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Feb 19, 2011 07:12 |  #1

Going to JFK Presidential Library and Museum, would like advice on settings on my 60D and what has worked for you. I don't want to use flash and disturb everyone. Thanks in advance.




  
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Feb 19, 2011 07:18 |  #2

Manual mode, ISO 1600, lowest f/number you can go (f3/.5) try a shutter speed of about 1/60. The exact settings depend on the light - different parts of the museum will be darker than others. If you're in a well lit area you might be able to drop the ISO to 400, as it gets darker drop to 800 or 1600.

Check your histogram and make sure you're not underexposing or the images will look noisier.


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Feb 19, 2011 08:18 as a reply to  @ JoYork's post |  #3

Thanks for the tips.




  
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Feb 19, 2011 10:07 as a reply to  @ jgaurd's post |  #4

Here's another view.

Just so it's clear, use the Canon 18-135mm. You'll want wide angle.

Settings:
Image recording quality RAW
Auto ISO, limited to 3200
Camera on Av mode, with aperture set to lowest number
Drive set to high speed continuous shooting
Expose the image properly, not over or under

If you use the high speed continuous shooting, you can either take a single shot or bursts. A burst of 3 shots should be sufficient if your shutter speed gets really low (because the lighting is low).

Shooting this way can increase the noise over a lower ISO setting, but the tradeoff is noise versus blur.


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Feb 19, 2011 10:15 |  #5

Use a tripod




  
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Feb 19, 2011 10:19 |  #6

Jigglypuff wrote in post #11873278 (external link)
I'm almost certain this will trump everyone else's advice: use a tripod

A tripod is great IF it's allowed. My assumption was that the OP was aware of that and that the use of a tripod or monopod wasn't an option.

Some museums do allow the use of tripods, though there are conditions for it. Sometimes you need to request a permit, and then those may be available only on certain days of the week.


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Feb 19, 2011 10:39 |  #7

To minimize the sound of the mirror and shutter, consider using Mode 2.




  
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Feb 19, 2011 10:57 |  #8

Jim60D wrote in post #11873381 (external link)
To minimize the sound of the mirror and shutter, consider using Mode 2.

That only works in Live View.


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