Freezing motion in low light


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knoxknocks

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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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knoxknocks said:
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. :)
 

nickmak

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knoxknocks said:
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 $! :D
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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acrylonithrill said:
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.
 

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