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Help me decide____24-70 Vs 50mm 1.2L (For indoor wedding)

 
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Sep 18, 2012 14:52 |  #1

I have an indoor wedding in an asian food restaurant.

Should I rent the 50 1.2 or the 24-70 2.8

The lighting inside will be decent... 100 people will be packed in a little event area

Currently I'm using a 24-105 f4 and 70-200 f4

+430 exii + mark ii




  
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Sep 18, 2012 15:01 |  #2

Since you have a 24-105 and a flash a 35 or 50 prime would seem to make the most sense. I would think you would want the 35 if its really cramped.

Weddings are not my thing but the few I have done I was fine with either 24+50 on 2 bodies or a 24-70.


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Sep 18, 2012 15:02 |  #3

My suggestion would be to use the 24-70 so you have a better range for taking pictures. What camera are you using?




  
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Sep 18, 2012 15:36 as a reply to  @ ChuckingFluff's post |  #4

I'm going to be using a Mark II + 430 EXII

I think i'll go with the 24-70 2.8 since I will have a flash

the 50mm might limit me




  
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Sep 18, 2012 15:58 |  #5

fotoeoutlaw wrote in post #15010348 (external link)
I'm going to be using a Mark II + 430 EXII

I think i'll go with the 24-70 2.8 since I will have a flash

the 50mm might limit me

Good call, even on a FF you will be surprised at how long the 50mm can be in cramped areas! Just be aware that your flash can be an annoyance to guests with over use.


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Sep 18, 2012 16:31 |  #6

fotoeoutlaw wrote in post #15010348 (external link)
I'm going to be using a Mark II + 430 EXII

I think i'll go with the 24-70 2.8 since I will have a flash

the 50mm might limit me

I assuming it's the 5d mkii not the 1D mkii or the 1Ds mkii. Either way the 24-70 will be better overall as the 50mm will have it's limits. I alway like zooms for events and love primes for more controlled enviroments.




  
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Sep 18, 2012 18:15 |  #7

I did an asian food restaurant with a 24-70 + 580ex

a lot of the shots had to be shot wide, and some where 70 wasnt enough and had to be cropped in. Without a shadow of doubt, the 24-70

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Sep 19, 2012 00:00 as a reply to  @ Charlie's post |  #8

yeah I'm using my 5Dmkii... Thanks for the advice guys




  
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Sep 19, 2012 09:27 |  #9

I dont generally shoot events but if your using a flash then your 24-105 should be fine. If its lighting like in Charlies pictures then the 2.8 of the 24-70 wont really help. A 35mm prime will though.




  
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Sep 19, 2012 12:48 |  #10

Why would you consider the 24-70? All you get is one stop over your 24-105. You have a flash so 1stop is not much in flash power. The 50 1.2 would add the most versatility to your current setup. I'm surprised someone hasn't told you to rent a backup body instead.


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Sep 19, 2012 14:27 |  #11

if your referring to a Chinese restaurant I'd highly suggest NOT to use available light with primes. Unless you love correcting all of your photos white balance. Common to see a mix of cfl/halogen with beautiful red cast from the red curtains.

I dont care if I was irritating using flash in an environment I've just mentioned. If you are a master of bouncing light you'll get fantastic photos without blinding the B&G or any event.

You can manage to get amazing photos using a 24-70L with flash. If you own a 24-105L i would use that and dont bother with a 24-70L if your bouncing flash. f/4 is shallow enough on your full frame. You want to land the shot and document laughter/tears etc not be MR. bokeh thin dof king. This is where you'd want another body with a prime to get shallow dof supplemental shots.

If you've never used a 50L and not fully aware if that lens jives with your style it maybe the mistake at the cost of the Bride/grooms lifetime photos. If your further away the dof may hide the focus shift of that lens. Get into the danger zone of 5 feet or so you'll very likely get focus shift (I guess theres nothing wrong focusing on the ears of the B&G when your focusing on the eyes....back focus is common in the danger zone) Renting a 50L without serious practice will ruin your wedding photography. Just remember micro adjusting your 5dmk2 will NOT fix the focus shift as you change the distance of the subject/camera.

Using a single focal length will give you limited perspective and unless you capture amazing emotions and subject manner you cannot give zest with one prime focal length. Zoom will give you infinite options of FL and perspective by foot zooming.

ohhhh I want a 24-70Lmk2 soooo bad. This is the goto lens for fast paced events.


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Sep 19, 2012 14:59 |  #12

easy - 24-70
If you're shooting a wedding then most(75%) of the pictures will have groups of people in them, for which you'll have to stop down to at least f4, negating the biggest advantage of the 1.2 prime whilst leaving zero flexibility to zoom...
leading me to think, if you have a 24-105 and will almost always shoot at f4+, then why do you even need another lens? maybe rent another flash as a slave is a better choice...


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Sep 19, 2012 15:28 |  #13

This is a picture I took of Jean Dejardin in almost pitch black conditions using a 7D 24-105 f4L and a 580exii flash bounced. Your lens is capable as long as your camera can focus well in low light

http://www.ladepeche.f​r …ration-aux-37e-cesar.html (external link)




  
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Sep 19, 2012 15:32 |  #14

focus on your 580exii should be able to aid in focus in complete pitch darkness.

ChuckingFluff wrote in post #15015302 (external link)
This is a picture I took of Jean Dejardin in almost pitch black conditions using a 7D 24-105 f4L and a 580exii flash bounced. Your lens is capable as long as your camera can focus well in low light

http://www.ladepeche.f​r …ration-aux-37e-cesar.html (external link)


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Sep 19, 2012 15:41 |  #15

^^ I've heard the 5d mkii does not focus well in the dark. Never tried it though




  
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