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MelissaLouiseEdwards
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Apr 11, 2012 16:30 |  #1

Hi

I am renting lens for the wedding i have next month and i have chosen two already
Canon 50mm 1.2
Canon 85mm 1.2

I need your help with a third lens....

I need it to be able to shoot in low light, and best fir fireworks

was thinking about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

thanks =]

oh i am shooting on a Canon 50D




  
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Apr 11, 2012 16:58 |  #2

You need something a LOT wider. I would get a 24 the 85 and the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS.

I do not think you need the 85 1.2 .. The 85 1.8 should be fine.

I assume you have a back up camera and back up flashes?


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Apr 11, 2012 17:21 |  #3

MelissaLouiseEdwards wrote in post #14249430 (external link)
Hi

I am renting lens for the wedding i have next month and i have chosen two already
Canon 50mm 1.2
Canon 85mm 1.2

I need your help with a third lens....

I need it to be able to shoot in low light, and best fir fireworks

was thinking about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

thanks =]

oh i am shooting on a Canon 50D

Hello,

For the wedding combos, I've done so many with two 5D II (or one 1Ds II) with 16-35L II, 35L (50L), and 70-200 II.

I'm assuming that you are using FF camera so 50mm "might" be able to cover some wide angle shots, but it's a little risky with some group shots. If I was in your situation, I would choose one UWA to get some interesting shots, a fast prime (50L is a great one) and a 70-200. Some people would recommend you to get the 24-70 (this is also very good one for wedding purpose with flash. Otherwise, the 35L is a good alternative for low light shots without flash).

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MC

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Edit: I've missed you are shooting the 50D, so you definitely need a UWA to cover the group shots. 50L and 85L on crop bodies are good for some guests shots but not group shots.

Have you thought about getting (renting) another body to shoot instead of getting both 50L and 85L?




  
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Apr 11, 2012 17:32 |  #4

My recommendation for wedding coverage with APS-C body is:

  • a FL as wide as 15mm for 'scene establishing' shots.
  • something between 17mm-55mm for max versatility at receptions
  • something around 50-75mm for couples portrait
  • something around 100-150mm for longer distance shots, such as from the far sides at the altar

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Apr 11, 2012 17:33 |  #5

MelissaLouiseEdwards wrote in post #14249430 (external link)
Hi

I am renting lens for the wedding i have next month and i have chosen two already
Canon 50mm 1.2
Canon 85mm 1.2

I need your help with a third lens....

I need it to be able to shoot in low light, and best fir fireworks

was thinking about Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

thanks =]

oh i am shooting on a Canon 50D


At the last wedding I took with me the following:

Body (1) - 60D with 70-200 f2.8, 50mm f/1.4, 430EXII flash; 24" Softbox on stand
Body (2) T1i with 17-50 F2.8 (borrowed at the time) 530EX flash
Body (3) T3i with 70-300 L, 8mm fish eye (friend and second shooter)

Took 2,300 photo's and 55 min of video; they were friends and really appreciated the 5-DVD's I delivered to them when they got back from the Honeymoon.


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Apr 11, 2012 18:53 |  #6

Thanks for your input =]
I wont be using flash as i prefer natural lighting

just need something good for fireworks =]




  
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Apr 11, 2012 19:14 as a reply to  @ MelissaLouiseEdwards's post |  #7

I have had best results with fireworks at F8 and F11 so essentially any lens can give good results there as long as you have a tripod. You want something wide enough there to get more than just the burst in the shot. Having a lake or building, or bride and groom with the fireworks in the background is much more moving than just a fireworks burst with nothing else in the shot.


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Apr 11, 2012 21:09 as a reply to  @ FEChariot's post |  #8

I wont be using flash as i prefer natural lighting

Fine for posed shots when you have complete control over the time of a day, locations etc, but no flash at all for a wedding ?


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Apr 11, 2012 23:06 |  #9

I am no pro but, have shot a few as a second shooter. I use a 16-35 and a 70-200 II. Also have a 24-105 in the bag just in case.


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Apr 12, 2012 00:59 |  #10

I recommend the 24-70mm f/2.8L
If it is possible, you should have a backup camera body.


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Apr 12, 2012 01:24 |  #11

17-40L f4, 85L 1.2 & 70-200L 2.8




  
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Apr 12, 2012 06:39 |  #12

is Canon 70D a good camera body??




  
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Apr 12, 2012 06:50 |  #13

MelissaLouiseEdwards wrote in post #14252402 (external link)
is Canon 70D a good camera body??

do you mean 7D ?

assuming you did, it depends on what you shoot most

sports, wildlife, moving objects etc = 7D
still life, portraits , landscapes, weddings = 5D full frame camera range


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Apr 12, 2012 07:37 |  #14

I would look at some wide angle options maybe a canon 10-20mm or a 17-40mm L lens, you will find it difficult with out a full frame camera!


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Apr 12, 2012 07:54 |  #15

yeah i meant 7D
it for a wedding in may and june
i am renting




  
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