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Can anyone recommend a filter for a Canon 24-70mm f2.8 usm


User_Removed 13 1.5k 1
10 Mar 2007 6:46PM
I have just purchased a Canon 24-70mm f2.8 lens with the intention of trying to become a wedding photographer. I would be greatful if anyone could recommend a filter that will do this lens justice. thanks

james
ksh 16 467
10 Mar 2007 7:02PM
Buying a camera body for it would be a good start Smile


Sorry, in a silly mood tonight, it's the Guinness that does it!
User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
10 Mar 2007 7:33PM

Quote:I would be greatful if anyone could recommend a filter that will do this lens justice.


??????

The lens/camera and photographer provide the image quality - not the filter James.
EeeZeeLee 14 197 1 England
10 Mar 2007 7:39PM
Very true Mike but a good quality circular polarizer will help bring out the colours - just be sure to use it right!
Hope that's more helpful than the last 2 guys!
Ian
peterjones 18 5.1k 1 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2007 8:01PM
James I have a 77mm Hoya Super HMC Pro 1 Skylight 1B attached all the time; you can get them from WE 43.40 + p&p. In the rough and tumble of a wedding it will protect the front element. Much easier and less risky to clean.

If you have a wet wedding take the filter off when you get home and put the lens along with the filter in an airing cupboard to dry.

Don't be tempted towards a Polarizer for a wedding unless you enjoy contrast!

Peter.
Britman 14 1.7k England
10 Mar 2007 9:02PM
agree with peter the hoya super pro hmc is a good filter.
Cheaper is you import from hong kong have then on both my lenses
big mc 16 10 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2007 10:08PM
James I agree with peterjones and Britman, I have recently purchased the Canon 100-400 L series and before I took it out I went a got the Hoya Super Pro. For approx 50 it will be cheaper than replacing a lens.
The other thought with the polariser is the 2 stop loss.
User_Removed 16 17.9k 8 Norway
10 Mar 2007 10:13PM

Quote:Very true



Quote:Hope that's more helpful than the last 2 guys!


So why the comment?

No one filter 'Makes' a wedding piccy.

Certain filters - in certain situations - will enhance an image at the moment of capture BUT, at the end of the day it's the 'togger, the lens and the camera.
User_Removed 13 1.5k 1
10 Mar 2007 10:43PM
everyone

I have purchased a 5d as well. I just thought that with spending all that money i should get a good filter noy only to improve photos but to protect lens. I was reading that there are different qualitys of lens. I have Jessops UV filters o n my current equipment but read that they are not as good as other brands. With regards to weddings i just want a quality filter i can keep on all the time. thanks

jumes
strawman 16 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2007 10:46PM
Can I suggest you try an SWPP course or equivalent. And if you are doing weddings I suggest you will need a wider lens range.
User_Removed 13 1.5k 1
10 Mar 2007 10:52PM
strawman

I am trying to find a course in scotland. the next 2 lenses on my list are the 17-40mm f4 and a 50mm 1.4 prime.

james
strawman 16 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
10 Mar 2007 10:59PM
I would suggest you talk to some wedding pro's before you buy more. Certainly the 17-40 is a good buy, but 50 f1.4 not, not so certain. For portraits the 85mm lens may make more sense and for candids etc, the 70-200 f2.8 would sound a better buy.

I would go for the focal lengths you do not have yet.
User_Removed 13 1.5k 1
11 Mar 2007 2:22AM
strawman

17-40 will be handy for large group photos, interior of church and recption. 50mm 1.4 good for portraits and creative shots of bride getting ready. i dont need anything above 70mm as i never take photos at long range and when i become wedding photographer i will feel more comfertable being more prominant.

james
strawman 16 22.1k 16 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2007 10:03AM
for a crop camera the 50mm lens has its attractions, for portraits on a full frame camera the 85mm f1.8 is much better and more flattering plus you have 50mm covered already.

As I said I think you need to learn more. If you skip out use of the longer focal lengths you are skipping out a market and limiting your choices. Your money and market.
peterjones 18 5.1k 1 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2007 11:19AM
James as you have purchased a 24-70 f2.8 you will find that the 70mm end is adequate even on a 5D for head and shoulder pictures but as you progress you may find that 70mm is not enough.

It depends on your style but many wedding pros (me included) find a wideangle lens is essential for weddings whereas a telephoto is nice to have.

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