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Old Dec 10, 2014, 8:47 AM   #1
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Hi I have a Nikon D200 with a 28-300 lens I'm struggling with inside shots eg.taking photos of a snooker match where I can't use flash I haven't a clue what settings to use please keep it simple as I'm not to techie & fairly new to cameras unless it in auto mode thanks any help
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Old Dec 10, 2014, 10:43 AM   #2
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The 28-300 has a small maximum aperture. What you really need is a lens with a larger maximum aperture to let in more light so you can use shorter shutter speeds (to avoid motion blur due to subject movement) and lower ISO settings (to avoid image noise.)

A 70-200mm f/2.8 would be a big help, but it doesn't come cheap. Another option might be the 85mm f/1.8 or 50mm f/1.8 depending on how close you can get.

What focal lengths have you been using to compose the shots you've been unsuccessful getting so far?
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Thanks understand some of your answer I only have a 18-55 mm & 55-300 with another Nikon lens apart from 28-300 for d200 just never know what setting on camera to put it on ie.shutter speed, iso.
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Your camera won't ever get good shots with those lenses indoors, unless you can get your subjects to stay really still for a long time. They just don't let in enough light, especially if you can't use flash.
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Technicalities aside- wouldn't the shutter/mirror sound upset the referee...??
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