Hello everyone , Pope Francis arrives in NYC this Friday (Sept 25, 2015). My church received a few tickets to the Mass that he will preform at Madison Square Garden and has raffled them off. I won one of those tickets. I started to think that I should bring my camera and take some serious photographs. First I should go back a little and mention, that it's been well over a year since I picked up my GH2 and did any type of photography. I have had a bad couple years in my personal life and have neglected many things that normally gave me great pleasure. I guess when life starts to get to you, one looses passion in the things that use to matter. Anyway, this event will be good for me in many ways, I think. I feel its a great excuse to pick up the camera again as this event should be documented. How often does one get the opportunity to see the Pope after all. I worry that I may not be equipt right now for this event (mentally & technologically). SO, I would never say I was an event photographer. The majority of my work over the years have never been event photographer really. At least, it was not something I enjoyed doing. I can count on my fingers and 3 toes all the Weddings, birthday parties, graduations and Baby or bridal showers that I was asked to be the photographer. Since I started into photography with manual equipment, and I retained all my lenses for use on the µ4/3 system. I never invested much money into AF lenses least of all telephoto lenses. I have only manual focus telephoto lenses. I believe that will be a problem. So now I wonder what I should take with me . I think maybe Could bring my mono-pod, but then I remember that someone stole my ball head from it. I have a DZ 12-54mm, but even with Slow AF, 54mm might not be enough. Do I want a bag full gear with me. Maybe I should just rent a pro telephoto lens for the day, if that's even possible at this late time. Maybe manual is good enough. If it is then I should just take my 135mm Rokkor, and 75mm c-mount Computar with my 14-45mm kit lens. Or maybe instead of the Computar I can see if I can pick up an adapter for the 50-100mm Pen F mount lens I was given a while back. I never Photographed anything at the Garden before. I don't know how the lighting is there. DO I bother to bring a flash? Would it even matte for most of the shots at such an event (I'm guessing it wouldn't). It is a Mass after all, and I will be participating in the services. I am just assuming that where will be at least some photographic opportunities. As I write this I am wondering what, if anything, am I asking for here. I guess I want a little advice, but a lot of kind motivational words. Thank you in advance.