Zoomed out the Panasonic 45-200 lens aperture shuts down to f/5.6. I had to up the ISO in order to be safe with the shutter speed. The 45-200 does have stabilization in it, so the lack of it in the camera body isn't that much of a problem. The only noise reduction I used was on the white wall behind Beegie. The GH2's higher ISO noise handling is quite good and I feel more confident using it at higher ISOs than I did when I first got it.