So, looks like I might (hopefully!) be shooting this Sunday at The Viper Room, been there before, it's a smallish venue compared to a concert hall, but decent enough sized for night club music venues. So, I'm looking to rent a lens or two to fill in a hole or two in my kit. I have shot some performances before, but those were in smaller venues, under less pressure. While this isn't a paying gig, it certainly might lead to some in the future.
So, I've currently got the 5d2, 5d3, 24-105L f/4, 85 f/1.8, 135L f/2.
I love the 24-105, but at f/4 in low light, even with the high ISO capabilities, it just won't fly. Plus, on the 5d3 I won't get the super sensitive dual-cross points in the center.
So, I need something at the wide end that's fast so I can get the full stage shots & such. I've shot with the 24L f/1.4 which I love, but I'm kinda thinking of the 24-70L f/2.8 which, while a good bit slower, I'd probably be shooting closer to that f-stop anyway since I do need some DOF. Plus, it offers some versatility in being able to zoom in decently.
There's also the 16-35L f/2.8 if I want some ultra-wide, and I was debating the 35L f/1.4.
Not sure if I'll shoot with both bodies, but it certainly is an option. My initial thoughts (as writing this post starts refining) is get the 16-35L & 24-70L, and bring my 135L & maybe my 85 1.8 in case I want to switch one or both.