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Peter even shooting on a tripod these speeds seem way to slow to stop the movement of the people. It would be far better to let the camera decide the ISO and put the speed where it needs to be. The noise reduction ability of a program like Llightroom can some in handy. If you have a 300mm plus 1.4 you really need to be at 1/400 as a starting point, even on a tri-pod. Then you can experiment slower speeds if you want to show "movement"
BTW I sometimes shoot that many shots in a day
Ray gives good advice though the D200 is not quite so forgiving at higher ISO settings as is the D7000 or the recent FX cameras. But ISO 100 and f/8 are not compatible with high shutter speeds. I would definitely shoot Manual Mode with the 300 so I can set shutter speed at an appropriate level. !/400th is reasonable. And for a shot this far away you could comfortably shoot wide open and have adequate depth of field. You might get away with ISO 400 or 800 in the daylight with those settings.
And don't forget that D7000 prices are softening quite a bit. With that camera you'd keep the cropping factor and never again have to worry about high ISO shooting. You can set the camera for Auto ISO and set manual mode wherever you want. You'll definitely get a good shot, at least so long as the wine you've been drinking hasn't affected you hand/eye coordination...
Btw - don't be too shy on using high Iso-numbers on the D200 - especially pictures converted to B&W can take some grain (the D200's noise is more film-grain-like then the one from the D7000 in my opinion).
Thanks for the comments, gentlemen.
It's not that I'm unaware of the iso requirements merely not thinking of the basics that I learned 40 years ago that I find irritating. Typically one has the camera on a tripod, the image is sharp in the viewfinder and using "aperture" rather than "manual", everything looks great until a week later when you process the shot.
I'm also fighting off the D7000 "A S", Curtis, so get thee behind me!
Peter I love the D200. I used mine for over 6 years (and still do occasionally) and it went through everything I could throw at it - on horseback through the surf, in the rain at rugby matches, in -20C (about 0F) at night (Battery life was not long!) and dropped numerous times. I love the colour rendition in this camera but of course the High ISO noise is a drawback.
Not sure what you can do to overcome years of habit of being careful of the number of shots due to being used to the limited qty of film. Perhaps you could designate an hour where you just decide to see how many shots you can take and go for broke, although of course at the end of the day it's not how many photos you take but how many you're happy with that counts.