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Old 9th February 2008, 4:06 PM   #1
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Default Iron Maiden concert photos

Taken with 40d+100mm f2.8 Macro.

I couldn't do much from the distance I was, so took what I learnt at my first concert using my 40D and applied here...I think they came out ok, obviously nothing fantastic in composition etc.

Just sharing mainly

Though I am looking for a 70-200 F4L IS USM, any experiences using it for this sort of application?




























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Old 9th February 2008, 4:41 PM   #2
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Some very nice shots in there, mate.
If you're going to use a 70-200mm, the 2.8 is going to be handy...
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Old 9th February 2008, 6:07 PM   #3
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Some very nice shots in there, mate.
If you're going to use a 70-200mm, the 2.8 is going to be handy...
Thanks

Do you think the colours are a bit warm?
I cropped, removed noise, adjusted contrast at work, and a little bit of colour adjustment.

As for the lens, I have been thinking about this and reading lots of opinions, and decided on the f4L version. For two reasons, price (with IS USM) and the fact that f7/f8 was producing the best results on the 100mm length.
Oh, and all the evidence says the F4L IS USM is sharper than the F2.8.

First half of Nightwish last week I shot at f2.8 and every single image was not sharp, then I switched to f8 and the difference was pretty damn noticeable.
Must be the small DOF at that distance. No problems focusing either so f2.8 wouldn't really help there either.
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Old 9th February 2008, 6:13 PM   #4
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Your photos agree with what I thought/could see..... There was no drummer

I'll get some friends to take a look at them aswell, as from what they told me, they were centre, 5 people back, so they might be able to spot themselves
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Old 9th February 2008, 6:14 PM   #5
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exposure bias of -1?
you could have dropped the iso to 1600 and stopped down to f5.6 and your shots would have been that much clearer.
with virtually the same shutter speed.
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How'd you manage to smuggle a 40D into a concert. Thats brilliant mate!

Thanks for the photos. I'd be stoked if I got concert shots like that.
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exposure bias of -1?
you could have dropped the iso to 1600 and stopped down to f5.6 and your shots would have been that much clearer.
with virtually the same shutter speed.
Trust me I tried here, and at Nightwish.

F7/f8 works best, with the 100mm Macro at least.
F6.3 is ok (and most of these ones were f6.3), but anything under is not sharp across the whole image at all.

Also, I didn't want to overexpose with the lights hitting my focus point at the wrong time.

I was shooting bursts in Av mode, so some came out with ISO3200, 1/400 etc .

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How'd you manage to smuggle a 40D into a concert. Thats brilliant mate!

Thanks for the photos. I'd be stoked if I got concert shots like that.
I didn't smuggle it in

The security sign said no tripods or cameras with lenses over 200mm... Security guard checked my camera. Only asked lens size, wouldn't know a 100mm macro from a 70-300 kit lens.
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Arghhh that sucks .. here in Sydney even the small venues roast you over a pissy digital camera.
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Nice photos dude!
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I'm heading to the bne gig - cannot wait the set lists and reviews all look amazing - as do some of the shots.

I got to see them at Graspop (www.graspop.be) a few years ago - looks like they have refined the Eddie a bit. Trooper looks the same...

I'm like a giggle school kid :P
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Old 9th February 2008, 11:42 PM   #11
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I can't see any reason you'd NOT shoot wide open in that sort of situation, especially with something as sharp as the 100 macro.
That said, they're cool photos.

edit: just read one of your other posts. If you've got a 100 macro that's not sharp wide open, there's something wrong with it.... it's probably one of the sharpest 3 or 4 lenses canon makes.
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I can't see any reason you'd NOT shoot wide open in that sort of situation, especially with something as sharp as the 100 macro.
That said, they're cool photos.

edit: just read one of your other posts. If you've got a 100 macro that's not sharp wide open, there's something wrong with it.... it's probably one of the sharpest 3 or 4 lenses canon makes.
It is sharp, but the DOF doesn't seem to cover the whole stage. Sure, if I was in front of the stage and could get a whole body in frame f2.8 would be great, but from that distance nope.
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Old 10th February 2008, 2:09 AM   #13
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Excellent pics mate. Thanks for sharing them with us.

I was going to take my camera with me (Pana FZ50) but I didn't want to get screwed by security and have to check it in the cloak room like they expected me to do at the P!nk concert at Rod Laver (which I didn't do, I smuggled it instead). I erred on the side of caution and left it at home this time.

Now I am absolutely bleeding that I didn't take it.

Looks like we would have been sitting in a similar area, from the angle of your shots.

Thanks again, at least I can save your pics as memories from the concert.

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I was there Wednesday night pretty near where you were.

Great to see some shots already
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Old 10th February 2008, 3:33 PM   #15
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Damn, some nice shots! Cool colours too. The lighting looks more camera friendly, better than lot of concerts I've been to.

and damn them and their stamina. To play a 90 minute concert or longer whilst jumping around at the age of > 45 really proves they know how to rock still
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