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Flashless photograghy I bought a this camera about a month ago. I would like to know what settings I need to put it on so I can take good pictures of a stage performence without having to use my flash. These are the accessories that I have: Canon - EOS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera - Black EOS 40D Canon - 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Telephoto Zoom Lens 0345B002

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Use the highest ISO setting and the largest aperature (low number) possible. A tripod would help as the camera is going to take a slow shot if it has a slow lens (telephoto lens' are slow--high f-stop value) You want to use the kit lens on the camera, no telephoto, the highest mp rating and then crop down the far shots to get your subject framed correctly, then use a noise reduction software program to get rid of any grain the high ISO values sometime leave behind. I wouldnt rely on the telephoto unless you are taking a pic of a chorus or a symphony, not a thrashing guitar player! I used a wide open f1.8 Oly C5050 without flash and got some great crisp, mood lighted shots of a high energy guitarist, not possible with a slower lens.

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If you set the camera to P (program) the flash will not pop up automatically but the camera will still control the shutter speed and aperature settings automatically. Also with the lens you are using you should probably have a tripod which will help you hold the camera more steady.

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