Nikon AF-S 70200mm f/2.8G ED VR II (£1600, $2395)
What’s it for? Shooting in bigger venues and festivals, and for portraits.
Plus points When there’s space for it I love shooting portraits on this lens. The extra focal length gives you a very shallow depth of field to really knock backgrounds out of focus. For festivals and arenas it’s a must-have, as the stages are so high.
Minus marks You need to keep your shutter speed high to avoid shake, which can be difficult in low light.