Matt & Kim know how to put on a show. I'd first caught them live at Bamboozle 2010, and it was amazing to see these two performers generate as much energy – and more – than full five or six person bands.
Even after just the first song, the whole of the Pageant was pretty much losing their collective mind for this dance punk duo.
- Nikon D7000
- Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8
- Nikon 75-150mm f/3.5 Series E
Matt & Kim were especially fun to photograph. With performers as overtly and genuinely exuberant on stage as Matt and Kim.
I shot this show with the Nikon D7000, and it performed very well. The Nikon 24-70mmm f/2.8 was just about perfect for this set, due to the distance and position of the pair on a small riser. I would have preferred shooting these guys on a smaller stage, as the riser made the setup top 2-meters from ground level, but the height did make the 24mm end of the Nikkor more than wide enough even on DX.
The only reason I whipped out the Nnikon 75-150mm f/3.5 for was a slightly tighter angle on Matt Johnson, but I could have easily shot without for this set.
While overall I prefer shooting the Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 on full-frame cameras like the Nikon D3 and D700, the 24-70mm transitions so perfectly on an APS/DX body like the D7000 for shows like this on larger stages.