noone Posted February 16, 2017 Share Posted February 16, 2017 27 minutes ago, Simon Shasha said: I have a rule. Even with A7S. If you need more than 1600ISO, you probably shouldn't be shooting there in the first place. Either change the scene's location, or use lights. Simple. I shoot live bands in whatever light is available to me and have done so with many cameras since film SLRs. I can not change the location and I can not add light. Each generation has gotten better and better but for me, the A7s is the camera I always wanted as it means I can use 5.6 or even f8 if I want to. I just don't worry about ISO anymore. I do use ISO 51200 and even higher from time to time (ISO 80,000 is fine for me often and sometimes 102400 is as well). The bands, and odd newspaper have been happy to use some of my shots at 51200. I use auto ISO and what I use depends on where I am aiming at and the light available. I would prefer if it stayed at lower ISOs but sometimes, in some of the bars and pubs I shoot, there is just no choice. With each camera I have used, I have had my limits. Original A7 was 12800 with the odd shot a bit higher, Pentax Kx was ISO 6400, sometimes ISO 8000, My GX7 (I have only used for live music on the odd occasion), I don't like over 3200 (6400 in a pinch). Earlier DSLRs were a bit lower. Film and ISO 3200 was mostly very grainy but I was restricted most of the time to using fast lenses. A few years ago I shot in a club/bar that was lit by a couple of shaded table lamps. I was using an APSC DSLR at the time and ended up with very few usable shots. I would have loved to have an A7s there. Many of my current venues are just pub corners and one is an outdoor beer garden with all gigs at night. I mainly shoot stills but I use the same lenses with the same auto ISO settings for video and have been very happy so far. hyalinejim, markr041 and Flynn 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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