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Shooting Indoor Sports with D200 and 85mm F1.4 D AF Len

YTBlue

San Rafael, US
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YTBlue Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Jun 2004
Sat 27-Jan-07 08:47 PM

My son plays HS basketball, and last evening I went to shoot a game. The indoor lighting was excellent, the 85mm Nikkor lens' field of view was perfect for the action, I boosted ISO to 800, but couldn't get the shot I wanted without a little blur. I used Aperature priority, but the NEF data shows my shots were mostly 1/80 to 1/90 at F2.8 to F3.5, so I wasn't getting the full advantage of the F1.4 lens. The roughly two-stop difference between F3.5 and F1.4 would have gotten me up to a shutter speed that would have eliminated any motion blur. (I used a monopod to steady the camera, which helped, but 1/90 is just not fast enough for the action.) What do I need to do to get that lens shooting fully open? There is an unlock on the aperature ring on the lens that would have let me open it up. Should I do that? What would have been best settings that would have yielded a 1/250 shutter speed? Should I have just gone to shutter priority at 250? I had the right equipment -- my trusty D200 and an awesome piece of glass, the 85mm F1.4 lens -- but didn't know how to use it.

YT

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