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Is there anything I can do whilst shooting concerts in lighting that requires 1/30 @ f/3.5, ISO 3200 without resorting to a flash? Any tricks of the trade that I might be able to put to use here? If I used my 35mm 1.8 I could get 1/60 but I'm hoping one of you geniuses will have an idea
    
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What's the goal, a higher shutter speed?
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I just got the EF-S focusing screen, it is amazing! I'm basically manual focusing my Sigma 30mm f/1.4 now and finding all my shots to be hitting focus.
Edited by Marin - 11/27/09 at 4:28pm
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I inherited my dad's K10 . Now I need to find a User's Manual online, lol.
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What's the goal, a higher shutter speed?
As high a shutter speed and as low a ISO as is possible.

Looking over some of my maths it seems I stuffed it up.

1/30 @ f/3.5 should be 1/120 @ f/1.8
    
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Is there anything I can do whilst shooting concerts in lighting that requires 1/30 @ f/3.5, ISO 3200 without resorting to a flash? Any tricks of the trade that I might be able to put to use here? If I used my 35mm 1.8 I could get 1/60 but I'm hoping one of you geniuses will have an idea
I think that that's the best you'll be able to do with your equipment. Low light without flash will always require wide apertures and high ISO sensitivity, it's the nature of the beast. The best you can do is try to find as much support as possible, be it with a tripod, monopod (not always possible at concerts) or improvised support. Even then, to capture the band in action will require a somewhat fast shutter speed (probably no slower than 1/60), so wide aperture and high ISO is the only way you'll get it.

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I just got the EF-S focusing screen, it was amazing! I'm basically manual focusing my Sigma 30mm f/1.4 now and finding all my shots to be hitting focus.
For a while I had planned to get a nice Katz Eye focus screen (either a split-focus screen or high precision matte) for my 40D, but now on the 7D the focus screen isn't interchangeable.
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post #5307 of 29551
Shot using the EF-S screen (MF of course).

Sigma 30mm f/1.4 @ f/1.4.



Haven't taken any serious shots yet since I've been using the Hasselblad 201F.
Edited by Marin - 11/28/09 at 12:53pm
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I made the mistake of looking at used bodies on KEH. D100 in excellent condition for $200... so tempting.
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Enjoy a scanned contact sheet filled with test shots.

Getting the rest of the film developed and scanned this week (no test shots ).


Edited by Marin - 11/30/09 at 1:24am
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