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1st concert outing with the Cream Machine

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by dzibead, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. I finally got an opportunity to try out my 85mm 1.4 last night at the John Mayer concert in Toronto. I'm pretty pleased for a 1st go. Even the fuzzy ones have interesting light

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  2. One hell of a lens aint it :) 

    Pair it with a D3 and ya almost gotta take a cutting torch and/or crowbar to seperate the pair :) 
  3. mi2ark

    mi2ark Guest

    I'll add it to the list of lenses that I need.

    (thanks for that)

    Great pics!
  4. leahp26


    Apr 28, 2008
    Southern NH
    Great shots - #1 is my favorite (subject doesn't hurt also!!) How close to the stage were you?
  5. Ok... I have to ask cause the curiosity is killing me... How do you get your DSLR in the venue??? Are you part of Media/staff or do you sneak it in???
  6. Zee71


    Apr 1, 2007
    Queens, NY
    Nice series ........ even though the second image isn't focused ..... I like the effect, just something about it. Also, the same question Jose has........how did you bring your camera to the venue???
  7. SP77


    Jun 4, 2007
    Rockville, MD
    These are darn near as good as some D3 shots I've seen taken with an f/2.8! And believe me that's a compliment! Very nice work! :smile:
  8. fjgindy


    Jan 21, 2007
  9. philcozz


    Jun 27, 2007
    Colchester, UK
    #3 is very nice. How DID you get a DSLR into a concert?
  10. I agree. Even some of the blurry ones are really interesting like this one.
  11. Hehehe.... guerilla photography. I sneaked it in in pieces and reassembled once in the venue. Let's just say that this is the one time it pays to have a decent sized rack. :wink:

  12. We were in 4th row dead centre. I wasn't a big Mayer fan till I saw him live the 1st time. Now I'd crawl over broken glass for a ticket. He's something else. They don't call him "Slowhand Jr." for nothing. :cool: 
  13. Steinar


    Aug 16, 2007
    I must say .... these photos are great.
  14. hahaha.... nice! I will have to try it. I have usually just brought my point & shoot with no problems. But bringing in the DSLR would be more challenging!

    "Is that a lens in your pants or are you just happy to see me!?" :wink:
  15. LOL. That's pretty much it. A friend's husband has gone that route with the lens then had my friend carry the body in her purse covered with feminine hygiene products.
  16. PeteZ28


    Oct 5, 2007
    Newtown, PA
    You have some fabulous concert images in your Flickr album, great work!
  17. patti...
    that is funniest thing today

    how did you get to stand RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE STAGE to get these shots?

    well done, by the way
    i like them
  18. Greg, I had tickets for 4th row centre. I'm so addicted to concert photography that I've joined a number of fan clubs of my favourite artists so I can get presale tix. Last time I saw John it was 3rd row centre but I only had a P&S then.

    P.S. my concert junkie cohorts refer to my camera as the 'boob cam'.
  19. Thanks everyone for the kind words. I've got Police concerts in NY next month but I won't be close enough to use it except possibly at MSG for their final gig. After that I can be contacted at debtor's prison where they've booked my a suite.
  20. wbeem


    Feb 11, 2007
    Sanford, FL
    William Beem

    One time? Hell, I can imagine lots of moments.
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