shadowdancer wrote in post #17597263
Hi, I am a canon shooter, so reply is from the lens range rather than lens quality. I try to consciously shoot weddings from a range of perspectives and like the wide angle lenses to include more context and story to my images, but I do primarily shoot with my 24-70 and 70-200. However, one context in which I find the wide angle useful is for weddings where I am closer to the couple (mainly location weddings on beaches, etc). A wide angle lens gives me the ability in this situation to quickly ensure coverage of the entire wedding party (although you need to be careful of distortion at the edges). For shorter ceremonies (where you don't have a lot of time to move around much) and where you're single shooting, this ability to quickly change perspective is invaluable. Of course, you may find it less so when second shooting.
Thanks! I live in the caribbean and many weddings here are beach weddings. It's definitly something to consider. I know I might find it less useful during my time as a second shooter, but i'm thinking long-term, so it might be very critical. I think I might end up buying this lens. I still have between now and August to make up mu mind, but the 14-24 has the lead. Unfortunatly, due to my lacation, I don't have access to test both lenses and form an opinion of my own so thanks much for your comment. Ultimately, that's what will influence my decision.
EchoShotz wrote in post #17597274
I'd look at it this way: You already have 85mm covered, so getting that won't allow you to do much more than your 70-200 @ 85mm. The 14-24 will allow you to get shots not doable with your current setup.
My vote goes to the 14-24
And another . Yea I thought of it that way too. It's just that I soooooooo love the shallow DOF of the 85 1.4. I've never done or seen a detailed side-by-side of the 85 and 70-200@85 but regardless, as you mentioned, the 14-24 will allow me to get shots that my current setup just won't allow.
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