Actually, I was shooting most of the weekend with a 50mm on the camera, nice and fast, but fixed focal length. On top of that, the dSLR has a 3:2 capture ratio (wider than most digicams's 4:3 ratio). So shots were wide, not very tall. Third, the dSLR's mm magnifier is 1.6X (the cmos chip in my Canon is that much smaller than 35mm film), so my 50 was more like an 80mm on a traditional camera.
All that combined meant that to get what I wanted into the shot, I often had to tilt the angle for shooting. Plus, it's considered artistic :-P
Still, just today, I dropped major dime (about $600) on Adorama.com on two new lenses - a 50mm 1.4 (zooooooooooooooooooooooooom fast, not a zoom). and a 28mm f1.8 sigma lens (which is about 46mm on my camera). Next year, I should be able to capture more in bad light at the next shows.
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