Muse in London, AF and MF

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by arch stanton, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. arch stanton

    arch stanton Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 25, 2012
    London
    Malc
    Hi everyone, just wanted to share an amazing Saturday night at the Dome in London with Muse. These guys put on one of the best shows in the world!

    All show on my e-pl3 with the P20 or a legacy OM100mm and processed in LR4.

    Muse sound & light boards (shot with the OM100):
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    Opening searchlights (Panasonic 20mm from a looooong way away):
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    Muse (the OM100 and some cropping):
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    The OM100 without cropping, a lot of punch for a little lens:
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    Searchlights:
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    Crowd shot:
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    Atmosphere:
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    In the crowd:
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    What a show:
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    The Pyramid of Light:
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    Lighting up:
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    Amazing lasers:
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    Thanks for reading!
     
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  2. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Very nice! :thumbup:
     
  3. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    USA
    Very cool. So the concert security is ok with you bringing long lenses like that in? that's nice.
     
  4. arch stanton

    arch stanton Mu-43 Veteran

    415
    Feb 25, 2012
    London
    Malc
    They barely batted an eyelid - although I deconstructed and distributed all the camera gear before going in.

    Had the 20mm on and the camera in a pocket, the OM100 and adapter were separated in a small bag that my other half then filled with her pocket junk and pretended it was a handbag :)

    Gonna try that with the 150mm f2 next, right after I've sold my car to buy one!
     
  5. dtchan

    dtchan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 24, 2010
    Cool! I'm seeing their concert in Vancouver too but they are not here until Feb 2013. I'm also concern if they will let me bring my OMD and lens in. I'm thinking of bringing the 25mm, 75mm, and the samyang fisheye. I have a small Billingham Hadley bag. Was thinking of hiding the 75mm with the adjustable pad. Will just leave the omd with 25mm, and put the samyang in my pocket.
     
  6. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    USA
    Fisheye?? are your seats that close?
    If security is of a kind where they ask you to open your bags and then rifle thru it, then it might not work. You are taking a chance. If you have a car to go back to and leave the stuff there, it's fine I suppose. Or if the venue has a coat check. But when this happens to me, I am always nervous about bringing expensive gear to a venue that is known to crack down on cameras. This is why I still think there's a role for a powerful high ISO compact like Sony RX100. That one would probably be ok almost anywhere.
     
  7. dtchan

    dtchan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Nov 24, 2010
    Nope my seats are actually far. I just thought might get a cool shot of the stadium with a fisheye. I'm totally nervous doing the coat check with even just a camera and 2 lens. That's like 2.5k there. Do these stadiums usually check your jacket's pocket?
     
  8. arch stanton

    arch stanton Mu-43 Veteran

    415
    Feb 25, 2012
    London
    Malc
    Everything I took was as anonymous as possible - the bag isn't a camera bag it's just a small 'manbag' and the lens inside it was in a small black case, pretty much invisible amongst the other stuff in the bag. Security are mostly only interested in weapons/bottles so not really looking at small black cases that fit in the palm of your hand. But this varies from venue to venue and also the tour managing company - you'll have to check the regs for your concert.

    An obvious camera bag and three lenses might make you look a bit more serious though, and the omd's a more 'pro' looking body.

    If you want wide shots you could maybe take pano shots with the 25mm in motor-drive and leave the fisheye? As Steven says, that's a lot of camera gear to have to find a safe home for in a venue.
     
  9. Steven

    Steven Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 25, 2012
    USA
    Does the venue have a website with policies listed? I usually look there. Googling using venue name usually brings up some good info too , especially if you check off "discussions" on the side.

    I would guess a nicer venue wouldn't be going thru your pockets but many venues surely do. I think it is not necessarily to weed out cameras as much as for your own protection as they don't want people bringing in weapons or objects that could be used as weapons.

    Most important thing though - good quality earplugs :biggrin: