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Why isn't flash stopping my sports night action shots?

morpsmom_2

Weatherford, US
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morpsmom_2 Registered since 14th Jan 2005
Fri 21-Sep-07 04:41 AM

I am shooting football games. I have a D200 and am primarily using a 70-200 VR. During the daylight hours, I shoot A priority and seem to have little problem. However, some of the games are at night and this seems to be a big problem. I have tried leaving it on A priority and 2.8. The shutter goes down to 60-80. (The field is rather dark) I didn't think it would be too much of a problem still freezing the action since I'm on the sideline using the SB800. I realize it won't get across the field, but with 20 or 30 yards. Many of the pictures are blurry. Some not a lot, but some quite a lot. The next time, I switch to Shutter priority, and set the shutter at 125. I seemed to be too underexposed if I tried to go any higher. Same problem. Many of the pictures are blurry. I am shooting in TTL no compensation.
I would appreciate any help. I've tried shooting in different metering and focusing. Nothing seems to help much.

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