In between these two optics, he packs a 35mm f/1.8G, 50mm f/1.4D, and 85mm f/1.4G; he might also bring along a Lensbaby or fisheye, depending on the act. Actually, his version of the 35mm is a DX-format lens, made for cameras with APS-C sensors, which he uses on his full-frame camera. “This is one of my secret weapons for low-light concert photography,” Muir says. “It focuses fast and accurately, but there is significant vignetting in daylight—so I only use this lens wide open in dark rooms where you typically can’t even notice the darkened corners. Because it’s cheap—$200—I don’t mind beating it up. I’ve replaced it three times rather than get it repaired. It really is capable of a unique look.” In fact, his LCD Soundsystem photo was taken with this lens.