Nikon D5000 setup info for sports shots?

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by steve_curry, Mar 15, 2010.

  1. Hello to all... I'm new with using SLR's. I want to take some good photos of my daughter during there cheer pratice and competitions. Can anyone run over some basic info i will need to setup the camera for faster shots and recomend a good lens. the areas will be well lit on the floor but sittting in the seat will be low light at most places. Thanks
     
  2. Please let us know what lens or lenses you already have and we then can give you better advice.
     
  3. If you get low-noise images with ISO 3200....you might look at a AF 80-200mm f2.8D Nikkor lens (a few hundred $$$$s less than the AF-S 70-200mm f2.8G Nikkor lens) with a if your D5000 body does not require a AF-S type lens.
    The AF 180mm f2.8D Nikkor lens is also good for shooting from the seats, but the zoom will give you the option of one cheerleader or a small group in action.
     
  4. Thanks Jerry I will look into that. Tim I just have the lens that came with the camera. Its a Nikkor 18-55mm F/3.5-F/5.6 so i'm looking for advice on a better lens with out spending $1000 on the lens Also if any advice on settings on the camera. Thanks
     

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