Hi – as recommended above,

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Hi – as recommended above, the $1399 Panasonic 35-100 f2.8 is probably your best bet.  If you want to save a little money, you can get one for $1316 used at Amazon Warehouse Deals or new for $1201 from Japan through Amazon.

 

The tight shots in this classical concert video were recorded with the GH3 and the 35-100mm lens (please watch at 1080p):

 

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zW8HlgC-oKc

 

 

If you're shooting from the audience, you shouldn't need anything wider than 35mm.  If you do, you may have to settle for a low light prime such as the $569 25mm f1.4, since the $1139 12-35mm constant f2.8 will take you well over your $3K budget, once the price of the GH3 is added in (even if you order the direct from Japan version of the lens for $1000).

 

Cheers and good luck with your project!

 

Bill

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