To not understand why people use an ipad as a camera when out and about

(128 Posts)
Verycold Sun 03-Nov-13 12:26:56

Surely it's big, and very expensive, and doesnt even take great photos??

FortyDoorsToNowhere Sun 03-Nov-13 12:30:42

I have an amazing camera but 95% of the time I use my iphone. It's just easier

Picturesinthefirelight Sun 03-Nov-13 12:32:51

Because I never think to take a camera anywhere with me (don't have an iPad but dh dies & he always has it with him.

Verycold Sun 03-Nov-13 12:33:00

Yes same here, just don't understand the ipad thing!

JacqueslePeacock Sun 03-Nov-13 12:37:11

I don't get this either, really. Am I missing something? The pictures my ipad takes are terrible quality - really dire.

MrTumblesKnickers Sun 03-Nov-13 12:42:14

I recently went to a very busy museum where a woman spent ages photographing a very tiny exhibit with her ipad. No one else could see the exhibit (unless you looked at her screen). Everyone in the queue behind her was hmm.

Trills Sun 03-Nov-13 12:54:45

There is no circumstance in which using an ipad as a camera does not make you look like a twat.

Meglet Sun 03-Nov-13 12:55:08

Yanbu. They're big and expensive, if I had one I wouldn't be lugging around on days out. My camera or phone camera work just fine.

Trills Sun 03-Nov-13 12:55:42

I wonder how many people have a iPad (and carry it around) but don't have a smartphone (which could be used as a camera without looking so twattish).

I would guess no more than 5 in the entire country.

LoopaDaLoopa Sun 03-Nov-13 12:56:30

Because mine (mini) lives in my handbag

Sparklingbrook Sun 03-Nov-13 12:57:31

I think it's odd. We went on an tour of Anfield Stadium and one child spent the whole time taking pictures on an I Pad and blocking other people's views. Surely a good compact digital camera is less antisocial.

And YY to what Trills said.

I do veeeeery rarely. If its a photo i want to upload to the internet straight away, as my ipad has inclusive data, but my phone doesnt. But as i said, very rare.

NoComet Sun 03-Nov-13 13:08:03

Even a small child, with the iPad in a big pink case looks daft. An adult would look ridiculous.

SunshineMMum Sun 03-Nov-13 13:09:19

YANBU I went to a cathedral recently and because I am 5ft all I could see was white squares!

Sparklingbrook Sun 03-Nov-13 13:09:24

I would worry that someone would stroll past and snatch it off me while i was taking the pictures, or follow me with a view to nicking it.

Ememem84 Sun 03-Nov-13 13:18:57

I hate this. Proper annoys me. We went whale watching in nz when we were there. I was one of the few using a camera. One lady (American tourist) used iPad. Leaned over the side of the boat. Dropped iPad in the sea. Then complained to the guide. Who had warned us to use camera straps. Not to lean over etc.

Have also been on museums & galleries where people just look at things through iPad. I don't understand it. One woman at Tate Britain was Skypeing someone while walking around. Showing them the exhibits.

Sparklingbrook Sun 03-Nov-13 13:22:23

Hahaha at dropping it in the sea Emem. grin

ThePitOfStupid Sun 03-Nov-13 13:25:25

Emem, how did she word that complaint?

"It appears I am a total nincompoop, why didn't you arrange for me to be edited out of the gene pool?"

Sparklingbrook Sun 03-Nov-13 13:26:52

I would have filmed her complaining on my Ipad. grin

Heartbrokenmum73 Sun 03-Nov-13 13:28:18

Two words.

Showing.off.

AryaUnderfoot Sun 03-Nov-13 13:29:09

My older sister is severely sight impaired (less than 2:60 vision). Using an iPad has enabled her to take photos, after having been unable to do so for 20 years.

I guess she really doesn't care if she 'looks a twat' doing so.

tolittletoolate Sun 03-Nov-13 13:29:19

agree totally, they look like twats!

Heartbrokenmum73 Sun 03-Nov-13 13:30:04

Arya - surely, your sister is an exception though?

AryaUnderfoot Sun 03-Nov-13 13:34:15

Yes, Heartbroken, she is an exception.

According to Trills, however, there is no circumstance that makes someone taking a photo on an iPad not look a twat.

