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Anyone using Lensbaby in the wedding ?

 
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Oct 03, 2008 21:48 |  #1

Anyone using Lensbaby in the wedding ?
How do you like it ? and...sample pics please...

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Oct 04, 2008 02:02 |  #2

I wish I was...thanks for asking this question...I've been wondering it myself...


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Oct 04, 2008 13:53 |  #3

I plan on using mine this weekend. Should be interesting trying to integrate that into my first wedding.


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Oct 04, 2008 13:58 as a reply to  @ bjyoder's post |  #4

My husband (and second shooter) has a lensbaby but it's been banned from the weddings we shoot. It just takes too much time to get a good focus and the shots are never usable. You can achieve a lens baby look from a good photo, in post processing. So for us, no...we never use it at our weddings.


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Oct 06, 2008 15:15 |  #5

Permagrin wrote in post #6436935 (external link)
My husband (and second shooter) has a lensbaby but it's been banned from the weddings we shoot. It just takes too much time to get a good focus and the shots are never usable. You can achieve a lens baby look from a good photo, in post processing. So for us, no...we never use it at our weddings.

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Oct 06, 2008 15:37 as a reply to  @ Jonny's post |  #6

^ wow. I just laughed out loud in the middle of my class at your reply.

Thats exactly what I was thinking.


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Oct 06, 2008 15:45 as a reply to  @ yoyoer13's post |  #7

hardly...sometimes I do wonder why I answer questions around here....if you've ever been paid to do something like a wedding, you know there are time constraints as well as photos that need to be captured. In my experience, there's no time for things like lensbabies. Others may feel differently.

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Oct 06, 2008 15:47 as a reply to  @ Permagrin's post |  #8

ive got one but didnt buy it to use during weddings... they are just too busy
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Oct 06, 2008 16:13 |  #9

I agree with Permie on this one. The amount of time wasted to achieve a usable shot is a waste of time at the venue. Much better to PP the desired effect with better results.


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Oct 06, 2008 17:57 as a reply to  @ Chet's post |  #10

Wow, I'm whipped? Who knew!

Actually, I agree with my wife's assessment on the ol' LB. It's a fun lens, but unless you're very proficient with it, as in, FAST and ACCURATE, a wedding isn't the place for it. Things are going too fast for trying to manually focus the LB.


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Oct 06, 2008 19:22 |  #11

I'm another who wouldn't pull the Lensbaby out of the bag unless I had the luxury of time. Maybe for some staged pre-(very pre-)ceremony shots, but not on the day. Again, it's the time it needs to get one set right. Maybe the newest generation will be more friendly, but if you have one of the first three generations, don't even think it.

And somewhere on this forum is (or should be) a picture of me with a LensBaby II on my 1D3.


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Oct 06, 2008 20:48 as a reply to  @ Jon's post |  #12

If I WERE to use a LB on a wedding for some of the shots, THIS (external link) would be the one to use, imo. It's new this year.


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Oct 06, 2008 21:04 |  #13

Jon wrote in post #6449643 (external link)
I'm another who wouldn't pull the Lensbaby out of the bag unless I had the luxury of time. Maybe for some staged pre-(very pre-)ceremony shots, but not on the day. Again, it's the time it needs to get one set right. Maybe the newest generation will be more friendly, but if you have one of the first three generations, don't even think it.

And somewhere on this forum is (or should be) a picture of me with a LensBaby II on my 1D3.

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And for the OP....unless you are doing a small ceremony with no time constraints....the LensBaby is not really cracked up to being a wedding lens. It just takes too long to focus and then the shots are not that great anyway...you can duplicate the effect in PP like Permie said. That makes a whole lot more sense than risking a whole wedding shoot. One very important thing to bear in mind...you can easily process a good photo to make it look bad, but just try making a bad photo look good!

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Oct 07, 2008 04:21 |  #14

puddlepirate44 wrote in post #6450123 (external link)
If I WERE to use a LB on a wedding for some of the shots, THIS (external link) would be the one to use, imo. It's new this year.

hey THAT actually looks like the biz... id love to try one (ive got the 2.0)




  
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Oct 07, 2008 07:17 |  #15

puddlepirate44 wrote in post #6450123 (external link)
If I WERE to use a LB on a wedding for some of the shots, THIS (external link) would be the one to use, imo. It's new this year.

With the major complaint being not having the time to set up/focus, I would much rather have the 2.0, 3G, or Muse to allow for much more flexibility. That one just seems like it would take longer to use.


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