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Old Sep 21, 2005, 10:44 PM   #1
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Hey everyone, I wanted to ask something about taking my H1 to a concert. I just got this great camera and i've been having a blast with it, tons of fun, great pictures, etc. I need advice on taking it to an Elton John concert coming up on Saturday at Madison Square Garden! Before you say I probably won't even be able to take it, they have less strict rules for this concert mostly because its a 30th Anniversary Concert for his Captain Fantastic album. Now back to business... I already purchased the telephoto lens (VCL-DH1758) and have been experimenting with that today. But how is this thing going to fare at this concert? What kind of settings should be used or any basic rule of thumbs for this little adventure? Should I buy anything else to make the photos better (filters, etc)? Don't say a monopod mostly because its gonna be thin ice bringing this camera anyway, don't want to look like some pro photographer! I probably won't even have the tele conversion lens on it when I walk in mostly because it will make it even more obvious! Pictures will only be for me personally anyway. But what kind of settings with this camera should I go with? Thanks in advance!
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Old Sep 22, 2005, 7:17 AM   #2
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This is not going to be easy. The h1 (like most digicams) is not known for low light performance. This will be magnified by the use of the telephoto lens as the lens slows down considerably at the long end.Put it in program mode, shoot at 400 ISO, and hpe for the best.
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Becareful that your aperture closes during bright times. Use S mode to freeze the action.
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Old Sep 24, 2005, 7:29 AM   #4
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Use S mode to freeze the action.
It is going to be very hard to freeze action in such a low light situation such as a concert. I think you're better off shooting in aperature mode to insure you have the widest aperature setting to allow in the most light possible. I fear that using shutter priority will result in underexposure if you use anything faster than 1/60th. Also make sure you are shooting at the highest ISO possible.
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