MY first basketball game of the season went well enough. I was experimenting with using my Nikon D-80 camera for sports, and after some adjusting, trial and error I was able to actually use the camera for sports. It does have a limitation of only 1/200th second for a flash sync. speed, and only handles 3-frames per second (as opposed to the D-200 which goes at 5-fps, and the D2H which rips 8-fps). I actually found that by setting the ISO sensitivity down to 400, and dropping my shutter speed to 1/125th was when I got the best results.
Overall the images turned out well, considering I was using direct/on-camera flash to light inside a gymnasium with yellowish-orange walls and ceiling.
Posted by Jeff Jones