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yogibear
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May 02, 2009 19:14 |  #1

Never thought I would solicit this kind of advice but I am stumped. I just sold my 24-105 because I felt the f/4 was a bit slow for weddings. I've rented the 16-35 and 24-70 before and liked them both. I can only afford one. I also own a Sigma 50 1.4 and 70-200L. I have a 5Dii and 40D. If I get the 16-35 that will cover all the range I will ever need but at the expense of having one covenient zoom. Is it that incovenient not having a standard zoom? Thanks for all your input.




  
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May 02, 2009 19:37 |  #2

Not sure what your question is. Weddings? And you say you cannot afford more than one lens? Heaven forbid.


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May 02, 2009 20:20 as a reply to  @ gasrocks's post |  #3

I would personally go for the 24-70mm on the FF if I were to choose,cause I do not forsee myself shooting so wide at 16mm so often for such events. But individual preferences can vary

Else get one of them and rent another lens to complement on the two bodies for the actual day work ?

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May 02, 2009 20:53 |  #4

Depends on what body you put the 16-35 on. On the 5D MKII, it's going to be pretty wide. Put it on the 40D and it makes a great walkaround zoom, giving an effective 26mm-56mm f/2.8. If it were me, I'd just get a 24-70 and put that on the 40D and 70-200 on 5D MKII and be done with it. You could shoot the whole wedding with just those two lenses. Save the 50 1.4 for reception afterwards when the lighting starts to drop. Also, you may find that 24mm on FF is pretty wide.


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May 02, 2009 21:20 |  #5

I dont shoot weddings but I am contemplating the same choice right now.

Have 70-200 2.8 IS, 50L, 40D, 5D, and other stuff...

I am thinking the 16-35 on my crop and 70-200 2.8 IS on my 5D will be a great combo. If I need UWA I can then swap the two. I will decide before the rebates are over.


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