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How many cameras do you bring to the Olympics?
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: February 13, 2018 11:39AM
TL;DR - a lot

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Re: How many cameras do you bring to the Olympics?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 13, 2018 11:44AM
3. One for B&W files, one for color negative files, and a third body for transparency files. I like to cover all my bases.
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Re: How many cameras do you bring to the Olympics?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: February 13, 2018 11:57AM
No iX camera for slo-mo?



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Re: How many cameras do you bring to the Olympics?
Posted by: 3d
Date: February 13, 2018 12:02PM
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Re: How many cameras do you bring to the Olympics?
Posted by: jonny
Date: February 13, 2018 12:35PM
So... these are to swap out if someone's camera breaks? That's some sensative gear!
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Re: How many cameras do you bring to the Olympics?
Posted by: jdc
Date: February 13, 2018 12:54PM
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Where are all the Sony professional photographers and their stuff ?

My guess is over at Sony Alpha Rumors "talkin bout how many blurry photos an A9 can take per second"




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Re: How many cameras do you bring to the Olympics?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 13, 2018 01:04PM
Never covered the Olympics, but worked similar events that brought out both Nikon Professional Services (NPS), and Canon Professional Services (CPS). At those they would have camera in the hundreds and lens ranging from fisheye to super-telephoto. Members of the services could check out a reasonable amount of gear at no charge to use. If it was damaged, lost, stolen, destroyed - then the borrower is on the hook for replacement cost at MSRP.

I have seen the fees waived once. At a shuttle launch (can't recall which), a storm front moved through and pretty much wiped out the remotes. Some cameras set on the beach were washed out and never recovered. Others where blown into the lagoon. Nikon and Canon both stepped up and ate the cost of the gear. That had to have been in excess of $100,000 (this was between 1980 and 1985).

It was a great service, since you could get anything shipped to you at no charge for a week's use. You could only borrow a particular piece 2-3x a year. More than that and you should buy your own.



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Re: How many cameras do you bring to the Olympics?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: February 13, 2018 01:22PM
Woof. I assume there is a charge to be a member of that service ? Totally worth it if that's your rice bowl. I also assume the giant logos on the equipment are part of the deal, together with the requirement to attribute credit to the equipment as well as the photographer ?
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Re: How many cameras do you bring to the Olympics?
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: February 13, 2018 02:11PM
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Only ever been to one Olympics (1984) - didn't bring a camera. I did get to see Randy Johnson and Mark McGuire play, however.



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Re: How many cameras do you bring to the Olympics?
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: February 13, 2018 02:14PM
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Woof. I assume there is a charge to be a member of that service ? Totally worth it if that's your rice bowl. I also assume the giant logos on the equipment are part of the deal, together with the requirement to attribute credit to the equipment as well as the photographer ?

Membership was free. You had to prove that you were a working professional (it was for press photographers, not studio shooters. As I recall, we had to send in a business card, and a request on letterhead. They would then contact your employer to verify. But I got my membership in the 70's, no idea how they do it today.

There weren't logos and no attribution was needed. At any major event, like the Superbowl, much of the equipment is supplied by the services (generally long, fast lenses). They also brought repair techs who would clean and adjust your gear at no charge.



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Re: How many cameras do you bring to the Olympics?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: February 13, 2018 02:46PM
How many should I bring? Looks like the answer is zero.
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Re: How many cameras do you bring to the Olympics?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: February 13, 2018 03:34PM
Wait until those hit the used market.......
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Re: How many cameras do you bring to the Olympics?
Posted by: testcase
Date: February 13, 2018 04:02PM
How many can you carry?????? dunno smiley
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Re: How many cameras do you bring to the Olympics?
Posted by: Buzz
Date: February 13, 2018 06:41PM
Two, the SX40 and either the SX280 or SX720 for when the SX40 is too big...

well, OK, three if you count the smartphone.
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