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iPads in the Parks as cameras

Discussion in 'Theme Parks Attractions and Strategies' started by ryels, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. Dan Murphy

    Dan Murphy We are family.

    I think the direction of this thread is when folks hold the tablet up in the air, camera style. With that use, the large size of the tablet, held end to end to take a photo (like holding up a small newspaper), may easily block the view of a person behind the tablet holder. When in your handbag, like a camera bag, (or any other bag close to your person), it will not block the view of anyone. And when used away from others, like maybe sitting on a bench or in your resort room, doing facetime, checking DR's, menus, ets, it is not going to block others' view. However, when held up to take photos, the table t can easily block the view of others behind you.

    Taking photos is the problem.
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  3. Mike7468

    Mike7468 New Member

    Little off topic but, with the parks having wifi now its going to get alot worse, they instantly want to update thier status with pictures, posts, etc... People feel they have to stay connected to the outside world and post everytime they burp on facebook, twitter etc... When I am there the last thing I want to bother with is facebook, twitter etc.. I can do all that when I get back to the resort or home and look at the pictures I have taken. with a normal camera. NO OFFENSE to those who use Ipads properly!
  4. Robo

    Robo Attention: There's a '71 Castle in the Hub with it

    iPhone 5 goes to Epcot from WDWMagic.com HERE.
  5. chicagoshannon

    chicagoshannon New Member

    I would never use my iPad for Disney pictures! Besides it being so big to carry around, the picture quality is atrocious!
  6. SnapesGirl

    SnapesGirl New Member

    I didn't really notice people with ipads at Disney, but this summer at my cousin's swim meet, there was a father who was recording his daughter swimming on his ipad right next to the water. He was so focused on the screen that he didn't see the chair he was about to walk into. Needless to say, he fell and the ipad made a nice plunk into the pool :headache:
  7. safetymom

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  8. livingthedream

    livingthedream New Member

    I have to add my voice to the comments about ipads blocking people's views. I spent the last two weeks of October at Disney, and I couldn't believe how many people blocked my opportunity for a good shot with their great big ipads. I'm usually a "get-along" kinda gal, but I made several comments to my husband about how they block other people's views, and he knew I was very serious because I usually don't criticize other people's opportunities to enjoy the magic. I usually say "to each their own", but in this instance I feel it is too much.:eek:

    Put them away and use a smaller camera!:headache:
  9. mm1971

    mm1971 New Member

    Hey Cheshire. :wave2: Actually the images are very good now with the newer versions and are as good if not better than a low end camera. The zoom is limited though and it is bulky to carry everywhere. With that said, I don't see the benefit of using a tablet as a camera for vacations.

    I have an ipad and would not carry it everywhere. I prefer to take pictures with my DSL. And actually enjoy being able to use all of the functions and exposure settings.
  10. Herfnerd

    Herfnerd New Member

    Not true anymore - I should know as I work for a micro optics company that makes lenses and miniature camera parts for cell phone companies, medical field, DoD, etc.
  11. ScrampShopper

    ScrampShopper New Member

    I noticed all the iPads in the parks this Sept too and thought that it was very strange. There were a few pics I was blocked from getting because of the iPad in the air, and the pics they were taking didn't look so great to me. I take my smallest camera to the parks (even my dSLR is just too much to deal with when also dealing with a toddler), and I purchased an iPod Touch just before my Sept trip because I didn't want to drag around my iPad if I needed it to keep DD entertained during meals or long waits for shows. We didn't end up using the iPod much, but it never occurred to me to use it for pics, and the internet signal was so very bad that it was not even worth using it for the Disney apps. The few times I used the Disney apps, I used my Android phone and 3G/4G service. I did take daily pics of DD with my phone so I could immediately send them to DH and the grandparents, but everything else was with my camera.
    Most iPads I saw had no protective cover at all, and that is just too expensive a chance to take!
  12. Robbi

    Robbi New Member

    They may be using the panorama photo option.

  13. sdwrdt

    sdwrdt New Member

    My most shocking use of an ipad as a camera was the person holding it over the railing at the Grand Canyon. I barely did that with my camera and when I did, I MADE SURE the strap was on my wrist EVERY TIME I did! Maybe I'm just a clumsy person, but I can't imagine holding that much money over that much rock and assuming that everything will turn out OK!

    Of course, that wasn't the stupidest thing we saw people doing at the Grand Canyon and at least this person wasn't risking his life!:confused:
  14. khertz

    khertz Proud member of the WHO DAT NATION!!

    I lugged my iPad around (in a bulky protective case) for 2 days over the course of the trip when we were switching resorts because I didn't want to leave it in the car, and the only thing I took it out for was when DS needed a distraction in line. Otherwise, I was happy to leave it in the safe at the resort! I can't even imagine choosing to carry that around all day (especially with all the stuff I am carrying for DS in my backpack), and especially not using it as a camera. It's so bulky and takes terrible pictures! I did see a lot of other people doing this, though, and it really baffles me. At one of the Eat to the Beat shows I pointed out someone recording a portion of the show on an iPad to DH who thought it was so hilarious that he took a picture.
  15. AlixaLock

    AlixaLock New Member

    On our last trip, someone with a huge, professional SLR stood in front of us. He spent the whole parade holding the camera over his head taking crowd shots, using an obnoxiously bright flash and being a nuisance. I missed a good part of the parade.

    My point is, annoying is annoying, it has nothing to do with using a tablet for a camera in the park. I always bring mine in to the park and I do take pictures where appropriate (usually snapshots or character shots) and I have NEVER head held it over my head during a show or performance.
  16. 2Tiggies

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    I noticed them last year too - perhaps more so than this year. Maybe I just got over seeing them so much and stopped noticing.

    I don't really care what people use to take their pictures with, but what does surprise me regarding the size and design is that so many folk don't want to take a 'big' DSLR because it's bulky to carry around. Yet these have good quality comfortable neck straps and are ergonomically designed to grip with ease and comfort. I

    Another reason to take a decent camera rather than an iPad if you want to carry something around that size! At least with a camera you tend to hold it close to your face or at least close to your person without the need to hold it up in the air at arms length ......... I hear ya!!!
  17. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk Active Member

    Actually it does have to do with using a tablet. It's far more unusual seeing someone holding a DSLR overhead. In fact, that would be hard to do for very long just because of its weight.

    But mostly it has to do with the sheer size of the device and how much of a person's field of vision it blocks.
  18. 2Tiggies

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    We posted at the same time. I see (once again) we have similar views :thumbsup2
  19. melancholywings

    melancholywings <font color=royalblue>How do you prepare for a ban

    I totally agree with you. A rude person will be rude regardless of what they're using.
  20. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk Active Member

    It's funny, but I'm considering bringing a 3 pound lens with me on our upcoming trip. My camera strap is so comfortable I wouldn't have any problem carrying it around the parks. But I would NEVER carry a tablet with me. And I won't be blocking anyone's view, as it is always at my side or up to my eye.
  21. mom2rtk

    mom2rtk Active Member

    But I'd rather have a rude person in front of me with an iphone than an ipad.

    Size does matter.

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