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p.1 #1 · Your best Canon gears stunt/prank


I thought we should try to lighten up the mood on this board a bit.
Tell us your best Canon gears related prank-stunt you've pulled off......hopefully a true one.

Here's mine. This time I will not tell you yet about me impersonating a New York Times staff photographer in a dog show or in an old age home , but this relates to the purchase of my first 800L from a camera store in Toronto early last year.

I found that they had one 800L in their store, and I placed a hold on it over the phone, until I could get to the store to pick it up.

The next day I walk into the store with 40D and 135mm Soft Focus lens dangling from my neck strap, in the best tourist photographer's fashion. I also spy "my" 800L in its box stashed on a back shelf ready for me to pick up.

A salesman asks if he could be of help to me.
Without introducing myself, I say I'd like a good lens but cheap.
At that point I see that expression in the salesman's eyes which says "Oh no, one of those customers."

"What kinda lens are you looking for, sir ? Wide angle, zoom, prime ?"
" I really don't care as long as I can get a good deal on it, my good man".
" Sir, how much were you thinking of spending ?"
" Oh, I dunno, you show me what you've got."

At that point the salesman is starting to show some signs of stress, thus I decide to advance the prank to its conclusion, and I point towards the 800L....." How about one of those ?".

"Sir, that is a $13,000 lens" said the poor devil indignantly.
" $1,300 lens ? I can sure buy that."
Now, he is getting really rattled up and starts to raise his voice bit: "Sir, it's not $1,300, it is $13,000".

"OK, I'll take it" says I, and then I give them my name as well as my real purpose of coming to their store.




Oct 10, 2012 at 10:37 PM
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p.1 #2 · Your best Canon gears stunt/prank


40D and 134 sf ahaaaaha
perfect!



Oct 10, 2012 at 10:43 PM
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p.1 #3 · Your best Canon gears stunt/prank


From POTN:








Oct 10, 2012 at 10:47 PM
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p.1 #4 · Your best Canon gears stunt/prank


Excellent tale Peter I wish I had something to add...


Oct 10, 2012 at 10:52 PM
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vsg28 wrote:
From POTN:

http://i49.tinypic.com/34eysd2.jpg


Man, i need one



Oct 10, 2012 at 10:55 PM
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p.1 #6 · Your best Canon gears stunt/prank


I hear the soap also manages to render bokeh very well now.


Oct 10, 2012 at 10:57 PM
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p.1 #7 · Your best Canon gears stunt/prank


I did this for April fools day a couple of years back... got my mate pretty good even though it's an obvious photoshop job






Oct 10, 2012 at 10:58 PM
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I bought a 70-200 2.8L lens mug, and told my dad, "Look at this new lens I got! Let me get a drink real quick, then I'll go grab my camera and test it out."

I opened up a bottle of Dr. Pepper and pulled off the "lens cap" from the mug and started pouring. Oh the look on his face



Oct 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM
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Making the best of a bad situation has led to a lot of double takes when people see my desk.








Oct 10, 2012 at 11:06 PM
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p.1 #10 · Your best Canon gears stunt/prank


No prank. Reality!

Paintball vs. lens +/- filter http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/745528
UV filters, what do they do? http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/733298
Filter test: paintball shootout. http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic2/460145
UV filter for paintball? http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic2/459673



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p.1 #11 · Your best Canon gears stunt/prank


Way better than any story I have.


Oct 11, 2012 at 12:04 AM
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A stunt perhaps, prank no...

A few years after learning to handle a manual wheelchair I was on campus, Canon A-1 and 24mm in hand, strap around my neck, camera/book bag on my lap. Waiting outside the elevator, setting exposure, the doors open and with my usual energetic push, I fly into the glass walled elevator...

I flew, didn't roll, yep the elevator had no out-of-service sign, nor had it been locked as should be. Landing fairly flat, back wheels touch down, front wheels to follow, feet smash into the back glass.

After the initial "how the flock did I manage to fly" I now realize I'm 6" lower than the walkway, 15 minutes early for class, no one in sight, the phone in the elevator not working

During my wait for help, I shot the interior of the elevator, my feet 6" below the walkway...titled my presentation "Pigs mat not fly but cripples can!"

My instructor and a fellow student discovered me taking my last foot shot, both said "what the flock are you doing" my reply "attempting to design an emergency elevator ramp, would you mind a lift out!"

I wasn't hurt, but sure could have been, we taped up the elevator and called maintenance...I didn't make it to class that day...cripples can only fly so far



Oct 11, 2012 at 01:20 AM
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p.1 #13 · Your best Canon gears stunt/prank


Jerry, things some people would do for a few special shots, eh ?


Oct 11, 2012 at 01:33 AM
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p.1 #14 · Your best Canon gears stunt/prank


Indeed Peter, funny thing tho...I was there to shoot the stairs, patterns and shadows, Pan F loaded...two assignments for one


Oct 11, 2012 at 01:39 AM
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p.1 #15 · Your best Canon gears stunt/prank


StillFingerz wrote:
Indeed Peter, funny thing tho...I was there to shoot the stairs, patterns and shadows, Pan F loaded... two assignments for one


We need to maintain a positive oulook on things, right ?



Oct 11, 2012 at 02:21 AM
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PetKal wrote:
We need to maintain a positive oulook on things, right ?


That day still brings a smile, we all laughed; the class that next week, it was all positive...scary for only a brief moment, thinking on what could but did not happen...I do check elevator thresholds now, everytime I roll in

Just thought of something, 34yrs later I start my blog, the 1st line of the last paragraph; for my 1st post is...

No matter what life throws in your path, never surrender...just shoot it!



Oct 11, 2012 at 02:25 AM
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StillFingerz wrote:
Just thought of something, 34yrs later I start my blog, the 1st line of the last paragraph; for my 1st post is...

No matter what life throws in your path, never surrender...just shoot it!






Oct 11, 2012 at 02:49 AM
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p.1 #18 · Your best Canon gears stunt/prank


Not mine. I saw on youtube a while ago this


Oct 11, 2012 at 03:01 AM
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sdillon1 wrote:
Not mine. I saw on youtube a while ago this


That's pretty good.......it was an f/4 lens coffee mug that got washed though.



Oct 11, 2012 at 03:14 AM
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PetKal wrote:
That's pretty good.......it was an f/4 lens coffee mug that got washed though.


No, no, no...cringe...that's just plain wrong, but funny...
I must check my 70-200...it's fine, locked in it's pelican



Oct 11, 2012 at 03:24 AM
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