The 24th Winter Olympic Games started in Beijing recently. Sony provided an “arsenal of camera equipment” with 250 professional cameras and 600 long lenses for this year’s Winter Games, the second time after last year’s Tokyo Olympics to support camera equipment at the Games.
Nick Didlick, a photographer at the Beijing Winter Olympics, shows the interior of the press center. The press center has 41 local employees and 30 back-up staff members located around the world to help photographers in different time zones. Not only can photographers come in for camera cleaning and repair, but a large number of cameras and lenses can be borrowed for free behind the service counter, including the flagship full-frame mirrorless A1, FE 600mm F4 GM OSS and FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS, and other big guns.
Although the Winter Olympics opened on the 4th, some of the events were held before the opening ceremony, and Sony cameras were also involved in the competition. 3 alpine skiing and freestyle skiing preliminaries were held, a photographer accidentally dropped his camera and the body and lens rolled down the slope, and the camera and lens were picked up by another photographer about half a minute later. It is suspected that there is a piece of debris from the camera or lens flying out of the process, I do not know which part of the lens is broken.
This small incident was first reported by NBC Olympics official Twitter, and a 41-second video was uploaded, which showed that the seriously injured camera might be Sony A1 or Sony A9 II, and the lens might be Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM or Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM. The photographer should be able to repair and borrow equipment at the Beijing Winter Olympics Press Center.