Anupam Basu , Aug 03, 2005; 11:58 p.m.
1/30 should be hand-holdable with a bit of practice. The trick is to drag the shutter as much as possible. 1/30 @ f2.8 @ ISO 800 sounds about the right exposure for a moderately lit room. Maybe you can begin with the shutter a stop faster (either underexpose the backgorund by a stop or up the ISO to 1600) and then work your way to 1/30 eventually. Another thing that might cause unsharp pics at 1/30 is subject movement. If the foreground subject is moving and is well lit enough, it might register as a slight motion blur in spite of the flash.