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Wedding walk around lens?

 
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Jul 27, 2014 13:18 |  #1

I was curious what you use for your normal walk around Wedding lens? I have the 70-200 which works great, but I think I need to use a different lens when just walking around, especially at the reception. I was thinking of the Tamron 24-70 2.8 but thought I'd get your opinions. Thanks..!

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Jul 27, 2014 13:21 |  #2

you answered your own question :

you seem to like tamron and the 24-70 range would compliment your setup perfectly


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Jul 27, 2014 13:24 |  #3

The 24-70mm is a great match for the 70-200mm. They make the perfect couple:)




  
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Jul 27, 2014 13:30 |  #4

Yeah, I'm pretty sold on the 24-70, but I wanted to ask opinions just to make sure I wasn't forgetting something else.


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Jul 27, 2014 16:52 |  #5

I walk around with the 70 to 200 and the 35. Works for me.


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Jul 27, 2014 19:29 |  #6

My wife uses the 24-70, while I use the 35mm Art.


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Jul 27, 2014 19:32 |  #7

70-200 with a 1.4x extender


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Jul 27, 2014 21:54 |  #8

24-70 on full frame. I don't do a lot of "walking around" at weddings, I know what's going to be happening most of the time so I have the right lens on for that. It's often the 24-70, plus my second camera has either wide, long, or a prime.


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Jul 28, 2014 01:30 |  #9

Walk around wedding lens - an oxymoron really. But I presume you're asking what's the most handy. Definitely 24-70mm range, covers many bases.


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Jul 29, 2014 10:40 |  #10

During the reception I'll roam around with the 50mm on (and on a full frame). Walking around with a wide doesn't really suit me because they just require being too close for the majority of e.g. attendee response shots. I don't roam around looking for group photos to take, but if asked to grab one I'll have the 17-40 on another camera.

In the last year or so I've tried to move a little away from more environmental shots and just a smidgen toward shots that show expression and faces a little more. For these I'll perch against the wall and shoot with the 70-200 F/4; and when I've exhausted that position I'll move to another and repeat.



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Jul 29, 2014 10:57 |  #11

I just need a good lens for my full frame for the large family shots, and the receptions when there isn't as much room to stand back.

Also, I have a speedlite set up off camera that I usually place somewhere in the room to get the most out of it to light the room. Then I have a speedlite on camera, but when shooting at 100-200mm, its not really effective. Versus if I was shooting at 50-70mm range. I could be wrong, but that's what I think, right?


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Aug 04, 2014 09:21 |  #12

No right or wrong answer - whatever you're comfortable with. I like carrying two cameras on me, a 35 1.4 and 85 1.2

Works for me. If I had to choose just one walkaround it would be the 35mm 1.4 sigma.


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Aug 09, 2014 01:49 |  #13

I have my 24-70 on the 1D3 and 70-200 on the 5D3. Sometimes I will swap out the 70-200 for the 135 and the 50 for the 24-70 just so I get a shallower DOF if space permits.




  
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Aug 12, 2014 19:16 |  #14

During the ceremony I crawl around with a 35mm on one camera and a 70-200 on the other.

After the ceremony (people mingling) and during the reception (dancing etc), I tend to use a 24-70 and 35mm.

Works for me.


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Aug 12, 2014 19:17 |  #15

oops.. double post


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