NEX6 for indoor sports?

Started Feb 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
EinsteinsGhost Forum Pro • Posts: 11,977
Re: Well.....

Just Having Fun wrote:

Some people think IS is not needed at faster shutter speeds or for sports. For very fast shutter speeds that may be true, but for action/sports others disagee.

I try to remember to turn OS or IS off when shooting action where shutter speed is reasonably high. In this case, 1/1250s, to basically freeze the little one going bonkers with that ball she just grabbed at a dog park. But, of course, this was taken with Minolta 200G on NEX-3 via EA2 so no OS option:

Now, with indoor action, lighting conditions may be too restrictive. And even though we may deal with slower movements, it can be challenging to get even 1/250s (the typical indoor rodeo arena would require about ISO 6400 for it). And if you are shooting with a 135mm lens on APS-C sensor, you're right on the recommended shutter speed for handheld shooting. In that case, stabilization may help, countering the slow down in lag (shutter+AF speed) which can result from use of stabilization.

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