Ememem84 Sun 03-Nov-13 13:34:27

It was brilliant. She was a nightmare from start to finish. Shoved everyone out if her way so her and god awful kids could go at the front of the boat. Where kids proceeded to get sea sick cos it was le bumpy.
Asked the guide which side the whales would jump out. Said she'd sue if we didn't see any. (We were warned we might not because duh, they're wild). Then said she'd sue because of her lost iPad. Demanded the tour replaced it. They said no.

It. Was. Hilarious.

Heartbrokenmum73 Sun 03-Nov-13 13:35:37

Arya - I think you're taking a flippant comment way too personally.

Ememem84 Sun 03-Nov-13 13:36:07

I bloody love people like that. Makes me feel smug because I'm relatively normal.

Mil has iPad. She uses to take photos. We bought her a new shiny camera for her birthday. Hopefully she'll get the message.

Comfysoft Sun 03-Nov-13 13:41:52

I have wondered this too. Not only do they take shit photos people using them as camera's look utter twats.
Last week we were out somewhere on a tour and someone pulls out their ipad to take a picture; we did snigger when someone else said oh look another ipad idiot on the loose and then someone else on the tour made the comment about ipad photographers being like Dom Joly with his giant mobile phone.

It does seem a lot of people think it's twattish and fairly unsociable.

I have a fab tiny camera that I use all the time. It's about the same size as my mobile so fits in a pocket I do sometimes use my phone too but prefer the features and better quality pics my camera gives me.

Ememem84 Sun 03-Nov-13 13:43:35

Admittedly I have been known to be one of those twats who goes out to dinner. And takes pictures of food. Especially it it looks pretty....so I guess that's just as bad...! Dh can't stand it.

Sparklingbrook Sun 03-Nov-13 13:46:52

In a crowded place where everyone is trying to get a picture of whatever it is, it is really annoying.

Scenery, out in the open it is less so.

Comfysoft Sun 03-Nov-13 13:49:44

Ememem I am also a saddo food photographer. My teen dc are mortified when I start snapping pretty food. Makes it all the more fun.grin grin

Howsuper Sun 03-Nov-13 13:53:26

Mum with Ipad was in front of me at my dd's assembly filming it all.

a) Who ACTUALLY watches back a 30 minute assembly ?

b) MOVE IT YOU SELFISH ARSE - I CAN'T SEE A BLOODY THING!

Sparklingbrook Sun 03-Nov-13 13:55:57

Was that allowed How? she would have been rugby tackled to the ground by the Head wouldn't she?

It's for the same reason that, when the spring term started last year, mums in our playground were loudly telling their startled children 'if you don't stop doing that imaginary thing, I will take your iPad off you. And tell your sister I will do the same to her' while looking around to see who was Paying Attention grin

Howsuper Sun 03-Nov-13 13:57:32

No, no-one did a thing. Nor did I to be honest - how lame am I?!

flowery Sun 03-Nov-13 13:58:01

There was a woman with an iPad in the kids pool at Center Parcs last week taking photos of kids coming down the slides. Was I BU to hope one of the bigger kids made a splashier slide exit than expected....?

Sparklingbrook Sun 03-Nov-13 13:58:50

You had better be prepared for the Christmas Play How. Join the PTA and get on the front row. wink

Howsuper Sun 03-Nov-13 14:00:59

I think if it had been the Christmas play I would have put my British reserve and embarrassment aside and shoved it up her arse asked her to move it.

MrsBennetsEldest Sun 03-Nov-13 14:03:41

I have an iPad, I have an iPhone. I will use whichever device pleases me. I really couldn't care less what anyone else uses.

Lighthousekeeping Sun 03-Nov-13 14:16:49

They are too heavy anyway

Trills Sun 03-Nov-13 14:18:23

Arya I didn't say that nobody could possibly have a good reason for using an ipad as a camera. Some people might have a good reason. But since onlookers can't see that good reason, they will still look as if they are just being a twat.

As you said, she probably doesn't care, because the benefit of being able to take photos outweighs the incredibly minor problem of "strangers thinking you are being slightly twattish".

Sparklingbrook Sun 03-Nov-13 14:20:04

Using an IPad as a camera comes under 'things you can do but really shouldn't' IMO.

