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Olympics VIII

The superwide view of the 8mm (12mm equivalent) fisheye.

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excellent shot! wish i was there ... very jealous!!!
John Prior: Hi Crash, I decided there was no excuse for not seeing part of this event on home turf.
Everyone seems very anxious.
John Prior: I see what you mean, wondering what's happened on the other side of the stadium perhaps.
Great image!!!
John Prior: I thing stadiums were made for fisheye lenses, thanks Elizabeth
  • Chris
  • England
  • 20 Aug 2012, 07:03
I like the inclusion of the video screen John, especially when people are obviously seeing the real thing in front of them
John Prior: The other side of the stadium seemed a long way away where races started and medal ceremony's were performed, so the screens were quite useful. The way the nets were positioned for the women's hammer meant I could not see any of that event from my seat, although those further back and higher might have had more luck. Although I had a good view of the men's pole vault which others in similar seats on the other side of the stadium would not have.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 20 Aug 2012, 07:03
Fabulous wide-angle shot, John. That's fun!
John Prior: Yes it's quite addictive, just focus a little forward of infinity and everything is in focus
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 20 Aug 2012, 07:27
Did you find the light boxes in any way intrusive John?
John Prior: No I don't think so, the front row does not have them. They are positioned between the seats also, I was impressed by the light shows achieved especially at the closing ceremony.
Another fine shot in this series John. This is clearly a high quality lens
John Prior: South Korean Samyang produce some very interesting manual lenses in the fast prime and wide angle areas, sold under several other brand names, Rokinon in the US. This new lens for Sony E mount is really sharp across the frame, even wide open at f2.8
but but they paid loads of money for the seat ... so why aren't they sitting in them ... great shot of the watchers.
John Prior: You had to remember to fold them down again, and not sit down without doing so as I nearly did on one occasion. Standing to applaud and of course for the gold medal winner's national anthem.
What are the black boxes in front of some people?
John Prior: These (I think) are what were used for the lighting effects on the opening and closing ceremonies where the bowl of the stadium could be lit in patterns and colours. They are positioned so visible between the seated audience
It is good to see a shot from the seats looking away from the competitive area and interesting to read your comments about what you could, and couldn't see.
John Prior: Thanks Brian
A fantastic view John, the lens really does this justice smile
John Prior: Thanks Martin

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