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  • Ian
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    Re: Post your London 2012 Olympics shots here!

    Originally posted by malc350 View Post
    Cheers Ian, I'll be at the Paralympics too in the Stadium again. I actually bought tickets to the Paralympics first thinking there was no possibility of getting into the Olympics. However dedicating my life for a week to the ticket search paid off!

    Only downside with the FZ150 was the slow response so I anticipated shots a lot, e.g. in the high jump where I'd click the shutter before the moment I actually wanted. I would have achieved more detail and depth to the shots with the 7D but really I was just after record shots of being there.

    On the "second visit" shots a 400mm F2.8 would have seperated the pole vaulters from the crowd in the background much better but i don't have that kind of money so had to settle for F5.6 on the 100-400.

    Anyway I'm going to another Athletics event on Sunday which will feature a few of team GB, e.g. Mo Farah, Holly Bleasedale and Adam Gemili being named so far.

    If I get any decent shots I'll post a thread here. I'm hoping to be well placed for more pole vault shots!

    Malc
    Thanks Malc, I'll keep an eye out for your Paralympics shots - we will be there on 1st September in the morning session but I can see that we will be wandering around the park for a good while after that.

    I think I will bring the Olympus OM-D E-M5 with 75-300 lens (150-600) - sounds enormous but it's impressively small, but I will also bring a couple of wider lenses too.

    Ian

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  • malc350
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    Re: Post your London 2012 Olympics shots here!

    Cheers Ian, I'll be at the Paralympics too in the Stadium again. I actually bought tickets to the Paralympics first thinking there was no possibility of getting into the Olympics. However dedicating my life for a week to the ticket search paid off!

    Only downside with the FZ150 was the slow response so I anticipated shots a lot, e.g. in the high jump where I'd click the shutter before the moment I actually wanted. I would have achieved more detail and depth to the shots with the 7D but really I was just after record shots of being there.

    On the "second visit" shots a 400mm F2.8 would have seperated the pole vaulters from the crowd in the background much better but i don't have that kind of money so had to settle for F5.6 on the 100-400.

    Anyway I'm going to another Athletics event on Sunday which will feature a few of team GB, e.g. Mo Farah, Holly Bleasedale and Adam Gemili being named so far.

    If I get any decent shots I'll post a thread here. I'm hoping to be well placed for more pole vault shots!

    Malc

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  • Ian
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    Re: Post your London 2012 Olympics shots here!

    Fabulous shots, Malc - thanks so much for sharing them with us! A superzoom bridge camera like the Panasonic Lumix FZ150 does seem to be an ideal camera for events like this. I'm looking forward to being with my family at the Paralympics inside the main stadium in a week and a bit. I'll certainly be posting shots here too

    Ian

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  • malc350
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    Then I went a second time!

    Amazing what happens when you spend all evening up to 2am and every morning before work logged in trying to get tickets. Eventually you get lucky!

    This time I "sneaked" a 7D with 100-400 in. They didn't even search my bag. Ironically the shots aren't as good as with the FZ150 though this is down to 3 things: 1) although the seat was much nearer to the track it was badly placed for the start and finish lines. 2) The world's press kept getting in the way of my shots! 3) it was getting dark so ISO was pushed pretty high. The folowing shot of the 3 100m men's winners inc Usain Bolt was cropped quite a bit and at high ISO. I need to ask some advice about noise ninja or similar.

    Anyway here goes:

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7740232516/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7740217186/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7740216206/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7740231414/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7740218792/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7740220912/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7740224818/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7740222156/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7740659810/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7740204622/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7740206928/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7740213584/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7740210590/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7740234378/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7775795780/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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  • malc350
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    More shots from the Panasonic FZ150!

    Can't believe what a useful little stealth camera it is!

    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706122752/[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706122752/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706123002/[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706123002/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706110738/[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706110738/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706111482/[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706111482/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

    This event was right at the other end of the stadium so I was luck to get anything though a 600mm zoom is very useful. I am awaiting the FZ200 600mm F2.8 with great interest!

    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706111924/[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706111924/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706112234/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706112466/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706111306/[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706111306/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706111644/[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706111644/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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  • malc350
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    Few more Team GB Athletes

    Again on Panasonic FZ150:

    Katrina Johnson Thompson first: Shots badly in need of cropping but I'm posting them before people forget the great London Olympics!

    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706146702/[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706146702/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706146086/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706147188/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706123182/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706123424/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706125094/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706124880/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706110500/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706112962/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706113356/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706113168/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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  • malc350
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    Here are some of mine...

    Taken on a Panasonic FZ150 as there were "scare stories" about taking in "pro gear" like my Canon gear which I shouldn't have listened to:

    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706192646/[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706192646/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7775793786/[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7775793786/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr


    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706139356/[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706139356/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706186524/[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706186524/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706139174/[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706139174/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706138160/[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7706138160/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr
    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7775798556/[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/malc350/7775798556/[/ame] by malc350, on Flickr

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  • al_kaholik
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    Re: Post your London 2012 Olympics shots here!

    A couple more

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    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/atb321/7767680108/[/ame] by a_t_b321, on Flickr

    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/atb321/7767670278/[/ame]
    [ame]http://www.flickr.com/photos/atb321/7767670278/[/ame] by a_t_b321, on Flickr

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  • Ian
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    Re: Post your London 2012 Olympics shots here!


    ISO 1600, Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5

    Our ninth batch of London 2012 Olympics photos taken by by Getty images photographer Dean Mouhtaropoulos is now up on the Four Thirds User gallery. Events covered today include basketball, BMX biking, and tae dwon do.

    Ian

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  • Ian
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    Re: Post your London 2012 Olympics shots here!

    In our FTU Panasonic Lumix Olympics gallery:



    This is far and away the most viewed (1400+ views at the time of writing) photo in the gallery. Next up is this one (approx 500 views):



    One of the boxing shots has a couple of hundred views and the rest are still in double figures.

    Curious that!

    Ian

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  • Ian
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    Re: Post your London 2012 Olympics shots here!

    There are some more images on the official Panasonic Lumix Olympics gallery on our Four Thirds User site. Here is one added today:



    There was a hiccup yesterday and the photos didn't come through but we have 11 shots today, including yesterday's, all taken as usual using Panasonic Lumix G cameras by Getty images photographer Dean Mouhtaropoulos.

    To see all the images go here:

    http://fourthirds-user.com/galleries...ry.php/cat/991

    Ian

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  • patmoore
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    Re: Post your London 2012 Olympics shots here!

    Originally posted by Ian View Post
    Yay! More shots from Robusto I'm sure all our visitors who can't be at the games themselves will appreciate this

    Ian
    Yep. Greatly appreciate it!

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  • John Perriment
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    Re: Post your London 2012 Olympics shots here!

    You did well, Robusto, to get those cycling shots from amongst such a crowd. The other shots, too, capture the spirit of the Olympics.

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  • Ian
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    Re: Post your London 2012 Olympics shots here!

    Yay! More shots from Robusto I'm sure all our visitors who can't be at the games themselves will appreciate this

    Ian

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  • Robusto
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    Re: Post your London 2012 Olympics shots here!

    Some from the Triathlon at Hyde Park Yesterday was very busy and i arrived late

    The course was about 20 deep all around so difficult to get any shots



    Young girl dressed up


    Stayed to watch concert at London Live and the Gymnastic Team made an appearance with Bronze Medal Winner Beth Tweddle


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