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    hey folks,

    after our last year's little baseball-tour (st. louis, kansas city, oakland and san francisco) we're flying over from germany again this may/june for seven games.

    my question:
    I have got a slr-camera (pentax k20d); am I allowed to bring this camera with me into the stadium? the camera has no video-function of course.
    or is it better to take a little digital pocket-camera with me (but this cam (canon powershot) has got video-function which should be prohibited).

    I would rather take the first one with me as this one takes better pictures. would be nice if anyone has got some advices for me.

    or maybe someone has got some tipps for the following stadium i will visiting with me wife. what are the "shouldn't miss" things? we will be the following parks:

    - yankees: yankee stadium (may, 25th)
    - mets: shea stadium (may, 27th)
    - phillies: citizens bank park (may, 29th)
    - orioles: oriole park at camden yards (june, 1st)
    - nationals: nationals park (june, 4th)
    - pirates: pnc park (june, 11th)
    - indians: progressive field (june, 12th)


    thanks in advance & sorry for my poor english but i am not native speaking.


    greetings from germany,
    stefan aka kaeptn

  • #2
    Originally posted by kaeptn_blaubart View Post
    hey folks,

    after our last year's little baseball-tour (st. louis, kansas city, oakland and san francisco) we're flying over from germany again this may/june for seven games.

    my question:
    I have got a slr-camera (pentax k20d); am I allowed to bring this camera with me into the stadium? the camera has no video-function of course.
    or is it better to take a little digital pocket-camera with me (but this cam (canon powershot) has got video-function which should be prohibited).

    I would rather take the first one with me as this one takes better pictures. would be nice if anyone has got some advices for me.

    or maybe someone has got some tipps for the following stadium i will visiting with me wife. what are the "shouldn't miss" things? we will be the following parks:

    - yankees: yankee stadium (may, 25th)
    - mets: shea stadium (may, 27th)
    - phillies: citizens bank park (may, 29th)
    - orioles: oriole park at camden yards (june, 1st)
    - nationals: nationals park (june, 4th)
    - pirates: pnc park (june, 11th)
    - indians: progressive field (june, 12th)


    thanks in advance & sorry for my poor english but i am not native speaking.


    greetings from germany,
    stefan aka kaeptn

    Check the respective team websites for video and photography policies. When I went to see the Padres play at Qualcomm, I was able to bring in a Video Camera with no problems....

    Yankees:
    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/ballpark/guide.jsp#c

    Mets:
    http://newyork.mets.mlb.com/nym/ballpark/guide.jsp#c

    Phillies:
    http://philadelphia.phillies.mlb.com/index.jsp?c_id=phi

    Orioles
    http://baltimore.orioles.mlb.com/bal...rk/guide.jsp#C

    Nationals:
    http://washington.nationals.mlb.com/.../a-z_guide.jsp

    Pirates:
    http://pittsburgh.pirates.mlb.com/pi...rk_guide.jsp#C

    Indians:
    http://cleveland.indians.mlb.com/cle....jsp#permitted

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    • #3
      Tag! Wie Geht's?


      The poster above probably gave you enough info but I've never had any problems bringing a camera to a baseball park.

      In fact, since prices have dropped on proffesional quality cameras you can see people bringing camers to game with all sorts of attachments (telephoto lenses, wide angle, etc.).

      I think the only rule regarding photography is no tripods since they can obstruct the aisle or row.



      You'll need your camera for PNC! Best view of any park!

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      • #4
        @JT7:
        thanks for all the links. looks like there shouldn't be a problem with the camera.


        @Yoda:
        Dankeschön. Alles bestens.

        I think your points are right, so I won't have any thoughts about having problems with the camera. I was only kinda unsure as I never took a cam with removeable lenses with me - only my pocket-camera.
        and the tripod is a no-brainer, so I will leave it at the hotel-room.

        maybe you like the following picture: you remember the game? it was the very start of something special. yep, and i was there. right behind SP Contreras' family and so on ESPN.
        Attached Files

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        • #5
          Wish I was at that game.


          Prost!

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          • #6
            Also, Contreras' wife and daughter were very comely lasses indeed

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kaeptn_blaubart View Post
              @JT7:
              thanks for all the links. looks like there shouldn't be a problem with the camera.

