The best lenses for concert photography in 2024

Best lenses for concert photography - photographers shooting a music gig
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First time in the photo pit? You'll want to be prepared for anything with some of the best lenses for concert photography to ensure that you can capture incredible live shots in pin-sharp detail - no matter where you're shooting from - be it the soundboard, stage, or even the very back of the venue. 

Music photography is probably one of the most daunting areas of our profession to get into, there are countless rules and restrictions to abide by, communities online can be extremely harsh and gate-keepy, security might shout at you and can be a little sexist, and your first time in the photo pit will probably leave you a bit starstruck, filled with adrenaline, or even nauseated (been there). 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.