Mxp From Italy, joined Aug 2003, 389 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 8 months 10 hours ago) and read 2355 times:
I dont know if its the right forum but I have a question.
Yesterday I was on a Air One flight from FCO to LIN and during taxing the crew does the usually announcement that the use of electronical things like computer phones was forbidden. I was using my digital olympus and then he told me to off it and I wasn't very agree,simply because no one told me never something about this.
Question: is ok taking photos with digital camera or had reason?
Alex22 From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 70 posts, RR: 4 Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 9 hours ago) and read 2332 times:
I usually take a lot of pics during taxi, take-off and landings. Many F/A have seen me using my 20D on those moments and none of them ever said anything about it.
Now maybe they think it's not a digital camera ? I don't know...
On an IB flight from GVA to MAD I asked the F/A if it was ok to use it as I was on row 2 and very visible from the front of the plane. She looked at me as if it was some kind of silly question and said there was no problem.
DColeMAN From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 274 posts, RR: 11 Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 8 hours ago) and read 2319 times:
The main reason they tell you to put your camera away before takeoff is in the case of an emergency stop.
If you've got the camera up against your eye and then for whatever reason the takeoff is aborted, the PIC will be hard on the brakes so you'll be forced forward while sat your seat, meaning there's a fair chance you could damage your eye.
I also once got a telling off but since then I've waited until the cabin crew are sat in their seats for takeoff and only then did I get the camera out of my bag. That way you can snap away without any hassle
B737200 From Malta, joined Feb 2005, 224 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 6 hours ago) and read 2293 times:
I used my camera with no problems during take-off and taxi on my last to flights with Lufthansa. I have a D70 which isn't that hard to spot.
Though I must say that whilst taking-off I stopped using it because the whole rolling down the runway at high speed with the possibilty of an aborted take-off made me a bit uncomfortalbe having the camera against my eye and face. But I wasn't told anything by the F/A.
Mxp From Italy, joined Aug 2003, 389 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 5 hours ago) and read 2275 times:
In fact i usually wait until crew is seated but was my first time in FCO. But sounds me very strange because told me never nothing and i dont really no if digital camera disturbs the flight.
NPAir From Malta, joined Jul 2005, 6 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2114 times:
it's indeed a very good point you made. I never thought about the potential of self-injury this way.
Regarding Alberto's experience I would imagine the main concern about electronics is to not interfere with navigational instruments. Since a digital camera is not sending out any signals it would be silly for an FA to request it to be turned off on those grounds.
But, as my grandmother always says...75% of people are really stupid...and it's distributed evenly around the world. Perhaps the FA thought you could take over navigational control for the a/c with your digital camera...those little things are very smart you know
Kukkudrill From Malta, joined Dec 2004, 1122 posts, RR: 5 Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2078 times:
On KM they say you have to turn off electronic equipment including CD players and camcorders. They don't specifically mention digital cameras so I take the benefit of the doubt. I've never been asked to put it away, though I don't shoot during the take-off roll.
Having said that I was once on an AZ flight and I went to the back to try a cabin shot. A stewardess asked me if my camera was digital. As it happened I was using a film SLR because my normal digital p & s was away for repair at the time, so she let me be.
Make the most of the available light ... a lesson of photography that applies to life
If they do ask you, just tell them it's film and hope they're stupid enough to leave you alone. I have, however, been removed off a flight (after we had landed) because my picture taking was getting in the way of their turn around. And when I went on the epic adventure of N214WN, the crew went outside the front door for me, with my camera, to take pictures...
DColeMAN From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 274 posts, RR: 11 Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2028 times:
Quoting NPAir (Reply 8): Perhaps the FA thought you could take over navigational control for the a/c with your digital camera...those little things are very smart you know
Well it doesn't suprise me with the amount of gormless trolly dollies these days
As I previously stated, the main reason is for safety rather than (eg) navigational issues. Never had a problem inflight though, infact one or two have been quite interested and asked questions about my hobby etc.
Same goes for the landing though, I only pull the camera out when the crew are seated.