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3 Top L lenses for Weddings - need recommendations

 
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Oct 12, 2012 12:32 |  #46

In my humble opinion, I'm amazed how many still shoot with the 24-70. Such a lazy lens, soft, barrel distortion at 35mm and below...if you're a serious wedding photog, this lens hit the closet shelf years ago. Hopefully the new one coming out is a drastic improvement. For me – Group Portraits 35mm, 1-4 person portraits 70-200, bridal portraits 85mm L II, 70-200 & 17-40 for ceremony coverage. If the new 24-70 is as sharp as advertised, I will purchase and use for receptions, as I switch between fast primes and my 70-200 now. One thing I would keep room for in your budget is lighting, it’s as important for weddings as expensive lenses. An Einstein or equivalent for portraits and some 600’s for OTC flash during receptions are a necessity to keep up with modern style wedding photography.


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Oct 12, 2012 12:41 |  #47

the lensrentals.com premium wedding package is:

Canon 16-35mm f/2.8L II
Canon 24-70mm f/2.8L
Canon 100mm f/2.8L IS Macro
Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT

Our premium Canon wedding package. The 16-35mm and 24-70mm are great choices for portraits and the wide angle shots you’ll need. The 100mm Macro is ideal for macro detail work such as the famous “ring shot”. And the 70-200mm is great for long portrait work and getting that close up shot you need, even when you’re stuck in the back balcony. We’ve also included the powerful 600EX-RT flash for those low light situations.


I've only shot one wedding as a second shooter and would liked to have had that list lol


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Oct 12, 2012 12:53 |  #48

I prefer the 24-105 0ver the 24-70 just for the IS, love the 70-200/f2.8


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Oct 12, 2012 12:54 |  #49

I would suggest the 100 macro.. L or no L depending on your resources




  
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Oct 12, 2012 13:10 |  #50

I'm going to try 17-40, 50L, 70-200 mark II
sounds good?


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Oct 12, 2012 16:54 |  #51

It's not an L but I recently rented the new 24 (2.8?) and it was awesome. Those images are super sharp. Then I can't do without the 50L and the 70-200L. The 100L is awesome for ring shots and details. I don't own it but usually manage to shoot with someone who does :)
And don't knock the 24-105L. It's not super exciting but it's great for the first part of the day when you have plenty of light and F4 is fine. You can cover a ton of ground with it.


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Oct 12, 2012 17:32 |  #52

I use 4 lenses on 2 Bodies:

35L
85L
100L Macro
70-200L IS II

Image Stability can't account for moving people therefore in low light you really need lenses faster than f/2.8 to keep your shutter speeds reasonable.

If I'm shooting wedding portraits outside then my 70-200L stays GLUED to my camera. While I love shooting portraits on my 85L @ f/1.2 there just something more awesome (personally) when shooting 200mm @ f/2.8 :)


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Oct 12, 2012 23:20 |  #53

Definitely go for a 100mm f/2.8 Macro- Super sharp and great for ring shots!


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Apr 01, 2014 13:12 |  #54

plasticmotif wrote in post #10333106 (external link)
For me: 24L, 50L, 70-200 2.8 IS

I can get behind this 100%


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Apr 01, 2014 16:04 |  #55

jmieske wrote in post #16801888 (external link)
I can get behind this 100%

I agree.. Swap the 24mm for a 35IS or go for a 24-70mm mk2 and have the primes in the bag


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Apr 02, 2014 02:18 |  #56

Every one has his own style of shooting an his choice for lenses that fits this style.
Last wedding I assistet I used the Fujifilm X T1 and Pro1 with 35mm f/1.4 and 56mm f/1.2 most of the time. Most photos that where picked for the album where from the Fujifilm camera's Als had with me a 5D3 with the 70-200 II on it.
The 24-70 II and 16-35 II did not use it.

Just use where you think you can deliver what the customer wants ;-)a


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Apr 02, 2014 02:49 |  #57

35L, 50L, and 70-200L II. I tried the short zoom route and while I loved the 24-70 II, it just didn't work for my taste and shooting style. Through in a 24L II for tight getting ready rooms and venue establishing shots and you have a very capable and versatile kit.


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Apr 02, 2014 15:47 |  #58

For me I'd go 2 x FF bodies, sig 35, 85L and 70-200ii

I'd keep 35 on 1 body for indoor/reception type stuff. Amazing low light and can be hand held down to 1/30 sec.

On the second body I'd have 85 or 70-200 depending on if I need low light or versatility.


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