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Mar 28, 2011 12:41 |  #1

Okay i was asked to do a wedding for a friend. She is paying for the lens rental. I'm debating between a Canon 24-70 or a 24-105. I'm not too sure which one will do me much better. The ceremony will be in a very dark large room with at least 35ft ceiling. I will be using flash also. Thanks for any help.


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Mar 28, 2011 12:55 |  #2

kouman wrote in post #12109584 (external link)
Okay i was asked to do a wedding for a friend. She is paying for the lens rental. I'm debating between a Canon 24-70 or a 24-105. I'm not too sure which one will do me much better. The ceremony will be in a very dark large room with at least 35ft ceiling. I will be using flash also. Thanks for any help.

The bolded part makes me say you need at least a 2.8 lens (24-70). Keep in mind, when people normally say "pretty well lit" it means it is really dark photographically. So if you are saying very dark large room, I would say you are most likely going to need something faster. I would be going in with a few fast primes (especially the 135L).

Good luck, get more backup equipment.


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Mar 28, 2011 13:10 |  #3

Red Tie Photography wrote in post #12109692 (external link)
The bolded part makes me say you need at least a 2.8 lens (24-70). Keep in mind, when people normally say "pretty well lit" it means it is really dark photographically. So if you are saying very dark large room, I would say you are most likely going to need something faster. I would be going in with a few fast primes (especially the 135L).

Good luck, get more backup equipment.

I have another t2i with my 50 1.4 on it. The front stage where the B&G is going to be at i have 2 light stands with 2 flashes aiming straight up at almost full power. I have seen other photographers do this at this very same place and it worked good. The only issue i have is shooting the guests. I will have my 580exII on camera. I would like to use all primes but the focal length will limit me.


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Mar 28, 2011 13:20 |  #4

If you are sure you'll be able to use flash, the 24-105 f/4L IS would be an excellent choice. If there is any doubt, I would opt either for two primes (24 f/1.4L and 85 f/1.8) or for the 24-70 f/2.8L.


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Mar 28, 2011 14:24 |  #5

kouman wrote in post #12109810 (external link)
I have another t2i with my 50 1.4 on it. The front stage where the B&G is going to be at i have 2 light stands with 2 flashes aiming straight up at almost full power. I have seen other photographers do this at this very same place and it worked good. The only issue i have is shooting the guests. I will have my 580exII on camera. I would like to use all primes but the focal length will limit me.

With 35foot ceilings, using 2 flashes to bounce may not give you adequate light except at very high ISO. If you possibly can, you should take some trial shots a few days early to see if they produce enough light. I think it's a mistake to simply rely on having seen some other photographers do this at the same place.


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Mar 28, 2011 15:17 |  #6

if it was me, it'd be the 17-55/2.8 IS hands down
2.8 and IS. and a better bread-and-butter focal range on the crop cam..


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Mar 29, 2011 17:10 |  #7

I assume you're talking 24-70 f2.8L?? Superb lens (I have one) and very versitile. Recommended for the venue as you can open it up to 2.8 and up the ISO to about 800 and still not have too much noticable noise. Even using natural light, you should end up with some fantastic moody shots which capture moment as it happened.

24-70 all the way!


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