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Old Oct 6, 2009, 10:21 AM   #1
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Default Nikon D300 welcome to your new home

Just received my new D300 & my indoor 85mm f/1.8 should arrive today (gymnastics). Need to get a card, protective uv lens, and education. I am taking a class next summer, but till then what basics should get me off and running. I have lived on this site reading daily. I wish they would include a CD for us visual learners.
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Old Oct 6, 2009, 10:27 AM   #2
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Congrats. Note that you posted this in the forum for Nikon point and shoot models. So, I've moved it down to our Nikon dSLR forum for you.
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Old Oct 6, 2009, 4:50 PM   #3
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I just used my new D90 with the 85/1.8 to shoot indoor equestrian action. Your lighting will probably be more consistant than mine was. I listed the settings I used, in the first post of the following thread. They may be a good starting-off point for you.

See Dr. Cesar Parra Dressage Clinic, Sept. 15-16 at Chimney Hill Farm

You might also browse the Sports & Action Photos for Basketball, Volleyball, and Gymnastics threads to see what they used.
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