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Olympics photo for all us gearheads
Matt Cashore, Photographer
South Bend | IN | USA | Posted: 5:18 PM on 08.13.08
->> Not ashamed to admit it...I like when TV shows the still photographers. Sometimes I see people I know, sometimes I like to see who's shooting what. For those of you like me, check out this image Rob Galbraith linked to via his website:

http://www.caborian.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/canikon.jpg

I haven't counted. Yet.
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Alex Surrey, Student/Intern
Glendale | CA | United States | Posted: 5:41 PM on 08.13.08
->> Looks like the Black and White lenses have evened out.
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Ronal Taniwaki, Photographer
Denver | CO | | Posted: 6:01 PM on 08.13.08
->> Canon = 38 Nikon = 45 Hey I was just testing my my new HI DEF display......
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Allan Campbell, Photo Editor, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 6:42 PM on 08.13.08
->> That looks like our very own SS Faculty member Michael Goulding of the OCR. Front row in 9 0r 10 from the right, light blue shirt.........
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Allan Campbell, Photo Editor, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 6:53 PM on 08.13.08
->> It is like playing Where's Waldo.... I think SSA Faculty member Sean Haffey of the SDUT is just above him and to the left
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Allan Campbell, Photo Editor, Photographer
Portland | OR | USA | Posted: 6:54 PM on 08.13.08
->> That should have been to the right and one row up for Haffey.
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Kirby Yau, Photographer, Assistant
San Diego | CA | USA | Posted: 7:03 PM on 08.13.08
->> i think I see bigfoot in there, and maybe a chipacabra too.
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Walter Calahan, Photographer
Westminster | MD | USA | Posted: 7:15 PM on 08.13.08
->> The guy on the far bottom right, what's he looking at? The pool is the other way.
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Stan Lim, Photographer
San Bernardino | CA | USA | Posted: 7:58 PM on 08.13.08
->> I was watching last night and saw a guy with a modified mono pod with what looked like a 300 mm and a 400 mm next to each other. I was watching him more in the background than the gymnast in the foreground.
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Al Santos, Photographer
Silver Spring | MD | USA | Posted: 8:01 PM on 08.13.08
->> Not sure what Jonathan Newton of the Washington Post was looking at but he got some good shots.

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/olympic-photos/
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Patrick Meredith, Photographer, Assistant
Austin | TX | USA | Posted: 10:08 PM on 08.13.08
->> Speaking of Jonathan...

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2008/08/10/PH20080810015...
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Geoffrey Bolte, Photographer, Assistant
Spencer | MA | USA | Posted: 10:17 PM on 08.13.08
->> Stan I saw that as well. Looked like a very interesting set up.
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Daniel Putz, Photographer
Jefferson | MD | USA | Posted: 10:35 PM on 08.13.08
->> IIRC, I think I've seen photos of Vincent Laforet with a setup just like that.

Or am I crossed up?
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Byron Hetzler, Photographer
Granby | CO | USA | Posted: 10:56 PM on 08.13.08
->> Looks like the one and only Mark Rebilas slightly right of center wearing the green shirt.
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Rainier Ehrhardt, Photographer
Augusta | GA | USA | Posted: 11:29 PM on 08.13.08
->> Anyone notice the sheer number of 30-50 year old white guys in the shot?
If you squint your eyes a little bit, they all look like the same person; all in shorts, in those tan vests.

