I just made the change from DX to FX (d600) and sold off all my DX glass. I was not expecting to do any "real" shoots before May and haven't purchased much glass in FX. I was asked yesterday to shoot a concert tonight so I decided to rent a lens for the night. I don't shoot much in the way of concerts, so I thought I would get some opinions about which lens to go with.
I have: 28-300 f3.6-5.6, 35 f1.8 (DX) which works ok but vignettes hard and corners are really rough
The Venue: A small (200 person) church, reasonable lighting most of the time. I should have really good access to the front of the stage and no significant restrictions. There is a balcony about 100ft back and around the sides for higher angle shots.
My options 1. 14-24 f2.8- I love wide angles and for a concert where I am close the limitations of wide angle are much reduced. Awesome crowd shots. 2. 24-70 f2.8- Covers the standard zoom. A solid upgrade in every way from the 28-300 I would be using otherwise. Missing "wide" and missing "zoom" 3. 70-200 f2.8- Not much else to say. It's a great lens but it is a small venue. I am concerned that if I am at the front of the stage I'll be locked into just headshots.
Am I missing a lens that I should be looking at? Rent a prime instead? If you could only rent one lens- which of those would you choose?