That's the beauty of having a couple of normal lenses in the truck and being able to remove the grip on the bodies.
I walked up with the grip on the 30D and a 24-70 f/2.8 lens. Its got a 82mm sized front element, so it looks like a big nice lens. They looked at my gear and said "No Professional Cameras!"
I walked back to the truck, took the grip off, put on a 28-105 lens that is just your basic f3.5/5.6 and has a dinky 52mm front element. I walked back up and walked right in and they never gave me a second look.
I just bumped up my ISO to make due with not having the f2.8 capabilities and had a fun day shooting.
There is a huge arguement on the Professional Camera thing on another forum I frequent and its funny to hear everyone yelling about it.
Although we were just applying to a big concert for this summer and the press requirements state in bold "Photo Passes will only be given to those with a Professional DSLR with a removable lens - No Point and Shoots allowed and security will be watching out for this!
I thought that was about time! I was shooting in the press pit at Bonnaroo which was a very hard pass to get and some yahoo beside me is in there with a photo wristband and is taking pictures with a cameraphone!?!? Now how on Earth did he get photo passes? The guy on the other side of me has two Digital Hassleblads slung around his neck ($39,000 a piece
) and we're both looking at this guy with his cellphone shaking our heads.