What is it like to be a photographer at a major sporting event? Take the Olympics for example. Pop Photo has an in depth interview with Getty photographer Streeter Lecka, who's going to be shooting the London Olympics.
And he's packing some real heat here. The interview goes into depth about what he has in his bag.
How many bodies did you bring with you?
I actually brought four bodies all together. In the bag that I'll take on a daily basis will be the two Canon 1D Xs. The other two are the older 1D Mark IVs which I'll use as remote cameras.
What is your lens selection like?
I have a 400mm F/2.8, which is my big lens that I'll be using all the time. I have two 70-200mm lenses. One is the newer F/2.8L IS II and I also have an F/4. If I'm shooting something outdoors during the day, the F/4 will be fine. But anything that's going to be shot at night or in a dark arena, I'm going to bring the F/2.8.
As far as wide angle lenses are concerned, I'll take a 16-35mm F/2.8 and a 15mm fisheye lens as well.
Lecka says he expects to snap 2,000-4,000 images every day during the Olympics. [Pop Photo]