Well, I guess I’m late to this one, but anyway, in case you didn’t see it:
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Plus five points for GadgetTrak House.
“@umi: did you leave a pentax camera on one of the benches outside 18th street in potrero? tell us the model & lens, we’re holding it…”
I don’t know if he does it anymore, but around town there’s a celebrity photographer who would take full-length portraits of party guests using his full-frame Canon DSLR (MSRP = $8000) and a super wide-angle lens.
It was grisly – you’d end up seeing people with big heads and tiny legs. Kind of like this.
That’s what you might call a bird’s eye view of Bernie Ecclestone’s shoes:
Next stop: Animals Close Up, With A Wide Angled Lens
Now, I don’t think that you could ban DSLR use in San Francisco. There’d be a rebellion or something.
Cause if something happens, it didn’t happen unless it was recorded somehow – that’s how we look at it.
Our Folsom Street Fair 2009 was a great day for walkies with the slave, past the guy with the Nikon, past the guy with the Canon, past the Leather Etc…(!) store…:
Just be on the look-out for this guy. I think he’s up to something:
You’ll have to figure out for yourself just exactly where in Marin County this nude beach is, in this mostly-SFW photo from a while ago. The place was officially closed at the time due to an unsafe stairway and it’s more-than-likely officially closed at this time.
But actually, your nudist types like out-of-the-way places anyway, the kind that require long descents from the nearest road.
The nude types were to the east of the stairway and the never-nudes were to the west - it all worked out. All the while, a couple of fun fearless females felt free to parade up and down the whole beach by the low tide line, on the catwalk, they did their little turn on the catwalk, yeah on the catwalk, on the catwalk, yeah, they did a little turn on the catwalk for about half-hour:
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By the way, is there a special law that disallows photography on Public Nude Beaches? Not that I’m aware of.
Not exactly sure what kind of photography rig this fellow was using in Civic Center the other day. It could be something as simple as two SLR cameras in a box, or maybe it has something to do with video or 3D.
(Perhaps he was scouting locations for the next Wes Anderson movie?)
Dude has quite a conversation piece, anyway.
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Hey do you have a Canon SLR camera made the past two decades or so? Sure, millions of others across the world do too. Well today is your lucky day – you can buy a 1200mm lens from New York’s B&H Foto and Electronics for just $120,000.
As soon as you get it, just click it onto your cam and start shooting.
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B&H doesn’t come right out and say it, but I think they’ve lost the tripod. Oh well.
“The Canon 1200/5.6L USM, the longest fixed telephoto lens ever built by Canon, contains 13 elements (2 Fluorite) in 10 groups and focus’ down to 49.5′. With an angle-of- view of about 2° on a full-frame 35 mm camera, calling this lens a ‘tele’ is like calling King Kong a monkey.
Built-to-order by Canon from 1993 to 2005, each lens was hand-crafted at the rate of about 2-per-year and a delivery time of about 18 months. Only a dozen-or-so were ever made. Who bought them? National Geographic magazine and Sports Illustrated are known to own a couple, the Feds probably have a few squirreled away somewhere, and a few well-heeled photo enthusiasts.
This particular lens is extremely clean inside and out. Included with this lens is a leather slip-on ‘lens cap’, the original fitted aluminum trunk case, a custom trunk case with wheels that holds the original trunk case, and a prodigious measure of ego satisfaction. Weighing in at over 36lbs and an overall length of 33 inches, a sturdy tripod and pan/tilt head is highly recommended.
Pack mule not included.”
Don’t delay, buy today.