nikon 55-200 vr is this the lens for me ? ,

Started Oct 28, 2012 | Questions thread
DRode
DRode Senior Member • Posts: 2,815
Re: nikon 55-200 vr is this the lens for me ? ,

Sports action photography requires great tools and great technique. While the 55-200 is a great value for getting sharp images in good light, it's not a sports lens. It's not bright enough or fast enough to be effective.

However, you do have the 70-200 which is an excellent action lens and will work well with the solid AF of the D7k. So, you have the tools.

The remaining 70% of sports photography is technique and some settings.

There is too much to cover here. However, take a look at http://johnfriend.blogspot.com/2009/10/nikon-d300-auto-focus-for-sports-i.html for some tips on camera settings. This is not exactly what I use but it's a good start. Also, check out the sports action forum at http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/board/47. If you want to get better, there are lots of sports shooters there that can help with technique and can critique your shots. Some of them can be a bit crusty but they are often helpful as well

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