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Old Mar 3, 2010, 1:58 PM   #1
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hi all~going to see one of my fave bands (needtobreathe) this weekend and plan on taking both the pany and my fuji F70EXR. any tips or advice? will be my first time taking concert shots with both.

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I lot will depend of where you will be seated. Can you tell us where you will be seated. Thanks!

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sarah~ it's a standing room only show (no seats) but i plan to be right up front staking my patch of concrete!
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ohh good, your taking both cameras!!!! i EXPECT you will have better results from your panasonic.
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Here is how I would set up the FZ-35: use P as your camera mode, set the ISO specifically to ISO 800 and then use some minus Exposure Control to get the facial tones correct. You may need EV-1.0 or more to get the facial tones right. That will give you the maximum shutter speed to stop the action on the stage.

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Dont have FZ35/38 yet (still have FZ7), but stage music events are really what I mostly care about & do often. Many are indoor & the issues I have are colored lighting & the constant trade-off between shutter speed (to prevent motion blur due to performer motion) and ISO. It's a bit to explain my method & it may not be as applicable to FZ35, BUT WHATEVER YOU DO, unelss the lighting is super (eg, full outdoors) GET CLOSE TO THE PERFORMANCE (eg, so that if indoors, you need at best to zoom only 2-3X). When you use that zoom, then the amount of light (or ISO) & shutter speed needed are gonna need to increase.

And by-the-way, this is one of the big reasons why Im interested in FZ35/38 because I believe that it should do better in these situations.

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