Indoor arena horse show
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24-10-09, 07:51 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
It's a tough one.
Even harder because you really need a fast shutter speed to keep pictures of riders sharp. Last equestrian event i covered, I had control of all the arena lighting and cranked it to the max even though they had skylights and it was a bright day.
When it started to get a bit darker it was metering about 1/320 f2.8 at iso2000 and to be honest I could have done with it being a bit quicker.
Unfortunately shooting at f5 you are going to have a few issues. Faster lenses would help but I think you did the best you could with the equipment/ situation you were faced with! Depending on what you are going to do with your images, iso 3200 (Hi3 on the D80?) can work out fine.
As my signature says, who cares about noise, especially if you have a sharp shot?!?!? Better than having a blurry image!
Noise - Don't care!
Fringing - Don't care!
Distortion - Don't care!
Is it a good photo? - That's what matters!
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