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  1. #1
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    Sep 2008

    D SLR night sporting events

    Looking for some advice in regards to taking photos at night during sporting events.

    Recently purchased a Nikon D60 DSLR with 300mm Autofocus lens.

    During a daytime football game, in Auto mode, I took 52 pictures that came out fantastic.

    The next week, I used the same mode at a nightime game.

    Pretty much all of the pictures were blurry and out of focus.
    The only real difference in the camera was the fact the flash was going off at night.

    Does anyone have any advice on what I may be doing wrong or what I need to change in camera set up to get clear and focused pictures at night?

    Thanks, Bob

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    They call me P-Wac JETA's Avatar
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    Aug 2005
    Pacific NW

    Re: D SLR night sporting events

    Hi Bob,

    Take a walk over into the sports forum. This topic is talked about a lot.

    You'll require a fast lens to take night sports shots. f/2.8.

    If you want to use a flash, the onboard flash isn't going to get results.

    You'll need to bump up your iso too and start shooting on manual.
    It's not blurry. It's bokeh.

    Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Canon EOS 1D Mark III
    Canon 24-70mm EF f/2.8L
    Canon 24-105mm EF f/4L IS
    Canon Zoom Telephoto EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
    Canon 17-40mm EF f/4L
    Canon 15mm F/2.8 EF Fisheye Lens
    Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
    Canon 50mm f/1.8
    Canon 600EX-RT Speedlite
    Canon 580EX Speedlite
    Canon EOS Rebel 300D

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