VR+NR+Expodisc save the day

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My daughter's school performed Godspell this past week (she's center of frame with the pink scarf). I found myself in a difficult situation with horrible lighting (no foot lights and a spot light pointed UP at the stage). The VR on my 70-200 made it reasonably sharp, Neat Image took care of the noise, and Expodisc made it a bit easier to fix by getting the WB pretty close (mild tweak to WB in Bibble).

This shot was hand held at 1/50 (EV+1/3) @ 175mm f2.8 @ 1600 ISO.
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Thanks for looking, comments always welcome.
 
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Low light, indoor, school event, and my little girl
will soon be there...these are the very reasons I'm
trying to talk the wife in to letting me move the
200mm f/2 VR from a wishlist to a need. :)

Great looking picture, and way to pull it off with
bad conditions.
 
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Remarkable, Joe

You nailed the exposure, and the VR tech + your post skills took care of the rest. At this size, at least, it's as clean as a whistle! Handheld, I presume?
 
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Joe
I agree with it all the exposidsk in these lighting sitautiosn really shines and the VR helps to, I foudn this combo a great way to shoot stage productions.
Heres is one of mine for our H.S play shoot with the d2h and the 70-200VR
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I have long thought of getting the Expodisc, although there were only a very few occasions where to use it. But messing up those few occasions is reason enough to buy it. I will order it simultaneously on the occasion of my next lens lust out-break. This post is encouraging.
 
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Joe, thanks for sharing this cute image of your daughter. She is a doll. It is images such as this that make photography so rewarding.

Mike, I remember your stage images and they have always been an inspiration to me.
 
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F15Todd said:
Low light, indoor, school event, and my little girl
will soon be there...these are the very reasons I'm
trying to talk the wife in to letting me move the
200mm f/2 VR from a wishlist to a need. :)

Great looking picture, and way to pull it off with
bad conditions.
I think the 200 f2 VR is a need regardless of conditions. :) It's too sweet to NOT need that glass.

Thanks for the comments Todd.
 
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Re: Remarkable, Joe

Steve S said:
You nailed the exposure, and the VR tech + your post skills took care of the rest. At this size, at least, it's as clean as a whistle! Handheld, I presume?
Thanks Steve. Yes, it was hand held. Neat Image made it clean even at 50% size. It's very usable to print 8x10.
 
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mike mac said:
Joe
I agree with it all the exposidsk in these lighting sitautiosn really shines and the VR helps to, I foudn this combo a great way to shoot stage productions.
Mike,

The main reason I tried under such difficult conditions was your fabulous shots of that school show. Your work that night was simply brilliant. The make-up, costumes, and slightly better light didn't hurt but you sure got the most anyone could ever get out of it. :D
 
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Harry S. said:
I have long thought of getting the Expodisc, although there were only a very few occasions where to use it. But messing up those few occasions is reason enough to buy it. I will order it simultaneously on the occasion of my next lens lust out-break. This post is encouraging.
Harry,

The expodisc is a fine tool for mixed light. It's particulary useful when poor WB adds extra noise to an already noisy D2H.
 
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greyflash said:
Joe, thanks for sharing this cute image of your daughter. She is a doll. It is images such as this that make photography so rewarding.

Mike, I remember your stage images and they have always been an inspiration to me.
Gordon, your comments are always valued.
 

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