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« on: August 14, 2008, 12:41 »
Looks like Nikon is winning the race:

« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2008, 12:54 »
wow.. that is a lot of big glass :)

anyone know which lenses most of those are?  Are they like the 500, 600 and 800mm lenses?

« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2008, 13:10 »
Wow ... they've got monopods for the lens, not the camera!

(I feel so under equipped) sniff.   ::)

« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008, 13:12 »
yeah, you don't have to get a very big lens to get a 'lens ring' for your tripod.  Even the 180mm macro, and 70-200mm 2.8 have them.


« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2008, 13:26 »
It seem to be 400 f/2.8 IF ED II

OR the 400 f/2.8 G ED VR II, but the shape is different

Strange because it say "release in 2002 and 2007" for the last one and I wasn't even know there was a 400 open at f/2.8

Did you see the horrible vests these poor photographers are wearing at the Olympics. Fashion is back to the 80's
« Last Edit: August 14, 2008, 15:40 by Vonkara »

« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2008, 13:55 »
So what do you call those vests??

Permanent Press!  HA

« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2008, 14:38 »
OMG, I noticed the vests last night.  How lovely.  They have an assigned number on the back, something like "Photog 4402".    Is this normal? To give the photographers a "uniform"?

And, are the photos censored I wonder by that crazy government?

How much money do you think is sitting in the inventory that press booth?

Hey Penny, I was in your part of the world last week.  Spent Saturday night on Lake Simco.

« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2008, 14:46 »
Hey Pixart... you lucky person!!  Did you see any floating dead Carp? or have they cleaned them all up.

What part of Simcoe were you on?

« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2008, 14:51 »
Lucky me, I missed the carp (although I experienced millions of floating walleye last summer at my sisters cottage in Sask BLECH!!!).  I guess it wasn't last Saturday it was the Saturday before (two weeks this weekend).  Their place is near Pefferlaw.  You are nearby aren't you?

« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2008, 15:05 »
Those are the "I am not a suicide bomber" version of a photo vest.

They are designed to distribute the weight of heavy gear and are good in situations where you dare not set down a photo bag or are carrying to much weight to comfortably hang off an arm.  Normally they are used with various hard lens cases (unless they've changed in the last couple of years).  They also have ample pocket for film / extra SD cards (blanks in one pocket, shot cards in the other).  I believe another reason they're used is dealing with a big beast of a lens and a photo bag at the same time can lead to gear overload.

Personally I've never much seen the point.  I returned the one I was given back when these things cost a couple hundred bucks a bought a good flash.

« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2008, 15:11 »
We swim and fish near Pefferlaw (in-between Pefferlaw and Duclos Point) where there is a beautiful beach. Everyone does a "floatilla" with tons of boats on a hot day. It's called Chicken Bay fronting on Duclos Point Provincial Park (sanctuary, not a camping park).
We're about 15 minutes from Pefferlaw.

Steve - "I am not a suicide bomber" vest  - I love it!!

« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2008, 15:54 »

How much money do you think is sitting in the inventory that press booth?

probably well over $1,000,000

100 photographers, with lenses for  $7000 on the camera makes $700,000 then add the cameras, their spare camera, their spare or other lenses... and things start adding up...

« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2008, 14:02 »
I'm just blown away by the guy in the yellow cap, front row, just to the right of the Olympic rings on blue.

Do you think he forgot his Really Big Camera and is having to make do with a P&S?

Or is he just showing up all those posers with their drainpipe lenses?
« Last Edit: August 16, 2008, 02:28 by Bateleur »

« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2008, 17:38 »
He probably got a press pass from OlyPanSony to show that their brand spanking new 16-600mm subcompact camera is just as good as the lenses that these idiots brought to the Olympics.


Good find Bateleur. He actually has a little one in his hands - I think.

« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2008, 19:57 »
I think it might be a remote release for a camera on the floor.

« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2008, 20:09 »
Someone please tell him to look at his right...


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