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escrowdog Registered since 09th Feb 2008
Sun 24-Feb-08 02:13 PM | edited Sun 24-Feb-08 02:30 PM by escrowdog

Just got my D40 last week. I have the stock 18-55 and the 55-200 DX VR. I am just getting back to the SLR thing after pointing & shooting the last few years. (I previously owned a Minolta XTsi & Tamron 28-200.)

I took quite a few shots at my sons basketball game yesterday. I had some decent luck with VR lens, set on P (did not thumb it to any other setting). I went to the menu and set the ISO priority to 1600...based on something I read here. I also set the WB accordingly. NO flash. Very pleased with the exposure considering the crappy lighting, just getting blurring on any remotely quick movement. I tried S but just got nearly a black screen...don't know enough yet on how to compensate for it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/20341504@N02/2286185907/sizes/l/in/set-72157603972533167/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20341504@N02/2286230921/sizes/l/in/set-72157603972533167/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/20341504@N02/2286215095/sizes/l/in/set-72157603972533167/

Is it possible to get any really good shots without using a flash...under fluorescent...with the lenses I have? Let me clarify..."really good shots"...means I like them, not TIME magazine.

Love the camera so far!! Just need to refresh my memory on settings.

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