acceptable high iso for event?

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acceptable high iso for event?

i've been asked to shoot an 'intimate' concert (4 musicians), not too brilliant lighting, etc.,

i normally shoot video and rarely shoot stills. when i have in the past (offer me money and i'll turn any trick), i used to use my d700, high iso without flash. results were more than acceptable, even with some noise. recently i shot an art opening with my nex7, again, more than acceptable results without flash - in fact i like a little noise/grain in the pics, gives it an intimacy - though of course, that's a personal preference, though one accepted by the client. (shots are usually used in colour glossy mag).

i do love the resolution and colour of my sdq and 35mm lens (which i use for shooting artwork), but would like to give it a try at this concert. what's the highest iso i could comfortably shoot at with a min. speed of 1/60 (to avoid shake)?

tia

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