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50mm f/1.4 for ice hockey?

 
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Dec 12, 2012 15:11 |  #16

keno190 wrote in post #15358617 (external link)
I think the 50 1.4 would serve as decent substitute for a real hockey puck.

Wouldn't last a third.

(I refuse to call them quarters).


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Dec 12, 2012 17:25 |  #17

tkbslc wrote in post #15358623 (external link)
Wouldn't last a third.

(I refuse to call them quarters).

Actually, the proper term is period.


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Dec 22, 2012 20:30 |  #18

I went back to the 70-200 today. Upped the exposure compensation for the first time and used Tv instead of M. It worked much better. I'll stick with that.


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Dec 22, 2012 20:46 |  #19

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ISO 6400; exposure: 1/1600 at f/2.8. Tv, handheld, lousy lighting. Nothing to write home about but getting better.

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Dec 22, 2012 20:59 |  #20

seriously you dont need to be at 1/1600 and the 7D at 6400 is bad.. I shoot terrible indoor arenas all winter and maybe goto 1/400 shooting dirtbikes going much faster, just have to follow the action a bit, not necessarily pan, but follow a little bit. you shouldnt have any problem dropping to 1/800 to get that iso down.

gotta shoot in RAW, turn off the high iso functions in the menus they make things worse, and over expose a bit to try avoiding the noise, but from my experience I cant go over 1000 iso on the 7D and get a clean file. Sure it looks fine at 1000pixels wide, but not if someone wanted to use it for anything.

I shot a highschool football game at night under outdoor lights, at 1/200 iso 1000 and had no problem getting good shots.

Just give it a shot is all im saying, shooting in arenas blows unless its a football stadium, they are never bright enough


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Dec 23, 2012 01:03 |  #21

Hockey needs something longer I think. A 50 just won't cut it. I think a 70-200 would be great.


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Dec 23, 2012 08:52 |  #22

Had the same issue.. went crazy to try and decide and finally bought the 100 f2 on ebay for $320.
The 135 was expensive and also too long on a crop body. Between the 85 f1.8 and 100 f2 I figured I could use the extra little reach and also read that the 100 has less CA issues.

The 100 is perfect for low light sports. If I am around the penalty box the center line gives me half body shots and either end will give me a full body action shot.
It focuses very fast... at f2 its tricky so you have to get used to it. I would imagine f1.4 would not be possible unless they are still.


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Dec 23, 2012 15:08 |  #23
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Agree about the 135L being too long on a crop. I shot basketball from behind the net. From there, the 85 is too long on a crop.


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Dec 23, 2012 15:55 |  #24

TSchrief wrote in post #15400523 (external link)
Agree about the 135L being too long on a crop. I shot basketball from behind the net. From there, the 85 is too long on a crop.

It depends on where you are located for hockey. I have used my 70-200 f/4 on a 7D to shoot ice hockey, and did not find that it was too long. We sit at center ice, 12 rows up.

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Dec 23, 2012 18:31 |  #25

kin2son wrote in post #15348177 (external link)
135L ;)

That's what I'm banking on! I can't take my 70-200 into the arena, but I'm hoping I'll be able to sneak in the 135L.


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Dec 23, 2012 18:38 |  #26

rick_reno wrote in post #15348529 (external link)
The 85 1.8 won't break the bank and gives good reach. You might want to try it.

I agree. The EF 85mm f/1.8 has phenomenal image quality and lightening focusing..


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