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    Hey guys newbie here , just bought Nikon D90 + 18-105VR + 50 F1.8D. Will be planning a trip to bkk this end of the month. My question is if i am planning to take pictures in the comming Motoshow in thailand do i have to get a additonal flash eg.Sb600 or is the lighting in a convention hall good enough And also which lens which i currently have would be better for a event like the motoshow Thanks and i look forward to learning more.........

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    i think the sb600 should help, but i think your 50mm f1.8 should do fine at f2.5 ya?

    let's hear from some others. I'll also a beginner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dancool View Post
    Hey guys newbie here , just bought Nikon D90 + 18-105VR + 50 F1.8D. Will be planning a trip to bkk this end of the month. My question is if i am planning to take pictures in the comming Motoshow in thailand do i have to get a additonal flash eg.Sb600 or is the lighting in a convention hall good enough And also which lens which i currently have would be better for a event like the motoshow Thanks and i look forward to learning more.........
    personally i think that the lightings for motorshows are normally bright enough.
    to me i would prefer using the 18-105. but you can always bring both lens and try it out.
    anyway im a newbie too.
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    Use a flash coupled with relatively large apertures and you'd do fine...
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    going to the motor show also at the end of the month. should be going on the 27th march.

    not sure about the lighting but as for your gear setup, i strongly recommend u using your kit lens than the 50mm f1.8 prime, as a 50mm is approx a 75mm on your D90 and its neither here or there, to capture a half body shot with the prime u need to stand off quite far and chances are u be blocked and if you are in front, u be too close some times, so better to use a zoom lens and at 105mm, it does have some reach and wide angle.

    not sure what your comfort level for your D90 iso. I use D80 at SIN 08 (super import night), lighting is bright for human eyes but not necessary bright enough for camera, I use auto iso with max limit at 400 as i tried with 800 the noise was too much for me. at iso 400 and aperture like 5.6 shutter speed can be quite slow and to avoid that a flash is a must.

    a little trick i learn from reading the forum is the usefulness of auto iso. u can try using M mode and set your aperture to F3.5 and shutter to 1/60 and set iso to 100 and activate auto iso with max limit 1600. the biggest aperture setting for max light and shutter of 1/60 should freeze most motion but play around from 1/40-1/100 for a comfortable balance between background light and freezing your subject. by locking the aperture and shutter your auto iso is all that stand between a under expose or over expose pic, but mostly is against under. a additional sb600 flash to your setup will allow u to stay at higher shutter speed more as auto iso even at 1600 max, may not be enough to compensate.

    moi 2 cents
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