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switchblade5984
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Jul 15, 2010 14:02 |  #1

okay i know that there is always heated discussion on lenses for weddings,

i currently have
20d, will have a 50d by the wedding let me know if you have one for sale.
Sigma 500DG Super Flash x2 one mount is broken, but was only 5$

a Nifty 50mm 1.8
Kit Lens, 18-55mm IS non USM
Kit Lens, 28-135mm IS USM
and a 75-300mm (not really for weddings, understood)

keeping in the spirit of inexpensive lenses (NOT CHEAP)

what would you recommend? price range is 300 +/- $50




  
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Jul 15, 2010 14:04 |  #2

A second body so you're not up the chute if you have trouble with the first.


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Jul 15, 2010 14:16 |  #3

What sort of budget are you working with? Is this a one time thing, or are you trying to make this a hobby/profession? If this is a one-time favor for a friend/relative, I'd recommend renting a couple nice lenses for the event. Maybe look at the 17-55 IS and the 70-200 2.8 IS. If this is going to be more than a one-time thing, I'd invest some money into good lenses. If you're really strapped right now, go third party with lenses that can work well in relatively lower light situations. Tamron 17-50 2.8 non-VC would be a good start. Whether this is a one-time deal or not, I'd get a flash and get comfortable with bouncing it.

Edit: And +100 to what Mark suggested.


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Jul 15, 2010 14:26 |  #4

Own a flash?



  
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Jul 15, 2010 14:28 |  #5

75-300 is useless at a wedding as the focus speed is terrible, and sharpness is crap at best.

The kit lens is not recommended, but you cna make due till you get some cash. BUDGET is important.

I recommend primes (not the 50 1.8) but the 30 1.4 or 85 1.8. Perhaps a zoo, 28-75 2.8 tamron or 17-50 2.8 tamron for a low budget.

If your rich, 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8 IS, 35 1.4L ,85 1.2L


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Jul 15, 2010 14:33 |  #6

The true wedding lens would be the 24-70L. Primes like the 50 1.4 and 85 1.8 will also be good too (on a FF though). A second body is always nice to have, and a flash is a must have, especially if you don't have fast lenses.


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Jul 15, 2010 14:40 |  #7

Zooms:

Tamron 17-50 f2.8 or similar
Tokina 50-135mm f2.8 OR Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 OR Sigma 70-200mm f2.8

Primes:

2 or 3 of the following:

Canon 28mm f1.8
Sigma 30mm f1.4
Canon 35mm f2
Sigma/Canon 50mm f1.4
Canon 85mm f1.8
Canon 100mm f2
135mm f2.8 SF


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Jul 15, 2010 15:11 |  #8

I have a 20d, and i should be Shooting with a 50D
Right now this is Friends and Family,
i will be looking into a flash, lucky for me this will be a primary outdoor wedding,(fill flash may still be nice)

probably looking at around 300 +/-$50




  
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Jul 15, 2010 15:30 |  #9

tkbslc wrote in post #10542863 (external link)
Zooms:

Tamron 17-50 f2.8 or similar
Tokina 50-135mm f2.8 OR Sigma 50-150mm f2.8 OR Sigma 70-200mm f2.8

Primes:

2 or 3 of the following:

Canon 28mm f1.8
Sigma 30mm f1.4
Canon 35mm f2
Sigma/Canon 50mm f1.4
Canon 85mm f1.8
Canon 100mm f2
135mm f2.8 SF

This is great advice!

Tamron 17-50 2.8 non VR and the tokina 50-135 if you can find one! or a Sigma 70-200 HSM mk1 or 2

plus a Sigma 30 1.4 and canon 85 1.8/100F2

Also a 430EX mk1 or mk2

Sell everything you currently have.


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Jul 15, 2010 15:34 |  #10

A Sigma or Tamron F/2.8 zoom in the 17-50 or 24-70 range would be the most versatile 1 lens suggestion that is anywhere close to your budget.


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Jul 15, 2010 15:34 |  #11

I was actually thinking either zooms or primes, but yeah, why not both if you can swing it.


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Jul 15, 2010 15:35 |  #12

With that budget, I'd do the following:

Hang onto your 50 1.8, and sell the other two lenses. Pick up the Tamron 17-50 and a YN-768 flash (ETTL compatible flash on eBay). Rent a Canon 70-200 2.8 IS for the wedding.


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Jul 15, 2010 18:19 |  #13

And a 2nd body - rent, beg, borrow or buy. But even if it's friends or family, how crap will you feel when your 1st one dies during the day and you have nothing else? IMHO, a second body is essential, not an extra or "if I have the budget".


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Jul 15, 2010 18:29 |  #14

you'll need a 2nd body, something like a 5D classic

some fast primes, you want cheap go the sigma route
24mm f1.8 or 28mm f1.8
50mm f1.4

canon's 85mm f1.8 or 100mm f2

whatever version of 70-200mm you can afford

2 flash

lots of back up battery and memory cards

above all you'll need a lot of experience before you can do paid wedding work


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Jul 15, 2010 18:33 |  #15

Combatmedic870 wrote in post #10543184 (external link)
This is great advice!

lol i don't think 135mm SF is good advice...


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