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First time shooting hockey

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Dec 28, 2017 20:05 |  #1

I have been giving the chance to shoot some junior hockey next month and I am looking for thoughts about what lens I should be looking to use besides the 70-200 F2.8? I have a 2nd body that I can take with me, but curious to thoughts about something else to shoot. I will have 2 games that I can shoot at and want to be sure I am getting the most of my time. Thanks in advance for the help!!

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Dec 29, 2017 14:18 |  #2

Shooting from where, with what (crop or full frame) and how good is the light at the rink? Below comments made with full frame in mind.

The 70-200 probably has the greatest versatility. Also consider:

If between the benches, a 24-70/2.8 is great to get the teams on the bench.

If in the corner, 300/2.8 is great for them coming down the ice toward you, as is wide angle when the action gets close.

A 300 or 400/2.8 is great for moving up into the bleachers for an elevated shot over the glass.

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Dec 29, 2017 15:28 |  #3

If it is your first time shooting hockey I would stick with the 70-200 2.8. It will cover most of the ice at one end.

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