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Oct 16, 2013 09:09 |  #1

which FF lens do you use/Take on a Wedding shoot?

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How many Bodies and what lenses are on the Bodies and which lenses are used for which part of the Wedding? Getting ready, Church, Outside, party...

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Oct 16, 2013 09:15 |  #2

24-70 2.8
70-200 2.8 II
Sigma 35 1.4


5D Mk IV | 24-105L | 85 1.8 | 70-200L 2.8 IS MkII | 100-400L MkII

  
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Oct 16, 2013 09:26 |  #3

carpenter wrote in post #16375340 (external link)
24-70 2.8
70-200 2.8 II
Sigma 35 1.4

I should have included this Question when first opening the Thread..

How many Bodies and what lenses are on the Bodies and which lenses are used for which part of the Wedding? Getting ready, Church, Outside, party


EOS 5Dmk3 X2, 60D, EF24-70mm f2.8L mk2, EF70-200mm f2.8L IS mk2, EF85mm f1.8, EF50mm f1.4, EF50mm f1.8 mk1(350D with 18-55mm Sh"kit" lens).
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Oct 16, 2013 09:36 |  #4

Minimum 2 bodies, one wielding 24-70 2.8 second 70-200 2.8. That is as minimum as it gets you can generally "survive" with just that. I usually have my old 50d as a third backup/as macro on it in my bag for accent/detail work.

Of course you will also benefit IMMENSELY from having a few fast primes as a sprinkles on top. 35 1.4 and 85-100 f2 complement the zooms very nicely. Of course I am leaving all the other equipment like lights/flashes etc out of the reply. Concentrating on bare minimum lens/body combos.


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Oct 16, 2013 11:15 |  #5

My wedding kit consists of....

2 x 5D MkIII
Canon 17-40mm f4
Sigma 35mm f1.4
Sigma 50mm f1.4
Canon 85mm f1.8
Canon 70-200mm f2.8 MkII

My standard 'go to' lenses are the 35 & 85. I could probaly get through an entire wedding with just those 2 lenses but I'd never restrict myself that much so they usually all get an outing at every wedding.


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Oct 16, 2013 13:42 |  #6

BlackBull wrote in post #16375641 (external link)
My wedding kit consists of....

2 x 5D MkIII
Canon 17-40mm f4
Sigma 35mm f1.4
Sigma 50mm f1.4
Canon 85mm f1.8
Canon 70-200mm f2.8 MkII

My standard 'go to' lenses are the 35 & 85. I could probaly get through an entire wedding with just those 2 lenses but I'd never restrict myself that much so they usually all get an outing at every wedding.

That looks like a cool setup !!!


EOS 5Dmk3 X2, 60D, EF24-70mm f2.8L mk2, EF70-200mm f2.8L IS mk2, EF85mm f1.8, EF50mm f1.4, EF50mm f1.8 mk1(350D with 18-55mm Sh"kit" lens).
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Oct 16, 2013 15:51 |  #7

BlackBull wrote in post #16375641 (external link)
My wedding kit consists of....

2 x 5D MkIII
Canon 17-40mm f4
Sigma 35mm f1.4
Sigma 50mm f1.4
Canon 85mm f1.8
Canon 70-200mm f2.8 MkII

My standard 'go to' lenses are the 35 & 85. I could probaly get through an entire wedding with just those 2 lenses but I'd never restrict myself that much so they usually all get an outing at every wedding.

This would be my choice. Although I'd go with a 85L instead of the 85/1.8, sacrificing the 85/1.8's faster AF for the option of shooting the 85L wide open on occasion.

Do you ever felt the need to pack a macro lens? What sort of lighting would you bring?


EOS-M | 40D | 5DII | 5DIII | EF-M 22 | EF-M 18-55 | 10-22 | 17-55 | 17-40L | 24-70L mk II | 24-105L | 70-200/2.8L IS mk II| 35L | 85L II |35/2 | 40/2.8 pancake | 50/1.8 | 50/1.4 | 100/2 | Rokinon 14/2.8 | 90 EX | 270 EX II | 580 EXII | 600 EX-RT

  
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Oct 16, 2013 16:34 |  #8

marcosv wrote in post #16376277 (external link)
Do you ever felt the need to pack a macro lens? What sort of lighting would you bring?

I have a set of Polaroid macro extension tubes that I use with the 85mm for ring shots. Certainly not as good as a dedicated macro lens but it will do until funds allow another purchase.

As for lighting I have 2 x 580exII and a YN568 with RF622 triggers.

I notice you have the Rokinon 14/2.8. I'm considering that as my next purchase. How do you rate it on a 5DIII? How easy is it to focus & meter?


