Sony’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics service center

Photo by Dave Holland, used with permission.

We’ve already had an inside look at Canon and Nikon’s service centers inside the Main Press Centre the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, but they’re not alone. Sony also has a service center, which repairs and loans out equipment to photographers capturing the Olympics. Thanks to Canadian photographer Dave Holland, who managed to capture some images inside Sony’s service center, we now know what it looks like.

As Holland explains in his blog post detailing the service center, nearly all of the gear seen on the shelves is available to use on a first-come-first-serve basis. Holland says the volume and variety Sony has in Tokyo is a dramatic improvement from what was available from Sony at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

In addition to gear rental, there’s also a ‘clean and check’ area where photographers can drop off their equipment to have it cleaned up and checked for full functionality. The technicians will even update the firmware on cameras and lenses, all free of charge to members of the press.

The following images were captured by Dave Holland and shared with his permission.

Sony’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics service center

Photo by Dave Holland, used with permission.

As you might expect, there are plenty of E mount supertelephoto lenses on hand for press photographers to use.

Sony’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics service center

Photo by Dave Holland, used with permission.

Other prime and zoom lenses are also available for press photographers to use.

Sony’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics service center

Photo by Dave Holland, used with permission.

Tens of thousands of dollars in prime GM lenses sit on the shelves, waiting to be loaned out.

Sony’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics service center

Photo by Dave Holland, used with permission.

A technician keeps things moving at the ‘check and clean’ station.

Sony’s 2020 Tokyo Olympics service center

Photo by Dave Holland, used with permission.

If a photographer is unable to make it to the main press center, Holland says Sony will remotely communicate with them to help solve any technical issues.

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