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Camera Equipment at Singapore Open 2008

Discussion in 'Badminton Photography' started by Sealman, Jun 18, 2008.

  1. Sealman

    Sealman Regular Member

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    This year (again) I took photos of the nice equipment used by the photographers at the SO 2008 and could not stop drooling at the bazooka lens :)
     

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    Does anyone know what lens is Raphael using?
     

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    was very impressed with this lady's strength... carrying two camera bodies and two telephoto lens... its no easy job being a sports photographer...
     

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    Yeah i agree.. but this is nothing... there is one lady that i know who is in motorsports photography.. you should see the amount of ARMORs she carries. It make me feel like a lesser man. I will try to find her photo in my archive..
     
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    with such a sophisticated equipments; even pimples also can be zoomed in. Now days have to do more make up to hide the pimples and lines already. hehe
     
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    either a 85/1.8 or 100/2. it seems like he has caught the prime lens bug too.. ;)
     
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    the girl in white t-shirt is exclaymation who posted the photos in flickr:

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    thanks for sharing these. a treat for us camera fans.

    i see the usual list of 70-200/2.8IS, 70-200VR, 70-200/2.8 AF-s. surprise to see 17-55 and 24-70 as those tend to be a bit short. also the biggies like 300/2.8 and 200/1.8. it seems like 200/2 hasn't trickle into the press yet.

    there are some which i cannot identify though, what's that silvery lens here held by the gray shirt guy? i think it is a Pentax...

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    and what's that big lens held by the guy in black? maybe a nikon 300/2.8?

    [​IMG]
     
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    Agree.:) Either one.
     
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    all i can say is wowwwwwwwwwwww:eek::eek::eek::p
     
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    Hi everyone.
    Well done Kwun. I was using the 85 mm 1.8
    For the first time. And was really delighted with the result it's a beauty !
    A a lot cheaper, though, the 50 mm 1.8 does a great job.
    All the best to everyone
    Raphael
     
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    raphy, any pictures to share with us here>??
     
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    Always pleasant to see them...

    ..the most important question is, did our Sealman try or borrow one of those lenses??..;):cool:
    ..yep, lots of those. Btw, the 200mm/f1.8 lens, i believe that's the 8th pic, from the bottom, in the 1st post;):cool:. I'm a bit surprise the guy(greenish shirt) was holding it w/out a monopod...hmm..
     
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    Yes it's PENTAX
     
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    lol. SpendorK, is that person holding the Pentax you??
     
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    i am still drooling over these photos...

    aye. sweet memories of my singapore trip. i need another badminton vacation.. ;)
     
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    ^^Off topic-Badminton vacation???...^^

    ..do you want a relatively close baddy tourney vacation, say, just a few hundreds of miles away?? or one that is thousand of miles away??...if you pick the former, well, in almost 3 weeks, there'll be a baddy tourney, not as big as the S'pore Open, which you can attend......and you can take pics with, at the same time!:cool:...what say you, kwun??..;)
     
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    nah i didnt have a media pass to access the courtside areas..... and dun think they will allow me to use their company lens in case i dropped it :eek:
     
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    He's my friend. :)
     
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    That lens is the Olympus Zuiko Digital ED90-250mm f2.8 zoom lens which can easily cost about $10k. With his Olympus E-520 body being 2x factor, this translates to 180-500mm (35mm image size). Info gotten directly from the user himself.
     

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