Enough people do it though.

RedToothBrush Sun 03-Nov-13 14:22:22

I understand why they do it.

Because they have no idea about how to take a good photo and just like taking snaps.

Nowt wrong with it, except someone taking a photo with an ipad is ten times more annoying that someone with a phone or a camera due to the size of the blessed thing getting in the way, and the fact that since they rather clueless, then tend to have a general lack of awareness of what anyone else around them is doing.

At least if you are genuinely into photography you tend to have an interest in everything and everyone around you... so that the photo is actually decent. And you wouldn't take a photo with an ipad if you wanted a decent picture cause its not going to take good images because of the technology it uses.

EmmelineGoulden Sun 03-Nov-13 15:03:32

I sometimes use my iPad because it takes better photos than my phone (which is old). Also, sometimes I'm taking photos for a project that I mainly do on my iPad (editing, incorporating into some other document and publishing or sharing). Saves the step of transferring the photo from whatever else I've used to my iPad.

Also the image on my iPad is a lot easier to see than the one on my Phone (part of the reason I get better photos with it).

fruitloop84 Sun 03-Nov-13 15:17:14

My mil does this, I will never understand it, fil has a fantastic and v easy to use camera, but she has to use HER iPad or rubbish old film(!) camera

ParkerTheThief Sun 03-Nov-13 15:18:56

Emmeline,you can set your iphone and ipad to her the same photostream so a photo you have taken on your phone appeaRs on your ipad.

Vagndidit Sun 03-Nov-13 15:31:49

I remember noticing the same sort of thing last year while visiting Paris--tons of hypersensitive, paranoid tour groups all incredibly uptight about the potential for pickpockets throughout the city, yet were quite comfortable hoisting £500 electronics over their heads.

EmmelineGoulden Sun 03-Nov-13 15:37:46

I could Parker, if I wanted to use iCloud and a huge amount of bandwidth while I was out and about. But I don't.

MadAsFish Sun 03-Nov-13 15:41:01

I have an iPad, I have an iPhone. I will use whichever device pleases me. I really couldn't care less what anyone else uses.

Or who I inconvenience, or whose view I block while commandeering far more space than necessary. Charming.

5madthings Sun 03-Nov-13 15:43:13

Oh I saw someone doing this the either day, walking down street, baby had fallen asleep and they took out massive iPad and started talking pics, I was like wtf?!!

I just use my phone.

5madthings Sun 03-Nov-13 15:43:26

Taking pics..

MrsBennetsEldest Sun 03-Nov-13 15:46:49

Madasafish, I've never used either away from my own home so have never inconvenienced anyone or blocked anyone's view, think before you respond.

TwitTwooShoe Sun 03-Nov-13 15:59:11

I do this. It's an IPad mini, if it helps. blush I was given it as a gift and can't afford a camera or a smartphone, so I use it. I'm not twattish about it and never crowd stuff, but it's easy and because my mobile is very small and crap, using my phone isn't really an option for pictures.

candycoatedwaterdrops Sun 03-Nov-13 16:01:13

I'm surprised people think the iPad takes crappy pictures, I think the quality is pretty amazing. I do have a decent camera though, so I'd rather use that than schlepping a tablet around with me.

Anyway, YANBU OP because iPads bloody block everyone's view! If you can use it without annoying everyone else, then fine but I don't want to see something on your iPad, I want to see it with my own eyes.

sydlexic Sun 03-Nov-13 16:02:32

I use mine when out with DS because I can see the the image, on something as small as my iPhone I cannot.

It has a camera on it, therefore it can legitimately be used as a camera. I don't use mine as a camera as I have an iPhone which does the job. However, if I only had the iPad on me and wanted to take a photo then I would, and wouldn't think twice about it.

RedToothBrush Sun 03-Nov-13 16:10:20

I'm surprised people think the iPad takes crappy pictures, I think the quality is pretty amazing.

Know what a megapixel is?

frogspoon Sun 03-Nov-13 16:19:00

I'm surprised people think the iPad takes crappy pictures, I think the quality is pretty amazing.

