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Using D700 with a 70-200 VR lens

manples

Ashford, Middlesex, UK
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manples Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Dec 2008
Fri 16-Jul-10 07:55 AM | edited Fri 16-Jul-10 08:25 AM by manples

I took possession of a new 70-200 VR lens this week and was disappointed to be reminded that my preferred focus routine of AF-ONLY using continuous servo (AF-C) is imcompatible with VR. I have a commitment this coming Saturday to shoot moving subjects: runners, running towards me in a local weekly parkrun), outside in daylight. The subjects will be wearing a variety of bright athletic sports clothing, and I will be able to get close up to the track to a comfortable minimum (for me) of 3 or 4 metres from each runner. I will have plenty of time to pre-mark a focus point on the trail. I have only taken movement shots once before and the results went quite well using the 24-70 (no flash) but I finished up making too many crops, hence the wish to use 70-200. I would also like to use fill-flash (mounted SB-900) for these action shots with the the new lens but maybe that question isn't appropriate for this forum. Can anybody suggest a sure-fire winning approach to shooting glorious action shots with the 7-200 VR now that my Trap-focus and other AF-ONLY routines seem to be denied me? I have a good tripod and could abandon VR but it would be good to try it and have it work well on this first day out if possible. With thanks

manples

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