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Old Apr 17, 2005, 9:21 AM   #1
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I have the kit lenses for my D70 and I was at my sons baseball game it was dark out so I was under the lights well there wasnt enough light. fast sutter speed to catch the action and I got a black picture, slow shutter speed to let more light in and I get a blurry picture of course.. so the only other thing to change is the aperture. I know I dont have the best lenses but I also don't want to spend 1000 dollars on a lens..



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Old Apr 17, 2005, 10:16 AM   #2
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What ISO were you shooting at? This is something else you can change without changing lenses.

If you want a faster lens at a cheap price look at the fixed focal length lenses. It depends on the distance you are shooting from but the 50mm f1.8 is a reasonably fast lens at a reasonable price. Just about all the zoom lenses are slower than fixed focal length lenses and getting a faster zoomlens will always carry a premium price.
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Old Apr 17, 2005, 11:30 AM   #3
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I didnt even think about changing my ISO it as set to 400 by the way.. I will try a higher number next time.. I have been looking at the 50 mm 1.8 I think I'll get it and justcrop my pictures closer.



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Old Apr 18, 2005, 4:51 AM   #4
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You do get more noise as you increase the ISO but it's not that bad and it's better than no shot.
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Old May 2, 2005, 3:43 PM   #5
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The ISO is the key - I went to a concert last night and the lighting was REALLY bad - yet I boosted the ISO to 1600 and shot at 160th. Baseball is different and you will have problems with action - it's not the camera - there is a reason sports photogs have $2000 lens.

This was at 1600, 160th sec. I've done night baseball and unless you are at a Major League Stadium you will have BIG problems with action. It's not the camera - it's the subject

BTW - Cropping is EXACTLY what you have to do. Shoot at FINE/Large and you can get pretty good results (see below)

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Old May 15, 2005, 10:40 AM   #6
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This question has come up alot..well yes you can bump up the ISO but to me the noise is not up to my standards... I went down this road also. until i had to decided what kind of quality pics I was going to create.. the answer was right there " the lens" When it comes to lenses you get what you pay for they allhave there specifc jobs to do.. as far as the 50mm for sports and then cropping.. try it before you buy it.. I am sure you will not be satisfied wth the results... here is a shot i took in moderate lighting with flash at ISO 200 1/60 f2.8 with nikon 80-200f 2.8 d.. sorry that lenses cost so much.. but the reason they do is they get the job done..Good luck dale http://www.pbase.com/cowboy43
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