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Old Nov 29, 2009, 4:42 PM   #11
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beyond just using the max aperture to boost your shutter speeds, make sure to make full use of the higher ISO capabilities of your T1i, aka shooting with 1600 or 3200 if necessary to get high enough shutter speeds to combat shake.
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Old Nov 29, 2009, 7:07 PM   #12
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beyond just using the max aperture to boost your shutter speeds, make sure to make full use of the higher ISO capabilities of your T1i, aka shooting with 1600 or 3200 if necessary to get high enough shutter speeds to combat shake.
I'd like to offer a different point of view.

The Canon 70-200/4 is very sharp even wide open. All that using the maximum aperture does is give you a shallow depth of field. Since, in a play, everyone is close enough to the front of the stage to be within the depth of field anyway, there's no real disadvantage to shooting wide open.

On the other hand, shooting at ISO 3200, or maybe even 1600, is likely to introduce some noise, and removing it will likely remove detail as well.

With a lens like the Canon 70-200/4, there's little reason not to shoot wide open, but there is a reason not to crank up the ISO.
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Old Nov 29, 2009, 7:35 PM   #13
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i think you misinterpreted my meaning.

in no place did i advise against shooting wide-open, as for the reasons you mentioned, there is no reason not to.

just reminding the op that in addition to shooting at max aperture, that manipulating ISO is another means to get the higher shutter speeds needed to combat the camera shake that he expressed concern over.
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Ok. Yes. Sorry. A larger aperture would allow the OP to get faster shutter speeds without resorting to too high an ISO.
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