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Seeing all these awesome shots the last few days got my mind all worked up trying to figure out how to get a D600. You folks are a bad influence, you should be ashamed of yourselves.
On another note, I was shooting an event this past weekend and my D7000 could not meter worth beans. Center and spot metering was hit and miss at best. Not sure what they did with the lights, but my camera was nothing but confused. So in about two hours, I worked through in my head how to really go all manual (shutter/aperture/ISO) to compensate...Show more →
Kevin, manual exposure is the way to go for most stage-events (in my opinion). I've shot a ton of concert-, theatre- and other stage-events and can't imagine to work in A- or S-mode. Black curtains behind a singer for instance will confuse most cameras. Strong backlighting will do the same. Usually I try to find a "standard-exposure" (quick check for blinking highlights) and adjust manually by instinct, not by the meter, if the singer/actor walks into a less well lit corner of the stage (just an example).
Back in the film-days I've shot basically everything on stage at f/2.8 and a 1/250sec and just changed the developing time to adjust for more or less light ;-)
Edit: congrats to your PK-13! Can't wait to see your work with it.