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12-19-2015, 08:45 AM   #16

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For general indoor photos with out a flash, bump the ISO up.

If you would want to use a flash, you can take the ISO down to 100-400 range and be fine.

A lot will depend on what your subject is and how much light you have to work with.

12-20-2015, 12:26 AM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by hcc Quote
It depends upon what sport, how fast is the game and where you shoot. I often shoot volleyball. I can typically shoot from behind the 2nd referee or from behind the substitute bench. My preferred focal lengths are then 50mm to 90 mm. Importantly I use fast lenses (f1.8 or better f1.4). My preference goes to fast MF lenses (VL58mm f1.4, CZ85mm f1.4). I prefer MF primes because AF at high-shutter speed and moderate lighting is not also fast enough. (Zoom lenses are even worth.) In MF, I pre-focus the lens with distance and I shoot Hi-continuous shooting (8.3 fps with K-3).
As indicated I'm using the fast focusing FA 50/1.7, in addition my DA 70/2.4 and occasionally even the D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro, in "semi-manual" mode, as e.g. in the example from the 2015 Indoor Hockey World Cup. Indoor hockey just moves way to fast all across the field for a single focal length and is often played in tighter spaces, and I'm usually shooting 1-3m from the side line.

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