will i need a speedlight to use my 70-200 f/4 non-IS @ 200mm?

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  1. JonathanNYC

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    So i'm waiting to get my lens in the mail, and I know a lot of people complain of the blurring if the lens is at full zoom without a tripod and under low light conditions, how well can a 60D stock flash compensate if I were to speed up the shutter speed? will I need a speedlight? better question, what is the effective range of a stock flash versus other flashes on the market? :thumbup:


     
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    Are you saying you want to use the pop up flash with a 200mm range?
     
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    200mm, f/4, and low light is not really a good combination. If you bought this lens for low light use, you probably bought the wrong lens.


    I have it, and it's a great lens, but it is not a great low light lens.
     
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    i've used my kit lens 18-135 at full zoom in restaurants when I want to capture candid shots of people without them knowing, im wondering if this can be done with the 70-200 as well. obviously I would need to use a fast shutter speed and lots of light, i haven't gotten the lens yet so i haven't played with it, so i was pretty much wondering out of curiosity.

    pretty much, but moreso to zoom in on subjects in a less than sunny day environment.
     
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    Do you think they will know if you flash them?
     
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    Its about shutter speed. Bring the ISO up and have about 1/500 or faster shutter speed. 1/500 may be a little high but I rather be sure.
     
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    Push comes to shove auto ISo is your friend. Set your max sensitivity and your minimum shutter.

    I have learned the hard way that a noisy in focus pic is better than clean and oof.
     
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    You must be a Nikon shooter. Most Canon camera auto ISO sucks..
     
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    Schwetty lmao !! Yea I'm a Nikon guy. Hahaha
     
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    Thanks for the replies all. I've got a 430ex speedlite on its way.


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    If you can't sustain a shutter speed of AT LEAST 1/250s, or better yet, 1/320s... Then yes, I'd use a speedlight. Preferably off camera.
     

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