Metallica live at Rock In Vienna - HTBARP

Metallica live at Rock In Vienna

Metallica on 04.06.2015 at Rock In Vienna, Vienna


Metallica was going to perform on 2015/06/04 at the Rock in Vienna Festival. I saw my first Metallica Concert in 1992 on their “Wherever We May Roam” Tour. Since then, I’ve been a huge fan! Yesterday I got the fantastic opportunity to shoot a concert of theirs for the first time. Check out the pictures here.

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The main stage at the Rock in Vienna Festival is huge, so I used my Nikon D800 and the Nikon 80-200mm f2.8 lens. I’m always surprised how well this old lens performs. The 80-200mm f2.8 D version is available on ebay and it’s a real bargain. If you believe Ken Rockwells reviews, this lens performs as good when compared to the newer 70-200mm f 2.8 version. The best thing about it? It’ll cost you about $500! So if you’re in need of a tele zoom lens and you don’t want to spend $2000+ for the Nikon 70-200mm f2.8, I suggest checking it out. Remember, this lens doesn’t have image stabilization built-in, but you don’t need one for concert photography. So save your money instead and don’t waste it on overpriced gear.

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