Petie53 wrote in post #17067909
I have a 60D and my only low light type lens is my 24-70 F2.8L.
What would you recommend for indoor no-flash usage in cathedrals and other large room low light usage? Would think I would need a zoom and maybe my current 24-70 is the best available range. Was wondering if a prime like an 85 with a 1.8 or better F stop would be better - loose the zoom though. Have been in some large cathedrals and sometimes I really need some reach to get details. What would you use?
Probably the best answer is to get a 6D!
Note that you may not be allowed to use either a tripod or a monopod inside a Cathedral.
60D and Cathedrals? Here's what works for me. I have used the Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM very successfully for handheld situations. If you look at the photos in the album linked below, you can click on "Info" to get basic shooting info.
Basilica, Washington, DC
This was done with ISO 3200, 1/50s, f/3.2.
Here's a link to a bunch of my work, hosted on Zenfolio. You'll see a variety of Cathedrals here with photos taken with various cameras. For the XSi and 60D handheld, the 28mm works great. In one of the recent albums, NYC July 2014, I have a few interior shots of St. Patrick's taken with the 5DM3 and the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM. The 28mm for crop and 50mm for full frame are great lenses for inside a Cathedral if you can't use a tripod.http://grahamglover.zenfolio.com/f593136965
Lastly though, you can use almost anything today. Here's one from the Franciscan Monastery in DC. It was taken with a Canon ELPH 330 on a railing using ISO 3200, 1/15s, and f/4.5. Yes, that's a "cheap point and shoot".
Hope this helps!