While visiting Yerevan I shot some stills with the Armenian National Ballet. This was one week before their final dress rehearsal and there was a bit of a lighting issue. I ended up having to shoot at ISO 5000, shutter speed 1/60, and f /2.8, using the Canon 70-200.
This was not ideal and I actually scheduled a re-shoot in a couple of days when they have lighting fully operational. I shot one thousand photos at ISO 5000-6400 and it was painful when I got home and looked at the photos. They are very noisy and lack sharpness. It was a great experience for low light shooting.
I also shot some video at 5000 ISO, that will come to a blog post soon!
On a side note, the ballet, Romeo and Juliet, was spectacular.
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