ART Shooting HS Hockey tommorow, tips?

MSIGuy

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May 30, 2005
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So I'm going to a family friend's, daughter's HS hockey game tomorrow. It's indoors, so I'm guessing the light is going to be shit.

Equipment I have is:
40D w/ Grip
580 EX II
Tamron 28-75 2.8 XR DI ABCDEFG...
Canon 50 1.8
Canon 85 1.8
Canon 70-200 f4L

I've shot some indoor sports before, (volleyball in an absolute shit gym) but wasn't really that happy with the results. I guess I'm looking for some tips.

I'm guessing that I'll be shooting at between 800-1600 (probably 1250-1600) all day to keep a decent shutter. How fast of a shutter do you think I'll need to freeze action in HS hockey? I'm guessing I'll be probally using my 85 1.8 the most tommorow, and no flash. I don't know what the access will be like, we'll see.

So any tips? Suggestions? Ect?
 

ok_computer

OT Supporter
Jan 24, 2005
15,592
Edmonton, AB, Canada
So I'm going to a family friend's, daughter's HS hockey game tomorrow. It's indoors, so I'm guessing the light is going to be shit.

Equipment I have is:
40D w/ Grip
580 EX II
Tamron 28-75 2.8 XR DI ABCDEFG...
Canon 50 1.8
Canon 85 1.8
Canon 70-200 f4L

I've shot some indoor sports before, (volleyball in an absolute shit gym) but wasn't really that happy with the results. I guess I'm looking for some tips.

I'm guessing that I'll be shooting at between 800-1600 (probably 1250-1600) all day to keep a decent shutter. How fast of a shutter do you think I'll need to freeze action in HS hockey? I'm guessing I'll be probally using my 85 1.8 the most tommorow, and no flash. I don't know what the access will be like, we'll see.

So any tips? Suggestions? Ect?

For high school hockey, go 1/500 shutter.

Don't use your 85, it can't focus fast enough.

The only somewhat appropriate lens you have is the 70-200.
 
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MSIGuy

MSIGuy

om nom nom nom!
May 30, 2005
4,705
Is the 85 that much slower focusing than the 70-200? I still haven 't had a chance to go use my 85 that much so I guess I haven't noticed it. I didn't know if f4 would give me high enough of a shutter inside, that's why the 85 appealed to me.
 

Keegan

New Member
Jun 9, 2008
3,653
DC
Use the 85. If I don't have my 70-200 I'll shoot university level hockey with the 85.
 

turbodude

Just a photographer
OT Supporter
Jun 17, 2002
10,037
Las Vegas
For high school hockey, go 1/500 shutter.

Don't use your 85, it can't focus fast enough.

The only somewhat appropriate lens you have is the 70-200.

wha?! 85 not fast enough focus? I have never shot hocky, but my 85 focuses faster than my 70-200 2.8 IS. with my 1d
 

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