The wait is finally over...I'm proud to finally announce (after many months) my 1st ever Cheat Cards for the Nikon D3100
If you've ever been in a situation and wondered which settings to use with your camera, these nifty little cheat sheets will tell you exactly which settings I would start with.
My settings are specific to the Nikon D3100 and select Nikon lenses. This allows me to provide very detailed settings which will improve your odds of capturing a keeper.
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For this first pack, I created 17 Cheat Cards specifically for the D3100 and the Nikon 18-55mm kit lens combo. In the next few weeks, I'll be rolling out additional packs for other popular Nikon lenses mounted to the D3100.
In case you're wondering, these Cheat Cards can be printed at home or viewed digitally on an iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire or desktop computer. If you have more questions, check out the F.A.Q
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For low light action, you need a lens with a bright f/2.8 aperture or lower. The 18-55mm only goes down to f/3.5 at 18mm and f/5.6 at 55mm, which is like wearing a pair of really dark sunglasses indoors. The camera simply can't see through the lens, which results in a blurry/noisy mess.
You'll notice the sets for the 35mm and 50mm f/1.8 have scenarios for low light action. This is because of their bright f/1.8 aperture.
The ideal lens for indoor (low light) sports would be the Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8, but it's expensive. You could always rent from an outfit like Borrow Lenses (http://www.borrowlenses.com/?blpid=4f4fe41333636) and use if for a couple games during a season.
All the best!
As a novice but eager learner, I have found out much information in a short space of time here.
Any chance of doing a cheat sheet on Tamron 70-300 SP Di with Vibration Control?
I would like to upgrade it. The zooming effect is not satisfying at all.
Some of the pictures turn out to be blurry, and I don't know why.
I purchased the Cheat Cards for the 55-200mm set as advised, and I have already started using them.
One request I have is that I take some photos of my local soccer team that plays on a Friday night, in the dark, but under floodlights. I have been struggling to get good photos under these conditions. Would you advise on best settings for this scenario?