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Event photographers: What is your most used prime lens?

 
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Aug 15, 2014 00:47 |  #31

one lens one body 50L. Rare that there's a situation where I would need wider.

if I could make 85 work, then that would be it, but too tight for my tastes. 135 on the other body.


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Aug 25, 2014 13:44 |  #32

basselmudarris wrote in post #17091214 (external link)
Are there any event photographers that shoot almost exclusively primes? If so, I'm curious to hear your thoughts on what it's like. I'm looking to eventually go with a 16-35mm f/4/50L/85L/135L combo.

Get a second body for weddings, you'll need a wider lens than 50L at times that F4 won't cut it. 35-85-135 although 24-50-85-135 perhaps.

To answer to OP I guess it's the 50mm f1.4 usually at 1.8 or so but not always depends on the distance.


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Aug 25, 2014 14:00 |  #33

Before I had my 24-70 I used my 35 1.4 for the majority of wedding receptions, but 24-70 is king


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Aug 25, 2014 14:20 as a reply to  @ jbsg02's post |  #34

35mm f/1.4 Art sees the most use, but I've transitioned the 135 to a 70-200 II simply because the zoom is more reliable for catching the right framing. 135L used to be my main for sports though, very unique image if you can catch the right timing.


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Aug 25, 2014 14:25 as a reply to  @ post 17091392 |  #35

When I was shooting 35mm, I used an 85mm f1.8 exclusively. I was always happy with what it produced for me. I was mostly shooting rehearsels so I could go anywhere. If It was a performance, I would shoot from the front of the balcony.




  
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Aug 25, 2014 15:49 |  #36

What kind of event do you intend on covering? why do you think you need just a prime?

The photo of Nicole Kidman in the link below was taken when I was shooting the 5d mkiii and the 24-70 mkii. The 24-70 mkii was sharper than any prime I've ever owned.

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Aug 25, 2014 16:35 |  #37

Sigma 35 + Sigma 85


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Aug 25, 2014 17:06 |  #38

ChuckingFluff wrote in post #17117161 (external link)
What kind of event do you intend on covering? why do you think you need just a prime?

The photo of Nicole Kidman in the link below was taken when I was shooting the 5d mkiii and the 24-70 mkii. The 24-70 mkii was sharper than any prime I've ever owned.

http://www.vanityfair.​fr …stival-du-film-toronto-33 (external link)

Cause primes generally are cheaper and I don't shoot Nicole Kidman for a living. :D




  
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Aug 25, 2014 19:58 |  #39

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Cause primes generally are cheaper and I don't shoot Nicole Kidman for a living. :D

:lol: I tried primes only for a while with multiple bodies and I wasn't a fan. What kind of events are you looking to shoot?




  
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Aug 25, 2014 20:01 |  #40

Sigma Art 35mm F1.4 is my go to event lens on a full frame body.


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Aug 25, 2014 20:12 |  #41

Your 24-105 is no slouch for a kit lens, I use that one a lot at events too. This shot was the 24-105 on a 7D in a pitch black room.

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Aug 25, 2014 20:20 |  #42

ChuckingFluff wrote in post #17117637 (external link)
Your 24-105 is no slouch for a kit lens, I use that one a lot at events too. This shot was the 24-105 on a 7D in a pitch black room.

http://www.lefigaro.fr …ontres-de-ma-carriere.php (external link)

I am a hobbyist, so I don't get paid for anything I do, I usually shoot events like work functions, family gatherings, friends' b-day parties, casual stuff like that.

I was very tempted to get a 24-70 f/2.8ii, but just couldn't justify that kind of expense for a hobby I don't get paid to do.

That being said I did pick up a pair of primes - 35mm f/2 IS and 85mm 1.8, and I love both of them so far.

And yes, I love my 24-105 as well. That has been my go-to lens for events.




  
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Aug 25, 2014 20:27 |  #43

I love my sigma 50mm f1.4 on the 6d and I use that a lot too. You may want to think about upgrading your 50 1.8 next.




  
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Aug 25, 2014 20:59 |  #44

35mm f/1.4L on a 70D for belly dancer fotos in clubs and restaurants.


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