The shakey hand - if you've got one - can be sorted - you've a good eye for this stuff and that's much more important IMO.Thanks for your kind words - its encouraging!
I did just think though that it might not be anything to do with the D80 - It might just be my lack of a steady hand...
If I remember rightly, since the D80 uses a CCD instead of the now preferred CMOS sensor, noise always was a bit of an issue. I see the shutter speed you were getting/using was 1/200. To really freeze the action (if that's what you were trying to achieve), I'd have maybe gone for something a little faster. Perhaps nearer the 1/500 mark. However, personally I reckon the bit of movement you have in the shots works well.Thanks for the feedback
For anyone interested in wasting some time the rest can be found here
Army Boxing - a set on Flickr
Does anyone have any advice on how to get a decent shutter speed for this type of photography?
I was using the 50mm 1.8 for the sparring and iso 640 to try not get too many noise problems but they are still not what i hoped.
Also the problem with the writing to the SD card with RAW files meaning there was no real continuous shooting.
Or is this just a limit of the D80 showing itself?