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cowski54
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · NIKON D80 18-200MM 3.5-5.6


WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS FOR TAKING LOW LIGHT PICTURES WITH THIS LENSFRIENDS DAUGHTORS PLAY INSIDE THEATER ON STAGE? ALL ADVICE WELCOME...THANKS STEVE


Dec 12, 2012 at 01:05 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · NIKON D80 18-200MM 3.5-5.6


Flash, and no need to shout


Dec 12, 2012 at 01:07 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · NIKON D80 18-200MM 3.5-5.6


sorry thanks no flash allowed


Dec 12, 2012 at 01:16 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · NIKON D80 18-200MM 3.5-5.6


1. Boost the ISO to unacceptable levels.

2. Buy a camera with a better sensor to control noise at high ISO.

3. Buy a faster lens.


I think that's about it if you can't use flash.



Dec 12, 2012 at 01:19 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · NIKON D80 18-200MM 3.5-5.6


Get closer to the stage and hope that you have enough light.

Eltano



Dec 12, 2012 at 01:35 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · NIKON D80 18-200MM 3.5-5.6


thanks for all the advice



Dec 12, 2012 at 01:52 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · NIKON D80 18-200MM 3.5-5.6


Buy a 50mm f/1.8d lens for about $100
Auto ISO set to top upper level of ISO1600
or manual ISO to ISO 3,200 H1.0
Aperture mode set at lowest aperture.
A monopod (don't stand in front of anyone, adjust to you sitting in your seat)
steady the camera on a seat back if no monopod
Make sure vr is on
Maybe use 2 second shutter delay to further minimize shake (if camera is on seatback or monopod
Take some practice shots a few days before the play to see what acceptable shots will look like and at what ISO (grainy is better than blurry)
Be sure and have the shutter release "beep" turned off!

By the way, that's a slow but good combination (D80 and 18-200mm) I had it long ago. But it's not a great indoor, low light combo. It's a generalist kit...





Dec 12, 2012 at 01:53 AM
 

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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · NIKON D80 18-200MM 3.5-5.6


Why all the AUTO settings? Yuck..... meter the light, and shoot in manual mode. Faster glass is a good suggestion, and the 50mm f/1.8 would be a good lens to use for theatre shooting. 1600 ISO will most likely render good results as long as the stage lighting is at a good nominal level.


Dec 13, 2012 at 05:23 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · NIKON D80 18-200MM 3.5-5.6


Not sure of the OP's skill level, so I will say just stick with high ISO and a 50MM f1.8. Get there real early and grab a seat front row center. Monopod if allowed.

The 50MM is a basic lens. Inexpensive, fast and sharp.



Dec 13, 2012 at 06:13 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · NIKON D80 18-200MM 3.5-5.6


lxdesign wrote:
Why all the AUTO settings? Yuck..... meter the light, and shoot in manual mode.

But there is no more light in M and with the, sometimes, fast changing lights on a stage it is quiet difficult.



Dec 13, 2012 at 06:24 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · NIKON D80 18-200MM 3.5-5.6


IS ALL CAPS TYPING MAKING A COME BACK I LIKE TO TYPE LIKE THIS

ALSO I WOULD TRY GETTING A 50 1.8G NICE LENS FOR LOW LIGHT IN MY OPINION

Sorry, lost control for a second.



Dec 13, 2012 at 09:29 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · NIKON D80 18-200MM 3.5-5.6


folsomwg wrote:
IS ALL CAPS TYPING MAKING A COME BACK I LIKE TO TYPE LIKE THIS

ALSO I WOULD TRY GETTING A 50 1.8G NICE LENS FOR LOW LIGHT IN MY OPINION

Sorry, lost control for a second.


YOU ARE FORGIVEN.



Dec 13, 2012 at 10:44 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · NIKON D80 18-200MM 3.5-5.6


All CAPS is considered shouting. It also makes it more difficult to read when one skips punctuation.

Punctuation is a very important part of writing. Proper punctuation makes it easier to read and understand someone else's writing.



Dec 13, 2012 at 11:40 PM





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