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zjkenny Apr 19, 2006 7:52 PM

II just purchased a Nikon D70s that comes withthree lens. A wide angle, a 28 - 80 mm f/3.3 - 5.6 and a NK 70 - 300. Beingrather new to Digital SLR photography, Will I be ok in taking some sport shots inside a hockey arena that has rather poor lighting with the lens that I'll be getting?I've taken some digital pics withNikon Coolpix 950 that realy didn't work that well. Can anyoneoffer some feed back on this issue? Thanks. Ken P.S. The camera is on route!

rjseeney Apr 20, 2006 7:48 AM

Which wide angle lens do you have?? Hockey arenas are dark by camera standards, and require faster (larger) aperatures. You're best bet is the 28-80 of the lenses you have. Even better, would be to pick up a fast prime. The 50 1.8 is great and inexpensive. You also have to be careful when shooting hockey, as the bright white ice tricks the camera into underexposure. You will want to adjust your EV to +1 or so.

audioedge Apr 20, 2006 8:43 AM

another option would be use your zoom lens and spot metering...

id try out a few shots before buying even more lens

zjkenny Apr 20, 2006 9:52 PM

Thanks for the reply. I don't have the camera yet, it still on route. It didn't realy specify a model on the wide angle. I'm not sure if I jumped the gun and bought a lens package that will haunt me. I'll have to give it some time when it arrives. I bought it on ebay from a dealer in florida on the 13th of April and its still being processed (?) today is the 20th! Oh well, live and learn.

takipsilim May 11, 2006 9:44 PM

Why was this post moved to the "Sony D-700, D-770 SLR" section? I wonder.

rey May 11, 2006 11:59 PM


Why was this post moved to the "Sony D-700, D-770 SLR" section? I wonder.
I think it was moved FROM "Sony D-700, D-770 SLR"...

dormiy May 13, 2006 1:55 AM

I think larger aperture lens is what u need, it's suit for the dark and sport situation,with large aperture and ISO, it can get fast shtter.

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