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Sprucing up the lens kit for the year?

 
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Mar 14, 2017 17:06 |  #1

2nd year of shooting weddings this year. Had a pretty good first year with some significant strides from beginning to end. My goal this year is to really work on my flash use and creativity.

However, I've recently been really disenchanted with my lens collection. Currently shooting a 24-105II, 70-200II, 35 IS and 85 1.8 on a 5D4. I'm not sure what I feel like I'm missing from a coverage standpoint other than a wider angle lens. I find the 24-105 suitable but boring and, while I love my 70-200 immensely, I feel like to misses something.

Anyone shoot with a set up they really like and care to share what and why?


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Mar 15, 2017 08:50 |  #2

Sounds like you have a great set up, do you have a second body? I know you were talking glass but thats about the only thing I see missing.




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Mar 15, 2017 09:55 as a reply to Littlejon Dsgn's post |  #3

2nd coming before the season kicks in. Probably another 5D4.


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Mar 15, 2017 16:05 |  #4

What do you have for lighting? If you feel like you pictures are "missing something" and you have the high end gear you already have, chances are it isn't the gear that is giving you undesirable photos.


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Mar 15, 2017 16:59 as a reply to benji25's post |  #5

4 Flashpoint R2s, Cheetah 360X with transmitters, set of Magmods and several OCF mods.


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Mar 15, 2017 17:45 |  #6

I would be looking at a 135L and a decent macro for lens. I use my 24-105 for formals so it works well. Once you get a 135L you will probably stop using the 70-200. Im still using a 17-35 but will be upgradig to the 16-35 F/4 IS this year.....I dont shoot wide often but when I do It comes in handy


A 135L will change the game for you. My most used lens. 35,85 and 135L for 85% of my work


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Mar 15, 2017 17:47 |  #7

umphotography wrote in post #18301956 (external link)
I would be looking at a 135L and a decent macro for lens. I use my 24-105 for formals so it works well. Once you get a 135L you will probably stop using the 70-200. Im still using a 17-35 but will be upgradig to the 16-35 F/4 IS this year.....I dont shoot wide often but when I do It comes in handy


A 135L will change the game for you. My most used lens. 35,85 and 135L for 85% of my work

DO you ever find the 135 to be too short? I'm picturing church weddings. That's my hold up. Personally, I love the 135.


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Mar 27, 2017 23:58 |  #8

I have considered the ideal wedding photographer kit to include, 16-35, 24-70 and 70-200 F2.8 and IS if available.

That said, I have shot a lot of weddings with only the 24-105 on a Canon 5D, I, II or III.

Now that I've migrated to Sony its the 24-70.

I've owned, played with and rejected prime lens for weddings. I know there are some that think that primes on two camera bodies makes them special. The reality is, the couple want images of them involved in and enjoying their special day. What camera and lens we use is irrelevant to getting the shot.


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