Since my first concert shoot, I’ve spent a little cash on a new lens: the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM with fashionable lens hood. Eager to test my new toy, I followed QuiOui to their next gig. We ended up in a small but magnificient venue in the middle of nowhere, Cultuurkapel De Schaduw in Aardooie.
Half electronics, half acoustics, half analog, half digital. That’s one way to describe the sound of QuiOui, of course not a very informative one. Best is to just listen for yourself. Definitely check out the Venimente track on their myspace page. You’ll love it!
How did the new lens perform? Well, it is a full stop slower than my 50mm f/1.8, resulting in somewhat more motion blurred images. The IS does compensate very well for the camera shake, but it of course doesn’t help to freeze the musicians. Nevertheless, I feel that the images have much better definition so that at the end, I had more good ones to choose from. The wide angle zoom is everything I needed in this type of venue. But a 70-200mm f/2.8 is of course still on the wishlist =)