d200 metering

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  1. greenjk

    greenjk TPF Noob!

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    in shutter priority the meter that is on the camera that measures the correct shutter is it pretty accurate especially in shooting low light situations like night football

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    I don't know the D200 but basically if you dial in a shutter speed of say 1/500 to freeze the action then the camera will attempt to increase the aperture size (lower f-stop number) in order to get enough light. If there isn't enough light then you will get a warning and then you will have to increase your ISO setting. I actually think night sport is one of the hardest to shoot successfully. I was at Highbury last year shooting Arsenal versus a Swiss team in the Champions League. Although the stadium pitch would seem to be fully floodlit, I found that in certain parts of the field the difference in lightlevel was very noticeable to the camera....althougn not to me....overall, the best tip I can give is to set the ISO at a reasonable high level and use the program mode to show you which shutter speed and aperture the camera recommends with the particular lens you are using. If at ISO400 or similar, the camera is showing 1/125 and say f5.6 then you will need a higher ISO setting...its very hard to judge beforehand as it can be deceptive in flood lighting.....

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