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Nikon d200-manual mode

When set on manual exposure mode, my camera won't let me shoot faster than 250. i adjusted everything i could and it won't move. in the display screen, it reads x250. it's never done this before and i can't make it move/change. i was shooting baseball on a bright, sunny day with an iso of 200. should've been able to shoot around 5.3 @ 2000. any idea on what x250 means and how i can fix it? i don't think i've changed anything in the shooting menu that i can tell. can't find anything in the manual either. thanks. donna tinsley

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Re: nikon d200-manual mode

X250 means flash synch speed is set to 1/250.  Is your speedlight connected or is you on-camera flash up?

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Please help! I have a nikon d80 with a 18-135 mm

Ask the players to run slower.

Seriously, there are limits. There's only so much light in the gym, you ISO only goes so high, and your lens is only so fast. A faster lens can get you a stop or two. You can try adding more light. Beyond that....

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Maje sure you lens it not set to manual focus and that the lens is mounted correctly. Also - FWIW - shoot with a fast shutter speed (1/250 or better) to avoid blur.

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There's absolutely nothing wrong with your camera. You simply need to learn about the basics. Read on the web about exposure, shutter speed, aperture, and how they affect each other. If your shots are blurry, the reason is that the shutter speed was too low.

How can you know when the shutter speed is too low?

- Use a tripod (the VR of the lens must be off in this case)
- Or, for hand-held shots, use shutter priority mode and set a speed as fast as the focal length of the lens. - i.e. for focal length of 100mm, a handheld shot must be taken at 1/100 sec or faster. Of course, the light might not be available for such a faster speed. The VR also gives you some latitude, but it's not panacea.

Additionally, DSLR cameras (esp. if you shoot RAW) produce images that are less saturated and contrasty compared to the blown out photos produced by point and shoot cameras.

You have a remarkable camera, just take your time and learn the basics of photography.

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