November 6th, 2015
Beijing 2008: on competitions it is forbidden to carry by professional cameras
In Beijing it is forbidden to audience of Olympic Games to carry by on stadiums explosive, guns, grenades, zenitka and other. Also by Olympic Games rules they cannot carry by the professional photographic equipment.
Essentially that organizers did not give exact definition of professional photoequipment in a leaf of illegal subjects.
Photographer Zac Honig (Zach Honig) in own blog warns: «If you visit Olympic Games without press accreditation, leave the SLR camera of the house and take with yourself an ordinary soap tray».
Official representatives of organizing committee said to it that SLR cameras and lenses «will be forbidden to a bringing on points of check by security guards», as well as supports, longish umbrellas and the equipment with wireless data transmission (laptops etc.). Explanation usual: the equipment of that sort prevents behind to the sedentary audience to watch a course of competitions.
Fortunately, while unclear that it is specifically possible to carry to professional photoequipment, and whether amateur zerkalka of the Canon EOS 400D or Pentax K200D type will be forbidden to emergence on the district of the Olympic complex.