Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Site news and information > Events

Events Find out about and discuss events relating to the Olympus E-System.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 4th March 2019
DerekW DerekW is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 3,051
Thanks: 87
Thanked 331 Times in 258 Posts
Likes: 32
Liked 530 Times in 370 Posts
Photography Show - fast path tickets?

It is a very long time since I visited this show or equivalent. I hope to arrive on the Monday about 10 am - doors opening time.
Typically is there a crush of people trying to get in at the doors opening time, is it worthwile buying the fast path entry ticket?

Thanks for any info - I hope to get the camera cleaned by the Olympus techs.
__________________
This space for rent
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 4th March 2019
MJ224's Avatar
MJ224 MJ224 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Carmarthenshire
Posts: 12,330
Thanks: 827
Thanked 637 Times in 594 Posts
Likes: 6,147
Liked 3,313 Times in 1,536 Posts
Re: Photography Show - fast path tickets?

Paul & I were at the front of the queue to enter the show at 10am. We were still about 5th and 6th in the cleaning queue. And consequently our cameras were returned during the morning. But even if you are a bit later, and don't need to leave the show early, Olympus will get you camera cleaned. They will give you an estimated time of completion....

Unsure what would happen if they were overwhelmed tho'. Presumably they will tell you that they cannot do your clean......
__________________
My Sailing Page

My Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 4th March 2019
Phill D's Avatar
Phill D Phill D is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 9,618
Thanks: 1,158
Thanked 1,374 Times in 1,269 Posts
Likes: 983
Liked 2,271 Times in 1,079 Posts
Re: Photography Show - fast path tickets?

I didn't realise they did a fast pass ticket.
But to answer your question yes there is a build up of attendees at the opening, more of an orderly crowd than a queue really. If you have to pay for the fast pass I guess it depends on what it gets you and how much it costs. If it's just front of the crowd then I wouldn't pay much for that.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 4th March 2019
DerekW DerekW is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 3,051
Thanks: 87
Thanked 331 Times in 258 Posts
Likes: 32
Liked 530 Times in 370 Posts
Re: Photography Show - fast path tickets?

Fastpath is 3 extra, almost trivial compared to the other costs of getting to the show and amount spent on cameras and excursions to use them.

Thanks for the comments
__________________
This space for rent
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 5th March 2019
Phill D's Avatar
Phill D Phill D is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 9,618
Thanks: 1,158
Thanked 1,374 Times in 1,269 Posts
Likes: 983
Liked 2,271 Times in 1,079 Posts
Re: Photography Show - fast path tickets?

Derek what do you get for your 3? If you get early access to the show then maybe it's worth it.

Edit: Derek I just had a quick look at the website and I can't see anything about fast path tickets, where have you found out about them?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 5th March 2019
DerekW DerekW is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 3,051
Thanks: 87
Thanked 331 Times in 258 Posts
Likes: 32
Liked 530 Times in 370 Posts
Re: Photography Show - fast path tickets?

At
https://www.theticketfactory.com/the...2-E1A56733A62C

I found the option after selecting the day, then at the bottom of the page that shows all the special talks on the day.

I think the benefit is that you jump the queue waiting to get in.

As I do not like standing in queues (it is too painful) it is worthwhile using a fast track process.
__________________
This space for rent
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 5th March 2019
Keith-369 Keith-369 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: North West England
Posts: 1,595
Thanks: 96
Thanked 179 Times in 159 Posts
Likes: 833
Liked 460 Times in 242 Posts
Re: Photography Show - fast path tickets?

Until, of course, everyone has a fast track ticket, then ........
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 5th March 2019
DerekW DerekW is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 3,051
Thanks: 87
Thanked 331 Times in 258 Posts
Likes: 32
Liked 530 Times in 370 Posts
Re: Photography Show - fast path tickets?

they then increase the price of the fast path supplement
__________________
This space for rent
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 5th March 2019
benvendetta's Avatar
benvendetta benvendetta is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pontypool, South Wales
Posts: 3,742
Thanks: 83
Thanked 296 Times in 261 Posts
Likes: 167
Liked 338 Times in 228 Posts
Re: Photography Show - fast path tickets?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MJ224 View Post
Paul & I were at the front of the queue to enter the show at 10am. We were still about 5th and 6th in the cleaning queue. And consequently our cameras were returned during the morning. But even if you are a bit later, and don't need to leave the show early, Olympus will get you camera cleaned. They will give you an estimated time of completion....

