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"RE: Sports Photography"

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Thu 31-Dec-09 09:57 PM

Hi Jason,

If you use your 55-200mm lens instead of the 18-55mm at the 55mm zoom setting (f/4) you will gain a full stop over the 18-55mm at 55mm (f/5.6). The one stop gain in aperture will allow you to use a shutter speed twice as fast given the same ISO.
The rule of thumb for the minimum shutter speed to prevent blur due to camera shake is:
Minimum Shutter Speed = 1 / 1.5 X focal length of the lens.
Minimum Shutter Speed = 1 / 1.5 X 200mm
Minimum Shutter Speed = 1 / 300 th sec.
The above formula is for DX bodies without the use of VR.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

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