Know what a megapixel is?

iPad 4 (and new iPad Air) back camera is 5MP camera, which is more than adequate for any picture you want to stick on Facebook or print out for a photo album. Probably wouldn't look great if you tried to blow it up to frame on the wall, but more than adequate for most uses.

flowery Sun 03-Nov-13 16:28:20

Maybe most people don't have an iPad4? Mines an iPad 3 and the camera is rubbish compared to my phone.

SoupDragon Sun 03-Nov-13 16:31:13

Pad 4 (and new iPad Air) back camera is 5MP camera, which is more than adequate for any picture you want to stick on Facebook or print out for a photo album.

You'll still look like a twat whilst taking the photo though.

frogspoon Sun 03-Nov-13 16:34:09

You'll still look like a twat whilst taking the photo though.

Which is why I don't actually use my iPad to take photos very often.

frogspoon Sun 03-Nov-13 16:35:14

iPad 3 has the same back camera (5MP) as iPad 4 and Air, at least according to wikipedia (which is the source of all knowledge)

SoupDragon Sun 03-Nov-13 16:36:58

Photo quality is not all about the megapixles anyway.

I don't think I've ever really used my iPad to take a photo. Perhaps once out of curiosity and once by accident.

EmmelineGoulden Sun 03-Nov-13 17:03:17

MadAs You're quite right. Anyone who isn't using a spy camera to take their photos deserves to be shot. They clearly have no idea how to behave in public.

carlajean Sun 03-Nov-13 17:16:48

That's so true OP. I'm noticing more and more, especially the people who don't even look at stuff, just take a picture and move on.

NorbertDentressangle Sun 03-Nov-13 17:23:27

I noticed lots of tourists using ipads to take photos when we were in a cathedral in France in the summer.

DP and I commented on how odd it was. They just looked so bulky and awkward to use. The people using them all seemed to be women of a certain age.

Also, from what I've seen they don't take brilliant quality pictures (I haven't got one but my boss uses one a lot , including for taking photos for work purposes - indoor photos have always looked grainy and poor)

Pixel Sun 03-Nov-13 18:13:52

I've never seen anyone taking photos with an ipad, but I could just be unobservant grin.

I have seen one person using one as a video camera. She sets it up on a tripod when she has a dressage lesson so she can look afterwards and see what she was doing right or wrong, or how the horse was going so she knows for next time. It takes in the whole arena so I suppose it is actually better than a camcorder.

Oh no, I tell a lie, I have seen someone taking photos, but that was at a SN school. There is a program on the ipad used for non-verbal dcs to communicate and the teacher was taking pics of everyday objects for them to use. She obviously wasn't getting in other people's way and being anti-social though so that's allowed wink.

icetip Sun 03-Nov-13 19:01:56

Just taken some great shots at the Grand Canyon on one of the days I was walking there. It was in my backpack. It's got a camera on it. The results are fine. And I don't give a shit wrapped up in a fuck what a few of you here think.

zookeeper Sun 03-Nov-13 19:16:25

I have an ipad but no digital camera and my phone doesn't take pics. I had no idea I might be offending so many of you....hmm

The last couple of school plays I've been to have featured rows of parents in the front row holding up their iPads and blocking the view of the parents behind. The worst offenders are the ones who use the iPad to video the whole performance, not only is there no break from their view blocking but I can't understand why you would want to experience your child's first assembly second hand through a screen instead of actually watching your child (and letting them see your face).

Sparklingbrook Sun 03-Nov-13 19:26:54

I think if you are holding up a massive Ipad and there are people behind you it should cross your mind that you are blocking their view.

Show some consideration.

Especially when you are holding the iPad cover open too - effectively doubling its size.

Shonajoy Sun 03-Nov-13 19:43:13

Ie used mine a few times- once to document accident damage as someone rear ended me, and my phone was out of battery. It's was great fun, showing off AND looking like a twat!

MadAsFish Sun 03-Nov-13 19:46:27

Madasafish, I've never used either away from my own home so have never inconvenienced anyone or blocked anyone's view, think before you respond.

That's nice, you must be one of the very few ipad owners who haven't, in my experience, which is why you can be very sure I did think before responding. But thanks for your unnecessary condescension anyway.

EmmelineGoulden Sun 03-Nov-13 17:03:17 MadAs You're quite right. Anyone who isn't using a spy camera to take their photos deserves to be shot. They clearly have no idea how to behave in public.

