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Has anyone used the 24-70ii for wedding work?

 
eddie3dfx
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May 26, 2014 09:44 |  #1

If so, can you post some examples.
I've seen a lot of photos with the 70-200 for wedding shots, but not the 24-70 ii


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May 26, 2014 10:13 |  #2

I think it would work as a one lens wedding setup. Take a second body with a fast prime of your favour and i guess youre pretty much covered. Alternatively you could use a longer lens for the ceremony itself?


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May 26, 2014 10:24 |  #3

24-70mm is the bread and butter wedding lens...

Put that on and keep it the whole day!


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May 26, 2014 19:30 |  #4

I use if for weddings, along with a good prime on my second body. I am on my phone right now, so I don't have any examples.


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May 27, 2014 02:44 |  #5

I primarily use primes (and the 70-200 when I need reach), but keep the 24-70II handy on a second body when I need to frame a shot in a pinch.


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May 27, 2014 04:02 |  #6

Had it, probably shot 15 weddings with it, realized I still like working with short primes more. Great, sharp, and reliable lens though.


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May 27, 2014 06:39 |  #7

Task514 wrote in post #16931041 (external link)
24-70mm is the bread and butter wedding lens...

Put that on and keep it the whole day!

exactly. Weddings are often very fluid events, and being able to zoom is more useful than a kit full of primes. I have them, but rarely use them - except in specific situations such as formals where I am in control.


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May 27, 2014 08:27 |  #8

I work all of my events using the 24-70 on one camera and the 70-200 on the other. I hardly ever use any other lenses and never have to do a lens change during the wedding or event.


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May 27, 2014 09:07 |  #9

Been using it non stop for weddings since I got it in October. Super reliable, sharp and fast. The perfect workhorse lens.


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May 27, 2014 13:18 |  #10

I would say your question is like asking "anyone use a spoon for eating soup?"


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May 27, 2014 14:23 |  #11

Jerobean wrote in post #16933801 (external link)
I would say your question is like asking "anyone use a spoon for eating soup?"

bw! My initial thought was very similar. I don't own a 24-70 but I want one to replace my Tammy 28-75.


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May 27, 2014 17:11 |  #12

Jerobean wrote in post #16933801 (external link)
I would say your question is like asking "anyone use a spoon for eating soup?"

Well lets see that soup!


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May 27, 2014 18:04 as a reply to  @ eddie3dfx's post |  #13

to begin...

i AM NOT a wedding photographer...

my wifes cousin got married last year and we attended (obviously). i WAS NOT hired to shoot the wedding but i was able to shoot quite a few things the photographer either didnt want to shoot or didnt know to shoot...

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May 27, 2014 18:37 |  #14

If you are looking for example wedding photos with the 24-70 II, there are hundreds of examples in the wedding below. A few were taken with a 35 f/2 IS along with a few closeups using the 100 L macro on a second camera body-

http://www.twiceasnice​photos.com/brittany-vinny (external link)


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May 27, 2014 18:59 |  #15

That dessert tray is insane!
The pictures are nice, but I'm not 100% sure. There is something about the 70-200 2.8 that I think is smoother for wedding photography over the 24-70 ii


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