U of M vs MSU game Oct 9 2010, T1i + 15-85 "allowed" in?

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  1. mtbdudex macrumors 68000

    mtbdudex

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    I'm going to the U of M vs MSU game Oct 9 2010 as spectator with my dad and uncle.
    I plan on bringing my T1i + 15-85, I'm leaving the 55-250 zoom home. Just taking some tailgate shots prior and then hopefully in stadium some wide angle crowd shots.
    Looking here, says "Small cameras and radios", the 15-85 is kinda compact when not extended, has anyone else did same, bring DSLR with lens in w/o problem?
    http://www.mgoblue.com/genrel/060109aaf.html
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Anytime I go to a game, they check bags, so I don't think they would allow that. Wouldn't hurt to call and ask though.
     
  3. mtbdudex thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Not taking bags, camera via neck strap.....
     
  4. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    I took my t2i to the big house this season when michigan opened against UCONN. it's all good.

    however they DO NOT ALLOW BAGS OF ANY KIND. i took mine via the neck strap - no issues at all.
     
  5. mtbdudex thread starter macrumors 68000

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    What lens did you have on your T1i?
    I figured the 15-85 for its walk around pre-game use/etc.
    Thinking the 55-250 zoom does not have enough reach anyway for players, so crowd/family/friends shots seemed more pratical with wide zoom.
     
  6. Mac-key macrumors 6502a

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    I just took the stock 18-55 lens. i shot a lot of HD video before the game, and crowd shots in the stadium - as well as wide shots from within. you need a big time zoom if you really wanna snap some sweet action shots

    have fun, and GO BLUE!
     
  7. fcortese macrumors demi-god

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    Have a great time and share some of your photos with us. Rivalry games are always exciting.
     
  8. mtbdudex thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No problem getting my T1i + 15-85 lens in, but in tight crowds and the seats it is tight.
    Btw, that lens is "big" diamater wise, I can't imagine having say a 24-70 f2.8 monster on or the 70-200 f2.8 either.

    Big house is cool to be in, my 1st time since they re-did the stadium, I’ve been to so many games since 1982 there, at least 25-30, saw lots of good wins, "bad" wins, bad losses.
    I flipped to MSU around 1989, but still root for U of M except 1 day/year.


    Some YouTube links of video I took from the big game:

    Oct 8 2010 pre game MSU vs U of M; "Hells Bells" song playing madness
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6B5RTdbDEiQ

    Oct 8 2010 pre game MSU vs U of M, MSU on field practice
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=23sCC-M081U

    Some neat picts (I'll keep the family/friends shots on FB)
    Fall football and walking to the big house, we tailgated 1 block away….
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    Panorama of the big house about 50 minutes before game time
    (this is 6 images stitched together with CS5)
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    My nephew Drew took this shot, I set the camera with wide aperture for the outta focus/in focus perspective.
    If the lady in back of my hand was not there this would be a real keeper shot.
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    My nephew Drew (MSU fan) and his dad, this shows how tight it is, keeping my T1i + 15-85 from bumping people was a constant battle.
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    101st Airborne rules!
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    Nearing the drop spot
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    Perfect landing spot on, notice the soldiers catching Old Glory, she did not touch the ground at all. It's all about respect.
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    U of M scored first with field goal, MSU countered with a TD, here is Pt after..good!
    See the ball?
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    34 to 17 and late in 4th qtr...113,065 fans. This pict not exposed correctly, by mistake the dial went to Manual mode....I PP'd it to give halfway decent iamge.
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    End game celebration.
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  9. fcortese macrumors demi-god

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    So were you happy (Spartan) or sad (Wolverine) at the game results? Nice pix. Thanks.
     
  10. mtbdudex thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm a happy Sparty!
    However during the game I was very-very subdued, too many times I've let the emotions ride high and get popped by last minute cr*p, so this time until under 2 minutes I did not let go, but then YEA SPARTY!
     

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