draculr wrote in post #16761976
I currently use a 35/85 combo for wedding and portrait photography. What I'm finding however is more and more the 85mm is becoming the lens that will get 50-60% of my shots on the day over the 35mm. Why? Because it just makes it easy to get photographs that are special.
I'm also finding that sometimes I need wider (group shots, shots of the venue etc.) but rarely - if ever - do I long for something to fill the 35-85mm gap.
So it has me thinking, would it work if I just completely replaced my 35 with a 24LII? I'm set to get the 135L next for more telephoto shots, but I'd rather stick with three lenses. I want to avoid having to use 24,35,85,135. If the 24 can completely replace my 35 it would be a 24,85,135 combo.
Anyone had much experience using 24 and 35mm lenses?
*Note: not much interested in the 24-70ii. It just doesn't gel with my style.
The moment you get the 135L, you'll probably never use the 85 again. That is, unless, you are talking about the 85mm F1.4 (Sigma) or one of the `L's by Canon.
I think the 24L is nice, wide, and great for that width. But for a wedding? I'd go with a 35mm, and just back up. If you don't use it a lot, then consider simply going with the 35 F2 IS instead. It's sharper than the 35L anyways. You're not going to do a group shot less than F2 probably anyways at a wedding most likely.
Then again, this exactly why people use the 24-70 F2.8.
I really like the 35 / 85 / 200 setup.