Shooting a big concert for my first time...

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  1. GorillaJJitsu

    GorillaJJitsu TPF Noob!

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    well, big in the metal world. It’s going to be at a house of blues here in Los Angeles. I havent Shot a concert before but I’ve shot my Jiu jitsu classes which i know Are higher shutter speeds etc.

    But my only lenses are a canon 50mm 1.8, 85mm 1.8 and the first line of the 24-105mm 4.0.

    Any advice on which lens would be best for a concert? And no I don’t have flash lol!


     
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    Designer Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Flash is probably prohibited anyway, so don't even bother, other than to verify.

    How close can you get to the stage? If you can touch the stage, use the 50. If you are in the 12th row, use the 85.
     
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    Pretty much this. Your other option would be to rent something like a 70-200 2.8 or 85 1.4; a one-night rental probably won't break the bank and will give you a lot more flexibility.
     
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    Ah
    Ah! didn’t think about that. Yea no flash. And I’ll have the spot in between the barricade and the stage right in their faces and stage side
     
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    Ugh yea break the band and get stabbed by the wife lol
     
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    use the 85 1.8
     
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    Why are you not taking all three? I can see wanting a variety of close up, midrange and wide angle shots. Are you going to be shooting the whole concert or just the first few songs?
     

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