« on: June 29, 2012, 03:33:39 PM »
I'm actually getting ready tonight to (try) to shoot a concert in a VERY small venue. Not sure what lighting will be...etc.
I have a 5D3, but only one lens I have is very fast my 85mm 1.8.
I have a 17-40mm L f/4, and the kit 24-105mm f/4 L lenses.
Any advice for trying to get some good useable shots?
I'm needing to learn how to do like you did, in particular with lighting in the back...how do you go about metering and setting exposure so that I don't get all silloettes?
I'm planning to try to shoot manual....with maybe some apeture priority....
I shot aperture priority with 70-200mm at f/2.8 at iso 3200-6400. auto white balance. if there are a lot of tungsten lights then use tungsten white balance. I ended up switching most of my shots to tungsten wb in lightroom. I had to set the exposure compensation -1 stop or else the shot would have been over exposed due to all the black in the background. each shot you focus on take 2- 4 times to bring up your possibility of getting a sharp shot. evaluative metering mode. i would probably rely on your 85mm if it is tight enough as you will really need to push your iso up if you used the 24-105. you could use you 24-105 at 4.0 with "is" turned on and iso 6400-12800. you will still get great shots since the mkIII is SO great with high iso. hope that helps! i didn't have much issue with silhouettes since the black in the background made the camera want to come up in exposure.