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2nd of February 2009 (Mon), 19:20
Based on suggestions from my last posting (http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=628676
) I tried Saturday night's game at 3200 ISO. EXIF is intact. I also shot the 2nd period at ice level through the glass using the 24-70 (#3); I don't think it handled the task as well as the 70-200 did last week through the glass.
C&C requested.

1. My daughter

2. Goal! (a little soft, though)

3. Through the glass with the 24-70

4. My daughter, again

Thanks for looking! It seems 3200 ISO is pretty usable!

2nd of February 2009 (Mon), 19:40
no kidding they look good for 3200 iso dang. i guess you just have to make sure correct exposure

nice shots

2nd of February 2009 (Mon), 21:00
They look good to me. I like the first shot the best. Head up and the puck in the air which both are great things to have. The exposure looks best in this shot as well. Less noise in the pants than the other shots, but all look good. I shoot all my shots at my local rink at iso 3200 with the 40D as well.

2nd of February 2009 (Mon), 22:31
What shutter speed were you ale to obtain ?

2nd of February 2009 (Mon), 22:52
What shutter speed were you ale to obtain ?

EXIF shows 1/400" on all

3rd of February 2009 (Tue), 06:54
Yes, 1/400. I was trying for a little bit of a stopped down aperture for a bit more depth of field - I used 3.5 instead of full open 2.8. I/m not sure that such a small change in aperture makes too much of a difference.

Next game I'll still try 3200 ISO, but open back up to 2.8 and see what shutter I can get and still get the exposure I want.

Thanks for the comments -

3rd of February 2009 (Tue), 07:12
Nice shots!

Was the game played at Cantiague Park?

3rd of February 2009 (Tue), 15:10
D44 all four pics are good action captures; that said, the only picture you nailed was #1, with #4 being not bad.

I know what it's like to shoot in those no light arenas. I shot all last year with a 1DII and found that ISO 3200 gave me inconsistent results.

I've used a 24-70 for some shots this year but I agree with you that the 70-200 is much better.


3rd of February 2009 (Tue), 19:25
Capn - no, the games were at the Rinx in Hauppauge.

Kwkodiak - yes, I'm not entirely thrilled with the focus this week. #2 I showed because of the goal, although I know it's soft. #3 through the glass with the 24-70 - not my favorite combination. #4 is right on the edge.

Mainly, I wanted to see how ISO 3200 did - I had tried it before and didn't like it but was persuaded to try it again and think I might be able to make it work.

A little OT - my daughter wound up with a 2nd deg. sprained ankle in the game and is out for a while so I don't know when I'll get to shoot again, but I'll try ISO 3200 and open up to f2.8 to see if bumping the shutter helps.

Thanks to all for the comments.

3rd of February 2009 (Tue), 19:50
Capn - no, the games were at the Rinx in Hauppauge.

OT, but do you know if Cantiague still has their rink?

I'm a former NYer that learned to skate there at 2 years old and played there until I moved to Michigan at 15!

I went back years later and watched my 14 year old cousin training with the Russian Olympic coaches at Cantiague. It was funny seeing the cycle of life move on from me to him on the same ice that I learned on and taught him to skate on on.

4th of February 2009 (Wed), 06:55
I'm pretty sure that the rink at Cantiague is still there. We are in the Suffolk HS hockey league so I don't get into Nassau for hockey that much.

4th of February 2009 (Wed), 07:14
Duh, I knew that too.
I kept thinking Hempstead when you said Hauppauge.
Growing up in Islip, I should have known that ;)

4th of February 2009 (Wed), 11:35
I really like the first one, it looks amazing. Weldone mate

4th of February 2009 (Wed), 23:37
Good shots. Looks pretty usable to me. I like #4 the best.

5th of February 2009 (Thu), 19:09

Yep, I think I can use 3200 at this rink. Now to nail focus every time . . .