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Canon General / Re: Taking DSLRs into olympic venues
« on: August 06, 2012, 05:15:58 PM »
Thanks all. Will go considerably reassured.

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Canon General / Re: Taking DSLRs into olympic venues
« on: August 06, 2012, 03:59:17 PM »
Just found this:

http://www.whatdigitalcamera.com/news/534207/olympic-2012-organisers-tighten-rules-on-prohibited-camera-gear.html

which suggests they are getting stricter. Might take the 85mm 1.8 as it really doesn't look "pro". Or put a bit of black tape over the "1" of the 135.  ;)

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Canon General / Re: Taking DSLRs into olympic venues
« on: August 06, 2012, 12:28:02 PM »
Many thanks, Roman! It's a shame there doesn't seem to be an (easy to find) official site that lays it out clearly, but your experiences are a great guideline. I'm four rows back from the track so the 135mm should be a useful lens. I won't bother with the 70-200 as it's heavy to lug around and sounds like it won't make it through the gate. Will take the 40mm pancake and the 135mm in as small a bag as possible for an innocuous looking combination.

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Canon General / Taking DSLRs into olympic venues
« on: August 06, 2012, 06:19:47 AM »
I've found lots of conflicting information online about what gear can be taken into Olympic venues. There seems to be a general consensus on nothing over 30cm long but some sites say that certain venues (e.g. Wembley) prohibit anything "pro" including anything with interchangeable lenses. Bags must be able to fit under seats, but that shouldn't be a problem with any of my lenses.

Anything confiscated won't be returned, and I'm keen neither to miss my sessions nor to lose my camera. Has anyone actually been into the aquatics centre or the Olympic stadium with something like a 5D body + any of 135 f/2, 35mm f/1.4 (or even a 70-200 f2.8 )? I'd like some record of the day better than iPhone pics...

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EOS Bodies / Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« on: January 24, 2012, 06:40:35 AM »
Not read all 21 pages (seriously guys? no one here works?) But my guess is the RATE button will switch between frame rates quickly in movie mode. May be a sign there's more options....

Going by the placement (alongside review, delete, magnify etc.) I'd guess it more likely to be in the sense of rating images. Happy to be proved wrong though...

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