Tips on Shooting Dance Shows?

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  1. BoxPhotographer

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    I'm using a Nikon D80. Would a diffuser and flash bracket be handy? What settings should I be using? I'm am obviously going to shoot in RAW. There's probably going to be lots of colorful lighting, but it is probably also going to be dark. Any tips?
     
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    Fast Lens!!!!! This is crucial. If there is bad lighting+fast people=fast glass. That is really the only option. Try and just pick up a 50 1.8 if you can't afford anything else. Bring up the ISO also depending on the situation. You can always reduce the noise considerably but missing a shot you can't go back and get that. Is flash allowed? Do you have an external flash. How far away will you be? Good luck
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    I'll be up very close. I'll also be able to move any where I want. Will a Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 lense work?
     
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    There is a really good chance that pictures taken with that lens will turn out blurry even with you iso pumped up to 1600. Go out and get a 50mm 1.8 for $100 it will do a lot more damage (in a good way) than the 18-200.

    *i own both we have mentioned and have tried the 18-200 at concerts.
     

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