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Sep 21, 2009 11:11 |  #46

Hello to all,
is anyone out there shooting with a 40d / 50d and a 35L or 24L...
how is that combo with the 1.6 crop factor for weddings.
is the 24-70L a good solution.? if not using primes.
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Sep 21, 2009 11:34 |  #47
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LOL no doubt Guy. :-)


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Sep 21, 2009 15:40 |  #48

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No he doesn't.

He uses: 24/1.4II, 35/1.4, 50/1.2, 85/1.2 and 16-35/2.8 and 70-200/4.

He typically uses a 16-35/2.8 over the shorter primes in summer months and good light.

he uses the 24 mm and 50 mm for 80% of his shots and alonger prime for anything else/35mm according to his article on the cpn site. but between me and you I wouldn't poke his eyes out for using a zoom.


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Oct 05, 2009 13:43 |  #49

Hi Guy, welcome back bud. I thought that you'd been unusually quiet of late. I just assumed that you'd gotten fed up with us Canon die-hards ;-)a

Picking up on the OP's thread, I would use a 5DII with a 24-70L....it's just so versatile. The other camera would be my long lens of choice, either a 85IIL or a 135L depending on the gig size.

I love Jeff's work, but like many pros, he's gear is contantly changing and evolving. I've seen photographs from Jeff using 24IIL, 35L, 50L, 85L and 135L ..all with his unique look. I've also seen 16-35IIL too, so I'm sure that by next season he'll be touting yet another variation on his gear.
I just hope that other photographers aren't influenced by his gear choice too much and find their own approach and route. It'll be a shame that every photographer wants to look the same and use the same stuff. There's a bigger creative world out there...

Another great wedding Photographer to look out for is George Weir. A very tallented NY wedding photographer, who's also and available light photographer and puts out fantastic work. I think he does seminars with Jeff sometimes too.


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Oct 05, 2009 14:27 |  #50

Two primes only?

No thanks, I wouldn't shoot it.

I shot 28/50/135 for years, but now fully embrace the new zooms and primes as it opens the door for so many different perspectives, concepts, and ideas. When I see weddings shot with a couple of primes, it looks boring after a while because they're all shot in two or three perspectives and they all have the same kind of look.


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Oct 05, 2009 14:57 |  #51

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I wouldn't shoot with two primes either. Therefore my choice would be
5D + 24/70
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Oct 05, 2009 15:05 |  #52

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it looks boring after a while because they're all shot in two or three perspectives and they all have the same kind of look.

Hiya Lloyd. To me that is called 'a style'. Maybe you just look at too many wedding photos overall. To a more casual viewer having a photographer with a noticeable style, whether that is through a minimal selection of focal lengths or whatever, is a probably a good thing.


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Oct 05, 2009 15:30 |  #53

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Hiya Lloyd. To me that is called 'a style'. Maybe you just look at too many wedding photos overall. To a more casual viewer having a photographer with a noticeable style, whether that is through a minimal selection of focal lengths or whatever, is a probably a good thing.

well, to each their own. Variety is the spice of life, so they say. I'm of the opinion that it translates into art as well. People get bored easily, but I have trouble imagining someone complaining about having all kinds of different perspectives and points of view, making them wonder with anticipation what kind of shot is next. Not saying you can't be a superstar shooting only with an 85 all day, but as someone who gets bored quickly looking at a set of 500 wedding photos (i.e. many people) I know I would be much more interested if there was some more variety in there.

It's easy to display a set of 40 rockin' 35mm/85mm images from one wedding, but increase that image count to 500, and to me, it doesn't seem as rockin' any more.

Same with all other photographic attributes. Looking at 500 shots taken at F/1.2 with mad blurring gets boring. 500 shots of low ambient/strong flash shots gets boring. 500 shots at F/8 gets boring. 500 shots taken at eye level gets boring. And focal length/perspective is one of attributes that gives the most obvious and dramatic uniqueness to a set of photos.

Just a simple opinion... ymmv


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Oct 05, 2009 15:34 |  #54

Joe300 wrote in post #8682077 (external link)
Hello to all,
is anyone out there shooting with a 40d / 50d and a 35L or 24L...
how is that combo with the 1.6 crop factor for weddings.
is the 24-70L a good solution.? if not using primes.
thanks,
Joe

i used the 35L + 40D combination before selling off my 40D. It was a good combo! but id much prefer a 24L on a 40D.


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Oct 05, 2009 15:37 |  #55

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35+5d2
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+1 on this one.


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Oct 05, 2009 15:43 |  #56

picturecrazy wrote in post #8765856 (external link)
Same with all other photographic attributes. Looking at 500 shots taken at F/1.2 with mad blurring gets boring. 500 shots of low ambient/strong flash shots gets boring. 500 shots at F/8 gets boring. 500 shots taken at eye level gets boring. And focal length/perspective is one of attributes that gives the most obvious and dramatic uniqueness to a set of photos.

I think looking at 500 pictures of anything will get boring. Not sure a zoom lens will remedy that.


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Oct 05, 2009 15:45 |  #57

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I think looking at 500 pictures of anything will get boring. Not sure a zoom lens will remedy that.


You see? My point exactly. That is the reality of wedding shooting. You have to do everything in your power to make it interesting to look at for the clients.


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Oct 05, 2009 15:47 |  #58

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You see? My point exactly. That is the reality of wedding shooting. You have to do everything in your power to make it interesting to look at for the clients.

Maybe 500 is just too much for any person to take in? Maybe a tighter edit is needed? Unless of course the wedding is East Indian...


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Oct 05, 2009 15:50 |  #59

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Maybe 500 is just too much for any person to take in? Maybe a tighter edit is needed? Unless of course the wedding is East Indian...

Shoot 14 hours and you'll likely end up around the 500 mark. Even more if it is an asian wedding. Some people deliver 2000. Holy moly.


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Oct 05, 2009 15:54 |  #60

picturecrazy wrote in post #8765977 (external link)
Shoot 14 hours and you'll likely end up around the 500 mark. Even more if it is an asian wedding. Some people deliver 2000. Holy moly.

2000 photos?! Trigger happy run and gunners?! lol

2000 is too much... thats definitely overwhelming.


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