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24L in wedding work?

 
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Feb 20, 2014 00:14 |  #1

Ladies and Gents,

I have a 24-70 f/2.8II and recently picked up a 24L II on a whim. I shoot mostly wedding and trying to figure out if the 24L is redundant. Does anyone here use the 24L for wedding work and care to share some examples what the extra bokeh can add creatively?


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Feb 20, 2014 06:40 |  #2

I'm curious about this, too. I have the 35 1.4 but simply don't pull it out as often as I should. Wondering if I'd use a 24 more often as it creates a more distinctive look. Or if I should just abandon primes at this focal range as the 24-70 II is such a good all-around lens.


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Feb 20, 2014 15:17 |  #3

I use my 24L for almost the entire wedding except for a few of the portraits, and during the ceremony. I absolutely love it and it rarely leaves my camera. Now, the one caveat is that we are a duo, so my wife has longer lenses going at the same time, providing better all around coverage. But man, I love that lens, it rarely misses, and I can get crazy angles with it by just holding it up high or down low and not even need to look through the eyepiece. Great lens


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Feb 20, 2014 15:25 |  #4

ImaginePhotography wrote in post #16704682 (external link)
I use my 24L for almost the entire wedding except for a few of the portraits, and during the ceremony. I absolutely love it and it rarely leaves my camera. Now, the one caveat is that we are a duo, so my wife has longer lenses going at the same time, providing better all around coverage. But man, I love that lens, it rarely misses, and I can get crazy angles with it by just holding it up high or down low and not even need to look through the eyepiece. Great lens

can you post samples from the 24L?


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Feb 20, 2014 15:40 |  #5

ImaginePhotography wrote in post #16704682 (external link)
I use my 24L for almost the entire wedding except for a few of the portraits, and during the ceremony. I absolutely love it and it rarely leaves my camera. Now, the one caveat is that we are a duo, so my wife has longer lenses going at the same time, providing better all around coverage. But man, I love that lens, it rarely misses, and I can get crazy angles with it by just holding it up high or down low and not even need to look through the eyepiece. Great lens

I just looked through the wedding portfolio section on your website. You and your wife do great work! Quite a few of those are with the 24L I see. This happens to be my favorite lens.

OT - I don't know if this is just my copy, but the 24L hood is slightly loose.




  
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Feb 20, 2014 15:50 |  #6

Sunny - Head over to our site, and anything that is wide is with the 24. I don't have the time to post just right now, sorry buddy.

Frugivore - Thanks man, def appreciate that. And yes, any wide shot is on that 24. Love that damn thing! Our hood is somewhat loose as well, not in a "falls off" sort of way, but it can easily be knocked sideways on the lens. Some gaffers tape would fix that.


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Feb 20, 2014 19:39 |  #7

My favorite wedding photographer uses her 24L for roughly 25% of the pictures.

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Feb 21, 2014 02:58 |  #8

I have a 24-70mm (old version) and use it a lot for weddings..... but for IQ you cant beat the 35mm 1.4 and the 70-200mm 2.8 which is use a lot of as well.

I had this same question over the 24mm 1.4 vs 24-70 at 24mm.... and a few other photographer friends advised the 24-70mm II is darn sharp so I dont see a place for the 1.4 anymore.


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Feb 21, 2014 06:34 |  #9

I certainly don't mean to hijack, but I'd be curious to know if anyone has and uses the 14mm. I think about getting this lens so often but never have. I'll probably arrange for a loaner from Canon and try it out, but would like to know if anyone has found it to be a favorite lens during a wedding.


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Feb 21, 2014 08:03 |  #10

Peacefield wrote in post #16706032 (external link)
I certainly don't mean to hijack, but I'd be curious to know if anyone has and uses the 14mm. I think about getting this lens so often but never have. I'll probably arrange for a loaner from Canon and try it out, but would like to know if anyone has found it to be a favorite lens during a wedding.

There was a thread about the Rokinon 14mm at weddings recently:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1354435




  
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Feb 21, 2014 09:37 |  #11

The new Art Series 35 and 50 by Sigma are outstanding. I'm going to pick up both. Never used anything but Canon L until now. can't wait for the 50 to be released.


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Feb 21, 2014 09:43 |  #12

One of my favorite wedding photographers and POTN member Elkin Cardona uses the 24L a lot:

http://elkincardonapho​tography.com/blog/?p=4​568 (external link)


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Feb 21, 2014 14:20 as a reply to  @ dcnats's post |  #13

We upgraded our 24-70mm to the MKII and ended up selling the 24mm 1.4. According to MTF charts and our experience, the zoom is a bit sharper. You loose 2 stops of light, but we have the 35mm 1.4 for low-light, non-flash situations. The 24 1.4 is a great lens, but the new 24-70 is fantastic.


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Feb 21, 2014 15:32 |  #14

My most used lenses are the 35, 85, and 24-70. Depending on the surroundings I might have to use one of several other lenses however.


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Feb 21, 2014 18:10 |  #15

I ditched the 24-70 MKI in favour of the 24 L. Love having the ability to go wide open on it.


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