And what's with the two guys on the bottom right?
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Mark Peters, Photographer
Highland | IL | USA | Posted: 11:40 PM on 08.13.08
->> Chimping is alive and well in Beijing....
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Jon Austria, Photographer
Roseburg | OR | USA | Posted: 12:04 AM on 08.14.08
->> i counted three ladies in this photo
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Dirk Dewachter, Photographer
Playa Del Rey | CA | USA | Posted: 12:43 AM on 08.14.08
->> Dang, did all these guys shop at the same pants store - khaki shorts and sleeveless jacket are REQUIRED before entering the photopit, oddball dressers are NOT allowed.
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Rich Cruse, Photographer
Laguna Niguel | CA | USA | Posted: 2:25 AM on 08.14.08
->> I saw my friend Delly Carr from Australia. Cool.
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Ray Anderson, Photographer
San Francisco | CA | USA | Posted: 2:33 AM on 08.14.08
->> I wonder what camera and lens Rob used to capture the image.
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Debra L Rothenberg, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 7:52 AM on 08.14.08
->> Jack Howard--is that Peter Ackerman in the front row wearing the white t-shirt?
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Debra L Rothenberg, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 7:55 AM on 08.14.08
->> there's a huge bug in the bottom right keeping those 2 occupied. Hope they didn't miss Phelps win another medal
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Debra L Rothenberg, Photographer
New York | NY | USA | Posted: 7:57 AM on 08.14.08
->> there's also about 8 more in the upper left, out of this pen
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Walter Calahan, Photographer
Westminster | MD | USA | Posted: 8:08 AM on 08.14.08
->> The guy in the yellow hat looks like he's shooting with a 'point 'n shoot' camera only. Cool.

Ackerman with a white t-shirt? I see no one with an Ackerman grin.
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Ben Mackey, Photographer, Assistant
Columbia | MD | USA | Posted: 8:28 AM on 08.14.08
->> @ Ray - EXIF reports the shot was made with a Canon EOS-1D Mark II N using a 70-200/2.8 IS set to 70mm. Exposure data is 1/250th, F/6.3 ISO 640.
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Dave Breen, Photographer
Somerset | PA | USA | Posted: 11:15 AM on 08.14.08
->> Hey, Rainier -- what's wrong with 30-50 year old white guys? I happen to resemble that remark, and I don't think we all look alike.
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Erik Markov, Photographer
Kokomo | IN | | Posted: 11:51 AM on 08.14.08
->> pretty sure its scott strazzante in the middle, sitting down behind the blockades near the olympic rings logo. I'm guessing he's transmitting between events during that photo
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Michael McNamara, Photographer, Photo Editor
Phoenix | AZ | USA | Posted: 3:37 PM on 08.14.08
->> Nevermind the photographers...are those two lifeguards on the left of the photo? Just in case an Olympic swimmer forgets how to swim?
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Kirby Yau, Photographer, Assistant
San Diego | CA | USA | Posted: 3:44 PM on 08.14.08
->> Michael its a new show called Baywatch Beijing!
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Erik Markov, Photographer
Kokomo | IN | | Posted: 3:44 PM on 08.14.08
->> No Michael, I think the lifeguards are there in case a photog stumbles and falls into the pool. The photographer can drown and stay in the pool, but someone needs to save the camera and if there are any photos make sure they get to the appropriate editor.

Gives new meaning to pool photographer.
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Rich Cruse, Photographer
Laguna Niguel | CA | USA | Posted: 4:00 PM on 08.14.08
->> Okay, does anyone know "who" took the photo? I have a friend at a magazine who wants to run it.

Thanks in advance!
Rich
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Svein Ove Ekornesvaag, Photographer
Aalesund | Møre og Romsdal | Norway | Posted: 4:39 PM on 08.14.08
->> Yes it looks like black and white lenses have evened out, but people wearing khaki outfit is something like 98%.
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Wendi Kaminski, Photographer, Assistant
La Mirada | CA | USA | Posted: 6:56 PM on 08.14.08
->> Stan made a comment about a modified mono pod that held two cameras....I saw probably the same guy during the gymnastics. Anyone know how to build that thing? Or can you buy a duel ball head of some kind that would mount to the monopod? I think that would be cool to set up, especially if I have to shoot a concert from the sound board and I have only 1 or 2 songs to get tight, med and wide shots. That would take care of it, a 400 on one side and 70-200 on the other. Super cool.
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James Madelin, Photographer
AKL | Auckland | New Zealand | Posted: 8:23 AM on 08.15.08
->> the double tripod head is something i've also seen used by catwalk photographers. they used to see a lot of use in the film days as you could run out of film on one camera then shoot with the other without missing a beat. one old hand i spoke to once even claimed he'd then change film on the first camera while shooting with the second....

