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Favorite lens and why?

 
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Mar 05, 2011 21:00 |  #1

So I have kinda jumped into this photography world very quickly and want to get a new lens or two. I have been super busy and people love what I'm giving them....but I want better pictures. I am doing four weddings this summer. I did three last year and rented lenses for those ones..a 50mm 1.4 and 24-70mm. (After advice from fellow photographers) What are some favorite wedding lenses? And for what reasons? I'm looking for suggestions to rent/buy for this year.

The majority of my work though is kids/families and a few senior photos.....what are some favorite lenses out there and why for these?

I have a Canon 7D.

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Mar 05, 2011 21:47 |  #2

When I shot crop, my favorite lenses were the Sigma 30mm 1.4 and the Sigma 50mm 1.4. The way these lenses render images are just outstanding. I loved the control over DOF and the ability to shoot in low light.

After those 2 it was my 17-55 IS. Another great lens, versatile but it couldn't produce images the way the Sigma primes did.

Now that I'm on full frame the Sigma 50 is still number one and I love it more than I did on crop.


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Mar 05, 2011 22:22 |  #3

35L. Try it, and you'll see what I mean.


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Mar 05, 2011 22:28 |  #4

Welcome to POTN. My favorite for sports is a 400 f/4. My favorite all around for what you shoot is the 24-70L. For indoor band and club shoots the 50L. I could go on, but I think you get the idea; a favorite depends upon intent. That is why so many people own so much glass.


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Mar 05, 2011 22:44 |  #5

C/Y 35-70. It's $400. Sharper than anything else out there, save a $9500 Leica. T* Coatings. Great lens.


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Mar 05, 2011 22:51 as a reply to  @ plasticmotif's post |  #6

My Sigma 150-500 os, all that reach and not to much cash. Nice and sharp at f8, good thing I have a 7d.


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Mar 05, 2011 23:10 |  #7

24-70L because its so versatile and it pays the bills.




  
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Mar 05, 2011 23:28 |  #8

Your thread title should have included your stipulation of lenses for weddings,
so it stands to reason that my own choices might not have any bearing on what
you personally wish, hope for, or expect to achieve or learn about. Therefore,
I have no advice for you. I like to find and shoot abandonments, as well as many urban
scenarios, which are decidedly NOT of a wedding ideal. My ideals obviously do not gel
with your own, but you make no stipulations about whether you are flexible enough to
embrace other shooting styles, so I hope you might now begin to understand why MY
favorite lens probably won't be YOUR favorite lens, so your asking tens of thousands
of people is really not the best way to ask about what YOU want or need for your own purposes.
Only YOU can answer that question for yourself.

Kids/families/seniors was also excluded from the title, so I'll also have to excuse myself from
commenting, as the title led me to believe it was about something it's not, so I won't comment.
Therefore, I have no pointers for you.

I don't shoot anything near to the OP's line of questioning, so I'll try to forget I ever landed
on such a vague and non-specific question thread title for its actual non-content.

Perhaps in the future, if anyone has a question to ask about using specific gear in specific
environments, said person would do well to indicate at least SOMETHING SPECIFIC within
the title of their posts, instead of leaving all of POTN guessing. Yeah, that would actually be
helpful, instead of intentional or forced ambiguity.


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Mar 05, 2011 23:36 |  #9

For zooms, either the 17-55mm/24-70mm f2.8 and 70-200mm f2.8. If you like primes, a 24L/35L, 50L, and 85L/135L.

For weddings, you'll want fast lenses and the above mentioned are very popular ones. I personally enjoy primes, but just because it works for me doesn't mean it will for you. The bottom line is to have fast lenses to support low light venues.


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Mar 05, 2011 23:38 |  #10

Most pro's ( wedding etc ) all will own a 24-70, its just such a great people lens.


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