Brad Doyle (austinpowers)on November 28, 2006
Believe it or not, all these photos were shot at ISO 100. I know it's counterintuitive, but I got tired of dealing with the grain in the higher ISO settings. Eventually I discovered that the lower setting would work well enough if I tweaked some of the camera's other manual settings. The picture quality speaks for itself. I do love the 12x optical zoom. I could never go back. It's a bit bulky to sneak in, but that lens sure makes a difference. You have great seats for your show, so should get some decent shots. Whenever I'm that close, I tend to make friends with one of the security guys and ask them about the camera policy. I never use flash and tell them that upfront. That, along with the use of a non-pro camera usually keeps them happy. I think they call it "standard camera policy". They will get upset with you if they think you're taking video, so you have to be more careful about that. Email if you have any other camera questions....my address is on the home page here. Good luck with your show tonight. I'll check out your links. Thanks.
G & Don November 28, 2006
Wow, the 12x zoom is sweet on that thing. What ISO were you shooting? 1600? Saw some great BNL shots taken in NYC w/ an Olympus C-720 Ultra Zoom (10x): http://imageevent.com/woolfland/bnlrcmhboardpictures
Point-and-shoots w/ huge zooms. Dang, all I've got is my Canon SD630. Ah well, at least it's easy to hide. We've got floor seats, second row, stage right, so closer to the action, but also closer to security. :-/
I do so love shows where I can bring my big old Rebel w/ the 75-300mm lens. Feel free to check out some of my shots: http://darryl.phanfare.com/
Brad Doyle (austinpowers)on November 27, 2006
Thanks for the comment. I did sneak in the camera (no press pass), as I did for the Pearl Jam and Pet Shop Boys shows at that same venue. But once I got it in the door, nobody seemed to care what I did, so I took tons of shots. I am so far behind in my concert photos this year, including this show. I have lots more great shots but just posted a few to start the gallery. I was sitting in the balcony (front row), so this is about as close as I could get. Still...some of the shots turned out great. Jack was great. Good luck at BNL tomorrow night.
G & Don November 27, 2006
Great shot -- where were your seats? Did you have to smuggle/hide your camera, or did you have a press pass? We're going to see Barenaked Ladies at the Civic Center tomorrow night and I'm wondering if I'll be able to get our camera in. Thanks!