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Since I mostly want to photograph the venues that I run sound and lighting at this is a must. I was trying to shoot at ISO400 with the stock Canon lens without flash and I can't hold it for the couple of seconds that it takes. I tried doing some shots at ISO800 but they are way to grainy and I totally forgot to change it back so the entire FGFC820 show's pictures came out pretty spotty. I had one really good shot of the stage and lights (well all of the moving lights integrated into one long shot) since I put the camera on the table. I also got some interesting light texture shots from the lights interacting with the fog. I'll post them to my flikr account soon.

I'm looking at the 50 prime lense that is going for under a 100 bucks. I'm pretty sure it was a f/1.8 and that would get the exposure into the range that I could hope to hand hold for the fancy lights. Anyone had good luck using this lense? What do other people shot with when they do fire spinning events?


Nov. 4th, 2008 12:02 am (UTC)
Oh yeah, if shooting 1.8, get yourself some depth of field tables if the lens doesn't have a scale on it, and remember that max sharpness is about 1/3 of the way in, not halfway. And a wider lens will buy you more DOF.