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    Default Taking pictures in club/pub with dim lights

    Any recommendations?

    I'm thinking that under the ambient or flashing lights, 2.8 + IS would be totally useless and I would need at least a ISO 1600/3200 + 1.4 + flash + tripod for correct exposure...

    Hmmm? Too bad about the dancing people , don't think 1/20 is gonna freeze their actions. Would need at least 1/60 or so from exp Further, 85L is too long for a cramped place with 500 people around

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    Default Re: Taking pictures in club/pub with dim lights

    I believe this topic has been discussed before...

    But well... at ISO 1600 or 3200, you may still get away with some shots (under-exposed) with focus more on the dancers when they strobe the area. It's all a matter of getting the available light at the situation.

    Try it with the wider lenses at f2.8.
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    Default Re: Taking pictures in club/pub with dim lights

    Check this out


    Camera Make: FUJIFILM
    Camera Model: FinePix S9600
    Image Date: 2006:10:22 00:44:51
    Flash Used: Yes (Manual)
    Focal Length: 6.8mm (35mm equivalent: 249mm)
    CCD Width: 0.98mm
    Exposure Time: 0.625 s
    Aperture: f/2.9
    Focus Distance: 0m
    ISO equiv: 200
    Exposure Bias: 1.00
    Metering Mode: Matrix
    Exposure: shutter priority (semi-auto)
    Last edited by catchlights; 25th October 2006 at 07:21 PM.
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    Default Re: Taking pictures in club/pub with dim lights

    Nice, just surprised ISO 200 can do the job... 1/5 with people standing still, wonder if those people really stoodo that still

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    Default Re: Taking pictures in club/pub with dim lights

    what about slow sync flash...with a pair of relatively steady hands...hahaha

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    Default Re: Taking pictures in club/pub with dim lights

    Quote Originally Posted by Witness View Post
    what about slow sync flash...with a pair of relatively steady hands...hahaha
    becomes overexposed lah! hahaha.

    1/10 + ISO 100 + 3.5 at 10mm would be ideal i guess means must be really really up close

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    Default Re: Taking pictures in club/pub with dim lights

    overexposed....eh..... u sure...

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    Default Re: Taking pictures in club/pub with dim lights

    why would u want to freeze the motion....if u play with motion blur also very nice ma...slow syn flash is just nice...

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    Default Re: Taking pictures in club/pub with dim lights

    Quote Originally Posted by Witness View Post
    what about slow sync flash...with a pair of relatively steady hands...hahaha
    Yes, I think that guy used slow sync (rear curtain) and shot at very short focal length (less than 10mm actual) with a reasonably steady pair of hands.

    That's the beauty of Flash photography which I'm beginning to take a look at after discovering his pictures in the dpreview forum.

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