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What is your go to focal length?

 
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Jun 16, 2012 03:31 |  #16

I pretty much go to all my lenses throughout the day. Three bodies means I don't stick to just one.


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Jun 16, 2012 05:32 as a reply to  @ memoriesoftomorrow's post |  #17

getting ready: 35L
Reception: 35L - 135L
ceremony: 35L - 135L
private shoot: 35L - 135L
party: 35L

not using a lot the 85mm, I probably would if it would produce the same images as the 85L ( and this lens is my next purchase )


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Jun 16, 2012 08:53 |  #18

50, 17-35, 24-70 & 70-200 all on my belt + 5D2 at all time to shoot throughout the day
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50D to pair with 5D2 to shoot the Ceremony and it also goes back to the bag


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Jun 16, 2012 10:17 |  #19

35mm...50mm and 85mm OMG my heart smiles.


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Jun 19, 2012 21:58 as a reply to  @ iamchanel's post |  #20

35mm all day except dancing.


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Jun 19, 2012 22:31 |  #21

i keep a 50L on my camera most of the time. i'll switch it to an 85L or a 35L. But the 50 is my workhorse.


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Jun 20, 2012 10:11 |  #22

35/85/135

35 - about 50%
85 - about 20%
135 - about 30%


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Jul 02, 2012 15:13 as a reply to  @ squiLL's post |  #23

Depends on how big is a room, how many people, and what they are doing, my favorite lens is a 100mm f2 on a 5D.


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Jul 02, 2012 15:14 |  #24

50mm on full frame!


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Jul 02, 2012 15:37 |  #25

85 - getting ready
135 - every thing else


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Jul 09, 2012 15:43 |  #26

smorter wrote in post #14585524 (external link)
Getting Ready: 85mm
Ceremony: 200mm
Bridal Party Portraits: 200mm
Reception: 85mm

smorter, how do you do group shots?

my first wedding coming up this saturday -__- mentally preparing.


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Jul 09, 2012 22:12 |  #27

squiLL wrote in post #14605812 (external link)
35/85/135

35 - about 50%
85 - about 20%
135 - about 30%

This. With a little less 35 and more 85 for me.


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Jul 10, 2012 09:16 |  #28

Glueeater wrote in post #14693186 (external link)
smorter, how do you do group shots?

my first wedding coming up this saturday -__- mentally preparing.

I try using the 200 but if I'm in a very tight area I switch to 35L - at f/1.4 of course! :)


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Jul 10, 2012 13:49 |  #29

70 and 200...I love my Sigma and I'm normal at one end or the other mostly for the ceremony. Once inside it's UWA all the way with 11ish and 35-50. I normally stay on the longer end of my 17-50.


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Jul 16, 2012 20:51 |  #30

I really don't want to start a new thread for this question, so I figured this thread is an appropriate place to ask.

I'm 3rd(!) shooting a wedding soon. Gear is in my sig ... but basically I'm looking for something for the 5D either longer than the 85 or shorter than the 50. I'm renting, but am torn between 16-35 and a 70-200 f/2.8 IS. I'd do both, but it'd run me like $150.

On one hand I want something shorter for the reception, and maybe prep, ... on the other hand I really want something longer for the ceremony, since that seems more important, and could just use the 550D if I need wide angle shots of the drunken dancing and stuff.

TL;DR: Need to choose between 16-35 and 70-200, leaning toward 70-200 since I could probably get more use out of it. Does that make sense for me to do?


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