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05-19-2005, 04:28 PM
I've just been getting into amateur photography. I just picked up a canon D30 digital SLR on ebay used fer cheep. Does anyone have any tips on what qualifies as a \"professional\" camera according to the wakarusa rules? I'd love to takes some shots of the performers while I'm at the festy, but don't want my new camera to get confiscated or anything.
05-19-2005, 05:26 PM
No tripods wook. :wink:
Seriously though I don't think that your camera will be a problem...just curious but does it have a detachable zoom lens on it?
05-19-2005, 05:32 PM
I have a super nice (and huge) Nikon that my uncle/photographer gave me that has been to Mangolia and back! It's very intimidating looking with quite a big detachable zoom lens--but no tripod...would this wook?
05-19-2005, 05:48 PM
Let me take a day or two and clarify with some folks on exactly what constitutes a professional camera.
05-19-2005, 06:08 PM
Good question, wookie & eb. I have a Canon Rebel, definitely not professional, but it has a 28-200 mm detachable zoom. I'd like to bring my tripod too so I could take some night shots. None of it can be considered professional, just fun accessories for a hobby photographer. Waka is the perfect venue to shoot lots of different things. Please don't tell me I have to leave it home :cry: . I never go anywhere without it!!!
05-20-2005, 07:01 PM
I think the cheapest digital SLR camera that could be cosidered professional is the Nikon D2x, a 12 megapixel that costs $5000.00. And what's wrong with a tri-pod? :?: Lots of cameras cannot focus without the picture being blurry because of the slow shutter speed. A tripod is nec. :wink: :arrow: I just bought a Olympus E-300 Evolt. Still trying to figure it out. If anybody has one, I would appreciate some tips on using it. So far it has been unpredictable on the exposure levels on the auto settings. :cry:
05-25-2005, 09:13 PM
Any word yet, TeamB? I know you have just a few other things on your mind right now, but don't forget us photographers :D .
05-31-2005, 12:05 PM
Have you found out anything yet? Especially in regards to tripods, like I said, I'd love to take some night shots which would be best with a tripod.
05-31-2005, 04:25 PM
Those that own professional cameras know that they are professional cameras; if you are unsure if your camera is considered \"professional\" then it's probably not. Basically we are not too concerned about the type of camera that you bring but if someone
tries to haul in light meters, elaborate flash systems, tripods, etc. into the concert fields they won't make it past security. If you want to bring your tripod to use in the campgrounds that should be fine.
05-31-2005, 04:29 PM
Coolio! Thanks TeamBest!
05-31-2005, 04:36 PM
You're most certainly welcome.
06-02-2005, 01:02 PM
tnx for the info team b, now i guess i got your name right .... last month at coachella, their rule was .... if it has a removable lens, no go, other wise it was ok .... that was pretty clear cut, and it seemed to work ... team b .... if you get a chance, check out my question under tent city about handicap ..... here we go with summer .... first coachella, the bonnaroo, now wakarusa ... love life :)
06-02-2005, 08:41 PM
Basically we are not too concerned about the type of camera that you bring
So a detachable lens is OK at Waka, right? Cuz this aint Coachella, although Im sure it was a blast.
06-03-2005, 09:33 AM
no i actually said just the opposite ... if you camera does have detatchable lens you couldnt bring them in to coachella .... it sounds like wakarusa is a little looser in their rules .... it is sort of funny though, i can take in a $1200 nikon digital camera, and you cant take in a $350 slr, but thats fine with me cuz i have the digital :) ... not sure what they are going to let us do at bonnaroo though ... hummmm
06-03-2005, 08:43 PM
You paid $1200 for a digital camera and it is not a digital SLR? You can't change your lens? Are you bragging about that? My SLR is digital and it cost a bit more than $350.
06-08-2005, 01:59 PM
what about little digital video recorders? are those allowed?
06-08-2005, 11:53 PM
For you David, anything. :P
06-09-2005, 01:52 PM
No way really!!!!!! No, really!! Saweeet! I'm so psyched for the show.
06-22-2005, 05:33 PM
actually i wasnt bragging at all .... i just thought it was funny what you can and cant bring in .... and yes my digital did cost (a year ago) almost 1200 after taxes and all of that .... but i also have a digital camera that cost 50 bucks .... so its all in what you want .... my megs are over the 8 range and ones that are \"professional\" in the 20 meg range are 10's of 1,000 of dollars so to each his own .... and i did get some good pics and some dogs so day in a life ...peace colorado ron *****
06-05-2006, 05:41 PM
Just so you know, I'm a photographer and do a lot of concert photography (was actually trying to get credentials to shoot STS9's set but their manager never got back to me in time). A \"30D\" is considered professional even though there are much better cameras out there. They constitute professional if you can remove the lens from the camera, in which in your case you do. You will not be able to bring that into the main gates, however, I've heard that there may not be security at the smaller stages (campground, homegrown, DJ) so you might be able to sneak it in there.
06-05-2006, 07:10 PM
that's a bummer. hard to get good shots from a distance without a good zoom lens. guess the digital SLR stays home :( hate to have to fight the crowd that wants up front for a few good shots of the band... more people pics again this year :lol:
06-05-2006, 11:13 PM
Yeah, it always is a bummer b/c it happens at so many shows. If the security is low, sometimes I will sneak it in big cargo shorts, but I have a feeling the security will be a lil tight here as far as cameras go. I do press photography and they are even strict about that (like I would only get to shoot for the first 3 songs), it all seems a little ridiculous to me personally.
They do have descent non-slr's out now (like 10 megapixels), such as the newest Sony handycam, but I'm sure even those are pricey and won't compare to an slr. If you are looking for a zoom in a non-slr, just make sure you get something with a high optical zoom b/c digital zoom just loses quality.
I'll post a front row photo album (if I get anything decent). I have used many types of cameras and some of my best pics have come from cheapies. For printing purposes (lithographic) we recommend at least 6 megapixels.
My festival camera only cost me $200. I like to be able to wrap it around my wrist and carry it anywhere.
I've had professors who could do alot more with mediocre equipment than I ever could with pro. gear. Right spot, Right light, Right setting, Right time, etc.......
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