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Whats your favourite lens for 'Weddings' ??


discreetphoton e2
10 3.5k 20 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 10:49PM
Correct, the first 17-55 was indeed a Nikon.

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pulsar69 10 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2011 10:51PM
Canon 50mm 1.2 -1 vote
Canon 50mm 1.4 -1 vote
Canon 24-70 2.8 -1 vote
Canon 70-200 2.8 -1 vote
Canon 70-200 2.8IS -1 vote
Tamron 90mm Macro -1 vote
Beer Glass -1 vote
Nikkor 17-55 f2.8 -3 votes
Nikkor 27-70 f2.8 -2 votes
Nikkor 70-200 2.8 -1 vote
Nikkor 80-200 f2.8 -1 vote

clear leader now then !
AndyLeslie 5 141 8 Wales
18 Nov 2011 12:02AM
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L
miked70 5 225 3 South Africa
18 Nov 2011 2:37AM
mine 50 f1.8
and 80-200 f2.8
Nikon
both perfect for cropped or full frame
pulsar69 10 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2011 8:05AM
Canon 50mm 1.2 -1 vote
Canon 50mm 1.4 -1 vote
Canon 24-70 2.8 -2 votes
Canon 70-200 2.8 -1 vote
Canon 70-200 2.8IS -1 vote
Tamron 90mm Macro -1 vote
Beer Glass -1 vote
Nikkor 17-55 f2.8 -3 votes
Nikkor 27-70 f2.8 -2 votes
Nikkor 70-200 2.8 -1 vote
Nikkor 80-200 f2.8 -1 vote
Nikkor 50mm 1.8 -1 vote


Nice list with some top lenses , It makes interesting reading , but the interesting point for me at least is that this list would now change if I asked which was your 'Most Used' lens , I personally rely heavily on the Canon 24-105L as its massively versatile and sharp to boot it probably is on the camera for 70% of the time, would everyone agree that although we have favourite lenses they dont tend to be the ones we use all the time ?
AlanPerkins 9 484 England
18 Nov 2011 9:07AM
I'll stick with the beer glass Wink
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
18 Nov 2011 9:33AM
has your 24-105 broken yet?

it will soon

just you watch

mine did at a shoot at some 5 star hotel in harrogate... think its the IS/AF system that's gone, it makes a horrible noise and keeps flashing and error up, think it's err 01, can't remember cause I was that angry with it.

that's 2 I've had, both died the same way...
peterjones 12 4.0k 1 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2011 10:03AM
It is interesting to see the poll; ( btw you forgot my treasured Holga Sad) my favourite lens for a wedding is the one attached to my camera at the time of taking; amongst my armoury is of course the incomparable Holga; back up to the Holga in case of failure are the 14-24, 24-70 and 70-200 all f/2.8 lenses plus the macro 105mm which doubles up as a brilliant portrait lens; I also have a small DX back up system in case of trouble with my main gear.

IMO the best (favourite) lens is the one most suited to the task; I am not wedded (titter, good pun .... gettit) to one lens.
pulsar69 10 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2011 11:23AM

Quote:Has your 24-105 broken yet?

it will soon

just you watch

mine did at a shoot at some 5 star hotel in harrogate... think its the IS/AF system that's gone, it makes a horrible noise and keeps flashing and error up, think it's err 01, can't remember cause I was that angry with it.

that's 2 I've had, both died the same way...



We have two of them , and to be fair mine has been through the wars , dropped , in heavy rain , had sand stuck in it , and it still takes a perfect shot , did have a little trouble with buzzing once or twice but I am more than happy with the two of them considering how much work they have done and their cost to buy , would probably consider the new 24-70 mk2 which is due sometime as a replacement tho if one did break.
BigRick 9 2.1k 3 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2011 1:55PM

Quote:Canon 50mm 1.2 -1 vote
Canon 50mm 1.4 -1 vote
Canon 24-70 2.8 -2 votes
Canon 70-200 2.8 -1 vote
Canon 70-200 2.8IS -1 vote
Tamron 90mm Macro -1 vote
Beer Glass -1 vote
Nikkor 17-55 f2.8 -3 votes
Nikkor 27-70 f2.8 -2 votes
Nikkor 70-200 2.8 -1 vote
Nikkor 80-200 f2.8 -1 vote
Nikkor 50mm 1.8 -1 vote


Nice list with some top lenses , It makes interesting reading , but the interesting point for me at least is that this list would now change if I asked which was your 'Most Used' lens , I personally rely heavily on the Canon 24-105L as its massively versatile and sharp to boot it probably is on the camera for 70% of the time, would everyone agree that although we have favourite lenses they dont tend to be the ones we use all the time ?



in a word, no. My 17-55 is my favourite lens, and is the one i use more than any other. I have sold other lenses Sad including my 85mm f1.8 prime, as it didnt get the use, because of the excellent results i got from the 17-55 f2.8 Smile
MarkT 10 119 2 England
18 Nov 2011 2:04PM
Canon 24-70 F2.8 is my favourite Smile

Mark
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
18 Nov 2011 2:25PM
24-70 is a heavy little bleeder after shooting all day isn't it Wink

Did a hindu job with 2 5D's, 2 580 flashes, 24-70 and 70-200 F2.8 banging around my neck most of the day... .felt like I'd been hanged and brought back to life !
whipspeed e2
10 4.1k 22 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2011 3:10PM
I bet you did Ade, Hindu weddings are a long old job. I remember when my neighbours daughter got married a few years ago I took 4 days off work as we were invited as honoury Auntie & Uncle to all the events, we even had the fence taken down between our houses to have a bigger area to party. I remember watching the photographer on the day and not envying him one bit as he was there from the initial dance off between the family right until the end of the evening.
ade_mcfade e2
10 15.1k 216 England
18 Nov 2011 3:15PM
was 14 hours on the day - plus I did the Mendhi a few days before, that was about 4 hours too....

learned an awful lot that time - i.e. make sure you agree how long you're expected to be there, and charge for extra hours Wink

I'd either have had a lot less shooting time or more money!
whipspeed e2
10 4.1k 22 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2011 3:18PM
They just had a photographer for the main day, I took some shots of the mendhi party before I got painted up.
It was a great week and they are such good neighbours, they even bought my wedding outfit for me when they did the bridal shopping in India.

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