High School Football Playoffs (Indoor Arena) (lots of images)
I shot the local high school sectional championship game for our paper this past Saturday. The game was held in the Carrier Dome (home of the Syracuse Orangemen), a fully enclosed Division I (college) sports arena.
The game was at 6:00 PM, and even with the full stadium lighting operating, I was surprised at the light levels achieved on the field. The "top-down" lighting arrangement made it very difficult to get light under the helmets. At the ISO levels I was dealing with, there is less than 1-stop of leeway to elevate the exposure under the helmet in post, so I erred on the side of over-exposure.
I shot the E-5 and 150/2 with the EC-14, which gave me 1/500 f/2.8 @ ISO 2000 (as high as I wanted to go). In hindsight, I would have been better served to sacrifice some range for shutter speed. I used the E-3 and 35-100 for a few wider shots, then slapped on the 11-22 and FL-50 for the group shot.
In the media areas there were two other photographers from other local papers. I found one of their shots online for comparison to mine (taken with an older 1D and 300/2.8). These of course are websized comparisons, but I thought it was neat that we took nearly the same capture.
Mine (E-5, 150/2, EC-14)
Post Standard's Photographer (Canon 1D, 300/2.8)
- Canon EOS M58.8%
- Panasonic G85/G803.3%
- Panasonic FZ2500/FZ20001.9%
- Panasonic LX10/LX151.2%
- Panasonic GH5 development3.6%
- Sony a99 II15.9%
- Nikon KeyMission 170 and 801.0%
- Fujifilm GFX 50S development28.3%
- Olympus E-M1 II development18.7%
- Olympus E-PL80.1%
- Olympus 25mm F1.2 Pro1.5%
- Olympus 12-100mm F4 IS Pro1.9%
- Olympus 30mm F3.5 Macro0.1%
- Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art3.6%
- Sigma 12-24mm F4 Art2.6%
- Sigma 500mm F4 DG OS HSM Sport2.4%
- YI M12.2%
- GoPro Hero50.8%
- GoPro Karma drone2.2%
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