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24L in wedding work?

 
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Feb 21, 2014 22:42 |  #16

I guess I'm still trying to figure out what works best for me. Seems that (despite having almost the whole range of zooms and primes) I only use three lenses during weddings, 24-70 II, 70-200 IS II and my trusty 85 1.8.

I do love the the ultra shallow DOF look on wide shots... Maybe I'll do my next wedding with all primes (with my zooms there in case) and see how it goes!

OT, I just got a 45mm TS-E and love what it can do!


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Feb 22, 2014 07:09 |  #17

I use the 24 L occasionally - maybe 5% of my shots. Just when I want a really wide angle and for dance floor shots where I want to capture the whole scene or where It's a cramped area.

I'd never use it as a walk-around - it's just not a very pleasant focal length for portraits. But it has its use for sure.

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

They all I guess - mine is a bit loose, and on a shoot a few weeks back I didn't notice it had skewed slightly and I had a nasty vignette for about a dozen images.


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Feb 22, 2014 10:31 as a reply to  @ vanmidd's post |  #18

My 24L II gets decent usage at weddings. Obviously, if I need wide for whatever reason, that's my go-to lens. Wider? I have my 16-35L II and 15 FE.

I briefly had the 24-70L II and I wasn't impressed. Don't get me wrong. It's nice a sharp. But it's still a 24-70 f2.8 lens, which to me is a boring lens. I leaned on the 24-70 zoom when I was starting out but after evaluating usage, I decided I was better off with fast primes. My 50L gets tons of usage. 85L for tight portraits. 70-200 for compression and isolation. I'd consider getting a 24-70 with stabilization for family video stuff. Then again, I've got a cheap camcorder for that.

Anyways, I like my 24L II. There's of course a time and place for everything. I tend to use it for big group shots, if I want to get more of the environment in and at dances.

Some samples:

IMAGE: http://www.nicknphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/leandra-and-michael-wickham-park-wedding-1420.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.nicknphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/leandra-and-michael-wickham-park-wedding-1887.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.nicknphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/leandra-and-michael-wickham-park-wedding-1526.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.nicknphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/lauren-and-tyler-asbury-park-nj-wedding-0339.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.nicknphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/lauren-and-tyler-asbury-park-nj-wedding-1185.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.nicknphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/melissa-and-alex-westhampton-beach-wedding-1172.jpg

IMAGE: http://www.nicknphoto.com/wp-content/uploads/melissa-and-alex-westhampton-beach-wedding-0336.jpg



  
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Feb 23, 2014 11:03 |  #19

I use the 24L not because of bokeh but because of 4x potential light gathering ability compared to f/2.8 zooms. It makes the difference when shooting outdoors on the Strip at night or in other situations.

I have used the Samyang 14mm and though it works OK, it's not the nicest "feel" optically IMO. Fairly sharp, limited in its ability to handle flare and things to do with moisture exposure...tends to get speckling internal reflections pretty bad, doesn't handle blown highlights very well.


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Feb 23, 2014 14:10 |  #20

Only you can decide whether a lens is useful to you or not. Best thing to do is try.

I shoot in many ways that most people would NEVER recommend. So don't bother asking here, just get out there and try some stuff out.


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Feb 23, 2014 17:11 |  #21

Trent Gillespie wrote in post #16707006 (external link)
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.

Good to know! I'm buying a mk II this week :)


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Feb 23, 2014 17:18 |  #22

i am using 35L, 70-200LII for wedding although i have 24-70LI and 24-105L.
I know that if i use the 24-70, i will mainly shoot at 24. hence i purchase the 24LII.

apart fr needing more light, if space is a constrait, i pick the 24 instead of the 35. for example, boquet tossing, i need to have space above the bride in case she throw it way too high.

i tend to pick up the 35 for portrait due to the lesser distortion.
i intend to replace my 24-70LI to II but will only use it for event, not wedding.

i had considered 16 or 14mm but i prefer 1. low light but for now, 24 suits me just right.

24LII is amazing.
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Feb 26, 2014 20:09 |  #23

We just got the Sigma 35mm Art 1.4 in yesterday. That thing is sensational.


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Feb 26, 2014 20:11 |  #24

form wrote in post #16710824 (external link)
I use the 24L not because of bokeh but because of 4x potential light gathering ability compared to f/2.8 zooms. It makes the difference when shooting outdoors on the Strip at night or in other situations.

I have used the Samyang 14mm and though it works OK, it's not the nicest "feel" optically IMO. Fairly sharp, limited in its ability to handle flare and things to do with moisture exposure...tends to get speckling internal reflections pretty bad, doesn't handle blown highlights very well.

I hear that, Joey!


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