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Posted: 7/17/2001 1:58:11 PM EST
This is a moral question. This is an imaginary situation, but I think it is interesting to decide what one would do. You are in the Midwest and there is a huge flood in progress. Many homes have been lost, water supplies compromised and infrastructures destroyed. Let's say that you're a photographer out getting still pictures for a news service, traveling alone, looking for particularly poignant scenes. You come across the Reverend Jessie Jackson who has been swept away by the floodwaters. He is hanging on to a tree limb and is about to go under. You can either put down your camera and save him, or take a Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of him as he loses his grip on the limb. So, here's the question - and think carefully before you answer the question below.... Which lens should you use?
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 2:05:29 PM EST
Nice one there Archoo! [beer]
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 2:37:21 PM EST
The Portrait lens, I will be selling posters at gunshows![smoke]
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 2:41:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By ARChoo: This is a moral question. This is an imaginary situation, but I think it is interesting to decide what one would do. You are in the Midwest and there is a huge flood in progress. Many homes have been lost, water supplies compromised and infrastructures destroyed. Let's say that you're a photographer out getting still pictures for a news service, traveling alone, looking for particularly poignant scenes. You come across the Reverend Jessie Jackson who has been swept away by the floodwaters. He is hanging on to a tree limb and is about to go under. You can either put down your camera and save him, or take a Pulitzer Prize winning photograph of him as he loses his grip on the limb. So, here's the question - and think carefully before you answer the question below.... Which lens should you use?
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I would use a ZOOM lense combined with a motorized camera drive so I could snap a lot of photos quickly. The Zoom Lense would allow me to get different shots..from far away to close ups of Jesse's panic stricken mug..
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 2:45:57 PM EST
Definately a .28 200mm APO lens -- No use in missing the expression on his face! [:O]
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 2:57:35 PM EST
Any lens with crosshairs!
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 3:33:11 PM EST
What's the dilemma?
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 5:40:20 PM EST
freaking excellent!
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 5:50:47 PM EST
Why......the one inside my Comp ML/2 of course! Nah.
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 6:03:31 PM EST
Can you throw rocks so you don't have to hang around so long.
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 7:51:07 PM EST
maybe tickle him with a long stick
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 7:53:02 PM EST
Telephoto... next question?
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 7:55:37 PM EST
For that answer, I'd ask Jesse: "Can I [i]lens[/i] you a hand?"
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 7:59:27 PM EST
I'd try skipping a few rocks... Maybe crack him in the nuts... Then throw him a short rope with a noose.
Link Posted: 7/17/2001 8:44:03 PM EST
I'd put down the camera, otherwise he'd never let go. Jesse wouldn't give up a good photo opportunity.
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