Is there a Camera size restrictions at Olympics?

10 months 3 weeks ago #671303 by Joe Peterson
Some venues you attend don't allow certain cameras by guest or lens beyond a certain number of inches.  As asked in the title, is there a Camera size restrictions at Olympics?  


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10 months 3 weeks ago #671323 by icepics
Probably, you'd need to look on the official website for the Olympics. I've done sports and events and there seem to have been tighter restrictions in policies at many venues or with teams in more recent years in an effort to protect their product.

Sharon
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10 months 2 weeks ago #671370 by Sanford
I've not attended the Olympics, however I would bet there would be some sort of lens restrictions.


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10 months 2 weeks ago #671378 by effron

Sanford wrote: I've not attended the Olympics, however I would bet there would be some sort of lens restrictions.


Yup, that's what will draw the attention.....

Why so serious?
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10 months 2 weeks ago #671496 by Carter Gledhill
Anyone here going to the Olympics this year? 


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10 months 2 weeks ago #671525 by shelland
I know the NFL (or at least the Vikings) have a limit of lenses that extend to no more than 6". I would be surprised if it's not something similar. I would assume there has to be a page of venue policies and restrictions somewhere. 

Scott

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10 months 2 weeks ago #671651 by garyrhook

shelland wrote: I know the NFL (or at least the Vikings) have a limit of lenses that extend to no more than 6". I would be surprised if it's not something similar. I would assume there has to be a page of venue policies and restrictions somewhere. 


The really idiotic thing about this policy is that, in order to get a decent photo, you have to be on the sidelines using a 400mm or longer lens. Some clown in the stands with a 70-200 simply can't get a comparable image. It's just ridiculous.

I wonder what a Nikon P1000 could do? Probably better, and they wouldn't look twice at that camera.


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10 months 2 weeks ago #671781 by shelland

garyrhook wrote:

shelland wrote: I know the NFL (or at least the Vikings) have a limit of lenses that extend to no more than 6". I would be surprised if it's not something similar. I would assume there has to be a page of venue policies and restrictions somewhere. 


The really idiotic thing about this policy is that, in order to get a decent photo, you have to be on the sidelines using a 400mm or longer lens. Some clown in the stands with a 70-200 simply can't get a comparable image. It's just ridiculous.

I wonder what a Nikon P1000 could do? Probably better, and they wouldn't look twice at that camera.

I can take my 70-200 into a Twins game with zero issues. But that's the only of the professional/college teams where that's the case. Unfortunately, with the safety issues and extension of safety nets I can't get night clear shots of the batters from down low like I could just a couple years ago. Stupid safety... ;) 

Scott

- Twin Cities, MN

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10 months 2 weeks ago #671801 by effron
Its also about licensing of photos, and the nfl/mlb/olympics, etc need no competition from the suckers in the stands that payed the big money to see the games. It has little to do with safety.

Why so serious?
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10 months 2 weeks ago #672109 by Inez Villarin
Are you going to the Olympics?  


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10 months 1 week ago #672220 by Rawley Photos

icepics wrote: Probably, you'd need to look on the official website for the Olympics. I've done sports and events and there seem to have been tighter restrictions in policies at many venues or with teams in more recent years in an effort to protect their product.



:agree:   exactly 


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