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

 
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Jul 28, 2006 11:41 |  #1

Oh come on, all of you know you get comments from other people while you're using a big white lens!

I'm sure we all get the "woah, nice camera!", but I'd like to hear what other ridiculousness you guys get while just trying to take pictures.

Someone actually commented on the color of my camera. He said he knew the lens was good, but he never expected such a lens to be on a silver camera body. I laughed and walked away.
Post the most ridiculous comments you've received with a big lens on! (the original) 28 July, 2006


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Oct 14, 2013 07:28 |  #2

Saturday at my sons basketball practice

"I could probably buy a decent car with those cost" (body+lens)




  
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Oct 14, 2013 17:56 |  #3

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Oct 15, 2013 01:10 |  #4

Subscribing.

Once when I was in Canberra, I was on the bus with my 40D and tammy 17-50 2.8 and I was asked what newspaper I worked for.


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Oct 15, 2013 01:24 as a reply to  @ Tiberius's post |  #5

it seems like the minimum size for a lens to be considered big is getting smaller and smaller




  
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Oct 15, 2013 01:27 |  #6

drewl wrote in post #16372081 (external link)
it seems like the minimum size for a lens to be considered big is getting smaller and smaller

Compared to a mobile phone camera, most DSLR stuff is quite big. And remember that the number of people with a DSLR varies a lot depending on where in the world you are.


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Oct 15, 2013 01:47 as a reply to  @ pwm2's post |  #7

still......the title of the thread implies that we're talking about lenses that are big for slr's, not just big compared to phones.


okay, honest question though. where do most people draw the line between "big" and "not big" lenses?




  
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Oct 15, 2013 05:20 |  #8

Well, I think it's not so much what WE consider to be a big lens, but what the average "huhuhuh look at my iphone, I'm a photographer!" Joe considers to be a big lens.

And the answer to that is ANY lens.


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Oct 15, 2013 06:38 as a reply to  @ Tiberius's post |  #9

I was shooting a duathlon in 2007 with a body + 70-200 f/4 hanging around me, and a guy in a bathroom of all places said to me "is that a big lens or are you just happy to see me?". Rolled my eyes and replied 'maybe a bit of both'. He walked away.


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Oct 17, 2013 09:04 |  #10

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Oct 17, 2013 16:23 |  #11

It's been said a thousand different ways, but I got it again the other day: "That camera takes great pictures." My response: "No, I take great pictures, and I own a pretty nice camera, but thanks anyhow."


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Oct 18, 2013 01:00 |  #12

A couple of weeks ago at work, we were discussing a photo to be used for publicity. I said we should hire a pro; a colleague suggested that we take it ourselves: "With my girlfriend's new camera, anybody can take a great picture." Of course her definition of a great picture boils down to anything that's mostly in focus, probably with a bit of oversharpening and boosted contrast/saturation. Composition? Telling a story? Background clutter? Bokeh? None of those are factors in a "great picture." After a couple of rounds I gave up the argument.


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Oct 18, 2013 01:02 |  #13

gkuenning wrote in post #16379715 (external link)
A couple of weeks ago at work, we were discussing a photo to be used for publicity. I said we should hire a pro; a colleague suggested that we take it ourselves: "With my girlfriend's new camera, anybody can take a great picture." Of course her definition of a great picture boils down to anything that's mostly in focus, probably with a bit of oversharpening and boosted contrast/saturation. Composition? Telling a story? Background clutter? Bokeh? None of those are factors in a "great picture." After a couple of rounds I gave up the argument.

Let them go ahead and take whatever picture they want, then take one yourself and blow them all out of the water.




  
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Oct 18, 2013 01:55 as a reply to  @ 20droger's post |  #14

nowadays people consider a photo great if they are in it




  
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Oct 18, 2013 06:37 |  #15

drewl wrote in post #16379779 (external link)
nowadays people consider a photo great if they are in it

Nothing "nowadays" about peoples view of photos. 50 years ago, people were also happy with their photos even when the photo had lots of technical issues because of operator errors, and the photo had bad composition.

Technology shifts will not magically solve the differences between photographers and people who takes photos. The "common viewer" is (and have "always" been) happy with a photo if it contains person x, with a slight reduction in score if person x happens to blink.

A sharp or fuzzy photo or with good or bad composition will still trig peoples internal memories about the captured persons on the photo - and that is often the only criteria for good/bad. I.e. captured or not.


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