Swimming competition photography struggles

Started Oct 2, 2022 | Discussions thread
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hipogrito Forum Member • Posts: 86
Swimming competition photography struggles


GX85 with Leica 100-400.

My kids play multiple sports. When they play outdoor, everything is great, I can take good photographs.

But in the indoor swimming competitions I struggle a lot.

I am in the stands but the places aren't as big as a soccer field. Distance is not a problem. The problem? Light sucks in there. Always dim light.

I can't really put the iso beyond 1600 as the noise is unbearable.

I put the lens in 200 mm or so, which is enough zoom for this distance, Aperture really open. And the speed I get is like 15, or 20 :-/

So, I am wondering if there is a lens out there, not crazy expensive, that would work better for these situations?



Nikon Coolpix L15 Panasonic Leica 100-400mm F4.0-6.3 ASPH Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX85 Panasonic Lumix DMC-L1
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