Looney Brit bureaucrats at it again...

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by RichA, Dec 5, 2011.

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    RichA Guest

    RichA, Dec 5, 2011
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    Trevor Guest

    Trevor, Dec 6, 2011
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  3. David J Taylor, Dec 6, 2011
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    Robert Coe Guest

    On Tue, 6 Dec 2011 07:57:12 -0000, "David J Taylor"
    <> wrote:
    : "RichA" <> wrote in message
    : news:...
    : > So just take in a Sony NEX-7!!! It's not a DSLR!
    : >
    : > http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/DSLRs_banned_from_Aldwych_tube_station_news_310663.html
    :
    : So please don't cross-post to: rec.photo.digital.slr-systems

    I guess we're supposed to assume you're trying for a joke. A thread about
    DSLRs being banned from a British transit station shouldn't be posted to a
    DSLR newsgroup??

    If you're not joking, I don't know what we're supposed to think. So if that's
    the case, please enlighten us.

    At least I infer that that's what the article is about. The site refuses to
    come up for me.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Dec 6, 2011
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  5. RichA

    Whisky-dave Guest

    On Dec 6, 1:27 pm, Robert Coe <> wrote:
    > On Tue, 6 Dec 2011 07:57:12 -0000, "David J Taylor"<> wrote:
    > : "RichA" <> wrote in message
    >
    > :news:....
    > : > So just take in a Sony NEX-7!!!  It's not a DSLR!
    > : >
    > : >http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/DSLRs_banned_from_Aldwych_t....
    > :
    > : So please don't cross-post to:  rec.photo.digital.slr-systems
    >
    > I guess we're supposed to assume you're trying for a joke. A thread about
    > DSLRs being banned from a British transit station shouldn't be posted to a
    > DSLR newsgroup??
    >
    > If you're not joking, I don't know what we're supposed to think. So if that's
    > the case, please enlighten us.


    At a streach it could be that the equipment is banned and not the
    photography
    accrding to the rather vague and incompadantly phrased notice.
    As all it say is that you can;t have the equipment , doens';t meantion
    anything about taking
    photos so maybe the stance is that this doesn;t belong in photo
    groups
    only equipment groups.
    A friend has suggested that maybe they've found Hobbs End.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hobbs_End

    Still wouldn't explain the weirdly phrased notice

    >
    > At least I infer that that's what the article is about. The site refuses to
    > come up for me.


    Came up OK for me.
    http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/DSLRs_banned_from_Aldwych_tube_station_news_310663.html


    >
    > Bob
     
    Whisky-dave, Dec 6, 2011
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    Bruce Guest

    Bruce, Dec 6, 2011
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    Robert Coe Guest

    Robert Coe, Dec 6, 2011
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    android Guest

    android, Dec 6, 2011
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    Bruce Guest

    android <> wrote:
    >In article
    ><>,
    > Whisky-dave <> wrote:
    >> Came up OK for me.
    >> http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/DSLRs_banned_from_Aldwych_tube_stati
    >> on_news_310663.html
    >>
    >>
    >> >
    >> > Bob

    >
    >Thank's for the link. This is obviously a museum, not a public train
    >station...



    It is not quite a museum. It is a disused station on a branch of the
    Piccadilly Line of London Underground - a "Tube" station.

    It is regularly used by makers of films and advertising videos in
    order to avoid disrupting the normal daily operations of the London
    Underground. A train can be operated in and out of the station
    without affecting the rest of the Tube network. Think of it as a very
    specialised film studio.

    As with several areas of the Underground system that are particularly
    interesting or historic, Aldwych station is very occasionally opened
    to the public. This is one of those occasions, and it is open daily
    for a period of two weeks. During that time, people who have booked
    to see it can take a guided tour.

    The ban on DSLRs is particularly crass, but I suspect that it was
    imposed more out of concern for the intellectual property of the film
    makers than for any other reason.
     
    Bruce, Dec 6, 2011
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    Trevor Guest

    "Robert Coe" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > On Mon, 5 Dec 2011 11:00:46 -0800 (PST), RichA <>
    > wrote:
    > : So just take in a Sony NEX-7!!! It's not a DSLR!
    > :
    > :
    > http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/DSLRs_banned_from_Aldwych_tube_station_news_310663.html
    >
    > Now that I finally managed to read the article, I think I see what they're
    > up
    > to. If people start taking good pictures and showing them around on social
    > networks, fewer people may be willing to pay £20 to tour the station.


