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July Wedding - what 3 lenses of mine?

 
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Jun 25, 2017 11:34 |  #1

Hello Gang - hopefully suggestions won't be all over the board :-P but I'm considering 3 lenses to bring to my best friend's wedding, so in addition to my two bodies and 320Ex, which lenses to bring?

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55-250 IS STM, 15-85 IS, 18-135 STM, 50 STM, 35 (YN) f/2, 24 STM


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Jun 25, 2017 13:17 |  #2

Are you the designated photographer? If not I'd leave it all at home, let the pro do his/her job, and not be 'that guy.'

If you are the hired help, I'd bring the 24,50, and 18-135, given only three choices.


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Jun 25, 2017 13:53 |  #3

Hi Will,

If I was a guest at my best mates wedding, I would probably take the 15-85, 50, and the flash to keep it simple. Also, i would leave the second body in the car/room. Actually thinking about it, last wedding I was a guest at I didn't even take the flash to try and be a bit more discreet.

Whatever you take, make sure you enjoy and don't get too carried away with the photos ;-)a


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Jun 25, 2017 14:00 |  #4

One further comment on the flash, if I get the chance now before attending a wedding as a guest, I try and ask the couple if the official photog is staying to cover the first dance. If they are then i don't bother with the flash, if they aren't I take the flash and get ready for 5 minutes of duty!


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Jun 25, 2017 14:48 |  #5

I am the photographer.


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Jun 25, 2017 16:37 |  #6

Definitely take your fast glass. If I were taking only 2 lenses they'd be the 24 and 50. Adding a third, it would probably the 18-135.


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Jun 25, 2017 17:44 |  #7

In that case I'd say 24, 50 and 15-85. Take the others along as back up.

I personally would want something wider than 18mm if I was the main wedding photog.


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Jun 25, 2017 17:55 |  #8

Does anyone else notice no one's picking that wacky YN 35? ;-)a. Immaculens, how's the AF on that in dim light?


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Jun 25, 2017 18:25 |  #9

PineBomb wrote in post #18386853 (external link)
Does anyone else notice no one's picking that wacky YN 35? ;-)a. Immaculens, how's the AF on that in dim light?

:-P I was going to comment that the only consensus is to "not" bring the YN 35  :p :twisted: :rolleyes:

Yeah I bought it with low expectations and I call it my $100 Fisher Price toy :-P

So with those low expectations established - I am quite impressed with it actually :lol:

I mean sure, the AF sounds like the Nifty-Fifty with a bronchial infection and good luck in low light.... but the AF does hit its mark.... ;-)a


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Jun 25, 2017 19:26 |  #10

Will, I'm so glad I wasn't asked to be "the" photographer. I wish you well. I'd take everything but the 35 as well. I take it you'll be driving, not flying? I have noticed there seem to be two groups of wedding photographers here: those who like primes and those who like zooms. I think I'd be one of the zoom guys. I don't walk as fast as I once did. ;)

I'm attending my best friends wedding in Sept. They have a professional photographer (the bride's brother) so I'm going to take hmmmm photos from a distance. I'll try to get the kids doing the strange things, people with odd expressions, etc.

I will definitely stay out of the pro's way.


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Jun 25, 2017 19:35 |  #11

Both bodies.

One with the 15-85.

One with the 50 STM.

Keep it simple. No swapping of equipment.

If you have an ETTL capable flash, bring it.

Go through the ceremony steps and sequence before actually doing it.

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Aug 07, 2017 03:54 as a reply to  @ MalVeauX's post |  #12

My first ever wedding was my sister's. I had a 550D + 15-85 + 30 (sigma) + 430EXII
I think I did an ok job. The help from the flash was priceless. I'd say bump the ISO a bit. I'm sure it is quite better than my old 550. I've seen your photos in the 70D forum and I am confident that you will do a good job.

The advice of the two bodies is pretty solid. Easier to swap flash units than lenses. Bring sd card backup too. From the lenses, I'd go with 15-85, 50 mm for sure. Then, depending on the venue, 24 or the 55-250. If it is outdoors with good light, the zoom could come handy


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