I have a question.
On the last 12 or so most recent commercial flights that I have enjoyed, I have never been stopped taking photos during takeoff and landing. I did read the rules for photography in the back seat pocket regarding crew and equipment. There was nothing under the electronic devices definitions about cameras. I am not only an aviation enthusiast, but an amateur photographer and no one has stopped me at all during a commercial flight. I sit in my seat like a good passenger and snap quietly with no flash. On my flight back from Oshkosh, I was yelled at. Long after the flight attendants belted themselves in for takeoff, one got up and yelled rudely “Maam, Maam, Maam!!! You can’t take pictures, please turn off the camera.” I took the cam down and turned it off, and replied, Oh, I’m sorry, I thought cameras were allowed. She replied, “They are not allowed during takeoff or landing but everything else is ok. All electronic devices. Turn it off.” (she could have been a little more subtle so as to not upset other passengers). I said okay, but no one has ever said anything before, I’m sorry. (which were all the same airline.)
Although I respect FAA rules if they exist and will indeed honor what any crew member asks of me during flight, does anyone here know if a Canon digital camera has it’s power turned on, will it affect communcations in the cockpit?