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1st E-Session, which lens?

 
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Mar 02, 2011 16:26 |  #1

I have just booked my first engagement session! I'm bursting with excitement. My question is simple.

Location: Botanical Gardens (Outdoors)

Time of day: 10:00AM-1:00PM

Which lens should I get to take along with my 50mm 1.8

70-200mm or 24-105mm

annnnnnd go.


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Mar 02, 2011 17:22 |  #2

is there a typo error or is it my ill knowledge... 20-700?? or 70-200?

i will use 70-200 from a distance but switch to 24-105 when distance is not permitted.
btw, do u have any flash? i will still fire it off too.
are u using FF?

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Mar 02, 2011 17:37 as a reply to  @ MFG's post |  #3

I changed it to 70-200, Whoops :)

Also, I will use flash as well just as a fill. I don't necessarily want to get both lenses so I was trying to decide which one would do best.

I'm using a crop body 1.6.


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Mar 02, 2011 18:05 |  #4

iamchanel wrote in post #11944627 (external link)
I changed it to 70-200, Whoops :)

Also, I will use flash as well just as a fill. I don't necessarily want to get both lenses so I was trying to decide which one would do best.

I'm using a crop body 1.6.

You changed it to 70-22. Lol.

If I had to choose one, I would probably go for the 24-105. It is really important to get wide shots for engagement session, especially if you are going to be designing an album. Why you are limiting it to one lens is beyond me though. I know the 70-200 is heavy, but throw it in a backback with some snacks and a bottle of water and forget about it.


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Mar 02, 2011 18:11 as a reply to  @ Red Tie Photography's post |  #5

Fixed it. Finally! :)

Yes I guess I will just rent them both so I can be ultra prepared. I can't wait until I can own them one day. (super expensive).

Thanks guys. I guess it's better to have them all then to really want a shot and miss it.


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Mar 02, 2011 18:16 |  #6

iamchanel wrote in post #11944837 (external link)
Fixed it. Finally! :)

Yes I guess I will just rent them both so I can be ultra prepared. I can't wait until I can own them one day. (super expensive).

Thanks guys. I guess it's better to have them all then to really want a shot and miss it.

Thats my feeling (and my justification to my ever growing gear lust - I mean list).

My advice is to practice switching lenses in situations that you will be facing (standing up, nothing to put a lens onto, etc) Just like triathletes practice their transition times, knowing how to switch lenses quickly and efficiently will take some stress out of the day, and help you not look like a bumbling fool.


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Mar 02, 2011 19:14 |  #7

I say take both of them. This is your first E-session explore your style.

24-105 for those wide shots

70-200 so you could be at a distance. Let them do their own thing without a camera in their face.


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Mar 02, 2011 23:07 |  #8

Take both!




  
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Mar 03, 2011 00:00 |  #9

If you don't already own both and are renting there's no need for the 70-200. It's overkill for a portrait session. The 24-105 is all I use and it works out great. I'm picking up an 85mm for indoor portraits (boudoirs mostly) but for outdoor stuff the 24-105 is fully capable and awesome.


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Mar 03, 2011 00:06 as a reply to  @ PeaceFire's post |  #10

Thanks Peace Fire for that. I really didn't want to rent both. Id rather buy a shooting bag instead with that money. Although shootsacs are pricey.


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Mar 05, 2011 09:34 |  #11

You probably wouldn't use the 70-200 on a 1.6 crop body for an engagement session. If you already had one, yes, I'd bring it, but wouldn't bother renting one. Peacefire is giving you good advice for an engagement session where you can easily control the distance shooting situation.


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Mar 05, 2011 09:51 |  #12

iamchanel wrote in post #11946472 (external link)
Thanks Peace Fire for that. I really didn't want to rent both. Id rather buy a shooting bag instead with that money. Although shootsacs are pricey.

IMO Shootsacs aren't worth their price for me. For one, you can't put a 70-200 of 24-105 on there with a lens hood on so where are my lens hoods supposed to go? Plus I'm not a huge lens changer, I'd rather just pick a lens and stick with it for each portion of a wedding and just use one lens for portraits. Instead I like to have my back-up body with an extra lens on it ready to go in case something happens to my primary I don't have to stand there fiddling with it while my clients sit there impatiently. So I have a nice black Domke shoulder bag (http://www.amazon.com/​gp/product/B001D5OD7M (external link)) instead that it works as both a lens bag and a camera bag and I love it.

I also recently purchased a Janine King bag but I'm still waiting to get it so I can't speak for it's quality and how useful it is. But the reviews are all amazing. And, again, half the price!


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Mar 06, 2011 05:30 |  #13

For e-sessions I only use two lenses a 50 and 100 prime.


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Mar 06, 2011 16:40 as a reply to  @ MGiddings Photography's post |  #14

Anyone used a 135mm f/2 for e shooting?


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Mar 06, 2011 16:50 |  #15

I feel like the 135 would be too tight and limiting for a portrait session. 50 or 85 would be better.


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