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Old    Scott (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       01-23-2009, 12:04 AM Reply   
This is for the Nikon and Canon shooters.

1. visit the website link below.
2. name off as many lenses as you can.
3. extra credit for figuring out which body is attached to each.
4. tie breaker will be who can figure out how many people are in that picture.

This should be easy because the photographer has been nice enough to stitch together a 1,474 megapixel panorama for use in this test.

click here for the image

good luck!
Old    Wakechic82 (wakechic82)      Join Date: Jun 2007       01-23-2009, 8:11 AM Reply   
Far left is a the Canon EF500mm f/4L with a Canon 5D body, the next one to the right of the is the Nikkor 500mm f/4G. That's all I got, pure guesses!

(Message edited by wakechic82 on January 23, 2009)
Old    Rich Dykmans (richd)      Join Date: Oct 2003       01-23-2009, 9:43 AM Reply   
While you're figuring out that please answer this.

1,500,000 people and 6400 porta-cans.

Each can supports 10 people for one 40 hr work week before it becomes too foul to use (I'm in construction so I read that on them all the time!)

That means each will support 50 people for one 8 hr day.

6400 units times 50 = support for around 300 thousand people.

What did the other 1.2 million people do?
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       01-23-2009, 10:13 AM Reply   
Crapped in the reflection pool?
Old    rodney (azwakekid)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-23-2009, 3:16 PM Reply   
funny test. there are 500+ lenses in that picture.
Old    RileyBangerter (steezyshots)      Join Date: Feb 2008       01-23-2009, 4:00 PM Reply   
wow I only saw 6, i mean im sure everyone had a camera but I only saw 6 high end DSLR lenses.
Old    rodney (azwakekid)      Join Date: Apr 2005       01-23-2009, 4:02 PM Reply   
zoom in on the picture. theres lots
Old    Evil0ne (evil0ne)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-23-2009, 4:55 PM Reply   
I'll answer rich, I didn't use the bathroom. We got there at 7:45am and left around 1pm not that long to hold it . I found myself in that picture but my head was down apparently looking at the LCD of the camera. See my head in the yellow circle.

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Old    Alan Slabaugh (alans)      Join Date: Aug 2005       01-26-2009, 1:13 PM Reply   
expensive little tower there...

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Old    Bakes (bakes5)      Join Date: Aug 2006       01-28-2009, 1:18 PM Reply   
How many snipers can you find?
Old    Nick Schrein (wakeboardern1)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-28-2009, 1:58 PM Reply   
Bakes,I'm shocked that there aren't any overwatch snipers. At something like that you'd think they'd pull out all the stops, especially since Obama has so many threats against him.

Either that or the SS/Military snipers are exceptionally well hidden.
Old    Scott (scott_a)      Join Date: Dec 2002       01-28-2009, 3:16 PM Reply   
There's some on the roof of the building in the middle of the picture (in the distance). Check the right side of the building.
Old    Evil0ne (evil0ne)      Join Date: Sep 2006       01-28-2009, 4:09 PM Reply   
Yeah, pretty sure these guys had guns.

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Old    Nick Schrein (wakeboardern1)      Join Date: Aug 2007       01-29-2009, 9:41 AM Reply   
Okay, so maybe I didn't look hard enough XD.

However, they (the guys on the balcony of the Capitol building) aren't exactly standing at the balcony and are in a static more, guardlike position. I guess to keep any potential attackers off of that balcony? Those guys all are just wearing big jackets with hoods. The one that looks like he has a helmet just has his hood lower than the others. They may have firearms, but they aren't using scoped rifles. None of them are standing as though they're supporting a rifle on themselves. Maybe they're just an overwatch team keeping an eye out for gunmen in the crowd/guarding the roof.

As for the building on the right, it looks like 3 guys to guard the rooftop, and maybe a sniper laying down watching the field. I see something on the right side of the Capitol that could be a rifle barrel as well, but its probably just part of the brick that's sitting there that clearly isn't original and is merely a replacement for that section of building.

However, now that I think about it, the fact that we don't "see" the snipers means that they are doing a very, very good job.

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