Really, find me where I said anything even remotely like that. But hyperbole is so argument-winning, isn't it?

MadAsFish Sun 03-Nov-13 19:47:42

What MrsCakes describes is very much what I've seen happen.

MrsBennetsEldest Sun 03-Nov-13 19:50:41

MadAs, you are more than welcome. smile

MadAsFish Sun 03-Nov-13 20:34:15

And then I consider the source.

EmmelineGoulden Sun 03-Nov-13 20:53:11

MadAs It was the sarcasm I was trouncing you with in the spy-camera post. Not hyperbole. Though I thought the "shot" bit was a nice touch.

People can block a view in many ways. I have had my view blocked by people using their phones as cameras as well as people using regular cameras. I find pro amd semi-pro cameras tend to be the worst, mainly because the photgraphers are trying to take a much better picture than the snap happy brigade. I've also had my view blocked by bags and hats. By files. By all sorts of things. But then I've had many people take photos (with all sorts of cameras), wear hats, hold bags, files and any manner of things without blocking my view at all. The point being that simply using an iPad is not synonymous with thoughtless behaviour - which can exist regardless of the instrument someone uses to take a photo. Hence your ascribing of selfishness to another poster on the basis that she used her camera regardless of what other people used was both inappropriate and ignorant.

MadAsFish Sun 03-Nov-13 21:09:58

No, because there's no difference at all between most cameras and ipad. Except for them being much, much larger. And held up specifically the block the view of whatever we're all watching.
It was appropriate, and it wasn't ignorant. Yes, I saw it was sarcasm, it wasn't worth noting.

LiegeAndLief Sun 03-Nov-13 22:12:47

I have an iPad but no smartphone. Who are the other 4 people?

Incidentally I also have a camera, and have never taken photos on the iPad when out.

KatoPotato Sun 03-Nov-13 22:26:30

I was at a soft play in ummmm... <scrambles for unnoffesive comment> an area ranked high on the Scottish index of Mass Deprivation.

The number of grannies with iPads, taking pictures (selfies!) and browsing Facebook was unbelievable. I wondered if this image was what the beautiful people of Apple would like as a representation of their products.

Tigerbomb Sun 03-Nov-13 22:59:52

I go to a lot of gigs and I have noticed a distinct increase in the amount of people who do this

Drives me nuts - you end up watching the gig through someone else's screen.

Weeantwee Sun 03-Nov-13 23:21:37

My DH's gran used her iPad as a camera on our wedding day. Luckily I always prepare for the worst and had requested no photography during the ceremony, but no sooner were we out the room then it was whipped out of her handbag and in my face. She was told to put it away by several people. She did get it out later to film our first dance. Apparently she was swaying to the music and turning the iPad like she was playing Mario Karts grin

McAvity Sun 03-Nov-13 23:29:57

Based on a sample of one 'young person' I know, people take photos on an iPad so that they can:

- make a distorted version of your face,
- morph your face into the faces of all the other people they've taken photos of,
- make a 'music video' in which all the performers and dancers have your superimposed face,
- same but the music video now features various anthropomorphic fruit and vegetables playing instruments and dancing around. All have your face.

Chucklecheeks Sun 03-Nov-13 23:37:26

I saw this for the first time today. I was at soft play centre with DH and the kids and there was a woman taking pictures and videos. I was watching peoples reactions to her as i couldn't decide what my opinion was. All you could hear was people making negative comments. She wasn't harming anyone though.
She was a expensively dressed lady and very attractive. It seemed to be women commenting that she was showing off. She just looked like she was enjoying taking picture of her kids to me. People can be judgemental about anything.

kimberlina Sun 03-Nov-13 23:55:30

3 more to find liege. I have an iPad but no smartphone. But use a camera if I want a photo.

MsJupiterJones Sun 03-Nov-13 23:57:34

My mum (62) uses her iPad, it does take terrible photographs. She loves it though and bought it having no idea they were desirable or fashionable, just thought it would be useful as she travels a lot.

Her phone is a centuries-old Nokia as she can't cope with new-fangled things like predictive text.

EmmelineGoulden Mon 04-Nov-13 00:08:54

MadAs it was demonstrably ignorant as the poster stated she had never done what you suggested. You lacked knowledge, hence you were ignorant.

