I just want to know what you guys are using for this situation, which is very common for weddings.
I just bought a 24-70 F2.8L to help deal with the low light, but I didn't gain as many stops as I hoped I would. I'm considering returning this lens and switching to fast primes.
I do NOT like lighting everything up with flashes. I want the ambiance and mood of the room to be preserved. What are you all doing to properly expose people, keeping them reasonably sharp (as many people in candid shots are not holding still for you obviously), and preserving the mood and lighting? Of course, I use a flash, but keep it's light to a minimum.
I guess lots of flash is just not my style. It never has been. There's gotta be some people here who are also like that....?