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Stan43
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Apr 03, 2009 10:57 |  #1

I recemtly sold the following lenses:all Canon

300 2.8L IS
24-105L
100 2.8 Macro
135L
200 2.8L II

I was just not using these much since I have so much overlap with other lenses I'm very pleased with. I also have a new 5DMK2 on the way with another 24-105.

I have still:
85 1.2L II
35L
15 2.8 Fisheye
70-200 F/4 IS
24-70L
100-400L
Sigma 50 1.4
All copies are very sharp and focus correctly. My question is : I am considering the 70-200 2.8IS , keeping the F/4 ( so sharp I'll never give it up) and the new 14 2.8L II. do you folkls use the 70-200 during the ceremony? and is the 14L too wide for even creative uses?


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Pentax 645Z,90 2.8 Macro,55 2.8,24-48 . Fuji: EX2,XT1,14mm,18-55,56,55-200,Zeis Touit 2.8 Macro

  
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Apr 03, 2009 11:01 |  #2

Your 35L will be good for the reception and some formals. The 85L for bridal portraits.
For the ceremony you really need 70-200 2.8 and 24-70. Anything f/4 will not work for indoor weddings.
Your 14L will be fine for creative work-- but don't over use it too much-- I would use it for getting ready photos and creative shots.


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Apr 03, 2009 11:01 |  #3

I use my 70-200 f2.8 for the ceremony so that I am not in the way, in esence not even there. It is a great lens when you don't want to be intrusive for E sessions as well.




  
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Apr 03, 2009 11:05 |  #4

evo82nv wrote in post #7659129 (external link)
I use my 70-200 f2.8 for the ceremony so that I am not in the way, in esence not even there. It is a great lens when you don't want to be intrusive for E sessions as well.

Thanks guys, I am on a quest to find a good sharp copy.


Canon: 5DSr,5Dmk3,1DXmk2 5d MK4,11-24L,35L,70-200 2.8L2,24-105L,24-70L,Sigma 24-105 Art,50 1.4 Art,Tamron SP85 1.8,Tamron SP90 Macro. Zeiss 135 F2 Milvus
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Apr 03, 2009 12:03 |  #5

I use the 70-200/2.8L IS religiously.


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Apr 03, 2009 12:19 |  #6

100% 70 - 200 2.8 IS L


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Apr 03, 2009 12:25 |  #7

I use my Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 all the time. I love it. The only reason I'd switch over to the L series would be to obtain IS. Great lens to have while shooting weddings.


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Apr 03, 2009 13:40 |  #8

70-200 is a must for me. Have you considered a 16-35 over the 14? Not as wide but will give you alot more versatility than just the 14.


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Apr 03, 2009 20:58 |  #9

I use the 70-200 f/2.8 at every single wedding for every single ceremony.
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Apr 06, 2009 11:27 |  #10

When using the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens do you still use some sort of flash indoors or just raise the iso to get enough light in??


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Apr 06, 2009 12:18 |  #11

PeeteProductions wrote in post #7677876 (external link)
When using the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens do you still use some sort of flash indoors or just raise the iso to get enough light in??

Nope. I crank up the ISO and shoot in natural light.


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