    Surely the quality of the sensor is not a big issue for anything posted on
    the internet social media sites! Very few are taken with DSLR's anyway.

    Trevor.
     
    Trevor, Dec 6, 2011
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  11. RichA

    Robert Coe Guest

    On Wed, 7 Dec 2011 09:05:39 +1100, "Trevor" <> wrote:
    :
    : "Robert Coe" <> wrote in message
    : news:...
    : > On Mon, 5 Dec 2011 11:00:46 -0800 (PST), RichA <>
    : > wrote:
    : > : So just take in a Sony NEX-7!!! It's not a DSLR!
    : > :
    : > :
    : > http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/DSLRs_banned_from_Aldwych_tube_station_news_310663.html
    : >
    : > Now that I finally managed to read the article, I think I see what they're
    : > up
    : > to. If people start taking good pictures and showing them around on social
    : > networks, fewer people may be willing to pay £20 to tour the station.
    :
    : Surely the quality of the sensor is not a big issue for anything posted
    : on the internet social media sites!

    The people who run the exhibit may not know that.

    : Very few are taken with DSLR's anyway.

    The ones good enough to worry about may be.

    Bob
     
    Robert Coe, Dec 7, 2011
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  12. RichA

    RichA Guest

    On Dec 6, 2:57 am, "David J Taylor" <david-
    > wrote:
    > "RichA" <> wrote in message
    >
    > news:...
    >
    > > So just take in a Sony NEX-7!!!  It's not a DSLR!

    >
    > >http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/DSLRs_banned_from_Aldwych_t...

    >
    > So please don't cross-post to:  rec.photo.digital.slr-systems
    >
    > David


    They banned DSLR's, it's part of the story.
     
    RichA, Dec 7, 2011
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  13. RichA

    John A. Guest

    On Tue, 06 Dec 2011 19:31:07 -0500, Robert Coe <> wrote:

    >On Wed, 7 Dec 2011 09:05:39 +1100, "Trevor" <> wrote:
    >:
    >: "Robert Coe" <> wrote in message
    >: news:...
    >: > On Mon, 5 Dec 2011 11:00:46 -0800 (PST), RichA <>
    >: > wrote:
    >: > : So just take in a Sony NEX-7!!! It's not a DSLR!
    >: > :
    >: > :
    >: > http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/DSLRs_banned_from_Aldwych_tube_station_news_310663.html
    >: >
    >: > Now that I finally managed to read the article, I think I see what they're
    >: > up
    >: > to. If people start taking good pictures and showing them around on social
    >: > networks, fewer people may be willing to pay £20 to tour the station.
    >:
    >: Surely the quality of the sensor is not a big issue for anything posted
    >: on the internet social media sites!
    >
    >The people who run the exhibit may not know that.
    >
    >: Very few are taken with DSLR's anyway.
    >
    >The ones good enough to worry about may be.


    Could be worse. Could be mandating remotely-activated resolution
    governors in all cameras so they can limit the quality of pictures
    taken in a given area.
     
    John A., Dec 7, 2011
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  14. RichA

    android Guest

    In article <>,
    Bruce <> wrote:

    > android <> wrote:
    > >In article
    > ><>,
    > > Whisky-dave <> wrote:
    > >> Came up OK for me.
    > >> http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/DSLRs_banned_from_Aldwych_tube_st
    > >> ati
    > >> on_news_310663.html
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> >
    > >> > Bob

    > >
    > >Thank's for the link. This is obviously a museum, not a public train
    > >station...

    >
    >
    > It is not quite a museum. It is a disused station on a branch of the
    > Piccadilly Line of London Underground - a "Tube" station.
    >
    > It is regularly used by makers of films and advertising videos in
    > order to avoid disrupting the normal daily operations of the London
    > Underground. A train can be operated in and out of the station
    > without affecting the rest of the Tube network. Think of it as a very
    > specialised film studio.
    >
    > As with several areas of the Underground system that are particularly
    > interesting or historic, Aldwych station is very occasionally opened
    > to the public. This is one of those occasions, and it is open daily
    > for a period of two weeks. During that time, people who have booked
    > to see it can take a guided tour.
    >
    > The ban on DSLRs is particularly crass, but I suspect that it was
    > imposed more out of concern for the intellectual property of the film
    > makers than for any other reason.
    >

    As I said, a museum... Underground is short for underground railway, as
    you might know.
    For whatever reason photography is often prohibited in museums, churches
    and other tourist attractions. Nothing new, strange or upsetting here.

