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Wedding Photographer: What should I do? have $650 to spend

 
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Aug 19, 2009 17:57 |  #1

Hi guys,

I have about $650 to spend.
what should I do?
my equipments 30D and 5D mk2, 2x 580ex II,
50 1.4, 17-40 f4, 70-200 f2.8 IS

My options
1. sell my 17-40 and get 16-35
- does 16-35 better, performance wise.
- what I've been experiencing with my 17-40, is that slow to focus in dark situation. will the f2.8 of the 16-35 be faster
2. 15mm fisheye
- those who own this, how often do you use it.
- I've worked with a couple of pro that use this alot and said that he loves using fisheye lens.
3. Suggestions?
4. save it for rainy day.

Thanks


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Aug 19, 2009 18:01 |  #2

I vote for 1 but actually, you shoudl get a 24-70.


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Aug 19, 2009 18:15 |  #3

sando wrote in post #8489271 (external link)
I vote for 1 but actually, you shoudl get a 24-70.

+1 here


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Aug 19, 2009 18:28 |  #4

if you have the patience to trawl through copy after copy after copy after copy to get a working copy ,then go for the 24-70 f2.8L.

else an 85 f1.8 might also be a good addition.


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Aug 19, 2009 18:31 |  #5

I have a Fish eye and I don’t use it as much as I really thought. The 24-70 is pretty much attached to my 5D


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Aug 19, 2009 18:36 |  #6

24-70 is a good lens. I bought one it works perfect, but the are more than $600 a 85 1.8 maybe or take 100 of those dollars and become a NAPP member and hone your photoshop skills. selling the 17-40 for a 16-35 is silly imho because the 5dmk2 has 1000000000000000 iso.


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Aug 19, 2009 18:44 |  #7

whats NAPP?


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Aug 19, 2009 18:51 |  #8

bluefox9er wrote in post #8489502 (external link)
whats NAPP?

Let me google that for you.

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Aug 19, 2009 19:20 |  #9

Get a UWA.


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Aug 19, 2009 19:24 |  #10

bluefox9er wrote in post #8489502 (external link)
whats NAPP?

National Association of Photoshop Professionals. it's an organization headed by Scott Kelby


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Aug 19, 2009 19:24 |  #11

If you don't know what you need, save it. It seems to me you might need a normal range zoom. I like the 24-105 f4 IS, but you might also consider the 24-70.


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Aug 19, 2009 19:26 |  #12

bluefox9er wrote in post #8489412 (external link)
if you have the patience to trawl through copy after copy after copy after copy to get a working copy ,then go for the 24-70 f2.8L.

i think you're exaggerating the issue. i know plenty of people, myself included, that use our 24-70's regularly and have never had a problem.


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Aug 19, 2009 20:01 |  #13

Rubberhead wrote in post #8489645 (external link)
Get a UWA.

Well, the 17-40 is an UWA on full frame.


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Aug 19, 2009 21:02 |  #14

alt4852 wrote in post #8489674 (external link)
i think you're exaggerating the issue. i know plenty of people, myself included, that use our 24-70's regularly and have never had a problem.

and there are *plenty* who have...


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Aug 19, 2009 21:06 |  #15

For weddings you might want to re-think that fisheye look, A lot of people might not want that fishy look to there shots. I would opt for the 16-35.


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