I am glad I came across this forum. Hopefully I can use this and some shutter time to become a better photographer.
I have seen this question asked before, but not with my equipment.
I want to take some pictures at a few hockey games this year.
I bought a new Nikon D5100 last year and I have been having some fun with it. However, my son is on the varsity hockey team and I wanted to capture some action shots of the team. I tried shooting with stock lenses and it was not pretty.
It was dark (fluorescent lights) so I tried changing some things on my camera and it went from bad to worse. I tried the ISO, white balance and a few other things, so I gave up and went to Auto with flash off and that helped quite a bit so his first game was not a total loss. I went home and looked up lenses and came across a nice clean Nikkor ED 80-200mm f//2.8 D lens on Ebay. It is in excellent condition so I bought it.
So, I am sitting here and I am dying to get started but have no idea where to begin with this huge but awesome lens.
My son has a game tomorrow and Saturday and I wanted to practice a little before the game begins.
Can anyone tell me what settings will work with my combo?
Maybe some starting points and I can mess around a little as the game begins.
Thanks for your time