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For events and concerts, I'd recommend a zoom.
If you are in the press pit at a concert, the performer is not always at the front of the stage. They move around and you can't get any closer than the front edge of the stage. If the front man backs up a few feet or if you want to shoot the drummer, bassist etc you are generally out of luck.
For event photos, unless you are doing the 'hi, can I take your picture' and then everyone poses and smiles you need more range. I shoot a PJ style for events...Show more →
That's what they need but not what they want, since they want to get the thin DOF look and feel at f/1.4.
Edited on Mar 06, 2013 at 07:05 PM · View previous versions