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Three Songs, No Flash!: Your Ultimate Guide to Concert Photography by Loe Beerens

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Chapter 18. SLR Cameras and Lenses

The 70-200 mm and 24-70 mm lenses will more or less cover your basic needs. You may even own these lenses already. A potential financial problem is that the luminosity of the lenses must be as high as possible. Low light and fast movements force you to go for faster shutter speeds. As a result, fast lenses are required to face up to any situation. In this case, we are talking about f/2.8 lenses that are rather expensive. Should that be a problem, look for the Sigma and Tokina brands that combine high quality with reasonable prices. In some cases, the objectives of Sigma and Tokina lenses are even better than the ones from the camera manufacturer. A zoom lens of f/4, f/5, or f/6 is a cheaper way out, but it will ...

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