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What were those things?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by kaige, May 11, 2007.

  1. As I was watching an EPL game the camera panned the photographer's
    bay. There were several shooters there with an assortment of huge lenses
    with pro cameras. On some of the cameras there were 'add-ons' that
    looked like small walkie-talkies or large cell phones with stubby aerials.
    What were those things and what is thier purpose?
  2. Zachs


    Feb 25, 2006
    Those were remote transmitters. Possibly Pocket Wizards to fire off remote cameras or strobes.
  3. Aha! So the controlled environment of the studio comes to the aid of the
    shooters working very hard to increase the odds of getting a money shot.
    I try to be aware of the advances in technology and technique but they
    flood all aspects of work, play and life in general and I often get left behind.

    Sometimes I could care less though, because I am pleased with what I
    have already. And sometimes I feel like I going to meet myself coming
    around a corner.
  4. GKR1


    Apr 19, 2007
    San Diego
    I always wonders about them as well. I sometimes use my DVR to slow down or pause the broadcast to see their equipment.:redface:
  5. Some folks have a GPS connected as well...
  6. Nice avatar. Less Paul maybe?
  7. Nice avatar indeed. Keeping track of technology in photography, trying
    to rein in lens lust and camera dreams can keep you very busy.
    Musicians have the same challenges and learning curves all neatly
    summarized as GAS (gear acquisition syndrome). A Goldtop with a
    Blackface Twin and a Sparkle Drive....and a D200 with...
    Gotta stop before I get into the cars, bikes, fly rods, telescopes...
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