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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 March 2009 at 16:25
here's a couple of mine. nothing special but this was my first time doing it.



 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 March 2009 at 16:36
Nice shots guys - really nice shots.

Johan -welcome to Dyxum - great first post
I've been away!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 March 2009 at 16:50
its definately difficult.. but i'd say equipment might be more important than talent. I really like bluntman and Johan_G's first shot.

a700+latest firmware, a fast sharp tele (e.g. 135/1.8 or 70-200/2.8), antishake+a steady hand, unrestricted access, RAW shooting and an imaginative mind is what makes or breaks it, yea? Otherwise you're really testing your equipment.

I tried, not that successfully i might add, with a900+58/1.2, it was definately too short a focal length.
Sony α100, Sony 18-70mm f/3.5-5.6, Sony 75-300mm f/4.5-5.6
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 March 2009 at 17:28
This was an easy one, day concert, Michael Doucet of Beau Soleil. A700 Min 80-200/2.8.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 March 2009 at 23:12
ah dammit!!! give me a sec!
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Ok working now (t'was my first go)

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 March 2009 at 11:11
Thanks nigelbrooks and 6tyNine

I'll guess that the equipment makes difference but I got to admit that I use an KM D5D and an A-200 with Minolta 50/f1,7 and a Sigma 105/f2,8 EX DG and mainly MF
Just bought my self an Min 80-200 HS APO G and realy waiting to the next concert.

The best part of shooting concerts, in my eyes, is that you'll never know whats your up aginst until you stand there, one concert ISO-1600 f/1,7 -2EV at 1/15s next concert, ISO-400 f/5,6 1/400s and it could all change in a second...

 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 March 2009 at 13:28
Unfortunately lighting between venues changes dramatically. I have shot one concert at ISO400 and another at ISO1000 and thats at the same venue, one week apart! Go Figure.

I usually use 50mmF1.7 and 85mmF1.4 on an A700, but on the odd occasion in a larger venue I use my 80-200/2.8HSG. Both of these are from the same venue;

1. Jeff Lange: A700 & 50/1.7 @ ISO400, F3.2, 1/250sec


2. Tete: A700 & 85/1.4 @ ISO800, F2.8, 1/25sec


PS: The 135/1.8 is a nice lens for concerts also, but I dont have one of those.

Edited by wolfy - 04 March 2009 at 13:39
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 March 2009 at 13:31
Mary J Blige in concert - A350 with Minolta 135 2.8

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 March 2009 at 16:40
Johan G: That big, white 80-200mm can be a blessing, and a curse. It's really heavy to handhold all night and it might draw unwanted attention if there are restrictions on photography. On the other hand, you'll look really professional and might get yourself some working room. Let's see the results next time you shoot.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 04 March 2009 at 19:49
This one is technically rubbish with all kinds of motion blur and camera shake but I had to share it just because for me it captured the mood at this gig perfectly. (plus they had amazing lighting)
no PP except a crop
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 March 2009 at 20:50
my first try at any kind of event photography


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 March 2009 at 21:34
Hi guys,

here some A700 + CZ135 + CZ16-80 shots from a recent small jazz gig, the drummer is a friend of mine. It was a small pub, but had interesting lighting.ISO 800 to 1600.
Here come "Tockner-Tanschek-Knapp":

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3. ISO1600,no NR

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6. kit study

7. the whole venue


regards,
Bernd

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 March 2009 at 01:42
The zoom blur (No 2) was a good idea. I'll try to have a play with that next time I'm doing concert stuff. The way cymbals and drum stands reflect lights can be great at times as well, as per your "Kit Study". Good job for a slowish lens! (by concert standards)
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