A&P Shooting HS Hockey tommorow, tips?

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  1. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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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?
     
  2. ok_computer

    ok_computer OT Supporter

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    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.
     
  3. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    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.
     
  4. Keegan

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    Use the 85. If I don't have my 70-200 I'll shoot university level hockey with the 85.
     
  5. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    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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