But what I want to know is, in the third photograph, the gentlemen on the left wearing the orange t-shirt under the blue vest, he appears to be using a Nikon lens. What Nikon pro camera offers an orange screen when lit up?
Good eye Allan. I zoomed in on the pic, but of course there's not enough resolution - it all fell apart long before I could get a good look at the top of the camera. All current Nikon SLRs (either flavor) have green backlights, don't they? Pretty much looks like an AFS lens with the gold banding/lettering near the aperture ring, so it must be a Nikon. I wonder if it's a custom job or..
Edited to add: That must be a 500/4 or 600/4 based on how far forward his hand is on the tripod mount, plus the way it curves backwards - very distinctive...
>Not really, > >But what I want to know is, in the third photograph, the >gentlemen on the left wearing the orange t-shirt under the >blue vest, he appears to be using a Nikon lens. What Nikon >pro camera offers an orange screen when lit up? > >Allan, A >Comox Valley Nikonian
I don't think there is a Nikon pro camera has orange backlights, but I do know that Fuji's uses orange backlights.
I came across a post yesterday on another site (and now I can'r locate it ). The guy was a pro who covers sports at a venue where Canon is the main sponsor. All the accredited photogs at the venue are asked to take as many shots as possible showing large groups of white lenses. These are then handed over to Canon for publicity purposes.
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I really like this spy and detective stuff on a possible sighting of a D2X at the olympics. I could never have imagined this kind of response, not only at Nikonians but also at Fred Miranda and DPReview, on my original post .
For those of you interested, I still have the orginals pics posted on the photomalyasia site. I can e-mail them.
Edited: the missing pics can be downloaded from my website in the galleries / new section (temporarily)
I asked at my local camera store if they knew something bout it, they normally are very fast with any new thingys, but they didnt recognized it. What they told me that is was very possible that the green led was broken down and that it is very simple to any electronics specialist to change it into an amber led.
Just to give another option to think about ;p
I have no clue myself, for me it looks like a D2h, just my 2 cents.
Those photos are just insane! Nightmare?!?! That is an understatement!
I would be so put off by such a scene, to first wonder why everybody wants to have the same point of view and second possibly the same shot. I am not seeing a whole lot different lenses being used.
A bunch of lemmings IMHO.
As far as the LCD thing, I am not too sure about it being a reflection from the guy’s shirt. I have never seen a reflection that was illuminated from a secondary source. Let alone with the intensity of the illumination in that shot.
Maybe it is a prototype with dual illumination. The user can switch between amber or green. A totally useless feature, but I am sure it would give someone warm fuzzies. My CD player in the Jeep does it, hell, why not my camera
"Those photos are just insane! Nightmare?!?! That is an understatement! I would be so put off by such a scene, to first wonder why everybody wants to have the same point of view and second possibly the same shot. I am not seeing a whole lot different lenses being used.
A bunch of lemmings IMHO."
I don`t think a lot of photogs at these big events have much choice as to where they stand.If they had the option they probarbly wouldn`t clump together.Of course maybe you could apply for a spot and show them how not to be lemmings.Sure they would be gratefull to you if you showed them the error of their ways.Let us know how it goes.
I think you'll find that they need all those white lenses so that at least one of of them will get a photo whose quality gets upto nearly 1% of a black lens (just my opinion of course ). It is amazing that they all need multiple cameras to get a 'good' shot, begs the question - should they be there taking photographs in the first place ? Also the orange glow... seen on a cameraman wearing an orange shirt and you can't actually see any writing so either it's a reflection (most probable) or Photoshop 'enhanced' (for a laugh).
I don`t really think it would make a difference what they are using,Nikon or Canon,they would still have the same setups and still be penned together.Can you imagine all those photogs running around the field trying to get "the shot".