Advice appreciated: shooting animals indoors


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turtle76

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Hi all,

Would greatly appreciate if someone can provide some advice on the below.

I am relatively new to photography but have done some readup in this forum. Currently I am trying to shoot kittens (very active ;)) indoors with average/ low lighting conditions (fluorescent light) without using any form of flash. I have tried Nikon D60 and Canon G9 and its kinda difficult unless I set to very high ISO. G9 just simply didnt make it (or maybe I am lousy ;p) while results are better for D60. The noise, however, is way too high for me to tolerate.

Just wondering whether there is any entry level DSLR/lens (preferably with live view) that perform well for shooting animals indoors without flash? Or maybe I should just pop a external flash and forget about all this hassle?

Thanks in advance for all the kind advice :)
 

grantyale

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If it's really dark, get an external flash and bounce it off the ceiling and wall behind you.
D60...if you can live with manual focusing, you can get a 50/1.8; Sigma 30/1.4 will allow AF with D60 but a few times more expensive.
 

ortega

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what you need is more light

1. buy brighter bulbs
2. install more lights
3. buy an external flash
4. some or all of the above
 

zac08

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Use wide open large aperture lenses.

And they are best shot when they are half-sleepy after a meal... ;)
 

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