My iPad isn't that much larger than my head. It's smaller than my husband's head. It quite possible to use it in a way that does not cause more inconvenience to others than using a phone would. Which doesn't mean that using an iPad makes you considerate. It's qute possible to get in people's way when taking photos, whatever camera you use.

FannyMcNally Mon 04-Nov-13 00:13:59

I'm here! Just checking in! Only have an iPad that I got as a gift. No digital camera and certainly can't afford a smart phone! Love taking photos and don't care if I look a twat!

FannyMcNally Mon 04-Nov-13 00:16:30

Also some of us remember when video cameras were the size of a small suitcase. Get behind one of them at a school assembly THEN you'd have something to complain about. An iPad is miniscule in comparison grin

MiniMonty Mon 04-Nov-13 02:38:49

Strange isn't it - in the old days cameras were tiny but you had to think twice about taking a picture because it would cost - now they're on you're iPad, free, but the size of a cereal box.

Progress ?

feelingood Mon 04-Nov-13 02:50:55

I have it with me..so i use it..and I look lile a twat. So what if I can afford to have a device and I use it in the company of others - is that showing off?

I shall just keep twating away then. Lovely really.

TSSDNCOP Mon 04-Nov-13 04:31:06

It takes a shit photo and its like holding up an etch a sketch to take a photo of whatever you're viewing. Furthermore no one behind can see apart from what's on your glowing screen.

So the next mother holding one up in the front row of class assembly/the nativity will be picking bits of motherboard out of her fanjo way up to twelfth night.

claraschu Mon 04-Nov-13 04:52:03

I have an ipad, but no phone-

We occasionally use it to take pictures because we forgot the camera. It never occurred to me that this would annoy someone.

On a tour, while moving around how do you block people's view of Anfield with an ipad? Anfield is BIG.

MadAsFish Mon 04-Nov-13 06:26:57

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MrsBennetsEldest Mon 04-Nov-13 06:41:49

Actually MadAs I didn't say everyone else could go hang, those were your words. I said I couldn't care less what device other people use to take photographs. Meaning, I am not in agreement with the OP.

Earthymama Mon 04-Nov-13 06:51:18

"I've been a twat in San Francisco". . . Yes, it does fit the tune!
I haven't used my phone but used my iPad for pics I want to post on FB.
Luckily I am not selfish so have not obstructed anyone's view of anything.

DP has been less of a twat as she has iPad mini.

Sparklingbrook Mon 04-Nov-13 07:06:22

clara the pitch is BIG but the behind the scenes tour consists of changing rooms etc and many areas which are very SMALL.

trockodile Mon 04-Nov-13 07:20:22

I have an ipad, which is always with me (in pre-technology days I had a book and a spare book, now I have kindle app and iBooks!) I don't have a smart phone (so add me to the list) and our camera is huge, bulky and ancient. So I take photos on my ipad which range from fantastic to awful depending on available light. But I have a photo if I want one. To the best of my knowledge I have never inconvenienced anyway-I had no idea so many people thought about these things, I have never noticed or cared what other people use to take photos!

Sparklingbrook Mon 04-Nov-13 07:22:12

You would notice if an Ipad was blocking your view though trock.

Misspixietrix Mon 04-Nov-13 07:27:54

I've got an old HTC phone and everyone has remarked how good the photos are on it so I can't understand the whole IPad camera thing neither. Iphone yes. Ipads remind Me of DMs friend who once took his GDCs out to a national park and saw a woman promptly sit herself down with a laptop and let her kids get on with it. Waste of an entrance fee if you ask me.

MokuMoku Mon 04-Nov-13 07:39:57

In Japan, I see a lot of kids taking photos on their Nintendo DSs. I haven't used my digital camera since getting an iPhone. Don't have an iPad but sometimes see people using them to take photos. It doesn't bother me really.

trockodile Mon 04-Nov-13 07:59:55

I probably would Sparkling (although it hasn't been something I've noticed up till now!) I just think that it would be like the myriad of other things which block my view (being short!) that I just put up with-tall people, large bags, children on shoulders, hats etc!

feelingood Mon 04-Nov-13 08:29:50

Fancy that?.... all iPad users taking photos in public are inconsiderate and referred to as twats....

