My friend, Julia Dennebaum, debuted some of her paintings at a show in Red Bank, and I took the 7D along to document some of the event.The venue proved to be a challenging space. I had never been there before, so I had no idea about the lighting. I did not know that it was going to be a dark bar setting. The low light really gave me the chance to pus h this camera's low light capabilities. I traveled light with just the camera, a 20-70mm f/2.8L lens, and the Zacuto Z-Finder. I shot mostly wide open at ISO's as high as 3200, but this was because of my choice to shoot at 60p with a shutter speed of 1/125. If I shot at 24p or 30p, I could have slowed down the shutter and gotten a little more exposure. The footage is grainy, but usable. If had my Litepanel LED, it would have made a world of difference, but I was attending more as a spectator and a friend than a camera man, and I wanted to be as inconspicuous as possible.
You can take a look at the video I edited below. I love Julia's artwork, and I hope that some of you will too.