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Oct 05, 2009 16:01 as a reply to  @ post 8765954 |  #61

I've only shot weddings to help out a friend as an assistant informally, but I use my 16-35 so often I wouldn't consider going without it. If I had a 24-70, I'd probably take that, too, but covering the wide end with a zoom makes a huge difference.

It's good to see you're taking two cameras. I only have one, and it's absolute murder switching lenses all the time. I'd never, ever consider shooting a wedding as the primary photographer without a second body, both to cover multiple ranges and as a backup.


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Oct 05, 2009 16:34 |  #62

Hmm.. for me, on a 5D Mark II, I'd probably stick the 50mm 1.2, and on the 7D, the 85mm 1.2. I'm rarely beyond 100mm in most of my weddings anyway, and I'd want the fast f-stop for available light work.


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Oct 05, 2009 16:45 as a reply to  @ Zansho's post |  #63

for those of you who use a 50mm minimum, how in the world do you do group shots? for larger groups, i've found 24mm to be optimal and 35mm to be sufficient. i have no idea how you guys are able to pull it off with 50mm.


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Oct 05, 2009 19:08 |  #64

alt4852 wrote in post #8766306 (external link)
for those of you who use a 50mm minimum, how in the world do you do group shots? for larger groups, i've found 24mm to be optimal and 35mm to be sufficient. i have no idea how you guys are able to pull it off with 50mm.

35L and 85L, job done :)


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Oct 05, 2009 19:25 |  #65

I like primes. The 50mm 1.2 is cool, but man it focuses way too slow in low light!


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Oct 05, 2009 20:10 |  #66

35mm f1.4 and 85mm f1.2 on 5DIIs.

Love these two lenses! i love them! they are more fun than my old zooms. Glad i didnt go to 24-70 and 70-200mm f2.8 IS combo again... carrying lighter and sharper gear is my way to go.


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Oct 05, 2009 20:20 |  #67

I would prefer to have a combination of zooms and fast primes. What are going to do if you need wider than 35 or if you are stuck in the back of the church and the 85 is too short?


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Oct 05, 2009 22:53 |  #68

jrscls wrote in post #8767551 (external link)
I would prefer to have a combination of zooms and fast primes. What are going to do if you need wider than 35 or if you are stuck in the back of the church and the 85 is too short?

having 2 5dmkiis, a 24 on one, 50 on the other and a 35/85/135 on reserve in a waist belt - this should solve it.


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Oct 05, 2009 22:56 |  #69

^ the 85 would be too short if you were standing in the back of the church. you would want to move up into the isle to snap a few shots.


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Oct 05, 2009 23:13 |  #70

c2thew wrote in post #8768502 (external link)
^ the 85 would be too short if you were standing in the back of the church. you would want to move up into the isle to snap a few shots.

i forgot to say to switch to the 135L woopies! yeah i agree though, 85 is too short. a 200 f2L would be king but yeah...


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Oct 06, 2009 03:14 |  #71

bluefox9er wrote in post #8662114 (external link)
jeff uses a 24 mm and a 50 mm for 80% of his work on 2 5dmkII bodies, and the 85 mm/135 mm for when he needs reach. his back up is a 35 mm f1.4L!! he dosn't use any zooms or flash!!!

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http://cpn.canon-europe.com …lass/shooting_w​eddings.do (external link)

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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Oct 06, 2009 03:49 |  #72
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Oct 06, 2009 04:00 |  #73

I was a guest at one recent wedding, where I just shot with a 135L and a 35L. Worked well enough, but it would be a little too limiting as the primary photographer.

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Oct 06, 2009 08:44 |  #74

I started shooting with a 135L & 35L for weddings and so far I like the setup vey much.


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Oct 07, 2009 21:19 |  #75

is it just me, or did anyone else cringe seeing that 85L setting that close to the table edge without a lens cap :)


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