A family freaked when I pulled out my camera.

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  1. keith204

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    Nothing serious, but a funny situation. Today I was sitting at a stoplight in my car, and saw a hot air balloon just launching up. I had my XSi with 70-200 f/2.8L IS and 2x extender attached (hood on the 70-200 of course). I rolled down my window, and held it outside to take a shot. 2 kids in the backseat of a car next to me got frightened, and the mom & dad yelled "What the heck is that???" The Rebel series bodies only make the white glass look bigger. Not to mention, hood attached and 2x on there.
     
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    edit: whoops, wrong forum. Meant to post this in "Discussions". Moderators? :D
     
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    Maybe they think you had a missile launcher and ready to shoot that thing down.:lol::lol:
     
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    So where's the photo that resulted from all this??

    LOL! :)
     
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    lol, Can't say I've done it from a car window, I've though about it a couple times but never had the subject to shoot...Never the less I've gotten the "holy hell!!!!" reaction a couple times with my EF body and Vivitar 400mm, and they are all black.
     
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    In addition, I'd prefer viewing the photo of the family in the other car than the Hot Air balloon.
     
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    Yes, I have a 70 to 300mm which when fully extended with a 2 inch lens hood on the end, starts to look like a missile launcher. It is a good thing that I don't shoot around any nutty American rent-a-cops.

    skieur
     
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    Oh, you should try it, then; it's really a worthwhile experience with the right gir...oh, wait...photography...well, yeah, I've gotten some funny looks doing that through a car window too.

    :mrgreen:
     
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    lol I intend to...as soon as something worth wile pops up.

    What's going to be a little funny about it is when I shoot my 400 handheld, often times I hold it like a rifle.
     
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    I wish I had a camera in the car the other day. A NATO E-3A (AWACS) kept making passes, it probably would have filled the frame with a lens somewhere between 135-200mm.
     
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    The lens hoos is what often impresses people i find. pop a lens hood on something and the reactions start coming out.
     
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    The hood on my 100-200 gets nothing, not even a second glance :(
     

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