Photography Evils - The Olympus E410 Ad

Discussion in 'Olympus' started by Doug Jewell, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. Doug Jewell

    Doug Jewell Guest

    It's probably old news by now, but I just saw the Olympus E410 ad - the one
    where the bloke pulls out his camera to take a photo of his kids and happens
    to point it at a couple of birds (of the non-feathered variety). They yell
    out "Oh my god he's taking our picture", and a couple of muscleheads come
    over. Meanwhile matey has tucked his camera away in his shorts, and diverts
    the muscleheads onto some innocent bloke carrying a big camera kit.

    Now, I can see that the ad is in a way poking fun at the nonsense that's
    going around, but could it also in a way be simply perpetuating the
    "Photographers are evil" mindset that seems to be developing? Is it sending
    the message that if you think someone is taking your photograph at the beach
    that it is ok to muscle them? I dunno if anyone else sees it this way, but
    that's how I saw it.
    Doug Jewell, Jun 4, 2007
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  2. Doug Jewell

    Avery Guest

    I had exactly the same thoughts when I saw it.
    Avery, Jun 4, 2007
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  3. Doug Jewell

    Guest Guest

    A couple of messages from this commercial --

    Olympus E410 owners are sneaky wimps.
    Using an Olympus E410 at the beach will attract the unwelcome attention of

    Olympus should ask the advertising agency for their money back.
    Guest, Jun 4, 2007
  4. Doug Jewell

    PixelPix Guest

    This has been discussed over at POTD and many of the members (myself
    included) are rather pissed off at this advert.

    The above link includes the email address for the Oly contact.... I
    hope that you all bombard her with your thoughts. ;-)

    It also includes Oly's response to some of the emails received
    already.... it's rather piss-poor IMHO.


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    PixelPix, Jun 4, 2007
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