Best Cameras And Lenses For Concert Photography

by Staff February 3, 2017 at 11:54 am

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  1. We are going to a concert in February, what I have is the Nikon d810, will that work well enough? The lens I have is the 70-300vr, 50mm 1.4g and the tokina 100mm 2.8 macro. Will any of these work or will I need a different lens?

  2. Sorry but I beg to differ.

    You want to get the right exposure regardless of iso.

    Talking noobs to keep their iso low will ruin their first gig.

    Shot some gigs on and off stage with X100,7D as A7, high iso never worried me only look after the exposure. The Sony is particularly awesome since in manual the EC dial with auto iso becomes metering! Although iso is NOT part of exposure!!!

    Pulling shadows is image destroying. Correctly exposed (or even overexposed) images may contain noise but either isn't noticable or can be dealt with in post.

    YMMV

  3. I'm so frustated, but I really need to improve my gear. I was saving for the D500, but I have Canon lenses so it's a down for me, because I would need to start all over. Do you feel like the 6d Mark ii is going to be a good option to wait for concert/festival photography, can't find the ISO is going to have 🙁 awesome video, thanks!

  4. Excellent presentation. I use a 5D Mark 3 with a 35 f/1.4 Sigma in low light clubs. Outdoors a 70-200 f/2.8 or a wide 16-35 f/2.8. I've actually grabbed some superb shots of live performances with a tiny Sony RX100.

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