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ieatkittens
01-19-2007, 04:25 PM
Anyone here bring a decent camera and not get sent away? I've got a consumer level DSLR and since we're coming up from canada want to take lots of shots of the festival and whatanot...last year I didn't bring anything...

Just wondering how strict they are about the 'removable lens' thing if you're only bringing in one dinky lens? Hell, even my Canon A80 point and shoot has a removeable lens...

suprefan
01-19-2007, 04:35 PM
Rules state no professional cameras, which means any cams with a removable lens are not allowed unless you have a photo pass. I am sure people have gotten them in but I am just stating the rules.

ieatkittens
01-19-2007, 04:37 PM
Rules state no professional cameras, which means any cams with a removable lens are allowed unless you have a photo pass. I am sure people have gotten them in but I am just stating the rules.

obviously I know there is a rule about removable lenses if I asked if they were strict about it :P

If it was easier to get a photo pass I would just apply for one...since I don't want stage access or anything, just to get some decent shots from the crowd.

suprefan
01-19-2007, 04:42 PM
Well you could have been asking both, I will say that it does get enfocred hows that? You could apply for a photo pass and not use yoru stage access and shoot form the crowd. I have seen plenty of photographers get back into the crowd after their stage time is done....

ieatkittens
01-19-2007, 05:14 PM
Well you could have been asking both, I will say that it does get enfocred hows that? You could apply for a photo pass and not use yoru stage access and shoot form the crowd. I have seen plenty of photographers get back into the crowd after their stage time is done....

I inquired about a photopass for freelance / internet based media and was told photo****** were only availiable to photographers from national publications...which seems a little bit backwards to me, but is not my call.

dorkfish
01-19-2007, 05:18 PM
haha @ su***fan.

suprefan
01-19-2007, 05:28 PM
yeah *** is up with that??

C DUB YA
01-19-2007, 07:30 PM
no removable lens, done and done.

mandelbaum
01-19-2007, 07:36 PM
My friend brought in his camera WITH a removable lens easily on both days last year. Can't remember what he did exactly...maybe had the camera in one bag and the lens in another. They certainly weren't strict about it.

suprefan
01-19-2007, 07:48 PM
2 words... camper entrance

ragingdave
01-19-2007, 07:53 PM
since we're coming up from canada

Cameras are obviously the least of your worries.
You should first brainstorm how you are even gonna find the place, Cannucky.

suprefan
01-19-2007, 07:54 PM
Touche'

ieatkittens
01-20-2007, 07:54 AM
Cameras are obviously the least of your worries.
You should first brainstorm how you are even gonna find the place, Cannucky.

:P

I was there last year. I'm a psuedo veteran.

breakjaw
01-20-2007, 02:33 PM
Su***fan is right.When I went in the Camper entrance in ***5 I had 2 bags a backpack,which was thoroughly searched(they confiscated my Sharpies!)and a small camera bag with a Viewmaster Camera(with two removable lenses) which I fully expected to not be allowed to bring in.They neglected to even look in that bag at all.I could've been carrying a .38 or even Sharpies in that bag for Chrissake!

menikmati
01-20-2007, 03:25 PM
shove the camera down your pants or hang it underneath your gf's skirt

suprefan
01-20-2007, 05:36 PM
Su***fan is right.When I went in the Camper entrance in ***5 I had 2 bags a backpack,which was thoroughly searched(they confiscated my Sharpies!)and a small camera bag with a Viewmaster Camera(with two removable lenses) which I fully expected to not be allowed to bring in.They neglected to even look in that bag at all.I could've been carrying a .38 or even Sharpies in that bag for Chrissake!


Yeah I usually put sharpies like in hidden pockets on my backpack and its the only way to get water in too.... Camper Entrance rulez!

nmaff
01-20-2007, 06:43 PM
there was another thread, and... someone suggested putting things in their vagina?
which dslr do you have?
unfortunately, i dont think my 30d would fit in my gf's cooze, even without a lens on it.

summerkid
01-20-2007, 11:57 PM
that's....disturbing. Almost as disturbing as my roommates pencil sharpener which is a woman with her legs s***ad open and when you sharpen the pencil it orgasms. I HATE THAT THING!

nmaff
01-21-2007, 08:46 AM
it wouldn't have been that gross if i didn't use the word cooze.

i could have said "nappy dugout" instead and kept it on the high ground.

whynotsmile99
01-21-2007, 10:05 AM
that's....disturbing. Almost as disturbing as my roommates pencil sharpener which is a woman with her legs s***ad open and when you sharpen the pencil it orgasms. I HATE THAT THING!

Do you know of any store where I could purchase said pencil sharpener?

Dr. Odd Marvel
01-21-2007, 09:15 PM
Do you know of any store where I could purchase said pencil sharpener?

