me thinks it really depends on where in changi airport you're shooting and wat time of the day? If remember correctly changi airport is usually bright and spacious... and yeah aperture keep the number 4 and above for group shots of 10 pp
Thanks for the many suggestions. Maybe to clear things up.
Im using a Nikon D80. I do have the kit lens 18-135 with me.
I do have a metz mecablitz 32z1 flash but dont want to utilise it because of some reasons. Dont intend to set up tripod too as a big group we'll be moving around.
Cant use built in flash as the lens hood will cause a shadow. Even without lens hood at widest 18mm, there will still be a shadow cast on the picture.
So Im asking, if for example using a kit lens, what would the ideal settings be?
I think you will need the flash. The kit lens is prob not fast enough for indoors without tripod, unless you push up the ISO.
I'm not sure which part and time of the day you are going to Changi Airport. For Night, the viewing gallery and even the restaurants. Eg Outside Soup Restaurant at T2, at ISO 800, f2.8, I was getting 1/20s (have IS lens) at night.
there is no fixed settings, it all depends on the amount of light on your subject
if you are using M mode, upping the exposure compensation will do nothing to your exposure
I suggest looking for the brightest place and shoot there
remove the lens hood
up your iso as much as you dare (noise)
use minimum 1/60 shutter speed (to avoid camera shake + subject movement)
use the aperture that gives you enough DOF to cover your subjects
Last edited by ortega; 28th July 2007 at 02:39 AM.