>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!
Excellent! Thanks for that wonderful advice! Hope this information has also helped the OP. I'll try this out very soon. Hopefully I can get some great photos!