Photography Check out the camera gear that Getty Images is using to cover the Olympics

Shawn Knight

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All eyes will be on Sochi over the next couple of weeks as the world's greatest athletes compete in the 22nd Winter Olympics. We'll no doubt be treated to some spectacular sights and sounds from Russia but have you ever...

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St1ckM4n

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Opening ceremony was great. It put summer London Olympics to utter and total shame.

Too bad our lame Australian TV broadcaster chopped and changed the order and kept skipping parts..
 

captaincranky

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Wow $7000 for each camera. Now that is something.
No, a huge chunk of the money is tied up in those fast, long, telephoto lenses.

Either the 400 F2.8, or 500 F4.0, you can have your choice of for about ten grand a pop.
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Once upon a time, even the best SLR body was the "accessory ", as compared to that long sports glass. The high end digital bodies are closer to the prices of the lenses, but still a lot cheaper.

Even the 300 F2.8, is pushing seven grand.

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(Those images aren't to scale. The 400mm is much larger, and the 500 mm (top) is gigantic

Punch up your calculator, and add up the quantity costs of just those 3 lenses....I guarantee you'll be impressed.....:eek:
 

Jad Chaar

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No, a huge chunk of the money is tied up in those fast, long, telephoto lenses.

Either the 400 F2.8, or 500 F4.0, you can have your choice of for about ten grand a pop.
41i0Kxy4xiL._SX466_.jpg


Once upon a time, even the best SLR body was the "accessory ", as compared to that long sports glass. The high end digital bodies are closer to the prices of the lenses, but still a lot cheaper.

Even the 300 F2.8, is pushing seven grand.

4140f1zH6rL._SX466_.jpg

(Those images aren't to scale. The 400mm is much larger, and the 500 mm (top) is gigantic

Punch up your calculator, and add up the quantity costs of just those 3 lenses....I guarantee you'll be impressed.....:eek:
Arent those optics handmade? I think that is why they are so expensive.