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Old Jan 19, 2007, 8:28 PM   #1
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Wrestling photo taken with on-board flash with the D200 & 70-200 2.8 VR

Sitting on the edge of the mat

Exposure Time = 1/125"
F Number = F2.8
Exposure Program = Shutter priority
ISO Speed Ratings = 320
Metering Mode = Pattern
Light Source = Flash
Flash = Flash fired, red-eye reduction mode, return light not detected
Exposure Mode = Auto exposure
White Balance = Manual white balance
Focal Length In 35mm Film = 180mm

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Thx in advance,

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Old Jan 19, 2007, 9:00 PM   #2
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Nicely framed, Nick. I like the WB warmth that the D200 created even with flash. My D2H leaves it a bit cooler. Why the 1/125? Did you want a little blur?

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Old Jan 19, 2007, 9:27 PM   #3
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Tom, I goofed a bit on the specs...Here are the corrections - I think I snapped a few shots & 1/125 looked OK. What speed would render the photos better?

Exposure Time = 1/125"
F Number = F2.8
Exposure Program = Shutter priority
ISO Speed Ratings = 320
Metering Mode = Pattern
Light Source = Flash
Flash = Flash fired, red-eye reduction mode, return light not detected
Exposure Mode = Auto exposure
White Balance = Manual white balance
Focal Length In 35mm Film = 180mm

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Old Jan 19, 2007, 9:43 PM   #4
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IMO, Nick, 1/250 would have stopped the action better. And I'd turn off Red-eye because of the lag that occurs from shutter release to camera firing.

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Old Jan 19, 2007, 9:49 PM   #5
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Tom,

I think you're on to something - I was having a heck of a time firing at will while in focus. I missed out of a few sweet moves while the zoom was "searching". I'm going to kick it up to 1/250 as you noted. Thanks for the help!

You know, I'm still getting bad red-eye even with that option turned on. What's the best way to avoid this? BTW, I'm using the on-board flash with the D200. :O
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I use the SB-800 with my D2H. I don't think you can avoid red-eye - just have to correct for it in post-processing. You could get a flash bracket - supposed to reduce red-eye because the flash & lens are on different planes.
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Old Jan 20, 2007, 10:56 AM   #7
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Yep - a bracket is the way to go (along with, of course, external flash)- as long as you're reasonably close. If you're 30 feet away the bracket won't help. But if you're just off the mat a good bracket can really help this out.
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