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I'm torn between a good professional camera under 800.00

by evprobe / October 9, 2007 5:52 AM PDT

Can you all help me to decide what professional camera would be good in lo light settings...very dark. Quick shutter time.
I do have the Fuji F30 which is wonderful in lo-light/dark settings, but I want a professional camera to take telephoto and wide angle shots. I am a belly dancer, and when I go to the shows to support my fellow dancers, the clubs are dim, lo lighting. I would like to take professional pictures with fast shutter speed in action in the lo light setting. What camera would be better, Canon or Nikon and what style number?
thank you

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DSLR camera for low light
by snapshot2 Forum moderator / October 9, 2007 7:11 AM PDT
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Low light photos
by hjfok / October 9, 2007 9:18 AM PDT

Agree with above. But sometimes even with a bright lens, it may not work very well capturing motion in very low light condition. There is a limit on how low the light can get. A tripod or support to stablize the camera will be helpful in very low light. It will help a lot if there is stage or spot light on the dancers. If you dance in the dark with minimal light, you may need a flash if allowed. In general, a bounce flash with a diffuser (eg. Gary Fong lightsphere II) gives much better results than a built-in flash.

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