So I've read a few other threads about this but I'm still not sure what to do... I'm a professional photographer so not bringing my nice camera to bonnaroo would really suck.
Apparently it's pretty easy to sneak dslr cameras with smaller lenses into centeroo but i have a canon 5d mark iii and it's a bit bigger than just a canon rebel or other beginner dslr cameras.
Could I sneak my camera in with my 50mm lens since that lens in smaller or should I just forget it? I have a point & shoot but it's a big one so I'd rather just bring the professional one if I can get it in.
Also, do they check cars for professional cameras when you enter? This is my first roo so I have no idea how strict they are with these kinda things.
They don't care about it in your car. At the gates for Centeroo, it just depends on who's checking. Some people will give you crap for it, some won't care. You can probably just chance it. If you get turned away, try another gate. I see people will high-end cameras getting through all the time, so it doesn't seem like it's that hard to get through, but I've never done it myself. I don't want to carry my dslr around all the time, so I just use a nice little point and shoot.
Post by chemicalbrother on Jun 5, 2012 20:30:29 GMT -5
I had no problems with a D40 a few times last year. I generally didnt take any extra lenses though. Usually just had a 35mm or the kit lens(18-55) with me. I might of taken the 55-200 once though, but not sure. If i did I probly just drew the lucky card at the centeroo gate.
The only problem i had was when i pulled it out in the pit at Robert Plant. And I dont think they wanted any cameras in there period, other than phones. But all he did was make me put it in my backpack. And people kept sneaking cameras back out. I think if they caught you again they would put you out off the pit but thats about it.I saw em keep pointing one guy out and trying to catch him but I dont think they ever did.
You can try to sneak it in but be prepared to be turned away and I know other people have put their cameras in a locker but no way would I put mine in there. I've heard stories of thefts and water getting in them and I just don't trust the lockers for something that valueable. Last year I just kept mine locked in the car.
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