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    android, Dec 7, 2011
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  15. "Robert Coe" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    []
    > I guess we're supposed to assume you're trying for a joke. A thread
    > about
    > DSLRs being banned from a British transit station shouldn't be posted to
    > a
    > DSLR newsgroup??
    >
    > If you're not joking, I don't know what we're supposed to think. So if
    > that's
    > the case, please enlighten us.
    >
    > At least I infer that that's what the article is about. The site refuses
    > to
    > come up for me.
    >
    > Bob


    All I ask Bob is that "Rich" stop cross-posting his spam (at least, that's
    how it therefore appears to me) to multiple newsgroups. Choose the most
    appropriate one, and stick with it.

    I agree that .slr-systems would have been appropriate here.

    BTW: it's no longer a station but a museum.

    Cheers,
    David
     
    David J Taylor, Dec 7, 2011
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  16. "RichA" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    []
    > They banned DSLR's, it's part of the story.


    So post it /just/ to: rec.photo.digital.slr-systems, otherwise it just
    looks like spam.
     
    David J Taylor, Dec 7, 2011
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    android Guest

    In article <jbn10q$lpr$>,
    "David J Taylor" <> wrote:

    > "RichA" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    > []
    > > They banned DSLR's, it's part of the story.

    >
    > So post it /just/ to: rec.photo.digital.slr-systems, otherwise it just
    > looks like spam.


    Is this the EVIL group? ;-)

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    android, Dec 7, 2011
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  18. "Alfred Molon" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    > In article <jbn0sr$lfj$>, David J Taylor says...
    >> All I ask Bob is that "Rich" stop cross-posting his spam

    >
    > This is not spam (unsolicited commercial mail).


    Material which is unnecessarily cross-posted, or posted against the
    charter for the group, is spam as far as I am concerned.
     
    David J Taylor, Dec 7, 2011
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  19. "android" <> wrote in message
    news:jbn3tl$1jqo$...
    > In article <jbn10q$lpr$>,

    []
    > Is this the EVIL group? ;-)


    You raise a good point - that the structure of the groups as set up some
    years back has not kept pace with camera developments. Should CSCs be
    discussed in a (renamed) rec.photo.digital.slr-systems? They are compact
    /system/ cameras after all....

    Cheers,
    David
     
    David J Taylor, Dec 7, 2011
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    Bruce Guest

    android <> wrote:

    >In article <>,
    > Bruce <> wrote:
    >
    >> android <> wrote:
    >> >In article
    >> ><>,
    >> > Whisky-dave <> wrote:
    >> >> Came up OK for me.
    >> >> http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/DSLRs_banned_from_Aldwych_tube_st
    >> >> ati
    >> >> on_news_310663.html
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> >
    >> >> > Bob
    >> >
    >> >Thank's for the link. This is obviously a museum, not a public train
    >> >station...

    >>
    >>
    >> It is not quite a museum. It is a disused station on a branch of the
    >> Piccadilly Line of London Underground - a "Tube" station.
    >>
    >> It is regularly used by makers of films and advertising videos in
    >> order to avoid disrupting the normal daily operations of the London
    >> Underground. A train can be operated in and out of the station
    >> without affecting the rest of the Tube network. Think of it as a very
    >> specialised film studio.
    >>
    >> As with several areas of the Underground system that are particularly
    >> interesting or historic, Aldwych station is very occasionally opened
    >> to the public. This is one of those occasions, and it is open daily
    >> for a period of two weeks. During that time, people who have booked
    >> to see it can take a guided tour.
    >>
    >> The ban on DSLRs is particularly crass, but I suspect that it was
    >> imposed more out of concern for the intellectual property of the film
    >> makers than for any other reason.
    >>

    >As I said, a museum...



    No, it is a disused Tube station that is used for filming. It is most
    definitely *NOT* a museum.
     
    Bruce, Dec 7, 2011
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