Tips for shooting music concert?

Started Jan 29, 2013 | Questions thread
Cyberman
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Re: Tips for shooting music concert?
In reply to Johnben, Feb 2, 2013

Recently I shot a great concert with my A99.

If it's a sedate concert, sure use manual exposure, but this concert had a great light show and the lights were changing second by second.

I was using my old Sony 18-200mm f3.5-6.3 APS-C lens, which did a surprisingly good job. The wide angle was good for getting crowd shots.

I wouldn't want to be changing lenses at all. If I had your choice of lenses, I'd stick to your 70-200 f/2.8, as long as you're not too close to the stage. Actually you're using the A77, so its crop may make this lens impractical unless you're a decent distance from the stage. As you are hinting you want an excuse the buy some new gear, I'd suggest you buy an A99.

P.S. RAW for sure

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