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    Default SLRs not permitted into Beijing Olympic venues

    If you are going to watch the Olympics, SLRs are not permitted to be brought into the venues unless you are an accreditted photographer. Go to this link to check details.
    http://beijing2008.popphoto.com/2008...nl.html?cid=10

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    Then use prosumer etc. Canon S5 IS, can zoom in to 432mm (35mm equiv). But skali oso cannot, as it look like SLR.

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    Default Re: SLRs not permitted into Beijing Olympic venues

    What the?

    No SLRs. So Dslr can, rangefinders can, superzoom prosumers can?

    On a serious note, they could had just said no lenses beyond certain focal length

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    Damm! I'm going to attend the Olympics.......bo pian.......have to use my Ixus850 liao

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    Same thing for the F1 Race in Singapore. No zoom lens above 200mm is allowed.Think applies for telephotos whose tele end exceed 200mm too
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    Default Re: SLRs not permitted into Beijing Olympic venues

    Quote Originally Posted by redstone View Post
    What the?

    No SLRs. So Dslr can, rangefinders can, superzoom prosumers can?

    On a serious note, they could had just said no lenses beyond certain focal length
    Not a focal length issue. From the link:

    "Their reasoning is that SLR cameras will block the view of other fans, so they simply will not be allowed. You shouldn’t run into any problems bringing point & shoot cameras and using them in the venues as long as you do so from your own seat and don’t block the view of other spectators."

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    Default Re: SLRs not permitted into Beijing Olympic venues

    Use RF

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    hmm prosumers with super zooms then

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    They probably saw what happened at the recent press conference with Lin Chi Ling...

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    I usually bring my 40D and Ixus850 when I travel. My wife uses the Ixus....hehe

    Anyway, I hope the Chinese Govt will not give us problems when we use SLRs elsewhere in Beijing.

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    Default Re: SLRs not permitted into Beijing Olympic venues

    Quote Originally Posted by kandinsky View Post
    They probably saw what happened at the recent press conference with Lin Chi Ling...

    What happened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eosdigital View Post
    Same thing for the F1 Race in Singapore. No zoom lens above 200mm is allowed.Think applies for telephotos whose tele end exceed 200mm too
    Someone will actually check the bags for lens?
    Already abused my D40 and D80 for my flickr

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    Default Re: SLRs not permitted into Beijing Olympic venues

    Quote Originally Posted by cheguthamrin View Post
    Someone will actually check the bags for lens?
    whoa isnt that a bit.....extreme?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cheguthamrin View Post
    Someone will actually check the bags for lens?
    but again dun think would wanna risk flouting the regulations

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    Default Re: SLRs not permitted into Beijing Olympic venues

    Quote Originally Posted by eosdigital View Post
    Same thing for the F1 Race in Singapore. No zoom lens above 200mm is allowed.Think applies for telephotos whose tele end exceed 200mm too
    As an aside, this limit has been amended to 300mm.

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    300mm on a crop body olympus! Win! Lol

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