Olympic games


Grisha

Link Posted 10/07/2012 - 01:17
Hi
I'm going to see two events (at London Earls Court and Excel) does anyone know anything about the photographic gear restrictions?

The only thing I found on the web is it's allowed a camera and lens max 30cm long or a bag 30x20x20, nothing about flash, nothing on my tickets

johnriley

Link Posted 10/07/2012 - 07:50
You have all the information I've seen. Hopefully the officials won't be over-officious with photographers and some lessons will have been learned from all the clashes with security guards in general.
Best regards, John

greynolds999

Link Posted 10/07/2012 - 08:37
I would like to think so but I doubt it. There will be too many people who think their reflective jacket gives them supreme power over all things in the Universe and decide to make whatever rules they like.

generally speaking the police will have better things to do but they won't be in charge inside.
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snappychappy

Link Posted 10/07/2012 - 08:46
Try to avoid looking like a pro, it's something I find quite easy.
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tyronet2000

Link Posted 10/07/2012 - 08:49
greynolds999 wrote:
I would like to think so but I doubt it. There will be too many people who think their reflective jacket gives them supreme power over all things in the Universe and decide to make whatever rules they like.

generally speaking the police will have better things to do but they won't be in charge inside.

The police always have, but seldom do, better things. Risk Assessment and easy pickings seems to be the rule
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 10/07/2012 - 09:43
greynolds999 wrote:
I would like to think so but I doubt it. There will be too many people who think their reflective jacket gives them supreme power over all things in the Universe and decide to make whatever rules they like.

generally speaking the police will have better things to do but they won't be in charge inside.

Yup the Hi-Viz supergods will be out in force. Their brains will be uber-indoctrinated by the Leo Strauss TERROR Threat nonsense too, which will make their officiousness 10 times worse.

Having said that the right thing to so is to not let them ruin your day so go and have fun and get some great snapping in.

Personally I'm staying well away from the Olympics
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steven9761

Link Posted 10/07/2012 - 10:10
I was always of the understanding that a flashgun was at its most effective at distances of between 5-15 feet. That being the case, do you think that you will get within that distance to photograph your subjects, and if so, will your flash cause a "distraction" to the athletes?

I think a better option would be to shoot at a higher ISO than normal, in action mode.

johnriley

Link Posted 10/07/2012 - 10:13
Picking up that point, I wouldn't use flash. No point at the distances involved and annoying for the others in the audience anyway. Available light and the appropriate ISO will sort it out for you.
Best regards, John

Grisha

Link Posted 10/07/2012 - 11:17
Thanks tro veryone for the advices

You're both right It doesn't make sense to bring the flash

Now, only FA 77 or Sigma 70-200 (I think is on the size limit) ? I'm not very far on both events but I almost don't have photographic experience in indoor sports

Frogherder

Link Posted 10/07/2012 - 11:31
I don't know what the events are, but if they are running/cycling types may I suggest you practice 'panning' before you go.

This could enable you to use a slightly slower shutter speed and therefore make better use of available light.

Simply stand at the side of the road and take pictures of cars/bicyles as they pass you. Keep the subject in the viewfinder and swing around as it passes. IE pretend these are the competitors.

You're likely to get a few 'funny' looks but it's not illegal and if youre in a 30 zone it might even tenpt a few to slow down

regards
Bernard

beakynet

Link Posted 10/07/2012 - 11:45
Grisha wrote:
Thanks tro veryone for the advices

You're both right It doesn't make sense to bring the flash

Now, only FA 77 or Sigma 70-200 (I think is on the size limit) ? I'm not very far on both events but I almost don't have photographic experience in indoor sports

I am asuming that the size restriction will include any attached lens hood! Just a thought!
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Grisha

Link Posted 10/07/2012 - 11:59
I'm going to volleyball (M) and fencing (W)

I'm on the sect. 106 here



109 here


Frogfish

Link Posted 10/07/2012 - 12:03
beakynet wrote:
[quote:3496ace15f="Grisha"]
I am asuming that the size restriction will include any attached lens hood! Just a thought!

Then just reverse the hood or worst case scenario - don't take it at all !

Grisha - your 77 is 423mm and the 70-200mm is 385 - 1,100mm ... on a Q
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Last Edited by Frogfish on 10/07/2012 - 12:10

Grisha

Link Posted 10/07/2012 - 12:11
Yes, the hood is not built in so I can reverse it or leave it at home

Frogfish

Link Posted 10/07/2012 - 12:13
Grisha - fencing is actually a very fast moving sport when it comes down to the 'action'. Often in dimly lit halls - hopefully yours will be better lit. Anyhow - MF on the spot where you anticipate the action will happen will get you more keepers than AF.

Volleyball - sure there are people better qualified to comment on this one but it should be well lit and shouldn't give me many problems. The 70-200 is definitely your lens (if they let it in) !
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