Crystal Ball Required... Locked

Started Jul 9, 2013 | Discussions thread
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SushiEater
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Re: Crystal Ball Required...
In reply to qianp2k, Jul 13, 2013

No, I am not saying that D800 has better AF. Both cameras are about equal after FW update on D800.

What I am saying is that in order to shoot a person/actor being interviewed (not posing for you) in a very low light you need to get a shutter speed of at least 1/160 and take a lot of shots to get few sharp.I would love to get more like 1/250-1/320.

These are not just paparazzi shots. I usually pre-focus and wait until I get some kind of expression on the face. Even a simple sudden laugh can ruin the picture. I was struggling with 5D2 and 7D. With D800 there is a lot less struggling because I can underexpose (thus getting the higher shutter speed) and bring it back without banding.

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