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Norina shouts at Don Pasquale

This picture is part of the reportage I did for Gaetano Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, featured on December 11, 2022, at Teatro Marrucino. It has been the chance to experiment a few tricks to avoid the banding effect caused by the LED pulse frequency and the sensor’s delay in EFC is used.

I chose to go for time rather than aperture priority mode. I also set the shutter speed at 1/50, as suggested in many forums, and the trick worked. In some cases, banding was still present, but it was insignificant. I also tried to shoot in full manual (leaving only the focus in auto.) Some pictures ended up overexposed, and some were underexposed. However, the overall results were acceptable and reasonably easy to fix in post. In this case, I have appreciated the advantage of a mirrorless camera: the possibility to see on-screen the on-the-fly exposure adjustment allowed better control of manual shooting.