Concert photography: Canon 5d or 50d?

Started Oct 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
Alberto76
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Re: Concert photography: Canon 5d or 50d?
In reply to JontraL, Oct 4, 2012

Hi,

as others (partly) mentioned already, it really depends on what kind of concerts (in pubs, on a small stage, on big stages, ...) and with which lenses. You may find a 300mm to be a bit short on ff cameras in medium/big-stage concerts. But, usually, on these stages, there will be enough light to have good quality photos even with the 50D. If you plan to shoot in pubs or small places, the 5D is probably the right choice as, in most of the cases, light will be scarce in these locations and you do not need very long tele-lenses.

You can find some photos shot during a concert with a big (but I would not define it huge) stage on my website:

http://albertoferrante.name/photos/music/estival/2012 (photos shot by using a 5DIII and a 7D with a Sigma 100-300 f4, Canon 24-70, Canon 85mm f1.8, Canon 135 f2, Sigma 50mm f1.4, Kenko 1.4x extender).

The stage of Estivaljazz 2012, Lugano (Switzerland)

Regards,

Alberto

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