Shooting a Concert....

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  1. Ethan L

    Ethan L TPF Noob!

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    Some people want me to shoot a music concert any suggestions on what i should use and what setting i should have on my camera. Im using a Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ18.
     
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    Most concert photographers use something in the realm of the 70-200 2.8 lenses. Obviously Nikon and Canon both have them and they both have versions with Image Stabilization. I don't know if they make something of that sort for the Panasonic...
     
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    ya i like my camera, but the accessories are very limited
     
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    Don't know anything about your camera, but best settings -if you have good manual control over your camera- are:

    1. a high iso (800 to 1200) because there is usually very little light
    2. largest aperture (so smallest f number, f/2.8 or lower if possible) to let in max amt of light
    3. autofocus. you don't have time to manually adjust focus, things move around way too fast on stage
    4. shutter time around 1/100 of a second, preferably faster (same reason as above)
    5. shoot in raw. this will give you most abailities to fix things afterwards

    Hope that helped.
     

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