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3armdave
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Oct 07, 2013 12:05 |  #9961

As a parent of a 5-year old kid I want to take good pictures and with a decent camera 6d And lens usually 24-105l or 70-200. Occasionally at events I get strange looks from someone which I tend to ignore but it is annoying, meanwhile everyone else is happily snapping away with their phone and pocket cameras.

On a lighter note, I'm sure enjoying this thread as I get some of the usual comments too. My wife gives me a hard time and looks a bit embarrassed sometimes but she definitely loves the result. We went to a pumpkin hunt on the weekend and as I put the camera with monopod in the truck she said... "Oh honey, seriously?" And chuckled at me.

She didn't have to worry though because both of my batteries were dead on arrival, so I had to use my iPhone instead... Of course she thought that was hilarious! :o :o

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Oct 07, 2013 14:56 |  #9962

With my 7D and 100-400 lens at a high school baseball game: Umpire "That rig is probably worth more than my car."




  
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Oct 07, 2013 16:43 |  #9963

motownk wrote in post #16353353 (external link)
With my 7D and 100-400 lens at a high school baseball game: Umpire "That rig is probably worth more than my car."

The only response to this would be "Why do you have a car, YOU'RE FREAKING BLIND!!?!?!?!"


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Oct 08, 2013 08:55 |  #9964

3armdave wrote in post #16352874 (external link)
As a parent of a 5-year old kid I want to take good pictures and with a decent camera 6d And lens usually 24-105l or 70-200. Invariably I get rotten looks from other parents which I tend to ignore. But occasionally someone will actually approach me saying I can't take pictures of the kids (implying that I must be a pedophile).

I can't help but wonder what you are doing to get this reaction. I'm a father of 4 (tweens and teens now) and, at playgrounds when they younger, while using a 7D/70-200 f/2.8 (or my older 75-300) to get good candids - I've never had a reaction even remotely like this -- and my children don't even look at all like me (i.e., to a casual observer, I was photographing kids other than my own).

Clearly, unless: you are on private property, there is a reasonable expectation of privacy, or you are taking lascivious shots of children; you can point your camera where you please. However, even though legally you can, common sense dictates that it is not a good idea to take pictures of other peoples children without the parents permission (there are many exceptions, e.g., when your child is also in the frame, sporting events, etc.) I am not saying you did anything wrong, but just wondering what is happening that is causing that reaction. For example, if you showed up in this van (external link) and started taking pictures of kids...


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Oct 08, 2013 10:06 |  #9965

Master of Defenestration wrote in post #16353638 (external link)
The only response to this would be "Why do you have a car, YOU'RE FREAKING BLIND!!?!?!?!"

That's funny.


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Oct 08, 2013 15:09 |  #9966

Master of Defenestration wrote in post #16353638 (external link)
The only response to this would be "Why do you have a car, YOU'RE FREAKING BLIND!!?!?!?!"

Matt M. wrote in post #16355447 (external link)
That's funny.


Many years ago I was at a baseball game, I think it was the Oakland A's.

After several poor calls by the home plate umpire the organist played "Three Blind Mice". The umpire had him (the organist) ejected from the park.

Great fun!

:lol:


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Oct 08, 2013 15:28 |  #9967

So it's true... Lens Hoods are comment magnets.

I picked up a lens hood for my EF 75-300 today. Of course, neither the lens or the hood are particularly big, but both my parents said "Are you compensating for something"

And of course, thanks to this excellent thread I had a response immediately!


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Oct 08, 2013 17:55 |  #9968

RWJP wrote in post #16356274 (external link)
So it's true... Lens Hoods are comment magnets.

I picked up a lens hood for my EF 75-300 today. Of course, neither the lens or the hood are particularly big, but both my parents said "Are you compensating for something"

And of course, thanks to this excellent thread I had a response immediately!

Did you tell them you were compensating for a scarred childhood due to poor parenting?




  
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Oct 08, 2013 20:02 |  #9969

hairy_moth wrote in post #16355237 (external link)
I can't help but wonder what you are doing to get this reaction. I'm a father of 4 (tweens and teens now) and, at playgrounds when they younger, while using a 7D/70-200 f/2.8 (or my older 75-300) to get good candids - I've never had a reaction even remotely like this -- and my children don't even look at all like me (i.e., to a casual observer, I was photographing kids other than my own).

Clearly, unless: you are on private property, there is a reasonable expectation of privacy, or you are taking lascivious shots of children; you can point your camera where you please. However, even though legally you can, common sense dictates that it is not a good idea to take pictures of other peoples children without the parents permission (there are many exceptions, e.g., when your child is also in the frame, sporting events, etc.) I am not saying you did anything wrong, but just wondering what is happening that is causing that reaction. For example, if you showed up in this van (external link) and started taking pictures of kids...

Fair enough, I take my camera everywhere, most often no issues but you are right on private property or whatever I still feel I have the right to use my camera just as others do with their p&s or phones, the point being I often feel chastised because I have a big camera. Maybe where you live there are more people using dslrs, but I am often the only person with one at a given event so people arent as used to it. Maybe I'm over sensitive about it too.
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Oct 08, 2013 20:08 as a reply to  @ 3armdave's post |  #9970

"i thought you were carrying a traffic cone"

when i had my 300 2.8 on.




  
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Oct 08, 2013 23:23 |  #9971

drewl wrote in post #16356847 (external link)
"i thought you were carrying a traffic cone"

when i had my 300 2.8 on.

Yes I want a big Orange lens it sounds like so much more fun than those pesky white ones. Does anyone know if those people who make lens covers (is it Real Tree?) Also make orange ones?


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Oct 09, 2013 10:43 |  #9972

At an outdoor art show, where some vendors were, understandably, a little squeamish about people taking pictures of their art and hand-made items (which I try to be respectful of), my wife and I walked by a booth with a wall full of (very ordinary-looking) framed mirrors. I took a couple of pictures of my wife, trying to also catch her reflection in one of the mirrors. The guy in the booth, in the most sarcastic voice he could summon, said, "Oh, you must be with the New York Times, huh? Is that your story?" I responded, "No. I'm taking photos of your stuff so I can steal your idea of selling reflective glass."


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Oct 09, 2013 12:28 |  #9973

20droger wrote in post #16356583 (external link)
Did you tell them you were compensating for a scarred childhood due to poor parenting?

I really wish I had, that would have been even funnier...


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Oct 09, 2013 12:38 |  #9974

"hey is that a big lens in your pocket..... or are you just happy to see me?"


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Oct 09, 2013 12:49 |  #9975

"Did you get any good ones".

That's my favorite one


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