ForumForker wrote in post #5122497
Here is another fine mess I've gotten into. I agreed to shoot wedding pics for a friend this summer. I have done this twice before,(different friends) but I am still not comfortable doing it. I have a 20D, and I have a 1D MK III on order. The only lenses I have are a 24-105L and a 70-200 non- is. Recommendations would be much appreciated. My thoughts are that I need something for low light situations. Thanks!
Buy or Rent:
-50 f/1.4 USM (great lens for natural light stuff)
-15 f/2.8 Fisheye (when mounted on a 1.3x or 1.6x sensor body, makes a great lens for a single subject with distorted edges, it's m favorite wedding lens)
for that 20D: EF 70-200 and 15mm FE
for that 1D MkIII: EF 24-105 and 50 prime/ 17-40L (either or)
The 24-105 should be wide enough for group shots, unless this is a massive wedding, if that's the case the 17-40L is a great lens to have. Flash is absolutely essential btw...the fisheye is great for the occasional shot, the distortion around the edges, keep the dead center fairly proportional and really does work to isolate the subject.
Finally, relax...no wedding is easy and they all can be nerve-wracking