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    Default Freezing motion in low light

    Sorry if this is a bit of a newbie question.

    If I were shooting at 200mm f2.8 in low light and trying to freeze motion - assuming that flash cannot go far enough, or flash is not allowed.

    See this:



    I tried several programs - Manual, Tv, Av. The max speed I could set was 1/250. Anything faster, the photo came out underexposed.

    Is there any way to still freeze the motion - eg of the tail?

    Thanks in advance!

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    Have you tried to increase the ISO ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by knoxknocks
    Sorry if this is a bit of a newbie question.

    If I were shooting at 200mm f2.8 in low light and trying to freeze motion - assuming that flash cannot go far enough, or flash is not allowed.

    See this:



    I tried several programs - Manual, Tv, Av. The max speed I could set was 1/250. Anything faster, the photo came out underexposed.

    Is there any way to still freeze the motion - eg of the tail?

    Thanks in advance!

    up your ISO, buy a even faster lens.

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    Using ISO400. Maybe should have tried something like 800 or 1600.

    Can't imagine a 70-200mm lens that is faster than f2.8. Imagine the $!

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    Quote Originally Posted by knoxknocks
    Using ISO400. Maybe should have tried something like 800 or 1600.

    Can't imagine a 70-200mm lens that is faster than f2.8. Imagine the $!
    There's always the 200mm f1.8!
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    Increase ISO or
    shoot RAW, underexpose to gain a faster shutter speed - compensate during post-processing.

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    ok thanks guys for all the advice!

    200mm f1.8. Wah prime telephoto. Beyond my league man

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    OMG!!! That's an ANIMAL PORN!!! Hahaha.... Are you using Canon? If so, you could hack the ISO to 3200. Then you can up the EV to the max abt 3 stops... If not try to get a powerful torchlight to shoot at the arse...

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    Quote Originally Posted by acrylonithrill
    OMG!!! That's an ANIMAL PORN!!! Hahaha.... If not try to get a powerful torchlight to shoot at the arse...

    ha ha ha, I see you have found another way of using light painting.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Hahaha... That's it...

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