i'm sure bogen/manfrotto make something like it but i'll be darned if i can find it on their website.
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Max Gersh, Photographer, Student/Intern
St. Louis | MO | USA | Posted: 8:38 AM on 08.15.08
->> They did 3 cameras on a tripod for Barry Bonds home run:

http://www.sportsshooter.com/special_feature/30fps/
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Brad Moore, Assistant, Photographer
Ridgefield | CT | United States | Posted: 8:44 AM on 08.15.08
->> i haven't seen the setup they have there at the olympics, but this could be something similar...
http://www.adorama.com/BG3153B.html
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Rainier Ehrhardt, Photographer
Augusta | GA | USA | Posted: 9:07 AM on 08.15.08
->> Dave Breen, it was a joke referring to the statistical fact that photojournalists are middle-aged white males.

This photo illustrates that pretty well.

Nothing wrong with 30-50 year old white guys, almost all of my friends and co-workers are in that demographic, because I'm a p-j too. Hell, I'm a few years from being included in it too.
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Marc Gold, Photographer
Reston | Va | usa | Posted: 9:14 AM on 08.15.08
->> John Mcconnell of the Washington Post uses a double mounted Monopod.

Saw him use it at a Baseball Game a few monthe ago.
He had a 70-200 on one head and a 300 on the other. Kinda cool. You just go from camera to camera.
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Alex Menendez, Photographer
Orlando | FL | USA | Posted: 9:21 AM on 08.15.08
->> I can't believe Rebelis is using a monopod, I didn't think he even knew what one was! He shoots a whole NASCAR race with a 600--handheld the entire time....

(Green shirt, middle of the pack)
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Alan Look, Photographer
Bloomington | IL | United States | Posted: 10:20 AM on 08.15.08
->> When they panned the "gallery" the first night that Phelps was swimming for a gold, I'm pretty sure the Kahuna was shown sitting pretty much by himself to the right of the large mass.
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Rainier Ehrhardt, Photographer
Augusta | GA | USA | Posted: 11:11 AM on 08.15.08
->> Why get the same shot as everyone else, right?
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Nick Wass, Photographer
Wheaton | MD | USA | Posted: 5:34 PM on 08.15.08
->> see here this is similar
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/91843-REG/Gitzo_G1539_G1539_17_HD_Dou...
john used a bracket made by Dennis Brack which is been around for some time and usually uses a 70-200 on one camera and either a 200 f/2 or 300/f2.8 on the other-saved him once when a baseball came at him and hit the lens hood...
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Pat Farrington, Photographer
Ft. Collins | CO | USA | Posted: 11:15 PM on 08.15.08
->> Gizmodo has a similar photo, though with far fewer photographers, and has calculated the value of the gear shown. http://gizmodo.com/5037406/quarter-million-dollars-of-digital-photo-gear-in...

They also estimate that with "1,100 accredited photographers" there is approximately "$22 million in professional digital photography equipment at the Olympics."
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Rich Cruse, Photographer
Laguna Niguel | CA | USA | Posted: 12:15 AM on 08.16.08
->> I found the photographer. His name is José Manuel Colomo Vega. His web address is http://www.jmcolomo.com/
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Hal Smith, Photographer
Sedalia | MO | USA | Posted: 9:47 PM on 08.16.08
->> I thought that was Jonathan Newton looking away from the event. Oh well, I guess he'll just have to answer to his old friends from Atlanta when he gets back.
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Mark Peters, Photographer
Highland | IL | USA | Posted: 11:48 PM on 08.17.08
->> Pretty cool 360 degree panorama of the stadium before the 100m starting and ending with the photographers. Takes a bit to load and run

http://www.karikuukka.com/peking2008/100m/

Has a couple of other pano's here (in Finnish)
http://www.karikuukka.com/peking2008
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David Harpe, Photographer
Louisville | KY | USA | Posted: 12:26 AM on 08.18.08
->> tick...tick...tick...
(wondering how long it's gonna be before someone calls out the Canon vs. Nikon count from the above pano)
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Michael McNamara, Photographer, Photo Editor
Phoenix | AZ | USA | Posted: 8:17 PM on 08.23.08
->> Please allow me to retract the sarcasm attached with my previous post. Apparently, lifeguards are needed at Olympic pool events.

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/olympics/2008/08/23/japanese.swimmer....
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