Olympic Park Swimming Pool Montreal
Has anyone been there? Interested in lighting conditions and seating. Trying to figure out what lens to use there. My friends' daughter is trying out for the Canadian Olympic team and I want to take some pics. I have a 85mm 1.4 D but don't know if the seating around the competition pool will be reasonable for this. My Tamron 70-300 VC would probably be too slow for this (I use D90). I could rent a 70-200 VR2, but don't feel like hauling it around all day just for a couple of minutes.
Any input would be appreciated
if you google Olympic Park Swimming Pool Montreal you will find some youtube videos.
Swimming pools are usually reasonable as far as lighting goes - you can always increase the ISO to 3200 with the tamron and get reasonable results. I have used 6400 with longer zooms and have had acceptable results, especially after using a suitable denoise software like topaz.
don't know what like it is in Canada but some countries are tichy about cameras in swimming pools , or DSLRs with long lenses at sporting events
I found a couple of videos on YouTube. Lighting looks reasonable, but will need the length of the Tamron. I've never used ISO over 1000 on my D90 and will play with it. Thanks for the input.
i've never tried high ISO, did too much ready . I've e-mailed the venue to see what their policy is on cameras. I'll play around with the camera/lens combo to see what I can get
I was there last Summer and took the tour. That is an amazingly huge complex of indoor pools. As I recall, it was reasonably well lit, not a dark cave. Who knows how close to the water you will be able to get though and the seating area is gigantic.
I am all about the images not the gear.