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Wedding lenses?

12 Sep 2011 10:34PM
hi all, was just wondering what lenses folk use when photographing weddings? what's the lens that stays on the camera most of the day and what lens do you just have to take for that special shot?
Paul Morgan 20 19.5k 6 England
12 Sep 2011 10:40PM
A 500mm, I hate weddings Smile
Boyd 17 11.2k 11 Wales
12 Sep 2011 10:44PM
I like to think of the focal length of a lens as the ideal length of the duration of the wedded bliss. A 24-70mm lens equating to a 24 to 70 year marriage.

So my favourite is a 24-70mm.
ianrobinson 11 1.2k 8 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2011 10:45PM

Quote:A 500mm, I hate weddings Smile

sigma 800mm that get right close.Wink
User_Removed 11 4.6k 1 Scotland
12 Sep 2011 10:49PM

Quote:A 500mm, I hate weddings Smile

Love it!

Wink Tongue Smile
User_Removed 17 3.3k 4 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2011 11:06PM
lol @ Boyd and the 24-70 theory, lol @ you as well Paul
User_Removed 19 2.8k 11 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2011 11:37PM
24-105 works for me. (and the wedding couple! Wink)
Fujiconvert 16 1.3k England
13 Sep 2011 8:21AM
2 d700 bodies 2 lenses. 24-70 and 70-200. With other lenses as backup.
Sooty_1 11 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2011 9:01AM
A standard lens for virtually everything (35mm equiv...50mm, digital, 35mm) slight wide for large groups (35mm for 35mm, 28 for digi) and a 105 for close up bride/groom portrait shots.

I prefer the discipline of fixed length lenses (and the quality!) and the consistency of the appearance of the pictures.

13 Sep 2011 9:15AM
What's the special shot? Smile

Two Nikon D3s bodies (3rd in bag having a rest). One with 24-70 f/2.8 attached, the other with 70-200 f/2.8 attached. Also carry 85mm 1.4 for fab v. shallow DoF portraits Smile

Occasionally have been known to use ultra wide angle for some arty stuff if time permits (it rarely does because people don't listen to you when you tell them at the planning stage as to how much time to allow.. we do have slightly more experience of this sort of thing than them so why do they never listen.. but that's another story Grin)
sherring 13 46 13 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2011 9:39AM
Was trying to buy a nikkor 35mm 1.8 yesterday for an upcoming wedding in october when the light levels could be quite low.

Sooty_1 11 1.5k 221 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2011 2:48PM
Good choice. Lovely and sharp, fast and a 52mm filter thread (filters are cheap!!).

Perfect for separating foreground from background too.


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