              Bitteshön!

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              • #8
                I wish I could speak German......................

                ......................although I think "Prost" means drink.

                anyway, I brought a digital camera that takes video into Yankee Stadium last year, and they didn't even check me, so I don't think you'll have a problem bringing a digital camera that takes video.

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                • #9
                  stadiums & cameras

                  [QUOTE=jimmyjimjimz;1173308]I wish I could speak German......................

                  ......................although I think "Prost" means drink.

                  anyway, I brought a digital camera that takes video into Yankee Stadium last year, and they didn't even check me, so I don't think you'll have a problem bringing a digital camera that takes video cameras (QUOTE) I also wish I could speak more German that I speak I am German Descent on my dad's side of the family I also I am German Descent on my mom's side of the family. On my dad's side of the family I also have 3 percent French heritage. On my mom's side of the family I have English,Welsh,Dutch and 3 percent French heritage. I have seen regular cameras and I also have seen video cameras at Dodger Stadium.

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                  • #10
                    No problem at Shea Stadium. I have a Canon 40D SLR with a big 70-200 zoom, with never a problem. Once you go a little larger (300 zoom, etc.) they'll stop you. Basically no "pro" size equipment.

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                    • #11
                      Cameras

                      All stadiums I've gone to allow cameras. Yankee Stadium DOES NOT allow video cameras, so bring your digital camera that does video. The dumb-ass security there can't tell. They will be able to tell if it "looks" like a video camera though. Have a great trip.
                      Jimmy Dugan: Because there's no crying in baseball. THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL! No crying! (Tom Hanks, "A League of Their Own" (1992)

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jimmyjimjimz View Post
                        I wish I could speak German......................

                        ......................although I think "Prost" means drink.
                        "prost" means "cheers".


                        Originally posted by alpineinc View Post
                        No problem at Shea Stadium. I have a Canon 40D SLR with a big 70-200 zoom, with never a problem. Once you go a little larger (300 zoom, etc.) they'll stop you. Basically no "pro" size equipment.
                        That sounds good to me. I'll take a 50-200mm with me. Do you think there would be a problem to bring a second one with me as my 18-55mm would be much better for panoramic views because of the wide-angle?


                        Originally posted by cgcoyne2 View Post
                        Have a great trip.
                        thanks, looking forward to it. Live in the stadium is better than in front of the TV though we have got a decent coverage of games in germany.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by kaeptn_blaubart View Post
                          "prost" means "cheers".

                          thanks, looking forward to it. Live in the stadium is better than in front of the TV though we have got a decent coverage of games in germany.
                          How many games do you get each week? I did not know that MLB was on in Germany.

                          I have been watching the Bundesliga since the 70's and get 3-4 matches per weekend, as well as a highlight show each week as well.
                          "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
                            How many games do you get each week? I did not know that MLB was on in Germany.
                            the channel is called NASN (north american sports network) and it covers about 260 regular season games; which means more than one game per day.
                            besides that the channel has got at least 6 nfl games each week (4 live plus 2 as live) and some college football games.
                            so i am absolutly pleased as i am not that much into hockey and basketball.

                            Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
                            I have been watching the Bundesliga since the 70's and get 3-4 matches per weekend, as well as a highlight show each week as well.
                            whew. that's cool. which channel covers the bundesliga? you have got a favourite team?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by kaeptn_blaubart View Post
                              whew. that's cool. which channel covers the bundesliga? you have got a favourite team?

                              Fox Soccer Channel shows the Bundesliga in the USA. It is an American Channel covering the EPL, Englsih Championship, FA Cup, League Cup, Bundesliga, Serie A, Argentine League, Korean League, Brazillian League, World Cup Qualifiers from UEFA and Conmebol......and more. They have had the French Leaugue Scottish League, Dutch League, and Chilean League in the past.

                              When I was a kid, I like Munchengladbach, probably because the name sounded cool. Now I do like Dortmund a bit, and their supporters. I will watch any game, from any league in the world... the higher the quality the better.

                              I'm a English Legue nut, however, and bleed Liverpool Red.
                              "Herman Franks to Sal Yvars to Bobby Thomson. Ralph Branca to Bobby Thomson to Helen Rita... cue Russ Hodges."

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