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10-11-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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Band / Nightclub KIT.. suggestions?

With the K-5 looking like a winner in the + ISO camp..

Thinking of this kit for Band / indoor lowlight Events..

SIGMA 10-20 mm F 3.5mm HSM

SIGMA 30 mm F 1.4mm

SIGMA 50-150 mm F 2.8 HSM

Plus a af 540 fgz..

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I'm a pretty big advocate of the DA40 for indoor events despite its "slow" 2.8 aperture as it autofocuses great even in the dark, and like you said, with high ISO being a strong point of the K-5, super-fast lenses are becoming less neccesary to some degree. Plus 40mm is a pretty useful focal length - you can back up enough to get a group shot of a band, but it can be good for portraits too:





It's mighty sharp too, this is a pretty hefty crop:




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I am a big fan of the DA 40mm f 2.8 myself... Top IQ





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Sorry, I got a bit distracted by your pictures. What? Oh. Yes. IQ. Good.

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Whatever suits your shooting style.
What about the 28-75/2.8 + 14/2.8? I can't imagine shooting a band lost in a crowd with a telephoto like 150mm. I'm also lucky to own FA 24/2 and 35/2 which happen to be useful on this kind of events.
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