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Any wedding photographers with nothing longer than 85mm?

 
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Jun 25, 2014 10:22 |  #16

I find that I really prefer shooting with an 85mm during weddings. The only time I've really used the 70-200 was during the ceremony, and occasionally the big dances during the reception when I needed the reach.

I just love how stinking light the lens is compared to the 70-200. Much easier on your shoulders by the end of the day. Still, I would never shoot a wedding without having the 70-200 in my bag. You just can't take the chance of needing it and not having it.


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Jun 25, 2014 12:47 |  #17

Lots of great advice guys. I needed it. Have my first opportunity as a second shooter late July and heavily considered the 70-200L as a rental and potential purchase (used - non-IS).


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Jun 25, 2014 13:21 |  #18

rampanthamster wrote in post #16988526 (external link)
I have 2 5D IIIs, so no extra reach with a crop. I'd probably rather sell the 135 and get a 7d mark II as an additional back up body which would give me extra reach with an 85 attached if necessary. I won't be getting a 70-200 though.

Curious about this. If you were to sell your 135L for a 7D II to use as your crop camera and attach your 85 that would be the same as mounting the 135L to your 5DIII.

Unless you were planning on using a three body setup during a shoot which would look something like this?

5D III + 24-70L II or 35L
5D III + 85L
7D II + 85 1.8 (136mm)

Why not sell your 85 1.8 and put it towards a 6D, or 5D II?


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Jun 25, 2014 19:08 |  #19

rampanthamster wrote in post #16988526 (external link)
I have 2 5D IIIs, so no extra reach with a crop. I'd probably rather sell the 135 and get a 7d mark II as an additional back up body which would give me extra reach with an 85 attached if necessary. I won't be getting a 70-200 though.

This doesn't make any sense to me. 85 on a 7d gives the same angle of view as your existing 5d3 with 135.


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Jun 25, 2014 23:17 |  #20

For my taste some variety in the shots is needed for a good wedding album.
I wouldn't go that far as this guy https://photography-on-the.net …p?p=16058751&po​stcount=79 but he sure has some nerves!
I love the 5DIII+85L combo and use it all the time but it's too narrow for all the occasions.
Good luck and have fun!




  
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