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Canon Camera For Baseball And Hockey

by Kokes

Affordable Sports Camera<br>The 90D Shoots at 10 frames per second

Affordable Sports Camera
The 90D Shoots at 10 frames per second

I am a beginner photographer and have recently become very interested in the world of sports photography and videography. I would mainly be shooting baseball and hockey. As these are two VERY different visual settings I was wondering if you had any suggestions for what camera you might recommend to deal with the harsh lighting of a hockey rink but manage the natural light of a baseball diamond?
(Not sure if videography is your expertise or not but would love an affordable camera that does both photo and video well!)
Thanks so much!!

Hi Kokes!

Your question about a good camera choice for two different sports is a good one. Assuming you're talking about ice hockey and not field hockey, hockey and baseball are indeed very different subjects to photograph successfully. You're likely contrasting the lighting for daytime baseball and indoor artificial light for ice hockey.

Hockey versus Baseball Photography

Fortunately, any of the newer Canon DSLRs or mirrorless cameras will handle the different lighting situations just fine. Much, much more important is the lenses you choose and the techniques you employ. The camera/lens combo you use you use should have fast focusing, capable of tracking the action as it changes so fast.

I've found ice hockey to be a very technically challenging subject. The lights are dim, the action is fast, and it's often difficult to secure a good vantage point for a clear view and a good angle. The plexiglass and protective netting make it very hard to find the right spot. The color temperature can be tricky with some of the various types of lighting that indoor arenas use.

Daytime baseball, out in the open daylight, generally will provide you with plenty of light for using fast shutter speeds. Where to position yourself depends on several variables. The size of the venue, little league, high school, or professional stadium determine your position and how much reach your lens needs to have. Auto white balance will serve you well.

Canon Sports Camera Advice

Here are few posts that will help:

Canon Camera For Sports

Camera/Lens For Kids Sports

Fast Lenses For Sports

Basketball/Sports Camera Tips

Canon 90D For Sports

Good Luck,

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