How did people shoot weddings with a D200 if the ISO is supposed to be so bad?

Started Mar 23, 2012 | Discussions thread
newpictaker
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Re: There's nothing wrong with a D200
In reply to The Andy G, Apr 5, 2012

The Andy G wrote:

Buy used 50mm and 85mm 1.4Ds to slash your ISO. You can also pick up used flashes.

As well, work on your technique. The difference between shooting at F 1.4 and F 2.8 can mean you will slash the ISO and avoid noise. (Don't learn at the wedding, as the thing DOF can take some getting used to. Consider getting a split diopter fresnel to help you focus.

Here's a shot taken at a show years ago with a D80, which had the same sensor as the D200, with the 85mm 1.8D at 1/45th at 100 ISO. With good technique, you can hold a camera really still and get shots in very dark conditions at lower ISOs than you'd expect.

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I like the colours. Your camera takes good pictures.

This is great! I could never do that well.

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