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hef
10-27-2005, 06:41 AM
In the CANON series what lenses are the best for wedding and portrait photography? Especially to shoot at high ISO without flash.

I currently have the 24-70 f2.8 L USM, used on a 5d & 20d.

Any other ideas or recommendations from the group....

Thanks in advance for your replies, hef

jamison55
10-27-2005, 07:49 AM
The 24-70 would be my #1 recommendation on a FF body, my 2nd would be a 70-200 2.8 IS. You could easily do everything you need with these two lenses.

For the ultimate in low light performance, however, you might want to invest in a 1.4 prime. You could handhold a 24 f1.4 at about 1/20 - 1/30 at f1.4 at ISO 3200 and shoot in a waning crescent moon!

hef
10-27-2005, 10:02 AM
The 24-70 would be my #1 recommendation on a FF body, my 2nd would be a 70-200 2.8 IS. You could easily do everything you need with these two lenses.

For the ultimate in low light performance, however, you might want to invest in a 1.4 prime. You could handhold a 24 f1.4 at about 1/20 - 1/30 at f1.4 at ISO 3200 and shoot in a waning crescent moon!

Oh if I could only afford that 70-200 f2.8 L IS USM.... What a lens. I should probably sell the 70-300 F4 DO IS USM..... However, that is a nice lens for outdoors work...

I'm going to start looking around for a good 70-200 f2.8 L. Do you really need the IS on that lens with it being f2.8?

ciao, hef

coldrain
10-27-2005, 03:12 PM
With that 24-70 you have a very useful range covered, if it is a sharp lens. Maybe it is an idea to get a 85mm prime.

ktixx
10-27-2005, 06:53 PM
Oh if I could only afford that 70-200 f2.8 L IS USM
What!? - you have over $9,000 worth of equipment listed in your signature, whats another $1,700 :D

hef
10-27-2005, 07:18 PM
What!? - you have over $9,000 worth of equipment listed in your signature, whats another $1,700 :D

LOL.. I should just do it... I have the Nikon/Nikkor equip for sale so the list hopefully will get smaller.

Question, The 70-200 f2.8 L IS USM is definatley better than the 70-300 f4 DO IS USM in your opinion?

Seems like the 70-300 DO was really good outdoors when I used it, but inside or for moving objects, pics come out blurred...

chou4555
05-12-2011, 12:08 AM
I guess this thread is a bit old now but I've only just joined! I used to be a wedding photographer- and then when I retired, I just use to take photos at friendsa weddings... and they'd often turn out better than the professional's ones!! These are the lenses that I use:











http://www.panasonic.co.uk/html/en_GB/Products/LUMIX+Digital+Cameras/G+Micro+System/Lumix+G+Lenses/Lumix+G+Lens+Sample+Gallery/6666068/index.html

Dread Pirate Roberts
05-12-2011, 04:49 AM
welcome to the forum chou

adam75south
06-07-2011, 03:35 PM
i shoot my fair share of weddings. i find the lenses i use the most with my 5d mark II are my 35mm f/1.4L and my sigma 50mm f/1.4. i could probably get away with shooting a full wedding with just those two lenses if needed.

during the ceremony, i use the sigma 85mm f/1.4 quite a bit...and sometimes my 70-200mm f/2.8L IS(depends on the size of the place and how far back i have to stay).

digital2go
06-07-2011, 11:37 PM
Having been in the business for a bit I would suggest getting a good 50mm lens with the fastest aperture you can afford, the 24-105 mm l series lens, and a 70-200 mm l series lens. Look around at reputable used camera stores. Unlike cameras that need to have shutter boxes replaced after a few hundred thousand shoots, lenses will last a long time if used properly. A good uses lens will not have a sloppy focus ring or zoom. I hope this helps.

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