I want to purchase for all @ Marvel H.Q.

Good Days Last
01-22-2007, 04:45 PM
So you can bring like..cruddy digital cams... that don't have removeable lenses... and get away with it?

Good Days Last
01-22-2007, 08:12 PM
anyone?

Bahamut727
01-22-2007, 08:14 PM
yes you can. lots of people bring them. I brought mine and got a lot of great footage last year

Good Days Last
01-22-2007, 08:16 PM
Sweet thanks... so it's just the massive, nice cameras that they say no to...
I can only imagine the battle i'll face getting up close enought to get decent shots though

christmas
01-22-2007, 08:24 PM
me and another friend both got our removable lens cameras in two years in a row. i just take the lens off and put it in a friends bag. they aren't too sketchy....you can imagine what else gets through....

chalmxl
01-22-2007, 10:58 PM
is it a good cam, that it does not have removable lens?

Good Days Last
01-22-2007, 11:21 PM
5 megapixels of camera better be enough...
Lens doesn't remove on it.

It sorta... WHIRRRRRS out.
and then WHIRRRSSS in

suprefan
01-22-2007, 11:31 PM
I'm getting another camera for this, I had 2 last year and it worked out perfectly. I just need to be able to upload somewhere every night since I dont have a laptop. I borrowed my friends Ipod and it worked liek a charm but I dont have access to one this year, :(

tiffdud41
02-06-2007, 09:49 PM
get extra memory cards for your cam and you won't have to worry about uploading

tiffdud41
02-06-2007, 09:50 PM
and, btw, isn't the campers entrance the same as everybody elses entrance? I'm confused

C DUB YA
04-04-2007, 08:33 AM
it doesn't matter now, I think security will be tight at any entrance.

MannyMacabre
04-04-2007, 08:38 AM
Does anyone know how to get a photo pass? i'd love to take in my SLR camera but not if i gotta dump it at the door :*(

suprefan
04-05-2007, 02:27 PM
Does anyone know how to get a photo pass? i'd love to take in my SLR camera but not if i gotta dump it at the door :*(



Check the FAQ and hope you work for a major music magazine or like Getty Images.

suprefan
04-05-2007, 02:30 PM
get extra memory cards for your cam and you won't have to worry about uploading



I got a portable hard drive that uploads all the photos from your memory card in like 5 minutes. I am getting on extra card for one of my cameras but thats it. I dont think I'll need more than that. I am glad I'll be able to take a few thousand photos like I did last year now.

landa321
04-05-2007, 02:35 PM
I inquired about a photopass for freelance / internet based media and was told photo****** were only availiable to photographers from national publications...which seems a little bit backwards to me, but is not my call.

call me crazy, but i can't see Pitchfork Media being denied a photopass... or two.. or three...

suprefan
04-05-2007, 05:26 PM
If you wanna see what you can get out of a point and shoot camera scroll down and look at my posts.

http://coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1230&page=2

rideincircles
04-07-2007, 12:00 AM
As far as video goes, are there any ways to dampen the sound, so the bass isnt way too loud? maybe some microphone foam or something

suprefan
04-07-2007, 11:33 AM
Depends on your camera, some of the microphones dont really distort. My Sony camera doesnt really distort. I'm posting a video I shot so you can listen.

Example: Taken with a Sony DSC T10

Day Of The Baphomets by the Mars Volta @ The Orpheum 4-3-07

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=UFNIJVAM

tiffdud41
04-09-2007, 03:10 PM
I got a portable hard drive that uploads all the photos from your memory card in like 5 minutes. I am getting on extra card for one of my cameras but thats it. I dont think I'll need more than that. I am glad I'll be able to take a few thousand photos like I did last year now.

hey, I never knew those existed, I should check into it

suprefan
04-09-2007, 07:30 PM
hey, I never knew those existed, I should check into it

One of my photographer friends has one so he turned me to it knowing I had to do this.

Yeah check it out here:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=320085845951

It retails for like $150 so I woudl totally buy it for that price.

suprefan
04-10-2007, 12:16 AM
I'm bored, more photos

Taken with a Canon SD400
http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/4669/thrice1070510635jgql5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/9510/img109427gxev0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/6756/foofighters04280504820rnt8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/1425/headautomatica04821gdyo2.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img359.imageshack.us/img359/9758/theused08525adlh1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)


Taken with a Sony DSC T1
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/3469/dsc0343024palg3.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img292.imageshack.us/img292/8705/dsc024862nt4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
http://img341.imageshack.us/img341/39/mxpx22ldiz6.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

goose
04-10-2007, 12:38 AM
damn....

those are damn good pics.

Gersh
04-21-2007, 07:08 AM
I just got a Canon Powershot Elf SD800 IS. Didn;t take my first picture yet but i will post it here when i do after the battery charges.