Thursday, July 19, 2012

Where is your X and other Gizmos? Summer Games!

Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images
If you have pre-ordered the new EOS-1D X Digital SLR Camera Body and have yet to receive it, well… I know where it is!

You’ll find it all, including my pre-ordered 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Zoom Lens, at the Canon Professional Services locker at the Olympic Park in London, England. They are all stacked up as CPS prepares for the London 2012 Olympics.
Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images
Meanwhile the Associated Press just released a VIDEO showing the set up of robotic cameras for the summer games.  AP staffer David Phillip says they’ll have robotic units in twelve Olympic venues including two underwater robotic cameras that will be placed in the swimming and diving pools.
“Eight years ago, in Athens, we were limited to a static camera that we had fixed at the bottom of the pool, wait till competition was over, dive in, retrieve the card and then edit the images and transmit them. With this new system we are able to get real-time images transferred as competition is going on.” Phillips said.

It's going to be tough to beat that!
Go Team USA! 

Toby Stevenson at the summer Olympics in Athens


  1. Oh. My. It's like Santa's Grotto...

    I always thought it would be quite easy to put a cat5 through a TTL connector on dive housings to go to USB inside the housing and get live shots onland. With the Cat5 onboard I guess someones doing a wet connector for them.

    Will have to find out where these offices are, I've no shame, quite happy to sit outside with a cardboard placard begging... :)

  2. Hey Steve, that's exactly how I started my career. Got my foot in the door, but that was many moons ago. Things are a bit different now... don't be a pest, LOL!

  3. Reuters will have a few Robo-cams at the Olympics too.