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02-13-2018, 06:37 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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Stockpile of camera gear at Olympics

This is the level of service professional photographers need at these events.

Here Are Canon's and Nikon's Crazy DSLR Stockpiles at the 2018 Olympics

It is amazing that this much gear exists for this purpose.

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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
This is the level of service professional photographers need at these events.

Here Are Canon's and Nikon's Crazy DSLR Stockpiles at the 2018 Olympics

It is amazing that this much gear exists for this purpose.

wowza!!!!
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Gear porn at its bests !!
But where are the Pentax ?
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Gear porn at its bests !!
But where are the Pentax ?
That might deplete all the stock they have left of the K-1

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And in the meantime, the sole pentax representative at the games was busy giving out free umbrellas to all the press photographers
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Market realities make it unlikely that Pentax would have the demand for this at the games, my point is not to say Pentax is doomed (TM) but to point out the huge amount of gear needed to ensure the games photographers are adequately equipped in the event of failure. Pretty dang impressive.
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And in the meantime, the sole pentax representative at the games was busy giving out free umbrellas to all the press photographers
No he was working out of his rented Kia with a trunk full of K3II’s and two dfa150-450’s.
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Guess they really want to make sure they get the shots they want?
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
This is the level of service professional photographers need at these events.

It is amazing that this much gear exists for this purpose.
I did some shooting (Nikon 35mm and Pentax 645) at the '84 LA Summer Olympics for Dentsu Advertising, and with so many venues, events, spread over a large area, it truly is humbling as a pro photographer to know you are only one of hundreds.

Most of this gear is for high speed action sports and some of it for video. Both are not the K-1's strengths. The televised coverage is all shot on Sonys with lenses provided by Canon. I can imagine that both Canon and Nikon will have a ton of refurbished camera sales on their sites after the Olympics, although the gear that survives will just be redistributed to other venues like the upcoming World Cup.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
Market realities make it unlikely that Pentax would have the demand for this at the games, my point is not to say Pentax is doomed (TM) but to point out the huge amount of gear needed to ensure the games photographers are adequately equipped in the event of failure. Pretty dang impressive.
It is impressive. And paid for by their customers.
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It is impressive. And paid for by their customers.
Sure - that's what the extra cost of the gear buys and also the cost of pro services contracts.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UncleVanya Quote
Sure - that's what the extra cost of the gear buys and also the cost of pro services contracts.
And how mush money would someone pay Canikonic for a pro services support contract over the course of a year?
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And how mush money would someone pay Canikonic for a pro services support contract over the course of a year?
When I was a working pro, there was no charge and there is still no charge for Nikon with proof that you are a working professional:

Become an NPS Member

Back in the 80ʻs this was a big reason why I gave up on Minolta and switched to Nikon. (Minolta also had a pro program, but not as extensive as Nikonʻs.)

Canon has different levels of pro services from free to $1000/year:
http://www.cps.usa.canon.com/about_cps/about.shtml
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Canon has different levels of pro services from free to $1000/year:
Canon Professional Services - About CPS
But look at the points you need!

You need to have spent big in the first place.
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