I have been wanting to go see Roller Derby for a while but due to changes in Christchurch post quake, everything has been a bit difficult. But I finally got a chance to go last night. I really enjoyed it and we were lucky to get good seats from a photography point of view. It was indoors and fluoro lighting and my 70-200 F4 IS L struggled a bit even with the ISO cranked up to 800 (I *never* would have gone that high on the 40D) and the 7D performed far better than the 40D would have in the same conditions. I decided to work on my panning technique rather than flash so I could get the movement blur going on. Mostly I just got the blur, but I had fun, and got some shots I like and it was a great learning experience.
There were pro shooters on the floor with flash and 600mm lenses (big white Canon ones) but I worked a lot harder for the good shots I got 🙂 The girls were great, really gutsy, totally went for it, thrills and spills all over the place. If you haven’t been I highly recommend it!