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I just think I will use my Micro 4/3rds - might even buy he lens that goes up to 600mm equivelant.
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Quote: I'm surprised it took so long for a Bash the Olympics thread - or did I miss it?
I think you missed at least 2 that I remember....
You'll be needing the Lumix - the official camera of the London 2012 Olympic Games
Quote: If I had paid £xx for a ticket, the last thing I want is some bloke with a 300mm wafting the damn thing over my shoulder. It would soon fit inside a 30cm measure.
I thought a 300mm lens was 30cm or have I forgotten all my "maffs"?
Quote: I thought a 300mm lens was 30cm or have I forgotten all my "maffs"?
No, but you are confusing focal length with physical length.
Quote: No, but you are confusing focal length with physical length.
Apologies, I misunderstood.
I went to Wimbledon last year and the guy a couple of seats along from me had a large SLR and lens plus monopod in public seat and it was fairly obvious he upsetting those around him with the noise and disturbance of him moving around. Plus to be honest if you are concentrating on taking photo's are you not missing the spectacle around you? After 15min there was a bit of a heated discussion with a fierce looking lady of elderly years who gave him a tear off about being selfish and all was peaceful, camera went away.
So it sounds sensible to limit the type of gear.
I stood waiting for the Olypic torch relay to arrive the other day, we were all waiting patientily in our chosen spots trying carefully not to get in each others way then along comes a heavy breathing, sweaty man with compact and barges his way through hitting the man in front of me on the head with it (several times and not even saying sorry!), he kept trying to push me further into the road and kept getting in front of the man behind me (who was much taller than me and could see over me so it worked well. One person spoilt it for so many.
I managed to get to see the relay a second time and again everyone was waiting patiently in their spots then the torch appears and a couple of selfish photographers seem to come from no one and stand right in front of everyone!
Quote: a couple of selfish photographers seem to come from no one and stand right in front of everyone!
I have a feeling that that will happen here when we get to witness its passing.
Personally, I'd rather miss it altogether but my ten-year-old daughter wants to see it, so I shall probably have to attend anyway, although I'm not sure that I'll bother with a camera.
One thing that I have noticed though, with the 'torch' shots uploaded to here, is that they all seem to have been taken from the roadside. I may have missed something but I can't recall seeing one taken from an upstairs window or a rooftop?
Quote: but I can't recall seeing one taken from an upstairs window or a rooftop?
Woolybill1 posted a good one from an upstairs viewpoint
I figured somebody must have done.
A swift kick behind the knees at the right moment will give a clear view
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