Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Illogical Banning of SLR Cameras

London Transport Museum has described as a 'bit disappointing' photographers' reaction to the sign which appeared at two recent open day weekends at the now-disused Aldwych station.
The sign read: 'Due to their combination of high-quality sensor and high resolution, digital SLR cameras are unfortunately not permitted inside the station.'
London Transport Museum spokesperson Wendy Neville told AP that the matter has 'been and gone' and she couldn't see what all the fuss was about.
http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/news/DSLR_ban_Row_escalates_as_officials_blame_spiral_staircase__news_310747.html
When an organisation like Transport for London makes decisions like this and fails to understand what all the fuss is about, it is somewhat worrying. These are the people that are responsible for managing massive transport budgets and should really be acting in a more professional manner. I wonder if SLR cameras will be banned on public transport serving the Olympic Games?
I think that what they maybe were trying to say was that, due to space and time restrictions, tripods were not allowed and this would have been accepted. To ramble on about "high-quality sensor and high resolution and digital SLR cameras" demonstrates a complete lack of knowledge and understanding by those involved.

David Gambles

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