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85mm or 70-200mm?

 
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Apr 28, 2014 16:21 |  #16

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200mm during the ceremony? How far away are you?!

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Apr 28, 2014 18:12 |  #17

Vertigo1 wrote in post #16867353 (external link)
200mm during the ceremony? How far away are you?!

There are times I use my 300 f/2.8 IS (with and without a 1.4x extender) during the ceremony. Not because of distance, but because the feel the images give or the details I can catch.

I'd rather shoot at f/4 at 200mm than f/1.2 at 85mm. The feel is much different and much more pleasing in my opinion.


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Apr 29, 2014 12:48 |  #18

I've never really considered using such a long focal length during ceremonies before - any chance you could post or link to some sample pictures you've taken at longer lengths? :)


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Apr 29, 2014 13:04 |  #19

I'm not fortunate enough to have the L (yet), but I do find I use my 85 more than my 70-200. I'm a sucker for primes though, I prefer moving my feet over a zoom ring.


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Apr 30, 2014 07:41 |  #20

I have both and find the 70-200 used far more often. The 85 is also a great lens, but not as versatile for a wedding. The 70-200 is my moneymaker.


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Apr 30, 2014 09:02 |  #21

Different lenses for different photographers/occasion​s. Having said that I have both and haven't touched my 70-200 for about a year - my 85mm is the lens I can't do without.


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May 09, 2014 08:11 |  #22

brilliants thanks for info


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May 18, 2014 18:02 |  #23

BOTH. in my opinion 70-200 is NECESSARY for this job and everything else is LUXURY


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May 21, 2014 11:59 |  #24

70-200 is my best and favorite lens. I had an 85mm but it was too limited for how I shoot. I like to move around a lot and need the versatility of the zoom lens.


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May 21, 2014 18:00 |  #25

I have both 85 and 70-200 but i prefer to shoot with the 35mm prime and will be soon ordering the 135L.

Every photographer is different and those that tell you that you MUST have a 70-200 2.8II are just brainwashed. You get what fits your style or what you can afford and justify.


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May 21, 2014 23:06 as a reply to  @ AndrewDaviesPhotography's post |  #26

I feel both are essential lens for wedding photogs. 70-200 is so versatile as other have mentioned. But it does not do F/1.2-2.0. Even with the great telephoto compression that the 70-200 produces, it cant touch the 85L and 135L for looks.

35L and 50 are great lens as well so i use my 24-70 less and less and Im at the point of thinking i might sell it off. I use my 24-105 more than i use the 24-70.

Primes do F/2.0. Thats why we buy em and have them in our bags.


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May 30, 2014 14:16 |  #27

Another vote for the 70-200 i love the flexibility that it gives versus the 85 i just don't feel its a wedding lens




  
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Jun 01, 2014 16:44 |  #28

I have had a 70-200mm since I started shooting weddings and it's way more versatile and faster AF than an 85mm. After the 70-200mm I'd recommend a 135mm f2 - it's an amazing lens with fast AF and a beautiful look....and as staszek mentioned pair it with a 50mm or 35mm prime too


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Jun 07, 2014 20:42 |  #29

doubledragon wrote in post #16913509 (external link)
in my opinion 70-200 is NECESSARY for this job and everything else is LUXURY


Well said. I love my 70-200 IS2. I've had both the 85L and the 135L and used them so infrequently that I ended up selling them (right here on POTN, actually). But I'm more of a zoom guy anyway (as opposed to a primes guy). I'd rather establish my position and adjust my focal length, as needed for the scene, than have to keep walking forward or backward to do so.


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Jun 07, 2014 21:20 |  #30

doubledragon wrote in post #16913509 (external link)
BOTH. in my opinion 70-200 is NECESSARY for this job and everything else is LUXURY

I'm not far of ditching mine in favour of a 135 and 300 combo.


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