Black out camera name with tape WHy?

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digitalshooter
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Black out camera name with tape WHy?

Was at a wedding last night and the pro photog and his staff all had the name brand of their cameras blacked out with tape.

WHy do you think?

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Digitalshooter

PS: all posts are just my opinion!

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Braxton7
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Re: Black out camera name with tape WHy?

dunno but I'm gonna paste a Leica red dot on all mine http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/readflat.asp?forum=1022&thread=41342653

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DUSTY LENS
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Could be they are ashamed of the cheap gear they use .

Dusty

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Re: Black out camera name with tape WHy?

Could be , they are protecting their proprietary secrets .

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Could be they are afraid of having their expensive cameras stolen .

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Re: Black out camera name with tape WHy?

Could be they are just a little bit Crazy .

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Re: Black out camera name with tape WHy?

Could be they are really just posing as photographers and they are really part of Obama's Secret service under cover .

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ABA DABA Veteran Member • Posts: 3,069
Re: Black out camera name with tape WHy?

DUSTY LENS wrote:

Could be they are just a little bit Crazy .

Per Forest Gump
could be because, "stupid is as stupid does"

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Re: Black out camera name with tape WHy?

DUSTY LENS wrote:

Could be they are really just posing as photographers and they are really part of Obama's Secret service under cover .

LOl

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Glen Barrington
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Maybe they don't want to get involved . . .

in pointless equipemnt converstaions with wannabes who think they know more than they do. That sort of person has been tormenting wedding photographers for generations!
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Bruce McL Senior Member • Posts: 1,199
Respect

Respect for their clients, not exposing them to advertisements on their wedding day.

Respect for themselves, believing that giving away free advertising to camera manufacturers is for losers.

YoHahnMD
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Re: Black out camera name with tape WHy?

digitalshooter wrote:

Was at a wedding last night and the pro photog and his staff all had the name brand of their cameras blacked out with tape.

WHy do you think?

Because they are dumb@$$e$ who think that it matters that they cover up the brand names of their camera gear.

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Re: Black out camera name with tape WHy?

YoHahnMD wrote:

digitalshooter wrote:

Was at a wedding last night and the pro photog and his staff all had the name brand of their cameras blacked out with tape.

WHy do you think?

Because they are dumb@$$e$ who think that it matters that they cover up the brand names of their camera gear.

Oh . . . really . . . they are trying to cut down glare in their images from the bright white print of the brand name on the prism of their DSLR's!

That God they are thinking ahead for their clients' sake.

ZorSy Veteran Member • Posts: 3,438
Coz' they are getting ready for London

Olympic games (TM)(R)(C)...... and the camera brand was not listed as "sponsors"....

They did it there with urinals too ..(taped the brand) ... I heard so, haven't checked by myself...

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MisterBG Veteran Member • Posts: 5,834
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Did they tape over the make of car they turned up in?
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Halibut Regular Member • Posts: 391
I was once...

...lucky enough to be asked to give a new camera a quick one day field test, and we took it to a wedding. I won't say what the camera was. It was delivered with black tape over the model designation to prevent public speculation.

Though given some of cheapo point and shoots wedding guests seem to have I doubt anybody would have been aware that it was an unreleased new model anyway.

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Re: I was once...

Tired of having the bride's brother telling them how good his 1dsXX or D4 he doesnt know how to use is better than their camera.

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Re: Black out camera name with tape WHy?

digitalshooter wrote:

WHy do you think?

Same reason why You shoot with a black T-Shirt instead of a white...

Regards: Carsten

Pimpleportrait Senior Member • Posts: 1,122
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Hi,

I have noticed myself on quite a few occasions. In one, a wedding photographer said that it prevents guests, often armed with cameras themselves to peep, and then start a conversation about his gear. This can be quite distracting to the wedding photographer. No brand, no conversation about which brand is better for what, or if the latest model is being used and how much megapixel does it have.

And you only have to look at the forums here, to see how people are when it comes to gear.

I do it in my travels. Often I get asked. 'How much you paid for it?' And this would be my answer, 'No, not mine, belongs to Company, old camera.' And I tape my camera at a few places too. Prevents theft too, and unwanted attention to yourself.

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richardplondon
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Re: Black out camera name with tape WHy?

digitalshooter wrote:

WHy do you think?

They want to show off what brand of tape they use? That distinctive sheen of model 37 Duck tape matches the texture of slightly thumb-worn polycarbonate so much better, than the overpriced gaffer tape that everyone raves about, etc etc (continued p.94)

RP

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