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    is this allowed?
    not phantom of the opera type, but more of canto pop concerts.

    what about monopods?i intend to get the nearest seat to stage.
    but i would like to shoot half bod or full face.

    oh, i was referring to jacky cheung's concert staging in sgp in july.

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    Default Re: bringing long lenses to concerts?

    IIRC, most concerts won't allow you to bring in those. in fact, usually no photography or video recording is allowed.

    however, you might be able to smuggle in a pns depending on your luck.

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    sure can. just be prepared for the weird looks.

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    PNS is ok. Last Dec I managed to bring in during Sandy Lam concert. All bags have to be checked.

    BUT didn't get any usable pic.

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    PNS?
    then i would rather forget it.sit back, enjoy the concert.

    you mean photography also not allowed?i tot only videography not allowed.

    when i went for the snow wolf lake concert in 2005, they also checked bags...but end of concert, i saw at least a million flashes.
    but i really wonder what the point is.having a pns and sitting so far back.what's there to shoot?

    so, back to question.
    d200 + sb800 + 300 f2.8 + monopod.
    can or cannot?

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    Default Re: bringing long lenses to concerts?

    you need a fast lens with fast ISO
    leave the monopod at home
    bring a WA as well
    leave the flash at home too

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    Default Re: bringing long lenses to concerts?

    you got the 300f2.8 already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    PNS?
    then i would rather forget it.sit back, enjoy the concert.

    you mean photography also not allowed?i tot only videography not allowed.

    when i went for the snow wolf lake concert in 2005, they also checked bags...but end of concert, i saw at least a million flashes.
    but i really wonder what the point is.having a pns and sitting so far back.what's there to shoot?

    so, back to question.
    d200 + sb800 + 300 f2.8 + monopod.
    can or cannot?
    bring 2 bodies one with the 300 f2.8 and 1 with tha WA

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    you need a fast lens with fast ISO
    leave the monopod at home
    bring a WA as well
    leave the flash at home too

    300 f2.8 i really dont think it's that light to hand hold it without monop.

    ya...on second tots, i'll leave the flash at home.

    300 2.8?havent buy.that's why i'm asking now.if can bring then i buy.
    if cant bring, i buy liao, confirm sit inside my dricabi.
    100%.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    bring 2 bodies one with the 300 f2.8 and 1 with tha WA
    i dont have 2 digital bodies.
    i'm still waiting for the 'new' canon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    300 f2.8 i really dont think it's that light to hand hold it without monop.

    ya...on second tots, i'll leave the flash at home.

    300 2.8?havent buy.that's why i'm asking now.if can bring then i buy.
    if cant bring, i buy liao, confirm sit inside my dricabi.
    100%.
    got VR why need monopod?
    Anyway I think the 300 f2.8 is too big if you are shooting from your seat
    will block other ppl watching

    70-200 without the hood
    300 f4
    or your 70-300 VR + high ISO
    better to have noisy pictures than no pictures at all

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    i dont have 2 digital bodies.
    i'm still waiting for the 'new' canon.
    F5? with a WA lens

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeanie View Post
    if cant bring, i buy liao, confirm sit inside my dricabi.
    100%.
    i can help you look after it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    got VR why need monopod?
    Anyway I think the 300 f2.8 is too big if you are shooting from your seat
    will block other ppl watching

    70-200 without the hood
    300 f4
    or your 70-300 VR + high ISO
    better to have noisy pictures than no pictures at all

    it's not the handshake i worry.it's the weight!

    70-300 ah?hahhaa...i got a feeling that lens cannot make it.

    i bought it and used it once only.and has been sitting in dricabi ever since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    F5? with a WA lens
    small petite gal with 2 huge body slr?
    glam or unglam?

    cannot lah.like that confirm genna chased out of concert hall.

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    Default Re: bringing long lenses to concerts?

    when i used to shoot concerts (film)
    I only bring my 80-200 f2.8 and a 17mm lens
    shoot with ektapress 1600 push to ISO3200

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    that's the problem.i dont want these headrocking action shots.
    i want jacky's face pin sharp, though i dont mind taking a few shots like these.

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    I will go for the 70-200VR, since you are getting the nearest seat. 70 will give you the wide angle option. It'll be nice to be able to take some shots of the whole stage during the performance. If you really want a monopod, there are some compact model that folds down short.

    I am not sure whether camera equipment is allowed. I've never been to one with my camera (I've only own a camera for 5 months... I am a newbie). If it is not allowed, you might need a bag that is discrete to bring in your stuff. And your stuff needs to fit into this bag.

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