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NHL photo holes shrinking...?
Matt Cashore, Photographer
South Bend | IN | USA | Posted: 1:16 PM on 08.31.11
->> At my request, Notre Dame agreed to put photo holes in the glass of their new hockey arena. Earlier today I got an email informing me that NHL specifications on photo hole size had changed from 6.5x5.5 to 5.5x4.5. Any of you NHL shooters aware of this? Is this in fact correct?

I measured it out on a piece of paper and the larger size would fit the front element of a 300 2.8, but the smaller dimension would not. The smaller dimension would adequately fit the front element of a 70-200 but not much wiggle room.

I'm grateful they're willing to put holes in the glass at all, so I won't complain, but I'm curious nonetheless.
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Jamie Sabau, Photographer
Pickerington | OH | US | Posted: 2:10 PM on 08.31.11
->> Yes.

Sucks?

Yes.

Adapt and persevere.
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Jim Colburn, Photographer, Photo Editor
Omaha | NE | USA | Posted: 2:29 PM on 08.31.11
->> Adapt with a hacksaw.
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Matthew Jonas, Photo Editor, Photographer
Evergreen | CO | USA | Posted: 2:34 PM on 08.31.11
->> Adapt with a sawzall.
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Corey Perrine, Photographer
Augusta | GA | USA | Posted: 2:55 PM on 08.31.11
->> Ever see Shawshank Redemption?

Chip away for 20+ years and you'll get to the right size hole eventually.
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Mike Carlson, Photographer
Bayonet Point | FL | USA | Posted: 3:06 PM on 08.31.11
->> In fact, these were modified at the beginning of the playoffs last year...so, after shooting with the previous holes all season, we had to adapt for the post season.

Most who were able actually went back to using a 300 f4 as it fit in. I didn't have access to one, and lost a frame or two down ice when I had the 300 2.8 pressed to the glass and the Lightning scored, which meant, of course, that everyone had to pound the glass making it impossible to keep the center of the "hole" in the frame.

However, consider yourself lucky if you do have even a smaller hole. After the Olympics in Vancouver were shot without holes, and after the injury to a Maple Leafs player who lost some of his nose to a photo hole (
http://yhoo.it/hjNGHV ), there was (and to my understanding still is) a consideration to eliminate holes altogether.
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Richard Mackson, Photographer
Pittsford | NY | US | Posted: 9:22 PM on 08.31.11
->> Back in the day we could actually stand on boxes and shoot over the glass. And back in the day was in the early 1970's
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Nick Morris, Photographer
San Diego | CA | USA | Posted: 2:45 PM on 09.01.11
->> Looks like windex and a squeegy will become part of the bag.
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Christopher Szagola, Photographer
Richboro | PA | United States | Posted: 4:36 PM on 09.01.11
->> Nick make sure you bring an extender to get to the other side of the glass...
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Mark Loundy, Photo Editor
San Jose | CA | USA | Posted: 7:47 PM on 09.01.11
->> Richard, Or, like me, shoot over the glass without a box and get hit in the nose by a puck.

--Mark
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Dennis Wierzbicki, Photographer
Plainfield | IL | USA | Posted: 8:04 PM on 09.01.11
->> Matt, congrats on getting the holes installed. Is there an NCAA rule that says the holes need to follow NHL protocols?

During the playoffs last season locally, they eliminated the holes entirely.
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Matt Cashore, Photographer
South Bend | IN | USA | Posted: 11:53 PM on 09.01.11
->> I have no idea what rules if any the NCAA has on photo ports. My guess is that they leave that to the institutions. But ND likes to do it like the pros do it. Just like the ND Football sidelines. Oh...Wait...

Buuut seriously folks. Like I said I'm not complaining if they make the holes a couple inches smaller, I'm grateful for any photo ports at all. I don't shoot NHL games and hadn't heard or read anything about the NHL changing their regs on photo ports so I was just curious.
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