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    Hi, I'll be attending a band gig(rock/alternative kind of genres) next weekend and i want to experiment taking shots of the event. I want to rent a suitable lens for this event.
    I have a canon 500D body. Gig will be held indoors, quite a small studio, so expected would be low lighting and crowded area. Will a 50mm f/1.4 lens be good enough?

    I'm a newbie and definitely in need of tips and advise (:

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    If you can get upclose infront then i would really recommend a wide angle lens. Prolly the 10-20 or 12-24.

    50/1.4, depending on how you would like to shoot it? i seldom use anything above 35mm for gigs because i dont like the kind of perspective it gives me. Well that's just me, im a wide angle person.

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    Another alternative is to get a zoom (17-55mm f2.8) and pump up the ISO.

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    Ahh alright (: thank you for your advise. though i'll just try out the 50/1.4 first, since i've already reserved it. i'll try out the other lens for other upcoming gigs or events!

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    Since it'll be a sml studio and crowded, do take note first how far away you'll need to back up for shots.
    It may be too restrictive if thats the only lens u bringing.
    Last edited by redmonsoon; 1st November 2009 at 03:17 PM.

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    sure! i'll take note

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    Quote Originally Posted by azieai View Post
    Hi, I'll be attending a band gig(rock/alternative kind of genres) next weekend and i want to experiment taking shots of the event. I want to rent a suitable lens for this event.
    I have a canon 500D body. Gig will be held indoors, quite a small studio, so expected would be low lighting and crowded area. Will a 50mm f/1.4 lens be good enough?

    I'm a newbie and definitely in need of tips and advise (:
    It depends on the lighting conditons, typically you'll be shooting at 1600 ISO or 3200 ISO and if you can beg, borrow or scrounge a wide angle f2.8 zoom lens go for it. A 50mm f1.4 will work but will be a bit long for most shots.

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    you may want to reconsider a fisheye lens since it's a small place.
    just my suggestion :]
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