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Kaljam
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Apr 09, 2010 20:07 |  #1

I am going to be taking some pictures at an indoor hockey game tomorrow. What shutter speed would be good for freezing the action?




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Apr 09, 2010 20:47 |  #2

1/1000




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Apr 09, 2010 22:11 |  #3

Kaljam wrote in post #9966716external link
I am going to be taking some pictures at an indoor hockey game tomorrow. What shutter speed would be good for freezing the action?

depends on the light there, Most local rinks will have poor lighting, probally will need to shoot ISO 3200 and base your shutter from there, If this is a more professional team than the lighting will probally be better, You could than stick with ISO 1600 and defantly don't shoot under 1/500th unless you want some blur.


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Apr 09, 2010 22:11 |  #4

It depends on the level of the hockey.. but 1/1000 for men's pro would be a good idea... BUT.. if the game tomorrow is the NCAA Championship game.. the odds of getting your camera in aren't that good for the Men's national championship. Of course it probably isn't that game so it could be from 1/640 to 1/1000 depending on the level of play.


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Apr 09, 2010 22:36 |  #5

I would argue that 1/1000 is too high a shutter speed for hockey especially if you are in dark dingy community rinks. And even so for pro hockey...I recently shot shot two ECHL pro games (see my recent threads HERE and HERE) and used 1/640 and all was good.

Most commonly I am shooting my youth hockey at 1/400 (ISO 3200 f3.2 or f2-8) or 1/500. 1/400 with the older players (Major Bantam and up ) can give blur, but often it is my only option. Or else so much ISO that there is too much noise.

Unless you are in an extremely well lit rink and using high ISOs you may never even get to shoot at 1/1000!


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Apr 10, 2010 05:50 |  #6

Silvertree wrote in post #9966893external link
1/1000

Didn't know my camera could go that high...

Magic formula for most local rinks around here is 1/400 or 1/500, f/2.8 (I could have saved money if Canon offered a 2.8 zoom with no aperture for as much as I shoot wide open), ISO 3200 or 6400. I sometimes get to shoot at a college rink (UCONN) and I use the same settings but with lower ISO. 1/1000? Not so much. Depending on the age of the players, how fast the action is, you really want to keep things above 1/320. If you want white ice and properly exposed players, rather than grey ice and dark players, bump your exposure 2 stops. Use EC if you're going to set TV or AV. Better yet, use M and just bump EV 2 stop brighter than what the meter tells you when you meter the plain ice.

It’s been said before and could not be truer. A grainy sports picture is always better than a blurry sports picture. Don’t be afraid of high ISO. Avoid a slow shutter. IS is not going to save you.


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Apr 10, 2010 07:35 |  #7

Lots of good advice .... it all depends how fast the level of play is.

1/320 will do for kids, but high school and above is going to need at the very least 1/400, likely 1/500 or 1/640.

"Ready shots" that is players poised for a face off, goalies in their stance, celebrations after a goal, basically times when there is little movement - do not need the high shutter and fast ISO....they're not moving so no action to stop. You can 'cheat' on these and get a nicely exposed tack sharp shot...of course you likely wont have the puck and it's not the same as catching the action.


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Kaljam
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Apr 10, 2010 17:15 |  #8

Thanks all. Good lighting in this rink and it was an adult charity game. 1/500 worked with the 2.8 L @ 1600




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Oct 18, 2017 20:51 |  #9

Hi all -

Shooting D1 level college hockey soon. Well-lit arena. Canon 7D Mark II with Sigma Art Glass.

Can someone recommend a good shutter speed and also some other helpful settings? So far, all of my action shooting has been sports car racing and pro tennis both of which have been outdoors. Thanks!




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