Getty photographer to capture Olympics using only a Panasonic G5
posted Friday, July 27, 2012 at 10:24 AM EDT
While some photographers covering the London 2012 Olympics are packing their bags with all sorts of pro DSLR camera bodies and lenses, a photographer for Getty Images will be using just one compact system camera during the Games: the recently announced Panasonic Lumix DMC-G5.
The Getty photographer, Dean Mouharopoulous, will use the mirrorless, 16-megapixel G5 with a range of Panasonic G lenses including the new 12-35mm f/2.8 X lens. Other lenses he will be using cover focal lengths equivalent to up to 600mm, according to Tech Radar.
That should be enough to get Mouharopoulous close to the sports action during the Olympics but he's not planning to go head to head with Canon and Nikon shooters and their giant telephoto lens while photographing Usain Bolt in the 100-meter dash.
"There's no point in getting the same shot as everyone else," he told Tech Radar.
Instead, Mouharopoulous will seek out less covered aspects of the game with the G5 and try to shoot from "more unusual and interesting angles."
Mouharopoulous has worked for Getty for nine years and has been given access to the entire London Olympic Games. It will be interesting to see what he comes up with from an $600 (estimated) camera that's aimed more towards prosumers and enthusiasts than pros.
Official pricing and availability of the G5 have not been announced yet by Panasonic.
More info at Tech Radar.