Rob, where did you find any mention of "large cameras" or "tripods" in the sign in question?
For an amusing follow-up see this
Can an inanimate object really be discriminated against?
Yes, I know it's fashionable on this forum to attack any sign of authority or of restriction on photograhy, but doesn't it occur to anyone that large cameras and tripods, especially tripods, can be a damned nuisance in various instances, the confines of a tube station being one such. I assume we are talking about an Underground stop? I'm not terribly au fait with London, going there only when unavoidable.
If that was really the purpose of the sign, it's pointless. I'm sure there are already rules in the Tube by-laws against blocking exits and hindering flow of people. One doesn't need a camera to do that. And photographers who do that can be already told to move on according to existing rules.
From a dictionary:"make an unjust or prejudicial distinction in the treatment of different categories of people or things"
I often discriminate against my PC, for example, when I kno purrfeckly wel how to spell awurd and it but the stoopid macvhine messes it all up. Also: It was obvious to me that the "improved" sign was a spoof, perhaps because that's just the way my own warped mind works.Eric
Well damn.. guess so. Seems odd though.
So where's the problem?