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24-105L or 24-70L for weddings

 
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May 15, 2011 15:33 |  #1

Hi all,
I would like some input on what some would consider the best lens for all around wedding shots. I am looking to purchase the 24-105L or 24-70L. I already have 17-40L,50 1.8,70-200 2.8, 100 2.8 macro and was looking for something to put on my 5D2 that I could shoot the majority of shots and keep the longer lens on the other body a 30D.
I shoot a variety of subjects but I am most interested in the lenses in question for weddings. Thanks
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May 15, 2011 15:35 |  #2

With your body and lens selection, I'd go with the 24-70. You already have the 70 to 105 range covered, shouldn't need IS for that length, and you get 2.8 with the 24-70.


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May 15, 2011 16:08 |  #3

I would also consider the 24-70mm


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May 15, 2011 21:45 |  #4

I use the 35 L along with the 24-105 which covers everything from group shots to tight protraits. For me, 70mm would often be not long enough. I don't think you can go wrong either way.


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May 15, 2011 21:48 |  #5

IMO 24-70L , better bokeh, if 70mm isnt enough walk closer or use a 2nd body with 70-200.


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May 15, 2011 21:51 |  #6

I've used the 24-105 on my 5Dc since 2006 for wedding and other social event work. It's great for candids, and especially group shots. It covers the majority of the FL shots I used to do when shooting medium format film and seemed like a natural fit when I switched to digital. For wedding work you can do a very nice job at 24mm with groups around two dozen people, the candid walk-around FL of 35-85 works well with informal groupings of 2-6 people, and 105mm will deliver very pleasing head shots. The IS really helps out in low light when necessary.

For those pictures that require better background isolation ( not bokeh ) I us the 70-200 on my other FF body.


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May 15, 2011 22:17 |  #7

24-70.




  
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May 15, 2011 22:17 |  #8

Having used a 24-70 for a wedding and now owning a 24-105, I'd say definitely the 24-70. That extra stop is huge.


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