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Lens choice for concert
« on: September 13, 2012, 02:29:07 PM »
Will be shooting at a rock/orchestra concert in 2 days time, besides the 1DX in spot metering mode, what lens choice should I go for? I was going for 70-200 f/2.8, 8-15 mm fisheye and 24 mm TS-E for creative shots. Would there be a particular need for the 400 mm for close tight shots of performers?

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Re: Lens choice for concert
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2012, 03:26:01 PM »
200mm F/2.  :o

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Re: Lens choice for concert
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2012, 04:58:00 PM »
I don't have access to that glass unfortunately, have the 135 f/2 but I prefer the 70-200 II for versatility

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Re: Lens choice for concert
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2012, 05:06:15 PM »
I don't have access to that glass unfortunately, have the 135 f/2 but I prefer the 70-200 II for versatility

So use the 70-200 II ;)

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Re: Lens choice for concert
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2012, 05:14:02 PM »
Same, my vote is for the 70-200 2.8II.  Used it at a couple of events now and it's superb.
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Re: Lens choice for concert
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2012, 05:14:59 PM »
I don't have access to that glass unfortunately, have the 135 f/2 but I prefer the 70-200 II for versatility

So use the 70-200 II ;)

Trust me I will but was asking whether anyone whether a longer telephoto has a use for closer portrait shots.

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Re: Lens choice for concert
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2012, 05:18:15 PM »
Yes, use the 400 for getting really close to subjects - should give you some very interesting shots

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Re: Lens choice for concert
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Re: Lens choice for concert
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2012, 05:47:39 PM »
You mention taking a Fish Eye and the 24TS which suggests you will be close to the action. The 135 f2 will be the sharpest and offer the best subject isolation. The 70-200 would be the next best choice.
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Re: Lens choice for concert
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2012, 05:47:39 PM »