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Which lens do you use the MOST for all the events you shoot?

 
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May 10, 2012 04:50 |  #31

I am back with few more questions. :-D If you use 16 - 35mm 2.8 or 24-70mm 2.8 and you are forced to shoot wide open indoors what shutter speed would be the best along with a speedlite? Also since it is wide aperture aren't pictures gonna be more soft then sharp? Going through wedding pictures there are soo many taken at 1/60 indoors and look great. I believe it needs a high ISO, but what if I want to balance ambient with flash and also don't want grain in my pictures?


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May 10, 2012 05:01 |  #32

Marzunia wrote in post #14409201 (external link)
I am back with few more questions. :-D If you use 16 - 35mm 2.8 or 24-70mm 2.8 and you are forced to shoot wide open indoors what shutter speed would be the best along with a speedlite? Also since it is wide aperture aren't pictures gonna be more soft then sharp? Going through wedding pictures there are soo many taken at 1/60 indoors and look great. I believe it needs a high ISO, but what if I want to balance ambient with flash and also don't want grain in my pictures?

- My shutter speed with bounce flash is usually around 1/50 or 1/80.
- Most decent 2.8 lenses are sharp even at 2.8 (in the centre) and at 2.8 i doubt you are worried about the corner sharpness anyway.
- ISO depends on the camera, i think most 5DII owners use even upto 3200 ISO for wedding shots (while most say maximum of 2000 is good)..
- lastly, from the events i've shot, even with my beginner gear, I tend to bounce flash in ambient lighting at about 800-1600ISO and 1/50 or 1/80 shutter speed with f/2.8 - f/4.0 most of the time, any WB or under/over exposure problems can be fixed in LR, especially when you shoot Raw.


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May 10, 2012 12:40 |  #33

Marzunia wrote in post #14325613 (external link)
Is there anyone who is shooting with 16-35mm???

i do, i've started using it instead of a 17-55 on a crop cam because I can use the 16-35L on all my bodies, depending what I need. seems to be working fine.
I don't own a 24-70 and don't feel as I need it most times. Hoping to buy one of the 24-70L II's this summer though, to fill the gap between my 16-35L and 70-200L on a full frame. Currently that gap is pretty much filled with the 16-35 on a crop camera.
but i've just been loving full frame more and more lately


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May 11, 2012 01:06 as a reply to  @ bigarchi's post |  #34

My 35L gets used most of the time followed by my 85L


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May 11, 2012 03:49 |  #35

Neil B wrote in post #14414486 (external link)
My 35L gets used most of the time followed by my 85L

you have the exact same setup in terms of lenses which i want to have one day!

def. going to get 85 and 135 in future... with closely followed by 100 macro!


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May 15, 2012 01:14 |  #36

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you have the exact same setup in terms of lenses which i want to have one day!

def. going to get 85 and 135 in future... with closely followed by 100 macro!

And I'm looking to add the 24L and 100L to my collection soon :)


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May 16, 2012 10:44 |  #37

For traveling and trying to keep to one lense and one body, I go with the 24-70 2.8. That being said, my go-to for most situations is the 50 1.2.


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