[A little while back, we caught our friend Jeff Cable’s post about him getting the Canon EOS R3. This is very exciting news for anyone who is waiting for a possible Canon R3 announcement in September. Jeff could absolutely not confirm if he even took the camera with him to the Tokyo Olympics, so the title is 100% my educated guess. Anyways, for anybody out there who likes Photography, sports, and the Olympics, Jeff’s blog is a must. This is it from your friendly editor, it is all Jeff from now]
Two nights ago was the long-awaited Opening Ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics (and yes, they still call it that even though we are in 2021). In some ways, it was like all the other openings I have done in the past, and in other ways, it was completely different.
The first major difference, of course, was that there were no spectators in the audience. But we were still required to be in our photo positions hours in advance and not allowed to move around the stadium at all. Normally we are packed in to our sections, but this time there was a seat in between each of us. I have to admit, I liked that part since it gave me room to have my equipment spread out around me. I always shoot with two cameras at these events, one with a long zoom (in this case the Canon 200-400mm) and one wide lens (this time I used the new Canon RF 15-35mm) for the firework shots.