Lansing, Michigan Photojournalists

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Matt Clara, May 19, 2004.

  1. Matt Clara

    Matt Clara Guest

    Went to an event promoted by the Mich. Dept. of Agriculture (for whom I
    work). They asked me to take some photos, but not with my Nikon rig, just
    with their POS sony mavica. I reluctantly agreed, but I informed them that
    I would be just getting a few grab shots and leaving, that if they wanted a
    full layout, I'd be using the film camera.

    Well, I get there, and my Public Information Officer starts asking me to get
    this shot, and that shot, and another. Soon the 3 floppy disks (upon which
    the venerable Mavica writes its images) were full, she asked for another
    shot, I said, the disks are full, and left.

    Did I mention there were five separate photojournalists there? I felt like
    damn fool carrying that Mavica around.

    What were they shooting on? I saw 5 Nikon digi's, and 1 Canon.

    The 17-35 AF-S seemed to be the lens of choice, though I saw a few 80-200
    AF-S's shooting from the back of the room, too.
    Matt Clara, May 19, 2004
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  2. Matt Clara

    Alan Browne Guest

    Did you at least bring your real camera with you?

    Maybe you can convince your department to buy a DSLR now, with the
    support of the PIO?

    Rights? Contract?
    Nah, turn it around in your head... you're the lean, mean photographer
    focusing on simplicity...!
    Would depend on the event and the kinds of people expected at the event,
    how close the pj's believe they can get to anything interesting...

    Alan Browne, May 19, 2004
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  3. Floppy disks? It wasn't even one of the 'high end' Mavicas with a CD
    burner? ;-)
    Richard Cockburn, May 20, 2004
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