burst photography question

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by paul, Jan 26, 2005.

  1. paul

    paul Guest

    I am new to high end digital cameras. I bought a Nikon D70 in August and
    like the camera very much. The main reason I bought the camera was to shoot
    my son's basketball games. I bought two "fast" lens specificly for this
    purpose.

    I had dark pictures in the second, third and subsequent shots at the last
    game I shot. These pictures were shot in a smaller gym but I would like to
    know why the first pics were good and the next were too dark. I was
    shooting aperture priorty set at 2.8 with my Sigma 24-70mm 2.8 lens when
    this happened.

    Can anyone tell me why this happened.

    Thank you in advance.

    Paul
     
    paul, Jan 26, 2005
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  2. paul

    Ryan Robbins Guest

    Were you using a flash and was the camera in burst mode? If you were using a
    flash, the flash needs time to recharge before it can fire again.
     
    Ryan Robbins, Jan 26, 2005
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  3. paul

    paul Guest

    I wasn't using a flash, just using available light in the AP set at 2.8.
     
    paul, Jan 26, 2005
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    Ed Ruf Guest

    Look at the exif data in the photos and check the shutter speed. What
    metering option were you using. First guess is you metered of
    something bright, like a bunch of white uniforms or bright background
    in the later and the camera dropped to a faster shutter speed. Better
    to use shutter priority or fully manual mode in these cases.
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    Ed Ruf, Jan 26, 2005
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    Ken Tough Guest

    Did you by any chance have a "bracketing mode" set? For bracketed
    exposure values they will change with each shutter activation.
    (Though you'd have seen cycling from over- to under- exposed)
     
    Ken Tough, Jan 26, 2005
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    chidalgo Guest

    If you're inside the gym, then the ilumination is fixed (doesn't
    change). So, set your camera on Manual, with the right exposure (take a
    few shots with different settings, and check the histogram on the LCD).

    When you find the right exposure, lock it -> put the right aperture and
    shutter speed in manual mode.
     
    chidalgo, Jan 26, 2005
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    Jack Chan Guest

    Or, were you using flash? The flash gun may not be recycling fast
    enough to properly illuminating the subject.
     
    Jack Chan, Jan 27, 2005
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