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Nov 23, 2010 08:22 |  #1

:eek: So DSLR's are now banned in Kuwait

http://thenextweb.com …e+Next+Web+All+​Stories%29 (external link)

:( , So what happens to all the pros there now??


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Nov 23, 2010 08:34 |  #2

It does not surprise me after the Blackberry mobile phone ban and internet blocking that go's on, I would not like to live there..


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Nov 23, 2010 08:38 |  #3

What a terrible article... "If you’re not familiar with the term, DSLR cameras are Digital Still-Lens-Reflex cameras."


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Nov 23, 2010 08:49 |  #4

TTk wrote in post #11332329 (external link)
It does not surprise me after the Blackberry mobile phone ban and internet blocking that go's on, I would not like to live there..

I think, Blackberry story is different. Because RIM doesnt allow Middle East and Indian governments to monitor the text messages send through Blackberries.

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DSLR cameras are Digital Still-Lens-Reflex cameras."

:D


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Nov 23, 2010 12:58 |  #5

mguffin wrote in post #11332343 (external link)
What a terrible article... "If you’re not familiar with the term, DSLR cameras are Digital Still-Lens-Reflex cameras."

They fixed it:
"If you’re not familiar with the term, DSLR cameras (external link) are Digital single-lens reflex cameras."


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Nov 23, 2010 13:17 |  #6

I wonder what the wording of the law really is. If you removed the mirror and only used live view, would it be OK?


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Nov 23, 2010 13:20 |  #7

And what about 35mm film SLRs?


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Nov 23, 2010 13:21 |  #8

Looks like I'm shooting my next Kuwait wedding with the phone.


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Nov 23, 2010 13:45 |  #9

This makes no sense..... why ban only dslrs? it seems to accomplish nothing.




  
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Nov 23, 2010 13:58 as a reply to  @ FuzzFace's post |  #10

According to the Kuwait times...

http://www.kuwaittimes​.net …s.php?newsid=Mz​AwMTg4ODg1 (external link)

What often happens is that a big black camera tends to worry people. Taking a picture of a stranger would seem like much less of an
issue if you were using a more discreet camera or even a cell phone

...:rolleyes:

Its pathetic.

There seems to be a few Kuwait residents posting here..

http://www.zdistrict.c​om …hotography-ban-in-kuwait/ (external link)

They look as though they are going to ignore it, not sure how sensible that would be!..:eek:


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Nov 23, 2010 14:01 |  #11

FuzzFace wrote in post #11334146 (external link)
This makes no sense..... why ban only dslrs? it seems to accomplish nothing.

I thought it was common knowledge that only spys and terrorists use DSLR's with huge, obnoxious lenses??
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Nov 23, 2010 14:08 |  #12

This is just scary that a government entity can "ban" something like a DSLR. This is where we are all headed unless we open our eyes. Every government wishes it could have this kind of power. It makes me sick. (and makes me want to hoard AR-15s and ammo...haha) If someone comes to take my camera they will be in for a lot of armed resistance.


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Nov 23, 2010 14:23 as a reply to  @ nate42nd's post |  #13

It is a conspiracy by Leica I tell you with possible assist by their partners in EVIL, Panasonic.




  
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Nov 23, 2010 14:25 |  #14

nate42nd wrote in post #11334280 (external link)
This is just scary that a government entity can "ban" something like a DSLR. This is where we are all headed unless we open our eyes. Every government wishes it could have this kind of power. It makes me sick. (and makes me want to hoard AR-15s and ammo...haha) If someone comes to take my camera they will be in for a lot of armed resistance.

Umm - hate to break it to you - most (if not all) governments have the power to do this. Most chose not to try to do anything like this, or realize that its an impossible type of law to enforce sensibly.

Not trying to be political about any form of government, just highlighting that all governments would be able to do this, if they follow the process set in place to change/implement laws for their country. In the US it's probably impractical (not impossible) due to it'd probably require an amendment to the constitution.


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Nov 23, 2010 15:10 as a reply to  @ pleb1024's post |  #15

Umm - hate to break it to you - most (if not all) governments have the power to do this

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And this fact does not concern you? Here in the US we vote our reps into office. The people are supposed to control the government. it's not the govenrment's place to "ban" anything except under VERY RARE curcumstances. (like nuclear bombs) They shouldn't be able to "ban" guns....and certainly not DSLRs! It's more astounding every time I think about it!


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