It seems that every few months for the past year or two, rumours have popped up saying that Olympus is closing down its camera business. No matter how many times Olympus refutes them, they just seem to come back. Now though, in an interview with Phototrend, through senior marketing manager, Masanori Sako, Olympus directly addresses the rumours head-on stating that there are new cameras and lenses to come in 2020.
Rumours about an impending Canon 1DX Mark III have been around for a little while now, with the expectation that one would be announced before next year’s Tokyo Olympics. Now, the rumours have been proven true as Canon has indeed announced the development of a new EOS 1DX Mark III DSLR.
As its lineage would suggest, the focus of the EOS 1DX Mark III will be speed, image quality and durability. There isn’t a full spec sheet yet, as this is just a development announcement, but the information available so far sounds very promising. B&H even has a prototype unit and has posted a first look video of the new camera.
NBC Olympics, a division of NBC Sports Group, is producing, programming and promoting NBC Universal’s Olympic coverage. For the Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, the production has chosen to cover the event with Canon’s cameras and lenses.
On Sunday, Reuters leaked several photos from the rehearsal of the Winter Olympics opening ceremony. As a result, their photographers and reporters got banned from the opening ceremony in PyeongChang, South Korea.
Photographing fast paced action packed sports can be tricky enough as it is. For some, it presents even more challenges. Such is the case with Loren Worthington. After a spinal cord injury, Worthington lost the use of three of his limbs. Along with it, his ability to play sports.
Nearly twenty years later, the camera allowed Worthington to reconnect with his passion for athletics. Bound to a wheelchair, he has a unique perspective on sports photography. With the use of only one hand, he’s come up with some interesting ways of solving problems that don’t even exist for most of us.
It’s always amusing when something shown on TV includes something ripe for chroma keying. This time around, it’s the Rio 2016 men’s singles tennis final between Andy Murray and Juan Martin Del Potro.
That they were playing on a giant green screen was noticed by imgur user factionman. After this, the obvious became inevitable. I would imagine these scenarios probably weren’t going through the players’ heads at the time of the game.
The technological advancements that can be made in just four short years are amazing. 11 time Olympic photographer Al Bello is taking advantage of that fact this year. He’s covering the swimming events using underwater robot cameras.
Robotic underwater cameras at the Olympics aren’t a new idea. Reuters used similar robots during London 2012. But this is the first time Getty will be giving them a try. With an extra four years of research and development, though, these cameras should get some fantastic and unique shots.
Of course, with the number of competitors, events and photographers there, it’s not really a surprise. Also, with the amount of gear that will likely be damaged or stolen, they’ll want to keep their pro users happen.
Ok, I can only describe this as sweet irony. The thief who stole $40,000 worth of photography gear from News Corp photographer at Rio olympics was caught by the same photographer he stole from – Brett Costello.
It was not enough for the thief to steal Costello’s $40,000 gear set, and he wanted more. I am not sure if the next step is more bold or more stupid. The thief wore Costello’s media jacket, probably to get an easier pass through security.
That was a bad call as Costello identified him and called the cops while the journalist he was with kept track on the thief. And what do you know, he was headed for the the press box. Either to get a good view of the games, or more likely to snag another camera or two.
As this year’s host of the Olympic Games, it’s not a surprise that Rio currently contains so many photographers. With a lot of photographers come a lot of expensive kit. This has not escaped the notice of local criminals.
News Corp photographer Brett Costello just discovered this, when $40,000 worth of equipment went missing from right beside him. In a well planned and coordinated effort, it took only 10 seconds for his gear to vanish.