best lowlight lense

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    just looking for advice on what is a good lense for shooting in lowlight. i want to take band pictures without using a flash so i can capture the stagelighting. i was thinking of a 14-24mm f/2.8. im not looking to spend a lot so it doesnt matter if its manual focus.
     
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    that might work. id kinda like a wide lense with a small zoom though. just so i can get some stage shots. im scared that a prime lense might limit me a little to much.
     
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    um... these two sentances don't go together :p
     
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    Nikkor 35mm f/2
    Nikkor 50mm f/1.4
    Sigma 30mm f/1.4
    Sigma 50mm f/1.4

    or Nikkor 20mm / 24mm / 28mm
     
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    1800 isnt cheap to you lol
     
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    Isn't it true though? I see people on here that have nothing but L series lenses from Canon. Those lenses are thousands of $$ and they have like 6-7 of them!
     
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    HeY iTs ScOTtY TPF Noob!

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    being poor sure does suck when your into expensive hobbies.
     
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    I'll second that lol.
     
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    Tell me about I have 4 hobbies Photography, fish keeping, Music (both playing and Producing/engeniering), and Hot rods/mudding.

    You might also want to look for a fast 100mm lense since you cant always get on stage.

    If you are working close with the band tell them to ask for the red or blue to be pulled from the PAR cans and that will help lighten up the stage for you.
     
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    Tokina 11-16 wide-Nikon 85 1.8- 105 F2- Nikon 50 1.4
     

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