charges for cameras
JayBee
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#1
| Member

charges for cameras

Hi

I've read in my lonely planet that for tourist attractions there are charges for still cameras and massive charges for video cameras. My digital camera has the capacity to take video clips - will I get charged the higher rate every time I try and use it?

If anyone knows I'd appreciate your experience!

jay xx

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#2
| Up in the hills with my head in the clouds...
They won't charge you for video if you don't tell them it takes video!
#3
| Maha Guru Member
You wont be charged video rates even though your camera has that facility,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
#4
| Member
Thank you - yeah it was probably a daft question but I have a budget to stick to and my guide book seems to be a few years out of date. Thats why this site is so great!
#5
| Loud Noisy Bird
Yep, as long as it doesn't look like a video camera. Prices for video cameras can be extortionate, like a thousand Rs or more!

One of the Indian government tourist scams. Good thing they never thought to charge extra for trousers. Or shirts. Or....

That'll be 20Rs each for you and the wife sir. Oh, Is that a bra your wife is wearing? That'll be Rs2000 extra... ... ...


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#6
| मेरा नाम

Originally posted by: Nick-H
Good thing they never thought to charge extra for trousers


that would be cool, it would force all the budget travellers to wear lunghis/dhotis/sarees :D
#7
| Maha Guru Member

Do Camera Tripods Attract Special Charges in Rajasthan Forts

Reviving an old thread to ask this question above. Do forts, temples and/or sanctuaries in Rajasthan charge special rates for camera tripods (for still camera)? I know some national forests do this elsewhere, as a cameraman with a tripod is assumed to be professional and have to pay higher rates. It might sound ridiculous but true.
I plan to take my cameras and the tripod to Rajasthan and was wondering if anyone has any experience in this regard, either way.
#8
| World Traveler

Originally posted by: Calcuttan View Post

Reviving an old thread to ask this question above. Do forts, temples and/or sanctuaries in Rajasthan charge special rates for camera tripods (for still camera)? I know some national forests do this elsewhere, as a cameraman with a tripod is assumed to be professional and have to pay higher rates. It might sound ridiculous but true.
I plan to take my cameras and the tripod to Rajasthan and was wondering if anyone has any experience in this regard, either way.


Most places forbid the use of a tripod and the use of a flash for enclosed spaces.

I found it ironic, the places that seem to charge the most for a camera are the once's least worth taking photos of.
Also 'camera's banned' = O.K. for Indian tourist to take photos with their phones LOL
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#9
| Senior Member
In case of forts they normally do not charge for any camera, unless you are doing some documentary. For the temples its completely up to the whim of the security/priest, but due to religious consideration photography of the idols are always prohibited. Make sure you ask it before continuing. Sancturies have their standard rate, and you do not need to pay for video cameras in that scenario unless you are carrying a handy cam/old world video recorders mounted on the shoulder.
In some havelis in shekhawati they do not allow flash to be used.
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#10
| Maha Guru Member
Thanks for the responses. I can understand the need to stop flash guns on sensitive paints. But a rule against tripods ?!?! Why? But anyway. We have to accept rules as rules and not question or reason.
#11
| Learning... from others' experiences!

Originally posted by: Calcuttan View Post

Thanks for the responses. I can understand the need to stop flash guns on sensitive paints. But a rule against tripods ?!?! Why? But anyway. We have to accept rules as rules and not question or reason.


Reason seems to be logical. Tripod user may knock something valuable/invaluable and damage the artefact hence prohibition:cool:
Regards, PraKaant
#12
| Maha Guru Member
I have no clue about ancient Rajasthan forts. I didn't realise that they might keep valuable art objects inside the fort, like in a museum. But if that's the case then the rule is reasonable. I will cross the bridge when I come to it.

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