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07-21-2011, 11:46 AM   #1
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delivery room photo help

Hi folks,

Don't know if anyone here has taken delivery room pictures of newborns but I am curious to know what setup would be recommended to insur the best quality pictures.

I will be shooting with k-5 \ tamron 28-75 with no flash.
(I am not sure the docs would appreciate a flash going off in the room)

Normally I am in Tav mode but i don't think i will have room for a tripod and with the a shutter speed of 1/500 the ISO might be too high.


Any ideas, suggestions or tips from people who have shot in a delivery room before please advise.

Thank you !

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Get a tripod in case you faint!!!

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I won't faint ... seen the miracle a couple times before :-)

Always had a point and shoot with me tho ... this time i really
wan't to pick up a couple nice shots for the album.
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any wideish zoom is all you need...bright lights and tight spaces, no need for fast apertures nor long reach.

just don't tell your wife you need a wide angle lens to take her picture...such remarks will get you a knuckle sandwich.


...oh and make sure your camera is the THIRD most important thing in the room that day...don't miss enjoying and being a part of the moment.have fun and congrats!!

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I shot my daughter's birth with a K7 and Tamron 28-75, so with a K5, its absolutely fine.

It depends on hospital lighting in the delivery room, but f2.8 is pretty fine in most parts where the 'action' takes place.
Tryng to keep 1/500 is a bit high. I think settling for 1/60 for more still shots and 1/180 for shots with some movement should be fine.

Gd luck and congratulations
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Thanks for the tips.

Very helpful tips.

Mike SF Ill keep the lens at 28mm and worry about cropping in PP.

I discussed taking pictures with my wife and she is adamant that I get a few good ones for her. Because of the drugs she hardly remembers the last time. Her biggest memory is the pain and the bruised hand she left me with hahahah
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