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Help me shoot better fast action shots with my 55-300mm & D5300

Started Jan 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Help me shoot better fast action shots with my 55-300mm & D5300
Jan 15, 2014

I'm working on being a better action photographer with the gear I've got.

Please review the exif data and help me tweak the settings to do a better job at freezing the action.  I shot all of these with the "sports" auto setting, 3200 max on the iso, and autofocus.

These guys are moving fast and generally I'm pretty happy with the results except at the extremes, ie their hands and feet with the blur.

Is it a matter of going to perhaps 1/400 on the shutter speed or faster?  If so how much more can I push the iso to still get nice jpegs which will be posted to facebook etc?

I understand this lens has limitations but for the $200 I spent on a factor refurb I'm going with it.

Thanks for any constructive criticism and input!

 MercuryCoach's gear list:MercuryCoach's gear list
Nikon D5300 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 35mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED VR
Nikon D5300
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