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    http://www.steves-digicams.com/2006_...uji_s5200.html
    this is the camera I have, will I be allowed in with this camera?

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    The camera can also capture VGA digital video
    no video allowed
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    Default Re: Is this considered professional?

    but pretty much any new digital camera can do video nowdays - is there a level of capability thats capped?

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    yeah there is no way they can stop any dig camera that takes video from coming in. my fucking phone captures decent video. decent enough to put on youtube and the like.

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    does anybody have examples of cameras that will be allowed?

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    Default Re: Is this considered professional?

    i believe they define a "professional" camera as a camera with a removable lens. I think i read that somewhere...perhaps the FAQ's

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    any camera with a REMOVEABLE LENS will not be allowed.....it's not that hard to figure out. If your camera does not have a REMOVEABLE LENS, then it will be okay. As for the digi cameras that take video (which most if not all SLR's can't do) will be okay, because yeah, if you enforce that rule...then only those cheap fuji disposable cameras would be allowed in

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    Default Re: Is this considered professional?

    EXAMPLE:

    ALLOWED:


    NOT ALLOWED:

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    they can't stop digicams from getting video footage, yeah. but there's a big difference between a digicam that takes video and a video camera -- the memory/video space -- which is why video cameras are not allowed. i guess bootleg of a song or two = okay. a documentary = not okay.

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    so i shouldnt have a problem getting in with my fujifilm finepix s5200?

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyleblanc View Post
    so i shouldnt have a problem getting in with my fujifilm finepix s5200?
    Hmmmm, its debatable... I know what camera you are taking about because it has complete SLR capabilities but with a fixed lens on it. They might see it and not let you in but prove to them the lens doesnt detach and you are good..

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    My camera's lens isn't removable but it is quite large as you can see - technically it should be ok right?

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    ^ hahahahahaahahaha.

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    personally i wouldnt want to lug a " big camera around all day. My little cool pix takes amazing shots. and with plenty of cards i am set for the weekend.
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    Fixed lens, but is it professional? What say ye?


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    I'll go with yes. Although you need to prove to them that the lens cannot be removed in order for them to let you in with it.

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    what if i take a professional camera and weld the lens to the camera? the lens is no longer removable, so will i be allowed to bring it in?

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    just bring yr polaroid!

    that's what i'm doing. (although the digi cam will also be in attendance.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by crazzz2007 View Post
    what if i take a professional camera and weld the lens to the camera? the lens is no longer removable, so will i be allowed to bring it in?
    I'm not answering this.



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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    I'm not answering this.



    Worst post of the day.
    actually, yours is the worst post of the day. did you really think i was asking a serious question? i was mocking the stupid questions people ask

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    if they stop me from taking my camera in, I'll throw a shit storm. It looks high end, but it can't even take RAW images. If I get some thick headed prick at sercurity telling me my camera is professional, I think it may be time for the "boot-to-the-balls-and-run"

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    I'll throw a shit storm
    reason number #47 security are sometimes in a cranky mood by the time people get to the front of the line.
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    Just read the FAQ and bring stuff that you can get in...
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    Quote Originally Posted by ediger View Post
    If I get some thick headed prick at sercurity telling me my camera is professional, I think it may be time for the "boot-to-the-balls-and-run"
    Ha-ha! Please be sure to let us know how that goes. Take pictures if you can!

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    so does that rule include only festival area or also campsite?

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    have you ever heard of someone actually not being able to get ANY camera into coachella? because I haven't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychic friend View Post
    reason number #47 security are sometimes in a cranky mood by the time people get to the front of the line.
    only the overzealous ones. If a security guard is doing their job properly, not being a complete dick and a stickler for every single little thing, people will treat them with a lot more respect than they would with some asshole who checks your asthma puffer for weed (yes, I have seen that happen, as extreme as it sounds). I don't have a problem with security checking my stuff, I'd rather they do that than let it be a 60,000 person free for all, I just have no tolerance for power abusing security guards who are clearly making your life tougher intentionally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazzz2007 View Post
    actually, yours is the worst post of the day. did you really think i was asking a serious question? i was mocking the stupid questions people ask
    I know and I was going with it, and mocking the "best post/best thread ever" thing everyone does.



    Quote Originally Posted by ediger View Post
    if they stop me from taking my camera in, I'll throw a shit storm. It looks high end, but it can't even take RAW images. If I get some thick headed prick at sercurity telling me my camera is professional, I think it may be time for the "boot-to-the-balls-and-run"

    Well, what do you have? We can let you knwo if you are fine or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suprefan View Post
    Well, what do you have? We can let you knwo if you are fine or not.
    It's a Canon Powershot S2 IS. Far from professional or even high quality, it just has that "look". The lens can't come off or anything and like I said, it can only take JPEG pictures, so if people use this thing as a professional camera, they really don't know what they are doing.

    It's easy to see how someone who doesn't know the first thing about cameras or photography could see it as a more high end camera. I've only been hassled about it once or twice out of about the 50 or so shows I've taken it to, so I'm not too concerned. Most security guards I have met or worked with (I used to work at the arena here) are good people and are simply there to stop stuff like drugs, weapons and blatant illegal/unsafe activity, all which I am for (just let me sneak a joint or two in and I won't be trouble ). Like I said before, there's nothing worse than getting the security guard who hates their job and is checking every single detail.

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    Default Re: Is this considered professional?

    Dude, you are fine why were you even worrying? You made it sound like you had one of the higher end point and shoots that has a lens that could pass off as an SLR but the lens is attached to the body.

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