Bad joke to pull on photographers gear

1 month 3 weeks ago #656973 by Peter Nunez
Photography meetup today ended on a bad note.  One of the photographers thought it would be funny to put Vaseline on another photographers front glass element of his 70-200mm.  The photographer who was the butt of the joke was pissed.  And honestly seeing how long it took for him to remove it.  I don't blame him.  I'm not talking about a thin coating, it was rather thick and it took a long time to remove.  

Note to all you funny guys out there, don't do this. 


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1 month 3 weeks ago #656977 by Nikon Shooter
The thickness is not the most difficult but there last layer that
is in contact with the glass… and it is not easily water soluble.

I would have had a very physical reaction to such a stupidity.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #657001 by Moe
I would have been pissed to!


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1 month 3 weeks ago #657045 by Prago
 I would have had the guy pay for the cleaning bill of the lens getting done professionally.

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1 month 3 weeks ago #657065 by garyrhook
That's not a practical joke, that's vandalism.


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1 month 3 weeks ago #657067 by Finn
Bad move. I would seriously have the guy pay to have it professionally cleaned as well.


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1 month 3 weeks ago #657078 by Mike McKinnon
Who would do that?  Why?  Come on, where is the common sense here??


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1 month 3 weeks ago #657085 by ShutterPal
I'm floored at this guys stupidity.  What outcome was he expecting??

Well, hopefully a sharp learning lesson.  


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1 month 3 weeks ago #657121 by Ruby Grace
Oh my, that isn't very cool at all.  I would have been telling the person to clean it.  Don't they know that oils and such aren't exactly good for cameras!?

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1 month 3 weeks ago #657203 by Sawyer
What a tool

Canon 5D Mark II | Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM | Canon 35L | Sigma 85 1.4 | Helios 44M-6 58mm(M42) | Zeiss 50mm 1.4 (C/Y) | Canon 135L | (2) 430EX II
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1 month 3 weeks ago #657218 by Carter Gledhill
Nothing funny about that 'joke' at all.  


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1 month 3 weeks ago #657242 by Scott Klubeck
I would struggle with keeping my cool with that guy.  No joke, nothing funny about that.  


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1 month 3 weeks ago #657308 by Troponin

garyrhook wrote: That's not a practical joke, that's vandalism.


agreed.


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1 month 2 weeks ago #657354 by Carter Gledhill

Troponin wrote:

garyrhook wrote: That's not a practical joke, that's vandalism.


agreed.


Makes you wonder what happened afterwards.  

OP - did they guy get the lens professionally cleaned?


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1 month 2 weeks ago #657454 by Peter Nunez
Agree, bad move.  No laughs.  


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