Now I am less than two days away from the trip to Tokyo and, as promised in the last blog post, this post is all about the gear I am taking with me to the Olympics. As always, my goal is to share with you all what it is like to be at the Olympic Games. In the past I focused mainly on the photography, but this time around I plan on giving you all the photographic view but also the behind the scenes view from these very different Olympics.
As I stated before, this is the first Olympics where I need to take EVERYTHING with me, since Canon is not allowed to loan products to photographers (due to Covid protocol) unless it is a dire emergency. And yes, this has caused me a little extra stress this time around.
Not only do I need to take everything with me, but this is the first Olympics where I will be relying almost solely on Canon's mirrorless cameras, which meant a totally different lens selection than in the past.
Today was the day for me to pack up all the equipment and I am so happy to say that it all fits perfectly in the ThinkTank Airport Security 3 big roller and the Thinktank Streetwalker Rolling Backpack 2.0. Depending on what I am shooting on any particular day, will determine which bag I take with me. The larger one when I need more gear or the smaller one when I want to travel light. I do have the monopods, tripod, chargers, and other accessories in my suitcase, but that is totally fine with me.
I have yet to finish packing my suitcase, but plan to pack light. Assuming it will be really hot there, I will bring 5 pair of shorts, 5 light weight shirts (with collars so that the lanyard from the credentials does not rub my neck raw), and a weeks worth of under clothing. I always bring a bag of detergent so that I can wash my clothes in the room each night. I also have a light rain jacket and a rain cover for the equipment since they have been having thunderstorms in Tokyo and I see more in the future. Oh...and suffice it to say that I have tons of face masks to get me through the 3 weeks.
Now the planning is just about complete and the trip is about to begin. I did receive all four of my Covid test results back and all are negative. Time to log into the Olympic intranet site to see what other forms needs to be completed.
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