Some people just sound nasty, jealous or clueless on this thread.

Whilst they maybe not be the most practical thing to take a picture with they are convenient for some.

Regulation of handbags and changing bag size. I don't fucking care how big/flash/expensive/ something is. I do care whether it used considerably or from my POV does the job.

If anyone tried to shove mine up my fanjo they'd be eating my MN scarf until they surrender they didn't but naice ham.

feelingood Mon 04-Nov-13 08:30:32

buy

SoupDragon Mon 04-Nov-13 08:39:05

LOL - you can't really compare having your view blocked by an A4 camera to having it blocked by a tall person. One is a luxury, the other a physical characteristic that is unavoidable.

Thants Mon 04-Nov-13 08:40:46

I was at a small gig recently and someone kept taking pics with their iPad. It was so annoying! And made them look like an idiot. Use your phone!

2tiredtoScare Mon 04-Nov-13 08:41:08

My camera is broken I just use my iPhone, the iPad takes a terrible picture plus it's too big

BeaLola Mon 04-Nov-13 08:58:24

I have an iPad which was a gift and in the comfort of my back garden when I was enjoying a glass of wine and reading emails I actually used it to video my DS who was in and out of the paddling pool being funny. That said my preference when out is my camera. For school I like my son to see me and I like to enjoy the moment as it is.

I was lucky enough to go to the Olympics and see the mens 100m final and was amazed at the rows of people holding up their iPads to film something that takes less than 10 seconds- they did look daft , seriously.

EmmelineGoulden Mon 04-Nov-13 09:43:47

MadAs you were ignorant when you implied MrsB was selfish in here use of her iPad as you had no knowledge of how she used it. That ignorance was demonstrated when MrsB pointed out she didn't use her iPad outside of the home. You would still have been ignorant if MrsB had not pointed out there was no way for your comment to be true. MrsB at no point said or implied that other people could "go hang". Perhaps you are projecting.

Amibambini Mon 04-Nov-13 10:18:28

iPads at weddings, just STOP IT! I was a bridesmaid for my sister so had the whole experience of walking down the aisle amongst a sea of smiling loved ones. Well, the ones you could see anyway. Bloody berks holding up a4 rectangles with apple logos in front of their faces. It's so shitty!

And another thing, whether its an iPad, iPhone, regular camera or whatever; PUT THE BLOODY THINGS DOWN SOMETIMES!! Different wedding, first dance, very touching, everyone's eyes are glued to the device in their hands as they film their shitty pixelated 'memory' with terrible sound that will most probably never be watched again anyway, instead of watching with their eyes snd hearts and experiencing the real life love story happening in front of them. Pisses me off no end. And I'm a photographer!

Weeantwee Mon 04-Nov-13 10:28:35

amibambini that's exactly why i banned guests taking photos during my wedding ceremony. It didn't go down well with some people MIL but the best decision I ever made.

I see plenty of tourists use ipads to take photos, each to their own. I don't think they look like twats. The tourists who spend 5 minutes holding up the camera and not taking a picture whilst insisting you don't walk into the shot are twats!

Sparklingbrook Mon 04-Nov-13 12:14:28

Oh blimey. Weddings. Hadn't even thought of that. Glad I got married in 1998.

Amibambini Mon 04-Nov-13 13:22:30

Weeantwee - You made a great decision in my books. I love it when I hear the celebrant say just before the ceremony that 'the bride and groom appreciate your full presence here today, no need to photograph it, it's being covered by professionals and your eyes, ears and hearts are enough to bear witness'.

GhostsInSnow Mon 04-Nov-13 13:25:49

If you've ever been to Tenby in South Wales you will have seen the lovely little church in the middle. Was walking past that one saturday a few years ago when a wedding was coming out, the photographer was there all poised to take the shots and dancing in front of him taking his own photos with an iPad was some wedding guest. Photographer looked like he was about to brain the bloke.

MindyWiller Mon 04-Nov-13 13:34:44

It does look completely daft and i usually think people look like total knobs when they do it.

hadn't considered that someone may have very impaired sight though.