Unsure what would happen if they were overwhelmed tho'. Presumably they will tell you that they cannot do your clean......
Will they clean any Oly model or just the OMD range?
__________________
Dave

E-M1 Mk2, Pen F, HLD-9, 17, 25, 45, 60 macro, 12-40 Pro, 40-150 Pro, 12-50, 40-150, 75-300, MC-14, MMF-3 (all micro 4/3rds), 7-14 (4/3rds), 50, 135 (OM), GoPro Hero 3, Novo/Giottos/ Manfrotto supports. Lowepro, Tamrac and Billingham bags.

External Competition Secretary, Cwmbran PS & Welsh Photographic Federation Judge
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 5th March 2019
Tram Tram is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 320
Thanks: 17
Thanked 31 Times in 28 Posts
Likes: 26
Liked 107 Times in 70 Posts
Re: Photography Show - fast path tickets?

Sounds like the O2 priority thing for gigs at their venues.
Just show the O2 pass on your phone and you get to use the priority queue.
Last used it at the Brixton Academy at a sold out gig to see Within Temptation.
Free cloakroom and cheaper drinks too, its free so why not

Think I might give it a miss for three quid though, not like it will take ages to get in at the NEC
You can usually also pay extra to park nearer although strangely enough not for the Photography Show
Its needed for disabled spaces, not surprised if the attendees are representative of the average Camera Club
__________________
Nationalism is power hunger tempered by self-deception
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 6th March 2019
Phill D's Avatar
Phill D Phill D is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Derbyshire
Posts: 9,618
Thanks: 1,158
Thanked 1,374 Times in 1,269 Posts
Likes: 983
Liked 2,271 Times in 1,079 Posts
Re: Photography Show - fast path tickets?

They cleaned my old E510 a couple of years ago. It has a broken catch on the card door and they were very apologetic that they couldn't fix that too. Just didn't have any spares with them. As it become so popular the last couple of years you may find that extra repair work cant be accomodated these days.
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 6th March 2019
Wee man's Avatar
Wee man Wee man is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Newcastle Co. Down N. Ireland
Posts: 7,988
Thanks: 2,390
Thanked 1,149 Times in 1,024 Posts
Likes: 281
Liked 1,230 Times in 800 Posts
Re: Photography Show - fast path tickets?

I was on a later flight last time and was told that they would not be taking any more cameras for cleaning. I played the 'I flew here and only brought my camera due to the free cleaning' the nice lady fitted me in ; glad she did as they repaired my lenses cap which I did not know it was faulty.
On an earlier flight with my wallet this time, looking forward to the 12: 00 meet up.
Weeman aka Ed

Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
__________________
Ed

What if the Hokey Cokey is what its all about?
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
drmarkf (6th March 2019), MJ224 (6th March 2019)
  #13  
Old 6th March 2019
MJ224's Avatar
MJ224 MJ224 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Carmarthenshire
Posts: 12,330
Thanks: 827
Thanked 637 Times in 594 Posts
Likes: 6,147
Liked 3,313 Times in 1,536 Posts
Re: Photography Show - fast path tickets?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wee man View Post
glad she did as they repaired my lenses cap which I did not know it was faulty.


Sent from my SM-G930F using Tapatalk
Are you sure they did................
__________________
My Sailing Page

My Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 6th March 2019
DavidB DavidB is online now
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: Bucks.
Posts: 187
Thanks: 22
Thanked 24 Times in 23 Posts
Likes: 34
Liked 112 Times in 46 Posts
Re: Photography Show - fast path tickets?

Will the Oly code OLYMTPS19 also take 25% off the extra 3 fast track charge, or just off the ticket price?
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Photography Show Grumpy Hec Events 24 14th March 2017 08:18 AM
Photography Show discount tickets Ian Grego The lounge 11 12th February 2017 09:40 AM
Photography Show NEC pvasc Events 0 18th January 2015 09:39 AM
TIckets for the Outdoor Show cinders For sale or wanted small ads 1 17th March 2010 01:32 PM
Tickets (now all claimed) for a major art photography exhibition launch in London Ian Events 4 5th September 2008 01:28 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 01:30 AM.


The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger