Australian Open Camera Policy?

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  1. Jesta

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    does anyone know what the camera policy for the 2007 open is? I remember reading somewhere that it is no lens longer then 300mm?
     
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  3. mute

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    Seems you can't take in "camera tripods, monopods, telephoto camera lenses, video cameras and handy-cams".... :Paranoid:
     
  4. systemdown

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    so, telephoto zooms are okay then :D
     
  5. mute

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    Doubt you'll get in with anything more than a 17-85 or 24-105

    Especially if they see a big white zoom, they'll knock you back right away I reckon :thumbdn:
     
  6. young_einstein

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    They don't allow anything with a focal length over 200mm, including teleconverters or anything else you can add to a lens to increase it's reach.

    They also have the right to stop you taking photos if you - or any of your equipment - is 'interfering with the enjoyment of other patrons' [or something along those lines anyway].

    IE - Your lens is blocking peoples view etc etc ...
     
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    They're all too brain dead to even notice that you have a TC on.
     
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    I'd be highly impressed if they managed to notice you had a TC, let alone check the focal length of your lens in the first place, unless it looks outrageous like a big white L lens.
     
  9. young_einstein

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    No they're not. I have a friend who was thrown out 2 years ago for using one!
     
  10. mute

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    Well.. last year it was:
    "tripods, monopods or lenses with a total focal strength stonger than 200mm"

    This year it's:
    "tripods, monopods, or telephoto camera lenses"

    So it seems that it has changed. If you go with a white zoom such as a 70-200 then I suppose you should prepare to be approached about it....?
     
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    I believe that 200mm is still the acceptable cut-off point this year as well!
     
  12. decryption

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    A Sigma 70-200 should pass through, sure it's big, but it's black and doesn't look too much like a pro kit. Hopefully that's the case as I want to go down to the open and roam around the little courts and get a nice spot at the front and take some action shots with my 70-200 :)
     
  13. mute

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    Ahh good.. lets hope so :)
     
  14. mute

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    Well guys i just had a look on flickr for australian open photos and found heaps

    Link: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=australian+open&s=rec

    A lot of them are shot at over 200mm so it should be fine..

    This one here was taken at 400mm and with a 400D, so I doubt he's a pro. I've messaged him, so I'll wait and see what he says. That shot was taken on the 13th though, 2 days ago, and the open started today? :confused:
     
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  15. michael_

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    qualifying, there is no policy during qualifying as its free to the general public.
     
  16. Nafe

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    How do they stop the people with 10X optical P&S cameras? :confused:
     
  17. mute

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    Ahh, that makes sense then....

    A 10x P&S hardly compares to a DSLR with a 70-200L lens :rolleyes:
     
  18. Nafe

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    So they can stop you taking in a 4mp DSLR with a 200mm lens (equiv to 320mm on a 1.6x crop), but they will let 6MP+ cameras with lenses equivalent to 380mm? Even allowing for the better quality lens on the DSLR, once you crop to get a fuller frame, the image quality is going to be similar.

    The whole restriction is about the length of the lens, so it should apply equally.
     
  19. FB008

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    either:
    a) qualifying or
    b) practice
     
  20. mute

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    Just got a reply from him and it was during qualifying and there was no security around, so that explains getting the 400mm lens in
     

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