I was in the Metropolitan Museum of Art the other day, and I was having lots of trouble photographing stuff in cases. How do you guys do it? Would you use a circular polarizer to cut down on the reflections from windows?
My plan of attack that day was to just bump ISO- I never dropped below 400, sometimes went to 800. I haven't looked at the photos yet, but I don't think they were very good. I didn't have a very wide lens to get everything in, nor was it very fast. I now can see how some people want a wide prime with AF-S, maybe VR too?
Edit- On certain days the Met allows tripods, but you must get it approved by the museum.