MadAsFish Mon 04-Nov-13 13:35:27

MadAs you were ignorant when you implied MrsB was selfish in here use of her iPad as you had no knowledge of how she used it. That ignorance was demonstrated when MrsB pointed out she didn't use her iPad outside of the home. You would still have been ignorant if MrsB had not pointed out there was no way for your comment to be true. MrsB at no point said or implied that other people could "go hang". Perhaps you are projecting.

The thread title. Read the thread title. Maybe that will give you the clue you need to stop banging on about this.

She originally said:

I have an iPad, I have an iPhone. I will use whichever device pleases me. I really couldn't care less what anyone else uses.

in a thread about using an ipad when out and about. What conclusion might a reasonable person draw about how she uses her ipad?

EverythingUnderControl Mon 04-Nov-13 13:38:28

I've thought the same. A small digital camera is so much easierconfused I've wondered if it's a status thing, ie look at me with my iPad..

EverythingUnderControl Mon 04-Nov-13 13:42:36

' instead of watching with their eyes snd hearts and experiencing the real life love story happening in front of them' YES!! We are in danger of spending our lives narrating it through a screen and getting it onto FB rather than just living it.

CrystalQueen Mon 04-Nov-13 13:46:58

I am one of the 5 people in the country with no smartphone but who owns an iPad. My camera is old and permanently out of batteries. As long as I'm not obstructing someone else's view I don't see the problem.

Sparklingbrook Mon 04-Nov-13 14:03:56

Exactly Crystal.

EmmelineGoulden Mon 04-Nov-13 15:25:25

MadAs The thread title asks whether the OP is being unreasonble in not understanding. MrsB indicated she thought it was odd to even care about what anyone else was using. Not being judgy about other people's choices is not the same thing as being selfish in your own. reasonable person would not think it was.

Neither MrsB nor the OP had mentioned people being selfish in their use of any device at this point in the thread. That was all your doing.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Mon 04-Nov-13 15:37:51

It has a camera on it, therefore it can legitimately be used as a camera, I have used my ipad mini to take pics as they are there on the system straight away. I care not how twattish I look. I want a pic so I use my camera on my i pad. its no more twattish than anyone using a camera or phone or a huge bulky proffessional set up. what IS twattish is pushing in with any set up at all and hogging the view for longer than it takes for a quick snap.

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Yermina Mon 04-Nov-13 16:06:50

I have an ipad mini - 7 inches across so not huge.

I used it the other day to take pictures. I find it easier than using my iphone 5 sometimes because of the large format screen I am mr Magoo

MadAsFish Mon 04-Nov-13 16:07:44

Emmeline are you choosing to be dense about this?
She chose to respond to the question:
Am I being unreasonable to not understand why people use an ipad as a camera when out and about?
by saying
I have an iPad, I have an iPhone. I will use whichever device pleases me. I really couldn't care less what anyone else uses.

This would suggest that when out and about she would use whichever device pleases her (and to hell with who it inconveniences - which had been well pointed out previously in the thread - see posts :
I recently went to a very busy museum where a woman spent ages photographing a very tiny exhibit with her ipad. No one else could see the exhibit (unless you looked at her screen). Everyone in the queue behind her was hmm.
one child spent the whole time taking pictures on an I Pad and blocking other people's views.
Mum with Ipad was in front of me at my dd's assembly filming it all. a) Who ACTUALLY watches back a 30 minute assembly ? b) MOVE IT YOU SELFISH ARSE - I CAN'T SEE A BLOODY THING!

I can't be arsed to go on, but I think you might, just now see that it's not just me.

notso Mon 04-Nov-13 16:25:01

Have done it, felt like a twat but have no smart phone and DH had the camera, I had the IPad mini as needed it for an online voucher. I don't think I blocked anyone's view as was only taking a picture of DS's on a fake elephant.
I think anyone taking pictures in a crowded place of interest with anything is a potential pain in the arse though. Am working with the PTA at school to ban it at concerts etc.

MrsBennetsEldest Mon 04-Nov-13 16:54:29

MadAs and Emmeline, please stop now. MadAs, I said I couldn't care less what anyone else USES and not what anyone else thinks. Emmeline, thank you, I think it's pointless to say anymore as our comments are falling on deaf ears.
It's not a topic worth getting worked up over though is it? My post was never intended in the light it seems to have been taken. It happens, can we just move on now.

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