And this is why I dont shoot sports

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  1. TylerF

    TylerF TPF Noob!

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    so today my local horse track does a snow cross thing where they cover the track in snow and race snowmobiles. I couldn't get there until dark and only have a d40 with kit lens. I ended up only being able to use iso 1600 to get anything decent. and all i can say is holy noise batman. I guess the pictures are decent snapshots for memory but nothing to be proud of.

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    I think the first one is pretty cool
     
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    thanks. idk if u can tell, but it is verrry noisy lol. i feel like im already outgrowing my camera. i think if i had a longer, faster lens i would have done better.
     
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    Faster lens is key, upgrade lenses before you worry about a new body. I also like #1 quite a bit.
     
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    TJ K No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Ya fast glass and at least a d5000 for the ISO abilities. But I mean if you don't plan on night sport/action stuff the D40 is still a very capable camera. GL and I like 1.
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    I can tell yeah but I still like the shot.

    I am going to go for a faster lens then upgrade my body to a D90 or D5000 eventually.
     
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    I disagree with the thread title, this is why you should shoot sports. I'm impressed you could do this with the kit lens.
     
  8. TylerF

    TylerF TPF Noob!

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    lol thank you. i usually shoot live bands and i can use my sb600 so the d40 is very capable. i just got a job at best buy so hopefully i can use my discount to get glass and save for a body in the future

    i think it's funny how much a crop can change a picture. the first one, he isn't that far off the ground lol but i cropped the snow out and it looks like he's above me
     
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    Indeed! Nice first shot :thumbup:
     
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    TylerF TPF Noob!

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    thank you! i was so jealous of the "legit" photographer there haha. he didn't have to sta behind a fence. almost got taken out once
     
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    The first shot you could have lowered your ISO to 800 and lowered your shutter speed with better panning
     
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    i tried a lot of different settings but they werent looking right. at least not on the lcd. oh well, i was getting upset with the outcome then told myself "you're not a motorsports photographer, don't worry about it." haha
     

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