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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2009 10:08 am 
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Hello,
I'm extremely interested in concert photography, and will be purchasing an DSLR camera and lens for this type of situation.

Does anyone have any recommendations as to which Nikon to go with? As well as a lens? I know the lens will be pricy, so please suggest a Nikon body that is less then $900.

Also, and tips when shooting a concert indoors? Or techniques?

I will be about 15 feet away from the band members/stage max.

Thanks a lot! :shock:


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Check out the D90, I've shot a concert with it. Some pics are on my DeviantArt ;)

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d90...if it doesnt fit your budget, then canon t1i or nikon d5000

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Seeing as you've decided to go with Nikon, I've moved this thread to where I think it would be more appropriate. This way you should get more replies.

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More likely the D5000 than the t1i. The D5000 has a tilt screen, which can be useful for concerts, and shares pretty much the same noise performance the D90 has.

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i have shot a few Concerts now and it is all about the high ISO performance for me.

You want to get a Lens with a focal ratio eg.f/1.8-2.8 range, so you may want to look at a prime lens.
Good High ISO performance, just check out Gordon's reviews on the matter

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_EOS_500D_Digital_Rebel_T1i/noise.shtml

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Canon_EOS_500D_Digital_Rebel_T1i/noise_vs_450D_XSi.shtml

also a good frames per second shot rate can help, i find my self taking up to 10 shots of a drummer for instance because it is tough to get him to stay still.

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