Concert Photography Gear Guide: Revised

nikon-d2xs.jpgI've revised the Gear Guide to focus more specifically on gear that I use for events. The page takes a move away from a generic listing to give a little more information on my specific use of the gear in my kit, especially with regard to lens pairings with my D2x.

Previously, the guide gave a more general overview of the current DSLRs and suggestions for lenses suitable for concert photography. The revised page now keeps most of the latter, albeit in Nikon F-mount, but removes all camera-bodies except for my Nikon D2x.

The equipment guide currently covers the following sections and items:

Camera Body

Nikon D2x

Lenses (zooms)

Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8
Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR

Lenses (primes)

Sigma 30mm f/1.4
Nikon 50mm f/1.4
Nikon 85mm f/1.4

Supplementary Gear

Nexto CF OTG
Kinesis bags
Ridata 4gb CF cards

I'll be expanding this page with more specific information for the lenses and may add links to images as examples. In the meantime, I may add or reformat the previous information.

My Camera DSLR and Lenses for Concert Photography

Nikon Z 7:
I use two Nikon Z 7 for my live music photography. A true do-it-all mirrorless camera with amazing AF, great speed and fantastic resolution.


Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8S:
The 24-70mm is my go-to lens. The range is ideal for stage front photography and the image quality is superb.


Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 VR:
A perfect pair to the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8, I can basically shoot any job with the midrange and this lens. Superb image quality.


Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8:
Ultra-wide perspective, ridiculously sharp even wide open at f/2.8. I love using this lens up-close and personal, where it excels.

See My Full Kit for Concert Photography

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