6D-Anyone here using it for low light band/concert shooting?-advice please...

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6D-Anyone here using it for low light band/concert shooting?-advice please...
Jan 24, 2013

Hi guys,

Looking for helpful advice from any of you shooting 6d at low light gigs? I was offered a gig at the local pub tonight to shoot their battle of the bands comp for the next few months which is awesome timing as i just purchased the new king of low light Canons :-)))  I already own the 85 1.8 and 50 1.4 and 70-200 2,8. .

Have never done this type of shooting before so i need advice on best setup for lowlight gigs..Here's what i know:I need to freeze action in lowlight to get sharp pics so yes, of course stick to the fast glass but my above mentioned glass have no IS(save 70-200) so keep in mind 1/focal length rule and i want to try and limit the use of speedlights as managers have requested"natural" type shots.  So, if say i need to shoot my 85mm at round 100Tv but still want enough DOF to cover whole band at round 7 Av then my iso will be in the 12800-25k range!..Is that asking to much of the 6D?...Gig is the usual average sized pokey pub with those multicoloured cheapo lights bouncing around all night so i guess safest best is AWB?. I have about $1300. in the kitty at the moment that i would be willing to invest in any crucial bit of kit I 'm missing-is there any MUST have glass that lowlight gig shooters use(anyone using tamron 24-70 for gigs?) that you recommend.   Already have 2 580exii's if flash becomes needed?   Would running around with amonopod for night be an idea?

So if anyone can please give me a lowlight gig setup that would be great...And i 'll have total freedom of the pub so i can get right up in bands face or shoot from the back of the pub( about 30 metres away).

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