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Christopher B. 
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/31/2002
 

How to shoot barel race in low light


 
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f4.2, 1/60 sec, 100mm, 1600ISO
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same as image 1
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Nikon D70 Digital ...
 
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Image 3
F4.8, 1/60
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Nikon D70 Digital ...
 
 
Today I had the opportunity to shoot a barrel race. I have never done that before and it was inside in low light.
What ISO should I use with Nikon D70. The images have lots of noise I had auto Isoand most seem to be 1600 which is proably too high. Also what speed and apreture settings would be good? These images were 1/60 at F4.2. Also I think I need to use a different flash as the eyes of the horses are not right.



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2/7/2009 6:10:59 PM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  The glowing green eye of the horses is the same as red-eye in people. A different flash is not going to help, it is caused by your flash being too close to the axis of the lens. The only way to use flash but avoid this is to have the speedlight remotely mounted.

Otherwise, you're already at the highest usable ISO. What you're left with is using a lens with wider maximum aperture. 70-200 f/2.8 or an f/2 prime like 85 f/1.8 or 105 f/2.


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2/8/2009 5:47:42 AM

 
Carlton Ward
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  Hi Christopher,
I agree with Jon and think you should try to get your shutter speed up to 1/250 to get sharper captures, 1/500 would even be better since these are moving subjects. With the 85mm f/1.8, you will be able to get faster shutter speeds.
Good Luck, Carlton


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2/8/2009 8:53:21 PM

 
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