Musical Instrument Glare

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by wjastrow, Mar 18, 2006.

  1. wjastrow

    wjastrow TPF Noob!

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    I recently had occassion to snap images of a school band (as a favor) using my Nikon D70 and a Nikon 70-300mm ED glass lense in an audituriom where I didn't have control over the lighting and wasn't able to use ANY flash.

    I used automatic focus, with the setting of "dynamic area".

    The results seemed erratic.

    If I could "see" unobstructed faces, more center stage, they came out quite well, however, the D70 seemed very confused by the glare of brass instruments and produced a "blurred" image.

    Was this my imagination alone or an unfortunate reality and if the latter, is there a practical work-around?

    I'm perfectly willing to hear the issue is with me but would appreciate an explanation that would help me address this failing.

    Thanks.
     
  2. craig

    craig TPF Noob!

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    My experience with the D1H is somewhat similar. I switch between Dynamic and Single area.
     

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