Before you can start taking concert photos you need the gear. As with any type of job, from auto mechanics to information technology, having the right tools makes it infinitely easier to get the desired results. The right gear doesn’t necessarily have to be the newest or the most expensive, but it should have the attributes you need to get the job done.

There’s a tendency among some photographers to get into debates over which camera systems are better, Nikon vs. Canon vs. Sony, etc. I won’t be covering that topic here. For all practical purposes, a camera system has one purpose, which is to collect light and to record an image. ...

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