I recently had two chances to test my Fuji X-T1 in orchestra concert conditions.
- Fuji XC 50-230mm at 230mm
- Tight spot focus
- Spot metering
- Hand held at 1/125, baby! (Great image stabilization)
This is how far back I was.
And here is how close I could get with 230mm:
And 100% cropped:
At 100% crop, I can see her eyelashes! Here is another example:
The mechanical shutter was quiet, but not quiet enough to avoid being picked up by my Canon G15 shooting video about 2 feet away.
Electronic Shutter worked fine in this lighting. (Here are a pair of test shots.)
I found no banding at 1/250 (or slower). I will have to use this exclusively at the next school concert.