Last night I went back down to Heidelberg Theatre Company to see how rehearsals for Arsenic and Old Lace were going, and as the Canons are going back tomorrow, I wanted to see what they were like to use for photographing theatre.
I used the 600D for the photos that I am going to show you now. I have to say that, while the 1100D is a nice camera, I really did prefer using the 600D.
I really enjoyed the play last night. It is my first time seeing it from start to finish and it was a real treat. There is lots going on and plenty to be entertained by. I don’t know how sales for the tickets are going, but if you haven’t booked and are in Melbourne, I suggest you get in quick.
As for the cameras, like I said, they are being picked up tomorrow. They have been great to use. I would have loved to keep the 600D. Though I am curious to see what the other high end cameras would be like. I have to say, if I were buying a kit for the first time now, I really don’t know what I would choose.
The Canons are very versatile, though, and photographing the theatre wasn’t great for them. It can be done, as you can see, but there was a lot of noise that I had a hard time getting rid of, and they were very sensitive to movement. I think that has more to do with the lagtime of the shutter, as my Nikon D300s has a fast shutter, and there is almost no lagtime. If you wanted to shoot theatre, I think you would need to get a better camera.
On the plus side, for most of what I had the cameras for, they were fine. They were very easy to use and carrying them around was lovely as they are light. I would really recommend them to anyone who would like to start taking photos with a DSLR.
Nikon are, apparently, going to be sending me a camera as well. A D5100, which is their equivalent to the 600D. It will be interesting to see what it is like after the Canon. Though, I have to say, I have even considered selling my Nikon gear to try and buy the Canon. I will see what happens. I would like to have the Nikon D800 though, but it’s too much money right now. I need someone who would like to sponsor my blog, and pay me to advertise them or sponsor posts.