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Feb 01, 2006 01:32 |  #1

Is the 24-105 a better lens for weddings than the 24-70. Does the IS offset the extra F stop gained with the 24-70??? Thanks for your replies and help.


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Feb 01, 2006 12:55 |  #2

based on your signature I think you could stick any of your lenses on your 5D and get top of the line images... I think you need to be more concerned with technique at this point in your endeavours



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Feb 01, 2006 13:54 as a reply to  @ kawter2's post |  #3

Holy Crap, when I first saw your post your sig was empty but now WOW.

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Feb 01, 2006 14:33 |  #4

"BTW GearSigs suck"

i think that says it all lol




  
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Feb 01, 2006 14:43 as a reply to  @ Symantec's post |  #5

What's that supposed to mean???

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i think that says it all lol


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Feb 01, 2006 17:30 |  #6

Back on topic... I wouldn't buy an F4 lens for wedding, I want all the light I can get. IS doesn't help if your subjects are moving, and even when people are standing apparently still they're still really moving.


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Feb 01, 2006 17:42 as a reply to  @ tim's post |  #7

Thank You Tim


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Feb 01, 2006 18:28 |  #8

Nope, I'd love to buy kawter2's nice 24-70/2.8 L (please) :D

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Feb 01, 2006 19:11 |  #9

Well, I'll throw my 2 cents in. In my experience with weddings, most of the time I use a flash bracket and I do that for outdoor weddings, to fill in the shadows or indoors when the light is low. The times I use a prime for natural light shots, 2.8 usually isn't fast enough, so, I found a F4 lens more than adequate. I just recently bought the lens in question and haven't had a chance to shoot a wedding with it, but I have to say that having also owned a 24-70, I really like the 24-105 much better. The reasons being are that it is smaller, lighter and longer. I can walk around town and shoot street shots at 24 mm and it isn't extended all the way out, like the other one and if I go without the hood, it doesn't look all that intimidating. It does hunt in low light/contrast situations, but with a flash or STE2 and infared assist it's no problem. when the light gets down to where you are shooting at 1/8 sec. or something like that you can get a sharp image with the IS, but at a 1/16 sec. and F2.8, I doubt you could. I really don't think there is a better one lens solution for weddings, than this lens, with a flash.;)




  
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Feb 02, 2006 23:09 |  #10

Wow you almost own every canon lens :D, any reason why you have the 70-200 f/4, 2.8, 2.8 IS?

And the 1200mm? I highly doubt you have that, Do you have any pics taken with it?

I agree just whip any of those bad boys on and you'll be fine.


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Feb 02, 2006 23:14 |  #11

sorry It was a cruel joke (i copied the text from a Canon pdf) as I was frustrated at the amount of clutter in sig's lately

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Feb 03, 2006 12:01 |  #12

I really have to wonder why people listing their gear irks some people (envy maybe). I often look at the gear list to determine what a pic was probably taken with. Also if I notice someone has a particular lens I mignt ask their opinion on it if I was thinking of buying it.
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Feb 03, 2006 12:14 as a reply to  @ queenbee288's post |  #13

queenbee288 wrote:
I really have to wonder why people listing their gear irks some people (envy maybe).

Yah that is it... haha, Sorry I have enough gear, and if I don't have the right piece for the job, the client pays a rental fee..

I just prefer photography to be more about the art and less about the gear.



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Feb 03, 2006 12:17 as a reply to  @ kawter2's post |  #14

I would agree with Tim on the f4.0, even with IS. I find myself trying desperately to get the natural light shot and end up forgetting about the movement of the subject. And boy, do they ever move. You don't notice it much until you try to stop it. Perhaps an IS for the subjects would work.:lol:

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sorry It was a cruel joke (i copied the text from a Canon pdf) as I was frustrated at the amount of clutter in sig's lately

sorry,


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Feb 03, 2006 13:23 as a reply to  @ kawter2's post |  #15

kawter2 wrote:
sorry It was a cruel joke (i copied the text from a Canon pdf) as I was frustrated at the amount of clutter in sig's lately

sorry,


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Haha, I was gonna say.. damn man your a rich Ba****d, I just couldn't understand why someone would have 3 lens all the 300mm range.. haha im glad your feeling better.


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