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Old Apr 9, 2008, 9:31 PM   #1
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This is my first day with ny new D80 and a gift 70-210 af f4. This lense focuses to slow, creeps and hunts, but its what I got for now.
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Old Apr 9, 2008, 9:35 PM   #2
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Old Apr 15, 2008, 1:08 PM   #3
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Congrats on the new camera! You picked a tough test for your first time out. Baseball in the sun. Overall you did very well. Id up the ISO so that you can increase your shutter speeds which would help a bit in freezing some of the action. I shot middle school baseball at 1/2500 anddidnt freeze it completely so dontto. Alot of times a little motion blur in the extremities adds "action" toa shot, IMO, a good thing. Have fun learning your new gear and post up some more.
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Old Apr 15, 2008, 2:51 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tips, I hade the camera on auto iso. I will be shooting iso 400 durring the day from now on. DO you change the white balance to sunny and cloudy days or leave it on auto?
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Youre welcome. I shoot Mostly on autowb. The D3 is pretty good at this. Today I had it on Sunny the whole shoot and ran into some issues when the shadows came into play. From nowIll use AutoWB if I think there will be changes, ie...sun/clouds light/shadows. If the shoot will be under clouds the whole time or sunny the whole time then Id set it accordingly. Experiment with an ISO all the way to 800. As long as your exposure is right and there arent any shadows youll be fine. Itll be nice to get shutter speeds up and over 1/2000.
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yeah congrats on the new camera!
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