Advice on low-light photography (s30f14? no OSS)

Started Apr 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Advice on low-light photography (s30f14? no OSS)

smallLebowski wrote:

Wow - great info - thank you for teaching such tricks! I need to try that.

You're welcome. You might want to practice it before trying. There is a downside to it though: review. Since you will be using a lower ISO, the review will render a darker image. But, I used this technique recently at an NBA game. I didn't need to go over ISO 800 and the only reason I chose 800 instead of 400 (most of the time) was to have a brighter review in case I wanted to do that. I was shooting at f/2.8, but also had a 50mm f/1.7 (used at f/2) which allowed me to keep ISO down to 200-400.

With 1.4, you'll have another stop advantage for lower lighting conditions. So, take some trial images and see what you need to do.

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