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    London Underground Rules for Cameras

    Planning on taking the family to London in feb and was just googling trip places etc, when i found this interesting tit bit.

    http://www.bjp-online.com/british-jo...ansport-museum

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    Fair enough ban tropods and professional photography but this seems like a decision based on an ill informed thought process. A Leica is OK as is a Nikon F6 but a Canon 1000D or Nikon D3000 is no go.

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    The sign mentions concerns over high quality sensors so I'm assuming they're worried about people selling the images. If I was them I would also be concerned about being able to work out the layout of the station for terrorism purposes. It would be relatively easy for someone to gain access to the underground system via the abandoned station. etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by 98kellrs View Post
    The sign mentions concerns over high quality sensors so I'm assuming they're worried about people selling the images. If I was them I would also be concerned about being able to work out the layout of the station for terrorism purposes. It would be relatively easy for someone to gain access to the underground system via the abandoned station. etc
    True, but if there was a terrorist in hope of figuring out the layout, I'm sure there would be public records or what's to stop them getting a decent P&S camera and just going photo crazy in there??

    I don't know about terrorists going and learning how to use a DSLR instead of just getting a cheap P&S which they can easily hide if needed and just photographing everything =P


    I think this rule is silly, because it then comes down to the discretion of the staff as to what is "professional" and not, and hey, shouldn't a pro be able to quickly set up settings and take a shot and move on? Where as the general tourist with their little cameras may stand there longer trying to line things up?

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    BTW the topic subject line is highly misleading as clearly the OP hasnt read the article properly - the sign in question relates to just one London Undergroung Tube Station that has been decommissoned _ ie it isnt in use as a train station.

    In addtion (while I too think its stupid ) it would help if more people read the reason given, which is that the management believe that those using high end DLSRs would delay the flow of the tours. Which like it or not has an element of truth to it.
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    It's okay. You just can't take in digital slr's.
    Which is why I'm setting up a large format view camera on the platform. Sorry chaps...excuse the lighting balloons.

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