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Oct 16, 2013 22:39 |  #9

BlackBull wrote in post #16376367 (external link)
I notice you have the Rokinon 14/2.8. I'm considering that as my next purchase. How do you rate it on a 5DIII? How easy is it to focus & meter?

I honestly haven't shot a lot with the Rokinon to get a good feeling on ultimate optical quality. Critical focusing can be very hard without live view. I stopped down a lot to maximize DOF (which isn't that hard given large DOF with very short focal lengths).

As mentioned in reviews, you get mustache distortion, but, I've been pretty happy correcting it in LightRoom (had to manually install the Samyang 14mm profile). Pretty good sharpness. Contrast was fine. I've been pretty happy with the lens so far.

Biggest annoyance: at least in Lightroom 5.0, I don't get EXIF for the lens. The lens comes up as "unknown" without indication on the aperture I manually selected (just ISO and shutter speed).

I need to grab the tripod and do a head-to-head between the Rokinon 14mm and the 17-40L to decide which lens has better corners after simple lens correction in Lightroom.


EOS-M | 40D | 5DII | 5DIII | EF-M 22 | EF-M 18-55 | 10-22 | 17-55 | 17-40L | 24-70L mk II | 24-105L | 70-200/2.8L IS mk II| 35L | 85L II |35/2 | 40/2.8 pancake | 50/1.8 | 50/1.4 | 100/2 | Rokinon 14/2.8 | 90 EX | 270 EX II | 580 EXII | 600 EX-RT

  
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Oct 17, 2013 03:27 |  #10

Does the lens allow for any in camera meter readings? I often shoot in Av mode. Will I be able to do this with the Rokinon?


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Oct 17, 2013 03:44 |  #11

marcosv wrote in post #16377057 (external link)
Biggest annoyance: at least in Lightroom 5.0, I don't get EXIF for the lens. The lens comes up as "unknown" without indication on the aperture I manually selected (just ISO and shutter speed).

This is simply because the lens is all manual, there are no dedicated chips that transfer the information to the camera. You can buy one those chips and install it by your self if you want to have the aperture information :)

BlackBull wrote in post #16377389 (external link)
Does the lens allow for any in camera meter readings? I often shoot in Av mode. Will I be able to do this with the Rokinon?

Yes the metering works normally.


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Oct 17, 2013 13:14 |  #12

BlackBull wrote in post #16377389 (external link)
Does the lens allow for any in camera meter readings? I often shoot in Av mode. Will I be able to do this with the Rokinon?

There is literary no electrical contacts on the Rokinon. You set focus and aperture manually on the lens.

Metering works really well. I set it to aperture priority and go from there.

I haven't tried manual mode. I'm wondering if I did manual, I would have to set the same aperture settings on both the camera and lens in order to get metering to work.


EOS-M | 40D | 5DII | 5DIII | EF-M 22 | EF-M 18-55 | 10-22 | 17-55 | 17-40L | 24-70L mk II | 24-105L | 70-200/2.8L IS mk II| 35L | 85L II |35/2 | 40/2.8 pancake | 50/1.8 | 50/1.4 | 100/2 | Rokinon 14/2.8 | 90 EX | 270 EX II | 580 EXII | 600 EX-RT

  
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Oct 18, 2013 07:26 |  #13

5d3 - usually my 35L is glued to this for everything but the ceremony
5dc - depending on scenario, but usually the 50 1.4, 85 1.4 or 35L

But for most of the day, 35L and Siggy 85mm


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Oct 18, 2013 07:47 |  #14

npompei wrote in post #16380099 (external link)
5d3 - usually my 35L is glued to this for everything but the ceremony
5dc - depending on scenario, but usually the 50 1.4, 85 1.4 or 35L

But for most of the day, 35L and Siggy 85mm

Interesting that you do not use your 70-200
I have been to a few weddings and noticed that some Camera men had a 70-200 throughout..


EOS 5Dmk3 X2, 60D, EF24-70mm f2.8L mk2, EF70-200mm f2.8L IS mk2, EF85mm f1.8, EF50mm f1.4, EF50mm f1.8 mk1(350D with 18-55mm Sh"kit" lens).
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Oct 18, 2013 08:51 |  #15

Bodies: 5D3 + 1D Mark IV. Lenses: 16-35L, 24L, 35L, 50L + 70-200L IS.

Usually in the church a 5D3 + 16-35 and 1D Mark IV + 70-200L IS. At the reception I use a 5D3 + 35L (or sometimes a 24L) and a 1D Mark IV + 50L for the most part. For the portraits I use a 5D3 with the 50L and the 16-35 for the bridal party. The strobes/flash is used for the portraits and sometimes for the reception. Generally what lenses I use is dependent on the place most of all. Everything is on manual.


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