Shootout Olympus EM1 Mark II Versus Nikon D500 - Shooting Ice Hockey

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Dec 24, 2013
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just myself. I'm a Canucks fan.
Ah ok. That explains a lot. There is relatively no restriction for internal press and CP, some restrictions for freelance and lots of restrictions for fans. And I think you can guess as to why? :)

barry13 Editor
Mar 7, 2014
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Vancouver Canucks is very restrictive on lens length. LA Kings is probably worse. Photographing a band like U2 from close up is on my bucket list.
Staples Center has a strict policy:
Non-professional, non-flash still photography is permitted at most events (disposable, digital, or 35mm cameras with no interchangeable or telephoto lens). However, for some events, at the request of the artist/performer/team, cameras of any type may be prohibited. Video recording devices, audio recording devices, Go Pro cameras, monopods, tripods, selfie sticks, and cameras with telephoto or interchangeable lenses (professional photography equipment) are not permitted inside STAPLES Center at any time. Video recording on any device and/or flash photography is prohibited at all times. This policy will be strictly enforced and management reserves the right to deny any electronic device at their discretion.
Guest Services A-Z | STAPLES Center

They used to allow lenses under a couple inches, and had recently changed to this policy when I went to a Lakers game... I mounted the 9mm BCL on my E-M1 and put it and the 40-150R in my wife's purse. Security saw it but allowed it anyways.
Jun 30, 2013
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We will have a first for us when we photograph our minor league hockey team on 2/1/19. There are no restrictions on cameras and lenses and we will be allowed on the ice at game end to shoot the players who will stay around for autographs and photos. I have only been to one NHL game at the Dallas American Center but we were in one of the boxes with drinks, food, and other amenities. I went to another local minor league event years ago and was prepared for the cold inside the arena. From my first experience to the Dallas event, the changes for safety has been very great with much more netting. There was a horrible accident years ago when a 2-year-old was hit with a puck while being with his dad who was drinking and not paying attention with the kid behind the goal. Immediate changes were made to have netting instead of the low glass. Looking forward to the event although I am not that up on hockey.

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