Event photography with X-Pro1?

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Event photography with X-Pro1?
Jan 19, 2013

I've been asked to shoot the launch of a charity at an evening function. I agreed without thinking and now I'm a wee bit concerned in that I'm an available light photographer and I'm clueless with flash other than knowing bounce flash gives more natural results.

I would like to shoot the event with my X-pro1, 18mm, 35mm and 60mm lenses. I own an EF-20 flash, that I've barely used since I bought it. I just tried some bounce flash with the 60mm lens in low light and had some decent enough results between ISO1600 and ISO3200, if I kept the shutter speed above 125, but I'm not sure this is the right camera for this work given the AF speed.

The venue will be indoors, about 40-60 attendees expected, room about 10' x 30' or 3m x 10m (ish).

I no longer own a DSLR (though I would never have used my A900 for low light work) but I do have a E-M5 as well and a GH3 that I may take along anyway to shoot some video (though the GH3 may need to be used solely for video on a tripod). Part of me is wondering if the E-M5 (given it has IBIS) might be better for this.

Thoughts anyone?

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