D700 action question

Started Oct 12, 2012 | Questions thread
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John M Roberts
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D700 action question
Oct 12, 2012

I usually shoot in manual. Recently I was among several kayakers on a river. I decided to give shutter priority a try. I found I had to dial in -1/3 to 2/3's compensation to save the highlights on the colorful kayaks among all the green vegetation. Obviously I'm having to juggle between my paddle and camera. In so doing I would sometimes find my settings get switched in the movement and get blown exposures.

Is there any program, auto mode that gives a bias to action by maintaining a higher shutter speed level or even a predetermined range of shutter speeds before upping the ISO? I looked in the manual but didn't find anything close. I thought I have seen with some point and shoots to have an action mode that was auto. I would think that would be useful to have in the software. Do any DSLR's have this?

I'd love to just concentrate on the action and not have to keep an eye on the aperture level at the same time.

As far as accidental switched settings I guess I could just shut of the camera every time I set it down. Any other tips you think might aid in this scenario.

Thanks,

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