Springsteen: 63 Years / Lens: 39 Years / Camera: 8 Mths
6 months ago
I had a chance to see Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band in concert last night, so took along my NEX-7 with vintage Takumar 105mm attached. Three reasons:
(1) This combo (the 105 is very compact) fit nicely in my jacket pocket, so no questions from security
(2) At F2.8, this is a fairly fast short telephoto, needed in the light available.
(3) The lens was made in 1973, the same year Springsteen released his first album ("Greetings from Asbury Park, NJ") - so a nice nod to the past.
No great work here, but fun to snap a few pictures when not dancing. Ambient light was a bit of an issue, with large changes in settings required as lights changed. Shot in Shutter priority mode at 1/200, ISO ranged from 800 to 12,800 on some shots. I figured out pretty early that I was better off shooting lower ISO and pulling details from shadows. Almost all shot at f2.8. We were in the seats, not on the floor, but good seats about 60-80' from the stage.
Although I am not a HUGE Springsteen fan, this was a great show and worth seeing for anyone who appreciates talented bands and great energy - he played without a break for well over 3 hours, 17 musicians keeping up the whole time.
First ever concert pictures. C&C completely welcome, but be gentle, it's my first time
If you take a great photograph, I really don't care whether it came from a Leica or smartphone. Just share it.
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