I'm a complete newbie here but I am reading all the I could. I bought a D5200 with a 55-200 to shoot our lacrosse league. Shooting from the sidelines the lense gets as close as needed. The first few times used we had good weather and light right up until out 8:00 PM game when the lights came on.
Last week we had some clouds and the earlier games looked better than our night game, but the camera in "sport mode" kept choosing slower shutter speeds. Light room indicates 1/250 - 1/400 for the photos. All the previous weeks the shutter speed were 1/800 to 1/1600 and didn't have focus problems.
Why did the camera choose such slow shutter speeds? They were especially slow and out of focus for our 8:00 game that was entirely lighted by the stadium lights. Anyone have suggestions for manual settings when I experience this problem?