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Has anyone ever done a wedding with 3 primes only?

 
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Jun 11, 2012 08:59 |  #1

35 / 85 / 135

Do you guys think its possible to cover a wedding with these 3 lenses only?


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Jun 11, 2012 09:06 |  #2

Gonna shoot second on Friday with 50/85/135. Using 5D and 5DII. I'll post back how it goes.



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Jun 11, 2012 09:36 |  #3

For heaven's sake when I started with a 35mm camera in the 80's it was with a 28mm,50mm and 90mm and when I first moved onto Medium format it was with an 80mm & 50mm so its nothing new


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Jun 11, 2012 12:34 |  #4

5W0L3 wrote in post #14562258 (external link)
35 / 85 / 135

Do you guys think its possible to cover a wedding with these 3 lenses only?

Did my last two weddings with that exact combo and 2 bodies. Without a doubt possible.
Takes some effort, but nothing beats primes =)

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Jun 11, 2012 14:39 as a reply to  @ squiLL's post |  #5

Sure. As posted above when I shot weddings with medium format film I only had 55, 80, and 150 lenses. That trio did a fine job. Times and technology have progressed and I'd hate to not have my 24-70 at a wedding. That said I prefer primes (35 and 85 predominately).


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Jun 11, 2012 15:04 |  #6

Change it to the 24L, 50L, and 135L and you've got my setup for the last few years :)


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Jun 11, 2012 15:10 |  #7

bnlearle wrote in post #14564213 (external link)
Change it to the 24L, 50L, and 135L and you've got my setup for the last few years :)

Don't think I can ever let go of 85L! such a gem of a lens.. could swap my 35 with 24II though..

I think 24/85/135 would work quite well


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Jun 11, 2012 15:10 |  #8

I couldn't shoot with my widest lens being a 35. Venues and churches here are small, 16mm is necessary if you want a "front of the church" type shot.


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Jun 11, 2012 15:10 |  #9

Yep, many weddings, 28, 50 & 100mm macro. Brides dont like macro lenses for portraits btw.......




  
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Jun 11, 2012 15:30 |  #10

I've done it with 2. 50 and 135. Wasn't comfortable, but then again comfortability never really made for great art.


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Jun 11, 2012 19:10 |  #11

bnlearle wrote in post #14564213 (external link)
Change it to the 24L, 50L, and 135L and you've got my setup for the last few years :)

Pretty much me too, although I'd miss my 16mm shots. I once did a wedding with only 50D/10-22 and 5D2/50 1.4


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Jun 11, 2012 19:56 |  #12

5W0L3 wrote in post #14562258 (external link)
35 / 85 / 135

Do you guys think its possible to cover a wedding with these 3 lenses only?

Sure. In this wedding (external link), I used a 35 on crop for all of the wedding except for a few minutes of zooming during the ceremony, while my wife used a 35 and 50 on full frame.

For our last wedding, I used nothing but a 35 on full frame for the entire wedding, while my wife alternated between a 50 and an 85 on full frame.

For our remaining weddings this year, it'll be the same plan. I'll use a 35 all day long, although I might try my 50 if I get curious, while my wife will alternate between 50 and 85.

It's more than possible to cover a wedding with just a 35 or 50 by itself, and a 35/85/135 is more than enough. Personally, if I were going to use 3 lenses, I'd probably go with a 35, a 50, and a 135. If I were to use 2, I'd use a 35 and an 85 or a 35 and a 135. If I were to use one...which I have, it would either be a 35 or a 50. Preferentially a 35.


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Jun 11, 2012 21:53 |  #13

I shot well over 1/3 of my last wedding with my 35L. A little bit with the 17-40, and the rest with the 70-200. I would probably miss the wide end a bit with the combo you mentioned, but I would have no problem making it work, especially if I had 2 FF bodies to work with.


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Jun 11, 2012 22:10 |  #14

I shot an entire wedding this year with my 50l alone and the clients loved the album, it was a last minute cancellation thing, I personally feel a 35/85 combo can do everything but the ceremony and that's why I have my 70-200, but that and that alone wedding wise is all its used for.


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Jun 12, 2012 09:07 |  #15

Pretty much every wedding I shoot. However, I also include a 100L for macro shots - amounts to about 10 shots per wedding.


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