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1st wedding and enough moolah for one lens. What do I buy? Only have a 50mm, 17-40 and my wildlife lens

 
CisherPhotography
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May 07, 2017 23:45 |  #1

70-200
Or
24-70
Or
135f2 &200f2.8ii




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Left ­ Handed ­ Brisket
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May 07, 2017 23:53 |  #2

Plane ticket out of town?

I think most are likely to say that you need some "back up" gear before doing a wedding. Camera, lenses, and lights.

But 24-70 I guess is the most obvious answer, however, not having anything over 70 for portraits is not ideal.


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May 08, 2017 00:00 as a reply to Left Handed Brisket's post |  #3

Thanks I have two ff body's. 6d 5diii.

Unno wouldn't a 70-200mm 2.8 be more versatile? I have multiple speed lights, triggers, umbrellas​ and soft boxes.




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May 08, 2017 02:10 |  #4

in your case,

I would get a 70-200mm and use the 17-40mm to complement it.

another duet I would recommend is the 35mm / 85mm. Shooting using prime also has another set of challenge though....:-D


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May 08, 2017 06:51 |  #5

24-70 and 70-200.


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May 08, 2017 07:36 as a reply to CisherPhotography's post |  #6

I agree with Van Gogh. Or go cheap and grab a used 24-105 MkI.

The 17-40 will likely only be used between 35 and 40 with a rare wide shot for special crowd moments, dance floor, garter belt, whatever. F/4 will probably need supplemental light unless everything is outside.

In my experience, the gap between 40 and 70 is pretty important for events. I spend a whole lot of time there. I'd love something like a 50-150 2.8 for this type stuff.

For the portrait work 100 plus is usually where you want to be unless they are going to lean more toward environmental shots.


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May 08, 2017 07:46 |  #7

Buy a 70-200 and rent a 24-70... especially if you plan on doing more portraiture in the future.


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May 10, 2017 10:50 |  #8

70-200 could be used for 75-85% of your shots


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May 10, 2017 10:56 |  #9

CisherPhotography wrote in post #18348855 (external link)
70-200
Or
24-70
Or
135f2 &200f2.8ii

70-200 now, keep the 17-40 on the other camera.

Very best,


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May 10, 2017 11:49 |  #10

MalVeauX wrote in post #18350990 (external link)
70-200 now, keep the 17-40 on the other camera.

Very best,


I shoot most of the wedding day with this combo.


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May 10, 2017 18:04 |  #11

I'd get a 85mm for your longer, you already have enough for the wider areas.


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May 10, 2017 23:41 |  #12

I only use my 70-200 in church it is heavy and long specially if you have 2 cameras , since you have 50 you can get a 24-70 for you second body , you can use your 150-600 for longer shot if needed


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