs is just as real (a small compact), but they just said it's not as real as mine. Many thanks to them though, got some great shots of the ring (check this post) :D

As I was still wandering around looking for the ring, I came across another couple, of which one started posing in a ridiculous way (straight up, big fake smile), grabbing his wife in the process (making her pose along). I just smiled/laughed and went on.
Shortly after, I turned back, realising that I probably should've taken the other turn to find the ring, and I came across the same couple again. I walked faster apparently. As soon as he noticed me, history repeated itself :roll:. Didn't take a picture since I'm not usually into portraits, and I didn't have my flash - it was getting darkish already. Was a funny encounter though, smiles on several faces :)

Then a group of girl scouts. There were hordes of scouts everywhere today. Anyway, these girls pointed out that they had just seen some deer a bit further along. Told them I had seen some earlier today and that I didn't think I had enough reach to catch them on the sensor, even if I were to see them myself. "That big lens can't zoom far enough ?" Was the obvious question that followed. Since it was my 17-70, I said "Nope, and I left my other lens at home."
"Hey, but we make good subjects as well!"
Didn't think so... was already wandering away :roll:

That would be my recollection of this afternoon :)


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Nov 29, 2008 15:25 |  #6162

Ahh, I always get good laughs from this thread.

I was leaving a restaurant a few months back and some guy was like woah, nice camera. How much does that cost? I go are you into photography? He goes "yeah, I use to shoot cars and everything, wide angles and bird eye lenses. I love the bird eye lens, its my favorite." Bird eye lens? "Yeah, its like really wide and makes a cool effect." I'm yeah, its a great lens, and that's my story.


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Nov 29, 2008 15:36 as a reply to  @ ooo's post |  #6163

He's just confusing birds with flying fish.




  
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Nov 29, 2008 19:23 |  #6164

I went out and tested out something. Had a camera assistant carrying the ghostbusters pack but instead of a ring light, I had a beauty dish... in a club... Going around and taking portraits of people. People kept asking me, "are you shooting video?" and I go, "only if I had the new 5D mkII I could".

People were amazed that I was doing this for fun. It was an experiment.


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Dec 02, 2008 20:15 as a reply to  @ post 6696430 |  #6165

Them - "You compensating for something?"
Me - "No, I'm complementing it :wink:"

I should have used that response when a friend made the same comment on Thanksgiving night. I had bought a 24-70L earlier that day and when I began shooting the dinner spread (with hood and flash) everybody had to say something. I knew most of the people so it was a good time and we talked about some of the other comments I have gotten.

I used to have a 1D and some L's including the 70-200/2.8 IS and I got lots of comments, especially since I was shooting mainly concerts in bars. All of the usual utterances abounded. Since the 1D just came out, I got lots of questions as to whether it shot film or not, which was kind of surprising.

Since moving to NYC, I have had many similar encounters. I haven't shot with the 24-70 in public yet but I'm sure history will repeat itself.

Epic thread, BTW!


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