Need help for shutter speed & aperture

Started Mar 27, 2014 | Questions thread
TH - NikonStrobist
TH - NikonStrobist Regular Member • Posts: 391
Re: Need help for shutter speed & aperture

Abby729 wrote:

No, I am using nikon d5100 so don't have image stabilizer. What optimisation can I do if I'm shooting indoor and I would like to use smaller aperture for example f ~8 without have to increase ISO more than 800?

The 5100 relies on lenses that may or may not have stabilization built in, known as VR for "Vibration Reduction" but when the combinations you're adjusting don't do the trick, and cranking up the ISO makes your images too grainy, a good flash is the answer.

In a pinch, with a short lens barrel, the pop-up commander flash will work for relatively close subjects. I'd say you want to step up a bit from that, but before you go out and spend money read this:

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