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Mar 02, 2014 18:00 |  #1

If you had 5Dmk3 two bodies (knowing that you can bump up ISO if needed) and only had the choose of two lenses for a wedding shoot what would they be?
I am thinking that the 70-200 2.8 and the 24-70 2.8 should do the trick.. Anyone thinking/using the same or completely different?


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Mar 02, 2014 18:02 |  #2

I would do 16-35mm 70-200mm.


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Mar 02, 2014 18:05 |  #3

24-70 2.8 and 85l


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Mar 02, 2014 18:22 |  #4

you chose......wisely.

as long as the f2.8 is non issue


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Mar 02, 2014 18:24 |  #5
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I like challenges therefore I'd go primes.

35mm + 85mm.

Having said that the model answer for your question is 35mm (either the L or Sigma) + 70-200II.


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Mar 02, 2014 18:31 |  #6

14mm and 400mm 2.8. You can either brenzier or crop to get anything you want.

Seriously though, I think 24-70 2.8L + 70-200 2.8L is the most popular. There is no best as it's simply too subjective.




  
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Mar 02, 2014 18:36 |  #7

70-200mm 2.8L

50mm 1.2L


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Mar 02, 2014 18:40 |  #8

24L & 70-200L


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Mar 02, 2014 19:43 |  #9

I used to shoot weddings with a Pentax 67 and a 105 (long normal for that format). I had a 55 in case it was needed but avoided it if possible. I always thought changing lenses got in the way. You would be amazed at what can be done with one lens if you know it well.

That said, I would probably go for 24-70 and 70-200. But another interesting combination would be 24-105 and 16-35.


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Mar 02, 2014 19:58 |  #10

*Knowledge* wrote in post #16729737 (external link)
24L & 70-200L

This is a fantastic suggestion.


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Mar 02, 2014 20:18 |  #11

kevinstinks wrote in post #16729950 (external link)
This is a fantastic suggestion.

Thanks, it's what I use.


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Mar 02, 2014 20:52 |  #12

Really depends on your style and your assignment. Since I'm the assistant (#2), I'm usually in charge of taking the "standard" shots with a mix of some candid photos of the people as well. Currently, I'm using a 24-70 and a 100mm f/2 though I'm considering upgrading the 100mm f/2 to a 135mm f/2 or a 70-200 f/2.8.

If I were free-er (meaning I can be the #3 guy and just shoot the things the other two weren't covering), I might consider a 50mm + 135mm combo or the famed 35mm + 85mm combo as well...it's just that, I need one zoom at least...for now.


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Mar 02, 2014 20:59 |  #13

Question for op is: why 2?
getting 2 of the 24-70? consider backup lenses? if you drop the 24-70? u seriously cannot take photo of people closer. I can see that you do have lots of lenses.
I learnt that different part of the wedding, slightly different lenses come into action.
learnt to know your gear and the amount of space available.

hope I am able to help with your thinking here.

here is my small blog post on the subject (similar).
http://scottgohphotogr​aphy.com.au …-for-wedding-photography/ (external link)


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Mar 02, 2014 22:01 |  #14

I'm not a wedding photographer, but I couldn't imagine doing a wedding without a long enough lens to capture the ceremony at a respectful distance.

I would think the 24-70 and 70-200 would be about as good a pairing as one could achieve for events. If it were me, I'd still want one of the portrait primes for capturing the couple.


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Mar 02, 2014 22:19 |  #15

the answer would be dependent on which part of a wedding and what type of wedding but if those info are not available i would go with 16-35 and 100L


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