D90, Tamron 28-75 tested at a lowlight performance.
First time I shot at at theatrical type venue with a DSLR although I shot at similar venues before with flash; so I know what to expect. Even that, I find this type of performance quite challenging. Especially bad when the performers wear white or similarly bright outfits. I think I would get better result if I put -0.3 EV and post process later.
Anyway, here is some samples from the new Tamron. My son is on the left.. the bugger forgot his lines.
Nikon D90, D80
Nikkor 16-85mm AF-S DX F/3.5-5.6G ED VR, Tamron SP AF 28-75mm F/2.8 XR Di LD Aspherical (IF) macro, Nikkor 50mm F/1.4D, Nikkor 50mm F/1.8D, Nikkor AF-S VR 70-300mm F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED, Sigma 105mm F/2.8 EX DG Macro ||| 2x SB800 | SB600 ||| Manfrotto 190XB