Discussion in 'News - Discussion' started by CSBC, Jul 19, 2012.
I understand the tennis is at Wimbledon. Will they be following Olympic rules or Wimbledon rules regarding cameras?
Panasonic and Samsung are sponsors of the games both make CSCs. Oops!
Well under the same logic because I understand Wimbledon have their own security it will be the site's rules.
Tennis does require special rules because of the viewing structure and the need for quiet during play.
It reads like G4S (or the army ) will only be working on the new sites or temp sites.
So - I can take my very large and heavy old Samsung bridge camera but not my much smaller, lighter and much more discrete Panasonic CSC! When I used the Samsung everyone assumed is was a DSLR because of it's size yet CSC's are often smaller than some 'compacts.'
Generalisations never make sense - there has got to be a commonsense approach surely?
So the grunts can be well heard? I can't think of any camera whose shutter mechanism is nosiy enough to be heard over a Sharapova grunt.
How about my large format camera?
I'm glad I didn't even bother to apply for tickets. Bet it wasn't such a police state in 1936.
Oil and water me think when it comes to security.
Yeah, but the sponsors turn out to be quite nasty down the line.
Think the Canon SX40 will get round the restriction with its 24 - 840mm eqivelant zoom
I don't think it is anything to do with security. I'd guess you could pack a lot of semtex in a point-and-shoot. It's the privatization of public spaces and commercial greed.
Wasn't there something about the "organizers" wanting people to go to these venues
I'm absolutely sure you're right about that. Security commonly is misused to justify revocation of individual rights and privelges which have taken decades or centuries to accumulate e.g. restrictions on hand baggage at airports combined with increasing charges for hold baggage.
Yes, I'm sure it will.
BUT, it's not that good at capturing even quite simple action - the photographer is definitely not in command of when the shot is taken.
I'm afraid so.
But they are getting a bit silly and it is now getting to the point where it is almost an incentive, a challenge even, to go in with a compact or bridge camera and put up video and stills on the internet a.s.a.p. after the event or game.
Good news: You've won tickets to the olympics because of your photographic skills
Bad news: You can't take your camera with you to the venue
If I'd have seen info on this competition in time, I think my entry would have shown a private security guard dropping an expensive DSLR and lens into an ordinary rubbish bin, because as far as I am concerned, the spirit of the olympics is now to make as much money from sponsors etc as possible, to the detriment of the true fans
Cameras are allowed at Wimbledon, but the photos must only be for personal use. Also, flash is not allowed during play. Both seem sensible rules, the only real problem is that so many compact camera users haven't read their instructions and don't know how to turn the flash off!
Who the 'f' cares. Hopefully there will be strikes by all sorts of wreckers; G4S will be in a mess and these Olympics wil be such a shambles that GB will never again host one of these infantile international sporting events.
But it will still allow the big corporations to run the country, so no change there.
The term "wreckers" should be applied to the likes of the sponsors, not those very ordinary people who are doing their level best to get a minister to enter into negotiations with them. It is only because the government refuses point blank to enter discussions that the strike has been called. The timing of the strike is not malicious. It is the nearest date available after the union has gone through a lengthy due process in order to get the strike vote. This decision to hold a strike is a lot more democratic than any decision made by the sponsors.
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