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Old Nov 22, 2002, 10:57 PM   #1
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Default Nikon 5000 settings for football

Hi,
First post here. Question about the settings on a 5000.
I am going to the Bucs vers Packers on Sunday . The game will be at 4 pm so there should be daylight an not stadium lights. 50 yard line 2 rows up. I have the 32 meg card that came with the camera and a spare card. Can someone advise me on the correct settings for action shots? iso, f stop, shutter, white bal, an so on. I can program user setting 2 for the game. I have fiddled with it some at a racetrack an can't seem to catch that good shot without some blurring. Thanks in advance...

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Old Nov 23, 2002, 9:08 AM   #2
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Default Nikon 5000 settings for football

Mutt,

Here are some general settings I would use for an outdoor football game. I would use either the highest or next to the highest jpeg setting for quality. White balance should be set to daylight. The initial ISO setting should be 200, set it to 400 later in the game. Use the shutter priority setting and go with an 1/250 shutter speed. The apeture setting will be automatically set by the camera. Depending on how long the game lasts you may have to drop down to 1/125th shutter speed. Another factor in deciding what shutter speed to use is how close you are to the action. The closer you are, the faster the shutter speed you will need to use to freeze the action. A jet traving at 500 miles an hour can be shot at 1/30, but a passing car needs at least 1/125 to prevent blurring.

Long winded but I hope this helps.

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I agree - but would try shooting in HIGHSPEED mode to have a bigger chance of cathcing THE MOMENT!
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Old Nov 23, 2002, 2:50 PM   #4
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Hey,
Thanks. I have been fooling around with those settings an I think the pictures will come out ok. Just a little more fine tuning an I will be set.
On another note.. I was looking at the Bowers lens for this camera. Good idea or bad??
http://www.ckcpower.com/lenscompare.htm
I would like a little more zoom
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I have had the CP5000 and the 3x Nikon Zoom.

That was a very good combination and gave a hell of a zoom.
I can recommend this.

Personally I think Nikon goes with Nikon a.s.o.
But I also heard positive about kenko zooom.
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