Kuwait bans dSLRs

The prophet uses mirroless and so should you. As it turns out, Kuwait has banned the use of dSLR cameras in public places. Accredited photojournalists are exempt from the ban. Apparently it’s not a joke, although we were inclined to think so.

Update: Kuwait Times, the online newpaper responsible for this rumor, has issued a retraction.

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4 Responses to “Kuwait bans dSLRs”

  1. Cris Says:

    Weird! Why should anyone ban the use of dSLR cameras in public??

  2. ggl Says:

    Mainly because they’re big, black and they scare people? At least that’s what the original article in Kuwait Times claims.

  3. Ihrielle Says:

    As far as I know, lately the dSLR lens (the big ones) aren’t black anymore… mainly because of their “weapon” look.

  4. ggl Says:

    Not really. It’s in order to reflect infrared radiation, since some companies make lens elements out of fluoride glass which is supposedly more prone to cracking due to thermal expansion. At least this was the initial reason.

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