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Is this camera good for concert photos?

alanbreck

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"RE: Is this camera good for concert photos?"

alanbreck Registered since 29th Dec 2009
Wed 30-Dec-09 12:56 PM

I have shot a few events with my D5000, and it is definitely up to the task. As others have stated here, it's all about the lens. Here are two examples:

a kids play: http://www.jimrosengarth.com/?page=albumhome&id=9

battle of the bands: http://www.jimrosengarth.com/?page=albumhome&id=19

Both are stage events and both had what you would expect for stage lighting. The kids play was held in a church where lighting was less than optimal. I shot both with the Nikkor AF-S DX 17-55mm f/2.8. I used to have the 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6, but the pictures it took weren't worth looking at (I am a perfectionist though). You have to spend money on good glass to get good pictures, but it all depends on what you are willing to put up with. Pro lenses (constant f/2.8) give pro results if you know how to use the camera, the downside being they are expensive. I got a used copy of this lens for $800, and that's about half what it would cost new.

Good luck with your photography!

jimrosengarth.com

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