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Sep 17, 2009 21:14 |  #16

I typically just use the 24 and 50 on 5D MKII's. I'll usually swap out the 50 for the 85 or 135 for ceremony and portraits, but 85% is with the 24 & 50.


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Sep 17, 2009 21:27 |  #17

24/35 on my 5D, 85 on my future 7D. I'd be interested in trying that. Love me some primes!


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Sep 17, 2009 21:35 |  #18

Ah - that's an easy one, and will actually work well if you have two of the 5D's. One gets the 35L and the other gets the 135L.

I used to shoot medium format film with only primes, since that's all they had. The 35 will get you 99% of the large group shots, all the candid groups, candids walking around, processional, recessional, and others. The 135 will be great for portraits, candid individuals, during the ceremony and also reception.

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Sep 17, 2009 21:40 |  #19

I know of him, but honestly know little of his shooting style.

So how does he deal with really dark receptions where both the quantity and quality of light is poor? I'm talking ugly shadows in the eyes, mixed with overly bright spots and harsh contrast, which can easily be eliminated with fill flash.

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..... he dosn't use any zooms or flash!!!

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after seeong this it made me want to see what other folks would use.

I can see why those who dont shoot weddings or own primes can be distressed by a situation like this.


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Sep 17, 2009 22:15 |  #20

2 body and 2 prime combo -
5D2 + 1D3.
24Lii = 32mm (almost "35L")
50L = 62mm

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Sep 17, 2009 22:20 |  #21

I generally avoid weddings, but I've shot 4 or 5 in the last few years - if I had to stick to two bodies and two lenses and both had to be primes, I'd choose the 135L and the 35L.


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Sep 17, 2009 22:27 as a reply to  @ post 8663067 |  #22

Think you will get thousands of different answers here. I'm not a wedding photog, but given a 1DIII and 5DII, and limited to primes only, I would have the 35L on the 5D, and 85L on a 1DIII.

For weddings primarily under low light you could go for:

FF and 1.6X crop camera
35L, 85L, 135L and 16-35/2.8L

For weddings outdoors when expecting good weather:

FF and 1.6X crop camera (consider also a Fuji S5 Pro for the wide dynamic range)
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Sep 17, 2009 22:32 |  #23

14 II L
50 L


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Sep 17, 2009 22:59 |  #24

I would choose the 24-70mm f/2.8 and the 70-200 f/2.8 IS

You said 'prime'...'prime' really means 'not a supplementary lens' (convertor lens), and a zoom fits that definition!
In film (cinema) and still photography, a prime lens is either a photographic lens whose focal length is fixed, as opposed to a zoom lens, or it is the primary lens in a combination lens system. When the camera lens is used with some other optical device, such as a close-up lens or teleconverter, the camera lens itself is properly called the prime lens. Prime is here used in the sense of primary, chief, original, first in order, etc.


The vernacular in common use has morphed, but it is improper terminology. Slang may be common, too, but it is not necessarily 'proper' either.

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Sep 17, 2009 23:04 |  #25

I wouldn't do that, but if I had to just use that sort of setup it would be the 35L on the 5D, and 85L (or 85/1.8 ) on the 1D Mark III.


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Sep 17, 2009 23:05 |  #26

I need wide and long. Wilt cheated using English which is my job, but I'll play by the rules.

24L and 135L. The 135L would get me those close ring shots so I'm not up in their faces while they say their vows and the 24L for everything else. Same idea really of me shooting mostly at 18 and 200/- with my 18-50 and 70-200.


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Sep 17, 2009 23:08 |  #27

35+5d2
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Sep 17, 2009 23:18 |  #28

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I need wide and long. Wilt cheated using English which is my job, but I'll play by the rules.

24L and 135L. The 135L would get me those close ring shots so I'm not up in their faces while they say their vows and the 24L for everything else. Same idea really of me shooting mostly at 18 and 200/- with my 18-50 and 70-200.

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Sep 18, 2009 02:27 |  #29

24 / 35 on 1diii
85 on 5dii (85mm f1.8 for fast focusing) have 85L in pocket.


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Sep 18, 2009 02:34 |  #30

timnosenzo wrote in post #8663107 (external link)
I typically just use the 24 and 50 on 5D MKII's. I'll usually swap out the 50 for the 85 or 135 for ceremony and portraits, but 85% is with the 24 & 50.

this is exactly the same set up as jeff ascough's!

except he has a 35 mm 1.4 L as a 'back up' !


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