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Dance festival - part two D40, D50 .

Discussion in 'Miscellany' started by Desmond, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. ok , I've been sorting through about 2000 pictures and these are a few of them .
    The D50 was set at matrix metering -0,7 shutter priority 1/100th sec and fired at around F2.8 most of the time - I could have upped the iso a bit I suppose to get faster speeds and smaller apertures but it did ok .
    Don't ask about white balance !!!

    NIKON D50    ---    40mm    f/2.8    1/100s   

    The lighting was going bright and dim all the time and it was difficult to play too much with settings so it was also on auto iso .

    NIKON D50    ---    44mm    f/2.8    1/100s   

    NIKON D50    ---    50mm    f/4.5    1/100s   

    I first sat too far to the right and ended up having to do a lot of cropping and straightening .

    NIKON D50    ---    45mm    f/2.8    1/100s   

    This also caused some issues with the curtain on the other side .

    NIKON D50    ---    34mm    f/2.8    1/100s   
  2. I had the 70-200Vr on the D40 set at -1.3ev , shutter priority 100th auto iso and it sat around f2.8 most of the time . I should have probably set the base iso at 400 since there were a few shots down around iso 240 and I could have used a bit more speed - this was one of my favourites .

    NIKON D40    ---    200mm    f/2.8    1/100s    ISO 280

    Note to myself " don't leave leave thumb tacks on the dance floor "

    NIKON D40    ---    200mm    f/2.8    1/100s    ISO 640

    There was a lot of colour !!!

    NIKON D40    ---    102mm    f/2.8    1/100s    ISO 560

    NIKON D40    ---    180mm    f/2.8    1/100s    ISO 800

    NIKON D40    ---    78mm    f/2.8    1/100s    ISO 1600

    NIKON D50    ---    17mm    f/2.8    1/100s   

    And no shortage of decent looking subjects ....

    NIKON D40    ---    102mm    f/2.8    1/100s    ISO 1400

    NIKON D40    ---    95mm    f/2.8    1/100s    ISO 1250

    My biggest enemy was motion blur with the 70-200 setup . I should probably have used aperture priority , auto iso set at 1/125th and base iso set at 400 or more so that I could tell when there was enough light to drop the aperture back for more depth .
    [any suggestions in this regard ?]
    Last edited by a moderator: Oct 4, 2008
  3. Some more varied lighting .

    NIKON D50    ---    48mm    f/2.8    1/100s   
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