m4/3 not allowed on Lower Antelope Canyon photo tour

Started Apr 3, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: m4/3 not allowed on Lower Antelope Canyon photo tour
In reply to agentul, Apr 3, 2014

The point is, they don't want too many people to stroll around the Canyon. It is very narrow and  guided groups pass through all the time so you have to find a wider space to let them pass by. It  could become a security issue, if too many photographers would be in the Canyon on their own. Thus the artificial request for "professional" gear.

I was in the lower canyon in 2008 with a Sony A700 (APS-C) and a tripod (SLIK) and got a photo pass. Key was carrying a tripod (you don't have to use it though). I'd expect using an OMD E-M1 wouldn't be a problem. Put on your biggest lens when you show it. A GM1 might not work. It looks too much like a Point&Shoot. Starting a discussion about your gear is worthless. Once the guy at the ticket store made up his mind (and it is more a gut decision), he won't change it. At least that was my experience with other visitors, who didn't get a pass that day.

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