Re: Professional cameras not allowed

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by ray, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. ray

    ray Guest

    On Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:43:30 +0200, Alfred Molon wrote:

    > I need to get a good compact for use in places where "professional"
    > cameras are not allowed. Happened to me today in a cafe on the 56th
    > floor of a skyscraper in Jakarta, Indonesia (the Skye cafe in case you
    > are interested). There was a view of Jakarta, not a great one, but at
    > least some view not through glass. Took a shot with a DSLR and was
    > immediately approached by some clerk who told me that DSLRs are not
    > allowed and pointed to board where it was written that "professional
    > cameras are not allowed...".
    >
    > In other words you were not allowed to take a photo of the view of
    > Jakarta from this cafe if you were using a professional camera.
    >
    > This is a bit funny because nowadays you can get from a compact camera
    > images which are more than good enough for most professional uses.
    >
    > And in low light you can use a small mirrorless camera (for instance of
    > the newer m4/3 models or a Sony NEX) with a pancake lens which looks
    > like a compact fun camera, but which in reality is capable of high ISO
    > and has IS. But hey, DSLRs are not allowed...
    >
    > By the way, in this cafe there was one guy who was standing on the
    > terrace and was constantly checking the situation, to make sure that
    > nobody would use a DLSR. Basically this cafe was paying one person just
    > to enforce the no-DSLR rule.


    Panasonic G3 is not a DSLR ;)
    ray, Aug 17, 2012
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  2. ray

    ray Guest

    On Fri, 17 Aug 2012 08:13:24 -0700, Savageduck wrote:

    > On 2012-08-17 07:46:25 -0700, ray <> said:
    >
    >> On Fri, 17 Aug 2012 20:43:30 +0200, Alfred Molon wrote:

    >
    > <<< Le Snip >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>> By the way, in this cafe there was one guy who was standing on the
    >>> terrace and was constantly checking the situation, to make sure that
    >>> nobody would use a DLSR. Basically this cafe was paying one person
    >>> just to enforce the no-DSLR rule.

    >>
    >> Panasonic G3 is not a DSLR ;)

    >
    >
    > ...but to a Jakarta trained "DSLR Cop" it looks like one. ;-)


    To me, it looks more like a 'super zoom' camera.
    ray, Aug 17, 2012
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