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Mar 02, 2014 22:20 |  #16

kin2son wrote in post #16729703 (external link)
I like challenges therefore I'd go primes.

35mm + 85mm.

Having said that the model answer for your question is 35mm (either the L or Sigma) + 70-200II.

That's exactly my setup.:lol:




  
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Mar 02, 2014 22:22 |  #17

2 zooms, 24-70/70-200
2 primes 50/135


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Mar 02, 2014 23:37 |  #18

I'd want 3 zooms 16-200mm f/2.8


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Mar 03, 2014 01:38 |  #19

MFG wrote in post #16730100 (external link)
Question for op is: why 2?
getting 2 of the 24-70? consider backup lenses? if you drop the 24-70? u seriously cannot take photo of people closer. I can see that you do have lots of lenses.
I learnt that different part of the wedding, slightly different lenses come into action.
learnt to know your gear and the amount of space available.

hope I am able to help with your thinking here.

here is my small blog post on the subject (similar).
http://scottgohphotogr​aphy.com.au …-for-wedding-photography/ (external link)

The reason 2 is they are on the cameras at all times. I have the spare primes with me just in case..
I have had the 50mm 1.4 and the 70-200mm to date.. but find myself stepping backward with the 50mm to much for group shots so looking to get the 24-70.

Nice to see others suggestions here.. Really interesting !


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Mar 03, 2014 01:41 |  #20

kin2son wrote in post #16729703 (external link)
I like challenges therefore I'd go primes.

35mm + 85mm.

Having said that the model answer for your question is 35mm (either the L or Sigma) + 70-200II.

Is the 35mm wide enough? do you not struggle with group shots? the reason I ask is because a fast prime might also be an option instead of the 24-70


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Mar 03, 2014 04:36 |  #21

For weddings, I can use the 24-70 II all day long on full frame. I don't use my 70-200 all that often, but there are times that a longer lens is needed, especially during the ceremony. I also use the macro lens occasionally for close-up detail shots. With two bodies, I keep my primary lens on one camera and rotate a few other lenses on the second.

I used to use the 35 L and 70-200 combo, but I found that I greatly prefer the 24-70 at weddings for the versatility that is needed for weddings.


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Mar 03, 2014 05:17 |  #22

When it comes to group shots, I've rarely shot at 24mm or even 28mm...only at those really big group photos which include nearly everyone in the church. During the reception, I usually end up shooting group shots at ~35mm or so because there's usually ample space between me and the couple's table where the guests stand for group photos.


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Mar 03, 2014 05:20 |  #23

35L+85L2

That is my setup for the vast majority of my weddings. I used the 100L for a few details, but often only used those three lenses for entire weddings.


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Mar 03, 2014 07:48 |  #24

Thomas Campbell wrote in post #16730755 (external link)
35L+85L2

That is my setup for the vast majority of my weddings. I used the 100L for a few details, but often only used those three lenses for entire weddings.

What aperture do you shoot at?


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Mar 03, 2014 09:14 |  #25

24-70 and 70-200.


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Mar 03, 2014 09:25 |  #26

Sigma 35 + 85LII for me.

But I am using my 17-40L and 70-200LII on all weddings as well. But I could do everything with the two primes.


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Mar 03, 2014 12:10 |  #27

Is there really a right answer for this? I know a guy who shoots weddings with a 20mm and 85mm, and a different guy who shoots a 17-40mm and 135mm. Personally I would shoot with a 24-70 and 70-200 for the versatility of coverage within that huge focal range. I like the idea of a fast 35 and 70-200 though.

I think it all comes down to personal taste and style. But I also think it's smart to have additional lenses in the bag ready to go if you need them.


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Mar 03, 2014 12:13 |  #28

24-70 f/2.8, a lot pf people use it for wedding, got a MK1 two days ago, and LOVE it.
Its great.

As for the other lens, I think a 70-200 is sometimes just too big.
The 16-35 is also way too wide (in my opinion)

So maybe something like a 135 f/2 L as a prime, for really beautifull portraits.


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Mar 03, 2014 17:43 |  #29

rivas8409 wrote in post #16731502 (external link)
Is there really a right answer for this? I know a guy who shoots weddings with a 20mm and 85mm, and a different guy who shoots a 17-40mm and 135mm. Personally I would shoot with a 24-70 and 70-200 for the versatility of coverage within that huge focal range. I like the idea of a fast 35 and 70-200 though.

I think it all comes down to personal taste and style. But I also think it's smart to have additional lenses in the bag ready to go if you need them.

That's why I said it depends on your style as well as your requirements/preferenc​es. We'll all give different answers but there will probably be some common answers that come up.


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Mar 03, 2014 17:51 |  #30

16-35 and 70-200 2.8.


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